Laura Ingalls Wilder and Rose Wilder Lane


Laura Elizabeth Ingalls Wilder; February 7, 1867 – February 10, 1957) was an American writer known for the Little House on the Prairie series of children’s books, published between 1932 and 1943, which were based on her childhood in a settler and pioneer family.

During the 1970’s and early 1980’s, the television series Little House on the Prairie was loosely based on the Little House books, and starred Melissa Gilbert as Laura and Michael Landon as her father, Charles Ingalls. (from Wikipedia)




Rose Wilder Lane (December 5, 1886 – October 30, 1968) was an American journalist, travel writer, novelist, political theorist and daughter of American writer Laura Ingalls Wilder. Along with two other female writers, Ayn Rand and Isabel Paterson, Lane is noted as one of the founders of the American libertarian movement. (from Wikipedia)


Articles in Western American Literature

Amid the Mockingbird’s Laughter: Non-Indian Removals in Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Depression-Era Novels, by Amy S. Fatzinger

Little House in Albania: Rose Wilder Lane and the Transnational Home, by Donna Campbell

Farmer Boy: The Forgotten “Little House” Book, by Fred Erisman