Laura Ingalls Wilder is one of the great American storytellers. Millions of people in the United States and beyond have read her “Little House” books. Beloved by many, her writing has stood the test of time. But her own words about her own life—her autobiography—have been hidden in repositories and archives, accessible only to those who know . . . until now.
This website is dedicated to the process of publishing Pioneer Girl, Laura Ingalls Wilder’s unpublished autobiography. The Little House Heritage Trust, the guardians of Wilder’s writing and legacy, have granted exclusive rights to publish this fascinating and important book to the South Dakota State Historical Society Press. Because of the genuine importance of this book, we have created The Pioneer Girl Project so that we can document the process as we move towards the book’s publication.
On this website you will find interviews, blogs, videos, pictures, photographs, discussions, documents, excerpts, and much more. The purpose is to document the project and keep you informed as we work towards the goal of an annotated autobiography of Laura Ingalls Wilder.
We encourage you to join in the discussion and share this site and its information as widely as possible.
Click on the link below to read Pamela Smith Hill’s original proposal for publishing Pioneer Girl.