Sandy Seaton Sallee rides and writes from her log cabin on the Yellowstone River in Paradise Valley, Montana. Sandy grew up in Yellowstone National Park, where she rode horseback among the elk and drove four-up stagecoaches. After cowboying in New Mexico, she returned to her native Montana where she met her future husband, Scott Sallee, in a wilderness hunting camp. Sandy and Scott now own and operate Black Mountain Outfitters, a wilderness and ranch horse and mule outfitting business. They also raise and train hound dogs, horses, and mules.
Sandy’s original western writing has been featured in magazines, gatherings, and shows across America and Canada, including Western Horseman, The Wall Street Journal, television specials, and cowboy poetry gatherings, magazines, and books internationally. She is proud to share her tales of the history, animals, and people that are the heart and soul of the West.
SANDY SEATON SALLEE
2009 NATIONAL FOLK FESTIVAL, BUTTE, MT
Sandy has been an invited performer at the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering a number of times since her first appearance there in 1990. She has performed at cowboy poetry gatherings across the West and was featured for her original cowboy poetry in the April, 2007 Western Horseman magazine. Her writing has been published in Bugle, Country, Country America, Coonhound Bloodlines, Montana Outdoors, and the Wall Street Journal.
Sandy was inducted into the Montana Poets Hall of Fame and featured in the award-winning Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks centennial video. She was honored as the 2016 International Female Cowboy Poet of the Year by the Academy of Western Artists at a celebration in Fort Worth, Texas.
SANDY SEATON SALLEE
2016 FEMALE COWBOY POET OF THE YEAR
ACADEMY OF WESTERN ARTISTS
FORT WORTH, TX
"Montana Legacy", a professionally produced CD of Sandy's poetry, was released in June, 2007.
You may purchase "Montana Legacy" for $17 postpaid directly from Black Mountain Outfitters. Send a check to PO Box 117, Emigrant, MT 59027 or call 406-222-7455 for credit card purchase.
Sandy Seaton Sallee was featured in the March, 2016 issue of Western Horseman in their "Women of the West" section.
Published in January, 2015, this coffee table-quality 8" x 11" hardbound book with 32 pages of full-color photographs by Sandy Seaton Sallee and Scott Sallee also includes four original never-before-published poems by Sandy Seaton Sallee.
Cost: $25 (shipped in the USA)
Read the article about Sandy Seaton Sallee and her life at Black Mountain Outfitters by Jeri Dobrowski. Sandy was included in the Spring 2014 issue of Persimmon Hill, the publication of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum.
Sandy Seaton Sallee was featured in the April, 2007 issue of Western Horseman in an article by senior editors Jennifer Denison and Ross Hecox, "Wilderness Woman." Sandy is quoted, "My writing comes from life experiences. What made it easy for me to fit into cowboy poetry is that my life has been full of interesting characters and stories I can write about. I intertwine history and wilderness into my poems."
The Yellowstone Poet contains poems and stories by Sandy Seaton Sallee, with photography from Scott Sallee, Sandy Seaton Sallee, the Doris Whithorn Collection, and the Pendleton Cowgirl Company; and illustrations by Shirley Seaton, Scott Sallee, Edward Borein, and Frederic Remington.
The Yellowstone Poet is available for $10 postpaid (shipped in the USA)