Book Prize Past Winners

Encounters at the Heart of the World

2015

Encounters at the Heart of the World: A History of the Mandan People

Elizabeth Fenn, Professor of History, Unviersity of Colorado at Boulder

Publisher: Hill & Wang

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Architecture of Saskatchewan cover

2014

Architecture of Saskatchewan: A Visual Journey, 1930-2011

Bernard Flaman, conservation architect for Canada’s Public Works and Government Services

Publisher: University of Regina Press

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Blackfoot Redemption cover

2013

Blackfoot Redemption: A Blood Indian's Story of Murder, Confinement, and Imperfect Justice

William E. Farr, Professor of History, Emeritus, University of Montana, senior fellow and founding director of the O'Connor Center for the Rocky Mountain West

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

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The Northern Cheyenne Exodus in History and Memory

2011

The Northern Cheyenne Exodus in History and Memory

James N. Leiker, Associate Professor of History, Johnson County Community College; and Ramon Powers, Former Executive Director of the Kansas State Historical Society

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

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Hancock's War: Conflict on the Southern Plains by William Y. Chalfant

2010

Hancock's War:
Conflict on the Southern Plains

William Y. Chalfant, Attorney, Hutchinson Kansas
Foreword by Jerome A. Greene

Publisher: Arthur H. Clark

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Great Plains: America's Lingering Wild by Michael Forsberg

2009

Great Plains: America's Lingering Wild

Michael Forsberg, Conservation Photographer, Lincoln, Nebraska
with Dan O'Brien, David Wishart, and Ted Kooser

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

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The Comance Empire by Pekka Hämäläinen

2008

The Comanche Empire

Pekka Hämäläinen, Associate Professor of History, University of California at Santa Barbara

Publisher: Yale University Press

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Ruling Pine Ridge by Akim Reinhardt

2007

Ruling Pine Ridge
Oglala Lakota Politics from the IRA to Wounded Knee

Akim D. Reinhardt, Associate Professor of History, Towson University, Towson, Maryland

Publisher: Texas Tech University Press

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Indians and Emigrants by Michael Tate

2006

Indians and Emigrants:
Encounters on the Overland Trails

Michael L. Tate, Professor of History and Native American Studies, University of Nebraska at Omaha

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

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Buffalo Bill's America: William Cody and the Wild West Show

2005

Buffalo Bill's America:
William Cody and the Wild West Show

Louis S. Warren, W. Turrentine Jackson Professor of Western U.S. History, University of California, Davis

Publisher: Knopf

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Note: 2012 is missing because of a change in titling Book Prizes. After 2012, awards were named for the year the award was given. Before 2012, awards were named for the year the book was published.