Mueller earns NEH grant for new book

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Tue, 08/16/2022 - 12:47

Max Perry Mueller, assistant professor in the Department of Classics and Religious Studies, received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities for his book "Wakara's America: A Native and American History of the West."

The NEH Public Scholar grant supports well-researched, popular nonfiction books in the humanities aimed at a broad public audience. Mueller's book is a biography of Wakara (c. 1815–1855), famed Ute horse thief, Indian slave trader, defender of Native sovereignty, and collaborator in settlement.

It will be published by Basic Books, a part of the Hachette Book Group.