Prizes Awarded to Western Historical Quarterly Articles

Bert M. Fireman Award Winners
Oscar O. Winther Award Winners


2014: Judith Lee Ridge Prize. Western Association of Women Historians.
"A Town Full of Dead Mexicans: The Salinas Valley Bracero Tragedy of 1963, the End of the Bracero Program, and the Evolution of California's Chicano Movement," by Lori A. Flores, WHQ Summer 2013.

2013: Judith Lee Ridge Prize. Western Association of Women Historians.
"Border Control and Sexual Policing: White Slavery and Prostitution along the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands, 1903–1910," by Grace Peña Delgado, WHQ Summer 2012.

2013: Jensen-Miller Prize. Coalition for Western Women's History.
"Border Control and Sexual Policing: White Slavery and Prostitution along the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands, 1903–1910," by Grace Peña Delgado, WHQ Summer 2012.

2013: Bolton-Cutter Award. Western History Association.
"Border Control and Sexual Policing: White Slavery and Prostitution along the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands, 1903–1910," by Grace Peña Delgado, WHQ Summer 2012.

2013: Arrell M. Gibson Award. Western History Association.
"Comparing American and Russian Internal Colonization: The ‘Touch of Civilisation’ on the Sioux and Kazakhs,” by Steven Sabol, WHQ Spring 2012.

2013: Robert F. Heizer Award. American Society for Ethnohistory.
"Provisioning the HBC: Market Economies in the British Buffalo Commons in the Early Nineteenth Century,” by George Colpitts, WHQ Summer 2012.

2013: Aboriginal History Study Group, Best Article/Chapter Prize. Canadian Historical Association.
"Divided Waters: Heiltsuk Spatial Management of Herring Fisheries and the Politics of Native Sovereignty," Miles Powell, WHQ Winter 2012.

2013: Spur Award for Best Western Short Nonfiction, Western Writers of America.
"Marathoner Louis Tewanima and the Continuity of Hopi Running, 1908–1912," Matthew Sakiestewa Gilbert, WHQ Autumn 2012.

2012: Oral History Association Article Award, Honorable Mention. Oral History Association.
"Blacks on Brown: Intra-Community Debates Over School Desegregation in Topeka, Kansas, 1941-1955,” by Charise Cheney, WHQ Winter 2011.

2012: Arrell M. Gibson Award. Western History Association.
"Indian or Freedman?: Enrollment, Race, and Identity in the Choctaw Nation, 1896–1907," by Jesse T. Schreier, WHQ Winter 2011.

2012: Judith Lee Ridge Prize. Western Association of Women Historians.
“Blacks on Brown: Intra-Community Debates Over School Desegregation in Topeka, Kansas, 1941-1955,” by Charise Cheney, WHQ Winter 2011.

2011: Arrell M. Gibson Award. Western History Association.
"Making Indian Land in the Allotment Era: Northern California's Indian Rancherias," by Kahl Schneider, WHQ Winter 2010.

2010: Berkshire Conference Article Prize. Berkshire Conference of Women Historians.
"Reconciliation and Restitution in the American West," by Sherry L. Smith, WHQ Spring 2010.

2010: LeRoy S. Axland Memorial Foundation Best Utah History Article Award. Utah Historical Society.
"Race, Religion, and Citizenship in Mormon Country: Native Hawaiians in Salt Lake City, 1869-1889," by Matthew Kester, WHQ Spring 2009.

2010: Bolton-Cutter Award. Western History Association.
"The Citizenship Sacrifice: Mexican Americans, the Saunders-Leonard Report, and the Politics of Immigration, 1951-1952," by Carlos Kevin Blanton, WHQ Autumn 2009.

2009: Arrell M. Gibson Award. Western History Association.
"California's Yuki Indians: Defining Genocide in Native American History," by Benjamin Madley, WHQ Autumn 2008.

2008: Oral History Association Article Award. Oral History Association.
"Fighting to Stay in Smeltertown: Lead Contamination and Environmental Justice in a Mexican American Community," by Monica Perales, WHQ Spring 2008.

2008: Jensen-Miller Prize. Coalition for Western Women's History.
"The Pachuca Panic: Sexual and Cultural Battlegrounds in World War II Los Angeles," by Elizabeth R. Escobedo, WHQ Summer 2007.

2007: Theodore C. Blegen Award. Forest History Society.
"A New Game in the North: Alaska Native Reindeer Herding, 1890-1940," by Roxanne Willis, WHQ Autumn 2006.

2007: Wayne D. Rasmussen Award. Agricultural History Society.
"A New Game in the North: Alaska Native Reindeer Herding, 1890-1940," by Roxanne Willis, WHQ Autumn 2006.

2007: Utah State Historical Society Award. Utah State Historical Society.
"Branding Utah: Industrial Tourism in the Postwar American West, by Susan Sessions Rugh, WHQ Winter 2006.

2007: Bolton-Kinnaird Award. Western History Association.
"The Crimes and Consequences of Illegal Immigration: A Cross-border Examination of Operation Wetback, 1943-1954,” by Kelly Lytle Hernandez, WHQ Winter 2006.

2007: Michael P. Malone Award. Western History Association.
"Branding Utah: Industrial Tourism in the Postwar American West,” by Susan Sessions Rugh, WHQ Winter 2006.

2006: Oral History Association Article Award. Oral History Association.
"American in the Hand, Homeland in the Heart: Transnational and Translocal Immigrant Experiences in the American West," by Elliott R. Barkan, WHQ Autumn 2004.

2006: Theodore C. Blegen Award. Forest History Society.
"The Weedy West: Mobile Nature, Boundaries, and Common Space in the Montana Landscape," by Mark Fiege, WHQ Spring 2005.

2006: Arrell M. Gibson Award. Western History Association.
"Maternal Colonialism: White Women and Indigenous Child Removal in the American West and Australia, 1880-1940," by Margaret D. Jacobs, WHQ Winter 2005.

2006: Arrington-Prucha Prize in Western American Religious History.Western History Association.
"Resistance and Accommodation in a Border Parish," by Anthony Mora, WHQ Autumn 2005.

2006: Wayne D. Rasmussen Award. The Agricultural History Society.
"The Weedy West: Mobile Nature, Boundaries, and Common Space in the Montana Landscape," by Mark Fiege, WHQ Spring 2005.

2006: Alice Hamilton Prize. American Society for Environmental History.
"The Weedy West: Mobile Nature, Boundaries, and Common Space in the Montana Landscape," by Mark Fiege, WHQ Spring 2005.

2005: Theodore C. Blegen Award. Forest History Society.
"The View form Sand Island: Reconsidering the Peripheral Economy," by James Feldman, WHQ Autumn 2004.

2005: Bolton-Kinnaird Award. Western History Association.
"Texas Rangers, Canadian Mounties, and the Policing of the Transnational Industrial Frontier, 1885-1910," by Andrew Graybill, WHQ Summer 2004.

2004: Bolton-Kinnaird Award. Western History Association.
"The Tohono O'odham, Wage Labor, and Resistant Adaptation, 1900-1930," by Eric V. Meeks, WHQ Winter 2003

2004: Spur Award for Best Western Short Nonfiction, Western Writers of America.
"Reconstructing Race," by Elliott West, WHQ Spring 2003.

2003: Arrell M. Gibson Award, Western History Association.
"Turning the Tables on Assimilation: Oglala Lakotas and the Pine Ridge Day Schools, 1889--1920s," by Thomas G. Andrews, WHQ Winter 2002.

2003: Arrington-Prucha Prize in Western American Religious History, Western History Association.
"Protestantism, Progress, and Prosperity: John P. Clum and 'Civilizing' the U.S.Southwest," by Douglas Firth Anderson, WHQ Autumn 2002.

2002: Arrell M. Gibson Award, Western History Association.
"They Mean To Be Indian Always: The Origins of Columbia River Indian Identity, 1860--1885," by Andrew H. Fisher, WHQ Winter 2001.

2001: James Madison Prize, The Society for History in the Federal Government.
"Power Relations:  Western Rural Electric Cooperatives and the New Deal," by Brian Q. Cannon, WHQ Summer 2000.

2000: James Madison Prize, The Society for History in the Federal Government.
"In Search of the 'Federal Presence' in the American West," by Karen R. Merrill, WHQ Winter 1999.

1999: Theodore C. Blegen Award, Forest History Society.
"El Nino and Vanishing Salmon:  Culture, Nature, History, and the Politics of Blame," by Joseph E. Taylor III, WHQ  Winter 1998.

1998: Theodore C. Blegen Award, Forest History Society.
"The 1932 Handshake Agreement: Yakama Indian Treaty Rights and Forest Service Policy in the Pacific Northwest," by Andrew H. Fisher, WHQ Summer 1997.

1998: Joan Jensen/Darlis Miller Prize, Coalition of Western Women's Historians.
"'No Place for a Woman': Engendering Western Canadian Settlement," by Catherine A. Cavanaugh, WHQ Winter 1997.

1996: Joan Jensen/Darlis Miller Prize, Coalition for Western Women's History.
"Texas Newspapers and Chicana Workers' Activism, 1919-1974," by Irene Ledesma, WHQ Autumn 1995.

1994: Bryant Spann Memorial Prize, Eugene V. Debs Foundation.
"'Padrones and Protest: 'Old' Radicals and 'New' Immigrants in Bingham, Utah, 1905-1912," by Gunther Peck, WHQ May 1993.

1994: Don D. Walker Prize, Western Literature Association
"'A Memory Sweet to Soldiers': The Significance of Gender in the History of the 'American West'," by Susan Lee Johnson, WHQ November 1993.

1994: Joan Jensen/Darlis Miller Prize, Coalition for Western Women's History.
“'A Memory Sweet to Soldiers': The Significance of Gender in the History of the 'American West'," by Susan Lee Johnson, WHQ November 1993.

1991: Joan Jensen/Darlis Miller Prize, Coalition for Western Women's History.
"'At Their Peril'---Utah Law and the Case of Plural Wives, 1850-1900," by Carol Cornwall Madsen, WHQ November 1990.

1991: Bolton-Kinnaird Award, Western History Association.
“The Mexican Boundary Survey Team: Pedro Garcia Conde in California,” by Harry P. Hewitt, WHQ May 1990

1986: Bolton Award, Western History Association.
“Finding the Way Home: Spanish Exploration of the Round-Trip Route Across the Pacific Ocean,” by Harry Kelsey, WHQ April 1986.

1982: Bolton Award, Western History Association.
“‘Hardly a Farm House---A Kitchen without Them‘: Indian and White Households on the California Borderland Frontier in 1860,” by Albert L. Hurtado, WHQ July 1982.

1977: Bolton Award, Western History Association.
“Californios and the Image of Indolence,” by David J. Langum, WHQ April 1978.

1976: Bolton Award, Western History Association.
“Massacre at San Pedro de la Cueva: The True Significance of Pancho Villa‘s Disastrous Sonora Campaign,” by Thomas H. Naylor, WHQ April 1977.

1974: Bolton Award, Western History Association.
“A Rare and Desolate Land: Population and Race in Hispanic California,” by Daniel Garr, WHQ April 1975.

1973: Bolton Award, Western History Association.
“Friars versus Bureaucrats: The Mission as a Threatened Institution on the Arizona-Sonora Frontier, 1767-1842,” by John L. Kessell, WHQ April 1974.

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