Donald L. Fixico Award

In 2018 the Western History Association will present the first Donald Fixico Award. The Donald Fixico Book Award ($1000) recognizes innovative work in the field of American Indian and Canadian First Nations History that centers Indigenous epistemologies and perspectives. The award honors Dr. Fixico's prolific scholarly legacy and celebrates the vibrant future of the field. Books that address Indigenous history in the United States and Canada are eligible for the award.  

All submissions must have a 2018 publication date. Presses should submit nominations and a copy of the volume to each member of the award committee listed below. 

Award Submission (postmark) Deadline: April 15, 2019

The award recipient and editor/publisher will be notified by September 15.

2019 Donald L. Fixico Award Committee

Cathleen Cahill, Chair
Penn State University

c/o Dept. of History
108 Weaver Bldg
Penn State Univ.
University Park, PA 16802

William Bauer
University of Nevada, Las Vegas

UNLV Department of History
4505 Maryland Parkway
Box 455020
Las Vegas, NV

Beth Piatote
University of California, Berkeley

506 Barrows Hall, MC 2570
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720-2570

Past Recipients

2018 | Rosalyn R. LaPier for Invisible Reality: Storytellers, Storytakers, and the Supernatural World of the Blackfeet (University of Nebraska Press, 2017)

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