Awards for Montana The Magazine of Western History

Greg Gordon, “The Shopkeeper’s Frontier: How the General Store Transformed Montana Territory, 1850–1885” (Winter 2019)
2020 Montana Historical Society Friends of the Society Award

Todd S. Harwell, MPH; Stacey L. Anderson, MPH; Greg S. Holzman, MD, MPH; and Steven D. Helgerson, MD, MPH, “‘The Biggest Public Health Experiment Ever’: The Polio Pioneers and Montana’s Contribution to the Elimination of Polio in the United States” (Autumn 2019)
2020 Paladin Award

Flannery Burke, “Worry U.S.A.: Dude Ranch Advertising Looks East, 1915–1945” (Summer 2019)
2020 Western Writers of America Spur Award

David Beyreis, “‘If you had fought bravely I would have sung for you’ The Changing Roles of Cheyenne Women During Nineteenth-Century Plains Warfare” (Spring 2019)
2020 National Cowboy Museum and Western Heritage Center Wrangler Award
2020 Finalist, Western Writers of America Spur Award

Richmond L. Clow, “Crossing the Divide from Citizen to Voter: Tribal Suffrage in Montana, 1880–2016” (Spring 2019)
2019 Paladin Award

Rodger C. Henderson, “The Pikuni and the U.S. Army’s Piegan Expedition: Competing Narratives of the 1870 Massacre on the Marias River” (Spring 2018)
2019 Arrell M. Gibson Award
2019 Finalist, Western Writers of America Spur Award

Peter H. Hassrick, “Art, Agency, and Conservation: A Fresh Look at Albert Bierstadt’s Vision of the West” (Spring 2018)
2019 Western Writers of America Spur Award

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2018 American Alliance of Museums, Publications Design Competition, honorable mention, magazine/scholarly journal category (institutional budget of less than $1 million)

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2018 Mountain-Plains Museums Association, Publication Design Competition, First place award in magazines, newsletters, quarterly or biannual publications category

Tom Rust, “An Undesirable Station: U.S. Army Soldiers at Fort Yellowstone and the Creation of the National Park Service Ranger Program” (Winter 2017)
2018 Finalist, Army History Society

Leila Moneghan, “Cheyenne and Lakota Women” (Autumn 2017)
2018 Paladin Award

Gregory Nickerson, “All-American Indian Days and the Miss Indian America Pageant” (Summer 2017).
2018 National Cowboy Museum and Western Heritage Center Wrangler Award
2018 Finalist, Western Writers of America Spur Award

Vic Reiman, “‘Whoa, Blue, Whoa!’ Cowpuncher Teddy Blue Abbott, We Pointed Them North, and Montana’s Open-Range Era” (Summer 2018) 2019 Montana Historical Society Friends Choice Award

Brianna Theobald, “Nurse, Mother, Midwife Susie Walking Bear Yellowtail and the Struggle for Crow Women’s Reproductive Autonomy” (Autumn 2016)
2017 Western History Association Arrell M. Gibson Prize for the best essay on Native American history

Linda Sargent Wood, “We Had to Start Treating Them as Human Beings” (Spring 2017)
2017 Montana Historical Society Friends’ Choice Award
2017 Paladin Award

Michael M. Miller, “Cowboys and Capitalists: The XIT Ranch in Texas and Montana, 1885–1912” (Winter 2015)
2016 Western Writers of America Spur Award

Jeremy Zallen, “‘Dead Work’”: Electric Futures, and the Hidden History of the Gilded Age” (Summer 2016)
2016 Paladin Award

Ellen Baumler, “A Cross in the Wilderness: St. Mary’s Mission Celebrates 175 Years” (Spring 2016)
2016 Montana Historical Society Friends’ Choice Award

Richard W. Etulain, “Calamity Jane: A Life and Legends” (Summer 2014
2015 Western Writers of America Spur Award

Mary Murphy, “When Jeanette Said ‘No’ Montana Women’s Response to World War I” (Spring 2015)
2015 Paladin Award

Laurie Mercier, “Surviving Montana: Women’s Memories of Work and Family Life, 1900–1960” (Autumn 2015)
2015 Montana Historical Society Friends’ Choice Award

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2014 Inducted into the Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame

Michael Wise, “Killing Montana’s Wolves: Stockgrowers, Bounty Bills, and the Uncertain Distinction between Predators and Producers” (Winter 2013)
2014 Paladin Award

Ellen Baumler, Laura Ferguson, Jodie Foley, Annie Hanshew, Anya Jabour, Martha Kohl, Marcella Sherfy-Walter, “Women’s History Matters: The Montana Historical Society’s Suffrage Centennial Project” (Summer 2014)
2014 Montana Historical Society Friends’ Choice Award

Catharine Franklin, “Black Hills and Bloodshed: The U.S. Army Invasion of Lakota Land, 1868-1876” (Summer 2013)
2013 Paladin Award

Tom Ferris, “Luck and Details: Photographing the Work of Charles M. Russell” (Autumn 2013)
2013 Montana Historical Society Friends’ Choice Award

Becky Mathews, “Changing Lives: Baptist Women, Benevolence, and Community on the Crow Reservation, 1904–1980” (Summer 2011)
2012 Arrington-Prucha Prize from the Western History Association

Brian Leech, “Protest, Power, and the Pit: Fighting Open-Pit Mining in Butte, Montana” (Summer 2012)
2012 Paladin Award

Martha Kohl, “And the Bride Wore…, Montana Weddings, 1900-1960: An Exhibit from the Montana Historical Society” (Winter 2012)
2012 Montana Historical Society Friends’ Choice Award

Lee I. Niedringhaus, “The N Bar N Ranch: A Legend of the Open-Range Cattle Industry, 1885–99” (Spring 2010)
2011 Western Writers of America Spur Award

Andrew R. Graybill, “Helen P. Clarke in ‘the Age of Tribes’: Montana’s Changing Racial Landscape, 1870–1920” (Spring 2011)
2011 Paladin Award

Joseph M. Hartmann, “Our Snow Covered Trail: A Montana Freighter Recalls the Hard Winter of 1906-1907” (Winter 2011)
2011 Montana Historical Society Friends’ Choice Award

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2010 Publication Design Competition, Mountain-Plains Museums Association

Dawn Nickel, “Dying in the West, Part 1: Hospitals and Health Care in Montana and Alberta, 1880–1950”; “Dying in the West, Part 2: Caregiving in the Home and the Death of Daniel Slayton” (Autumn 2009 and Winter 2009)
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Andrew C. Harper, “Conceiving Nature: The Creation of Montana’s Glacier National Park” (Summer 2010)
2010 Paladin Award (Two articles tied)

Lincoln Bramwell, “When the Mountains Roared: The 1910 Northern Rockies Fires” (Autumn 2010)
2010 Montana Historical Society Friends’ Choice Award

John H. Monnett, “‘My heart now has become changed to softer feelings’: A Northern Cheyenne Woman and Her Family Remember the Long Journey Home” (Summer 2009)
2010 National Cowboy Museum and Western Heritage Center Wrangler Award
2009 Westerners International Coke Wood Award for Monographs and Articles

Michael A. Amundson, “These Men Play Real Polo: An Elite Sport in the Cowboy State, 1890-1930” (Spring 2009)
2009 Wyoming State Historical Society award for the promotion and preservation of Wyoming history in the field of publications, magazines, and newspapers
2010 Finalist, Western Writers of America Spur Award for Best Western Short Nonfiction

Ellen Baumler, “Montana Deaconess School to Intermountain: A Centennial of Restoring Hope for Children, 1909–2009” (Spring 2009)
2009 Montana Historical Society Friends’ Choice Award

Tiffany Clay, “A Call to Order: Law, Violence, and the Development of Montana’s Early Stockmen’s Organizations” (Fall 2008)
2009 Wild West History Association award for Best Article published in a Western magazine

Clyde Ellis, “‘More Real Than the Indians Themselves’: The Early Years of the Indian Lore Movement in the United States” (Fall 2008)
2009 Paladin Award
2009 Finalist, Western Writers of America Spur Award for Best Western Short Nonfiction

Dan Flores, “Bringing Home all the Pretty Horses: The Horse Trade and the Early American West, 1775–1825” (Summer 2008)
2009 National Cowboy Museum and Western Heritage Center Wrangler Award
2009 Western History Association Ray Allen Billington Award
2008 Montana Historical Society Friends’ Choice Award
2008 Paladin Award
2009 Finalist, Western Writers of America Spur Award for Best Western Short Nonfiction

Megan Benson, “The Fight for Crow Water, Part 1” (Spring 2008)
2008 Paladin Award

Fredric Quivik, “The Tragic Montana Career of Dr. D. E. Salmon” (Spring 2007)
2007 Montana Historical Society Friends’ Choice Award

Brian Cannon, “Mormonism in Montana” (Spring 2006)
2007 Mormon History Association Best Article of the Year

Kenneth N. Owens, “Frontiersman for the Tsar: Timofe, Tarakanov and the Expansion of Russian America” (Fall 2006)
2007 Paladin Award

Seena B. Kohl, “Love, Valor, and Endurance: World War II War Brides Making a Home in Montana” (Autumn 2006)
2006 Montana Historical Society Friends’ Choice Award

Melody Graulich, “Monopolizing The Virginian (or, Railroading Wister)” (Spring 2006)
2006 Paladin Award

Ellen Baumler, “The Masonic Apron of Meriwether Lewis and the Legacy of Masonry in Montana” (Winter 2005)
2005 Montana Historical Society Friends’ Choice Award

James E. Potter, “Hunting in the Frontier Army: ‘The Great Source of Amusement’” (Fall 2005)
2005 Finalist, Army Historical Foundation Distinguished Writing Award

Jeffrey V. Pearson, “Tragedy at Red Cloud Agency: The Surrender, Confinement, and Death of Crazy Horse” (Summer 2005)
2006 National Cowboy Museum and Western Heritage Center Wrangler Award

Paul Hedren, “The Contradictory Legacies of Buffalo Bill Cody’s First Scalp for Custer” (Spring 2005)
2006 Western Writers of America Spur Award for Best Western Short Nonfiction 2005 Paladin Award

James E. Potter, “The Great Source of Amusement: Hunting in the Frontier Army” (Autumn 2005)
2005 Finalist, Army Historical Foundation Distinguished Writing Award

Judy Daubenmier, “Empty Saddles: Desertion From the Dashing U.S. Cavalry” (Autumn 2004)
2005 Western Writers of America Spur Award for Short Nonfiction Article

Aaron Parrett, “Montana’s Worst Natural Disaster: The 1964 Flood on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation” (Summer 2004)
2004 Montana Historical Society Friends’ Choice Award

William E. Farr, “Going to Buffalo: Indian Hunting Migrations across the Rocky Mountains” (Spring 2004)
2004 Paladin Award

Christine K. Erickson, “‘Kluxer Blues’: The Klan Confronts Catholics in Butte, Montana, 1923” (Spring 2003)
2003 Paladin Award

Paul Schullery and Lee Whittlesey, “Yellowstone’s Creation Myth: Can We Live with Our Own Legends?” (Spring 2003)
2003 Finalist, Western Writers of America Spur Award Finalist

Kerry R. Oman, “Winter in the Rockies: Winter Quarters of the Mountain Men” (Spring 2002)
2003 Western Writers of America Spur Award for Best Western Short Nonfiction

Alice K. Wondrak, “Wrestling with Horace Albright: Edmund Rogers, Visitors, and Bears in Yellowstone National Park” (Autumn and Winter 2002)
2003 Forest History Society Theodore C. Blegen Award

Michael J. Yochim, “Snow Machines in the Gardens: The History of Snowmobiles in Glacier and Yellowstone National Parks” (Autumn 2003)
2003 Envirotech Award Finalist

Frederick Allen, “Montana Vigilantes and the Origins of 3-7-77” (Spring 2001)
2002 Western History Association Michael P. Malone Award for State History

Sara E. Dant Ewert, “Evolution of an Environmentalist: Senator Frank Church and the Hells Canyon Controversy” (Spring 2001)
2002 Forest History Society Theodore C. Blegen Award

Linda Peavy and Ursula Smith, “World Champions: The 1904 Girls’ Basketball Team from Fort Shaw Indian Boarding School” (Winter 2001)
2002 Paladin Award

Brian Dippie, “‘Flying Buffaloes’: Artists and the Buffalo Hunt” (Summer 2001)
2001 Paladin Award

Elliott West, “Golden Dreams: Colorado, California, and the Reimagining of America” (Fall 1999)
2000 Western Writers of America Spur Award for Best Western Short Nonfiction

Liping Zhu, “No Need to Rush: The Chinese, Placer Mining, and the Western Environment” (Fall 1999)
2000 Paladin Award

Ellen Baumler, “Devil’s Perch: Prostitution from Suite to Cellar in Butte, Montana” (Fall 1998)
1999 Paladin Award

Michael C. Steiner, “Frontierland as Tomorrowland: Walt Disney and the Architectural Packing of the Mythic West” (Spring 1998)
1998 Paladin Award

Elliott West, “Called Out People: The Cheyennes and the Central Plains” (Summer 1998)
1998 Western History Association Arrell M. Gibson Award for Best Essay on Native American History

Quintard Taylor, “From Esteban to Rodney King: Five Centuries of African American History in the West” (Winter 1996)
1997 Paladin Award

Liping Zhu, “‘A Chinaman’s Chance’ on the Rocky Mountain Mining Frontier” (Autumn/Winter 1995)
1996 Paladin Award

James P. Ronda, “A Moment in Time: The West-September 1806 (Autumn 1994)
1995 Paladin Award

Paul Andrew Hutton, “Showdown at the Hollywood Corral: Wyatt Earp and the Movies” (Summer 1995)
1996 National Cowboy Museum and Western Heritage Center Wrangler Award

William E. Farr, “Troubled Bundles, Troubled Blackfeet: The Travail of Cultural and Religious Renewal” (Autumn 1993)
1994 Paladin Award

Raphael Cristy, “Charlie’s Hidden Agenda: Realism and Nostalgia in C. M. Russell’s Stories About Indians” (Summer 1993)
1994 National Cowboy Museum and Western Heritage Center Wrangler Award

John Phillip Reid, “Certainty of Vengeance: The Hudson’s Bay Company and Retaliation in Kind against Indian Offenders in New Caledonia” (Winter 1993)
1993 Paladin Award

Brian W. Dippie, “Photographic Allegories and Indian Destinies” (Summer 1992)
1992 Paladin Award

Peter H. Hassrick, “Western Art Museums: A Question of Style or Content” (Summer 1992)
1993 National Cowboy Museum and Western Heritage Center Wrangler Award

Paul A. Hutton, “‘Correct in Every Detail’: General Custer in Hollywood” (Winter 1991)
1991 Paladin Award

Jerry Keenan, “Yellowstone Kelly: From New York to Paradise” (Summer 1990)
1991 National Cowboy Museum and Western Heritage Center Wrangler Award

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1991 Montana Addy Design Award

Albert L. Hurtado, “Public History and the Native American” (Spring 1990)
1990 Paladin Award

Valerie S. Mathes, “Helen Hunt Jackson and the Ponca Controversy” (Winter 1989)
1989 Western Writers of America Spur Award for Short Nonfiction