Awards

Current Award Winners


2019 Award Winners

Co-Founders “Best Book” Award
First Place: Doug Hocking, Terror on the Santa Fe Trail: Kit Carson and the Jicarilla Apache
Two Dot Press, 2019
Cochise Corral

Second Place: Geraldine Knatz, with Foreword by William F. Deverell, Port of Lost Angeles: Conflict, Commerce, and the Fight for Control, Angel City Press and Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West, 2019
Los Angeles Corral of The Westerners

Second Place (tie): Peter H. Hassrick, The Life and Art of Joseph Henry Sharp, Buffalo Bill Center of the West, 2019
Awarded posthumously
Pahaska Corral

Third Place: Marian Ann J. Montgomery, Cotton and Thrift: Feed Sacks and the Fabric of American Households, Texas Tech University Press, 2019
Llano Estacado Corral


“Coke” Wood Award for Historical Monograph or Published Article
First Place: Elaine Marie Nelson, “Draft by Draft”: The Battle of Sandoz and Her Big Horn Manuscript,” Great Plains Quarterly, Vol 39, No 2, Univ. Nebraska Press, 2019
Omaha Corral

Second Place: Susan Wefald, “Convincing the Men: North Dakota’s Woman Suffrage Campaign, 1912-20,” North Dakota History, Vol 84, No. 2, Winter 2019
Fort Abraham Lincoln Corral

Third Place: Brian Dervin Dillon, “Cowboys of Science Say ‘Make Mind Mules,’” The Branding Iron, No 295, Summer 2019, Los Angeles Corral of the Westerners.
Los Angeles Corral of The Westerners


Phillip A. Danlelson Award for Best Presentation or Program

First Place: Llano Estacado Corral
“Osage Slaughter” presented by David Lanehart

Second Place: Denver Posse
“Major Brisbin’s Fort Pease Relief: Humanitarian Action or Commercial Boondoggle,” presented by Dennis Hagen

Third Place: Jedediah Smith Corral
“Kit Carson,” presented by Uriah Luallin


Heads Up Award
, Larger Corral
Los Angeles Corral of The Westerners

Heads Up Award, Smaller Corral
Utah Westerners


Fred Olds Award for Cowboy Poetry
First Place: Abraham Hoffman, “Drifter,” Work Horse,” “Ode to a Western Outhouse,”
Los Angeles Corral Keepsake 50, 2019
Los Angeles Corral of The Westerners

Second Place: Gary Turner, “Lonesome Cowboy,” “The Deadly Northwind,” “The Sourdough’s Advice,” Los Angeles Corral- Keepsake 50, 2019
Los Angeles Corral of The Westerners




Annual Awards