Ray Allen Billington Award

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2017     The strange career of William Ellis : the Texas slave who became a Mexican millionaire by Karl Jacoby
2015     Trees in paradise : a California history by Jared Farmer
2013     Re-dressing America's frontier past by Peter Boag
2011     The father of all : the de la Guerra family, power, and patriarchy in Mexican California by Louise Pubols
2009     Emerald city : an environmental history of Seattle by Matthew Klingle
2007     Coyote nation : sexuality, race, and conquest in modernizing New Mexico, 1880-1920 by Pablo R. Mitchell
2005     One vast winter count : the Native American West before Lewis and Clark by Colin G. Calloway
2003     Print the legend : photography and the American West by Martha A. Sandweiss
2001     Reinventing free labor : padrones and immigrant workers in The North American West, 1880-1930 by Gunther Peck
1999     Days of gold : the California Gold Rush and the American nation by Malcolm J. Rohrbough
            The contested plains : Indians, goldseekers, and the rush to Colorado by Elliott West
1997     No award given.
1995     The unredeemed captive : a family story from early America by John P. Demos
1993     The ordeal of the longhouse : the peoples of the Iroquois League in the era of European colonization by Daniel K. Richter
1991     American exodus : the Dust Bowl migration & Okie culture in California by James N. Gregory
1989     Indian survival on the California frontier by Albert L. Hurtado
1987     Phil Sheridan and his army by Paul Andrew Hutton
1985     The great father : the United States government and the American Indians by Francis by Paul Prucha, S.J.
1983     The Mexican frontier, 1821-1846 : the American Southwest under Mexico by David Weber
1981     The plains across : the overland emigrants and the trans-Mississippi West, 1840-60 by John D. Unruh, Jr.