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.