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INDIAN SCHOLAR'S LUNCH AND AWARD
The WHA recognizes the recipients of honors from affiliated groups and organizations at its annual awards program. Each year at the WHA's annual "Indian Scholar's Lunch" an individual in honored with the American Indian Lifetime Achievement Award. It recognizes superb scholarship and one's dedication for mentoring Native American and Indigenous students to advance the study of American Indian history. Scroll down to view the list of noted scholars in the field who have won the award. It exemplifies their superb scholarship and dedication for “helping Native American students and advancing the study of American Indian History.” The award winners have been chosen from a nomination and voting process by the committee consisting of previous award winners.
AMERICAN INDIAN HISTORY LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD RECIPIENTS
Blue Clark (St. Paul, 1997), David Edmunds (Sacramento, 1998); Peter Iverson (Portland, 1999); Margaret Connell Szasz (San Antonio, 2000), Floyd O’Neil (San Diego, 2001); John Wunder (Colorado Springs, 2000); Richard White (Fort Worth, 2003); Vine Deloria Jr. (Las Vegas, 2004); Clara Sue Kidwell (Scottsdale, 2005); William T. Hagan (St. Louis, 2006); Donald Fixico (Oklahoma City, 2007); Theda Perdue (Salt Lake City, 2008); George Moses (Denver, 2009); Tsianina Lomawaima (Lake Tahoe, 2010); Colin Calloway (Oakland, 2011); Fred Hoxie (Denver, 2012); Markku Henriksson (Tucson, 2013); Jean M. O’Brien (Newport Beach, 2014); Phil Deloria (Portland, 2015); Patricia Albers (St. Paul, 2016); Rayna Green (San Diego, 2017); Clifford Trafzer (San Antonio, 2018); Jeffrey Ostler (Las Vegas, 2019); Roger Nichols (Virtual, 2020); No Award/COVID-19 (Portland, 2021); J. Kēhaulani Kauanui and Gary Clayton Anderson (San Antonio, 2022)
COALITION FOR WESTERN WOMEN'S HISTORY
The Coalition for Western Women's History (CWWH) advances the scholarship on women, gender(s), and sexuality in the North American West. Established in 1983, the thriving organization gives numerous honors each year during the CWWH's annual breakfast at the WHA Conference.