The Denver Public Library Western History and Genealogy Department is pleased to announce that the Caroline Bancroft History Prize committee has selected Anton Treuer's Warrior Nation: A History of the Red Lake Ojibwe (Minnesota Historical Society Press) as the winner of the 2016 Caroline Bancroft History Prize.
Varmints and Victims: Predator Control in the American West by Dr. Frank Van Nuys (University Press of Kansas) and Strangers on Familiar Soil: Rediscovering the Chile-California Connection by Edward D. Melillo (Yale University Press) were named as honor books in the competition.
According to the terms of the will of the late Caroline Bancroft, a provision is made for an annual prize "to be awarded to the author of the best book on Colorado or Western American History." The prize serves to recognize books that make a significant contribution to historical knowledge, present thorough and original research, bring a new perspective to some well-known question, and are of a high literary quality.
Congratulations to Dr. Treuer, Dr. Van Nuys, and Dr. Melillo!