The members of the Native American Literature Symposium and the Association for the Study of American Indian Literatures boards are excited to announce the recipients and nominees of the 2019 Beatrice Medicine Published Monograph and Essay Awards and the Electa Quinney Award for Published Stories.

Beatrice Medicine Award for Best Essay:

  1. Shaawano Chad Uran, “Policing Resource Extraction and Human Rights in The Land of the Dead.” Transmotion 4.1 (Recipient)
  2. Shannon Toll. “Maria Tallchief, (Native) America’s Prima Ballerina: Autobiographies of a Postindian Princess.” SAIL 30.1
  3. Drew Lopenzina “William Apess Was Born Here”: Marking William Apess on the Geographical and Cultural Map SAIL 30.2
  4. Anne Stewart “Neoliberal Earthworks”SAIL 30.2
  5. Molly Suzanne McGlennen, “Chasms and Collisions: Native American Women’s Decolonial Labor.” Transmotion 4.1

Beatrice Medicine Award for Best Monograph:

  1. Jenny Davis Talking Indian: Identity and Language Revitalization in the Chickasaw Renaissance. University of Arizona Press. (Recipient)
  2. FarIna King. The Earth Memory Compass: Diné Landscapes and Education in the Twentieth Century. University Press of Kansas.
  3. Matthew Sakiestewa Gilbert. Hopi Runners: Crossing the Terrain between Indian and American. University Press of Kansas.
  4. Tai Edwards. Osage Women and Empire: Gender and Power. University Press of Kansas.
  5. Thomas Biolsi. Power and Progress on the Prairie: Governing People on Rosebud Reservation. University of Minnesota Press.
  6. Adam Spry. Our War Paint Is Writers’ Ink: Anishinaabe Literary Transnationalism. SUNY Press.
  7. Kirby Brown.  Stoking the Fire: Nationhood in Cherokee Writing, 1907–1970. University of Oklahoma Press.

Electa Quinney Award for Published Stories:

  1. Terese Marie Mailhot. Heart Berries. Counterpoint Press. (Recipient)
  2. Darnella Davis. Untangling a Red, White, and Black Heritage: A Personal History of the Allotment Era. University of New Mexico Press.
  3. Lynda Teller Pete and Barbara Teller Ornelas. Spider Woman’s Children: Navajo Weavers Today. Thrums Books.
  4. Timothy Cochrane. Gichi Bitobig, Grand Marais: Early Accounts of the Anishinaabeg and the North Shore Fur Trade. University of Minnesota Press.
  5. Jessica Mehta. Drag Me Through the Mess. Unsolicited Press.

Congratulations to all the nominees and to the recipients of these awards!