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The OAH Distinguished Lectureship Program

Elizabeth Fenn

Elizabeth FennElizabeth Fenn is the Walter and Lucienne Driskill Professor of Western American History at the University of Colorado Boulder. She is the author of Pox Americana: The Great Smallpox Epidemic of 1775–82 (2001) and, more recently, Encounters at the Heart of the World: A History of the Mandan People (2015), which won the Stubbendieck Great Plains Distinguished Book Prize, the Colorado Book Award in History, the Albert J. Beveridge Award, the Caroline Bancroft History Prize, and the Pulitzer Prize for History. Fenn is now at work on a biography of Sakagawea.

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