Louis S. Warren

Louis S. Warren

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Louis S. Warren is the W. Turrentine Jackson Professor of Western U.S. History at the University of California, Davis, where he teaches environmental history, the history of the American West, California history, and U.S. history. He is the author of The Hunter's Game: Poachers and Conservationists in Twentieth-Century America (1997) and Buffalo Bill's America: William Cody and the Wild West Show (2005) and the editor of a textbook, American Environmental History (2003). He was also a founding coeditor and first editor-in-chief of the peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary quarterly magazine, Boom: A Journal of California, which was honored with a Library Journal best new magazine award in 2011. He has received numerous awards for his writing, including the American Historical Association's Albert J. Beveridge Prize, the Caughey Western History Association Prize, the Western Writers of America Spur Award, the Stubbendieck Great Plains Distinguished Book Prize, and the National Cowboy Hall of Fame Wrangler Award for best nonfiction book. He received a Guggenheim fellowship for his current book project, "God's Red Son: The Ghost Dance Religion and the Shaping of Modern America."

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  • The Price of Religious Intolerance: Wounded Knee and the War on American Indian Belief *
  • God's Red Son: The Survival of the Ghost Dance
  • Buffalo Bill's America: The Wild West Show in the Global Gilded Age
  • The Hunter's Game: Poaching and Wildlife in American History

Lectures marked with a * are offered as part of the OAH's initiative, Historians' Perspectives on the Rise of Donald Trump.