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Louis Warren

Education

  • Ph.D., Yale University, 1993

About

Louis Warren a U.S. historian with research specialties in environmental, U.S. West, California, and Native American history.  

Research Focus

American West, environmental, Native American, California

Selected Publications

Warren, L. (2015) “Wage Work in the Sacred Circle: The Ghost Dance as Modern Religion,” Western Historical Quarterly 46(2) Summer: 141-168.

Warren, L. (2014) “Owning Nature: Towards an Environmental History of Private Property, in The Oxford Handbook of Environmental History edited by Andrew Isenberg  (New York: Oxford University Press), 398-425.

Warren, L. (2010) “Paths Toward Home: Landmarks of the Field in Environmental History,” in Douglas C. Sackman, ed., Companion to American Environmental History (New Malden, MA:  Wiley-Blackwell), 3 – 32.

Warren, L. (2005) Buffalo Bill's America: William Cody and the Wild West Show, Alfred A. Knopf.

Warren, L. (ed.) (2003) American Environmental History, Malden, MA: Blackwell

Warren, L. (2003) “Cody’s Last Stand: Masculine Anxiety, the Custer Myth, and the Frontier of Domesticity in  Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show,” Western Historical Quarterly 34(1) Spring: 49-69.

Warren, L. (2002) "Buffalo Bill Meets Dracula: William Cody, Bram Stoker, and the Frontiers of Racial Decay," American Historical Review vol. 107, no. 4: 1124-1157 

Warren, L. (1997) The Hunter's Game: Poachers and Conservationists in Twentieth Century America, Yale University Press.

Warren, L. (2002) "The Nature of Conquest: Indians, Americans, and Environmental History," in Philip J. Deloria and Neal Salisbury (eds.), Companion to American Indian History, Malden, MA: Blackwell, 287–306.

Teaching

U.S. West, American Environmental History, California History, Native American History, U.S. History

Awards

  • Oscar O. Winther Award for Best Article in Western Historical Quarterly, for “Wage Work in the Sacred Circle:  The Ghost Dance as Modern Religion” (2015)
  • Albert J. Beveridge Award of the American Historical Association, Caughey Western History Association Prize, Great Plains Distinguished Book Prize, Western Writer's of America Spur Award, Choice Outstanding Academic Title), all for Buffalo Bill’s America: William Cody and the Wild West Show (2005)
  • Oscar O. Winther Award for Best Article in Western Historical Quarterly, for “Cody’s Last Stand: Masculine Anxiety, the Custer Myth, and the Frontier of Domesticity in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show,” (2003)
  • Wrangler Award for Outstanding Non-Fiction Book of 1997, National Cowboy Hall of Fame and Western Heritage Center, The Hunter’s Game: Poachers and Conservationists in Twentieth-Century America (1997)