Morgan and Jeanie Sherwood Alaska History Award

The Morgan and Jeanie Sherwood Alaska History Award is made by the editorial board of Alaska History, the Society’s journal, for the best article published in the last year. The award includes a cash prize.

2019
Mary F. Ehrlander and Hild M. Peters
Grafton and Clara Burke: Medical Missionaries in Fort Yukon
2018
Nora Marks Florendo Dauenhauer (posthumously)
Filipinos in Postwar Juneau and the Roles of Tlingit Women in the Filipino Community
2017
Chris Allan
Ho! for Sitka ‘Special Correspondents’ and the Race to Report on the 1867 Transfer of Russian America to the United States
2016
Frank Norris
Boomers and Bureaucracies: The Battle for Lake George, Alaska
2015
Chris Allan
Gold Rush Ice Train: The Curious History of George Glover’s Invention and the U.S. Government’s Klondike Relief Expedition
2014

Chris Allan
“Mighty Tall Hustling”: The North Star Oil Syndicate and the Race to Claim Alaska’s Arctic
2012-13
Ross Coen
Edna Ferber’s Ice Palace: Gender, Race, Statehood and the Novel as History
2011
Chris Allan
“All the Hell I Needed”: The U.S. Geological Survey and the Search for Arctic Oil
2010
Ross Coen
“If One Should Come Your Way, Shoot It Down”: The Alaska Territorial Guard and the Japanese Balloon Bomb Attack of World War II
Ryan Jones
Lisiansky’s Mountain: Changing Views of Nature in Russian America
2009
Andrei V. Grinev
“Advanced in Age, Decrepit and Unfit”: Colonial Citizens and the Formation of a Permanent Russian Population in Alaska
2007-08
Chris Allan
Save Fort Egbert: How the People of Eagle Reclaimed Their Past
2006
Panu Hallama
From the Memoirs of a Finnish Workman
Gary Scharnhorst
Kate Field on “Despised Alaska” 1887-1894
2005
David Eric Jessup
The Rise and Fall of Katalla: “The Coming Metropolis of Alaska”
2003-04
Daniel Nelson
Idealism and Organizations: Origins of the Environmental Movement in Alaska
2001-02
Andrei V. Grinev
The Dynamics of the Administrative Elite of the Russian-American Company
2000
Andrei V. Grinev
The Kaiury: The Slaves of Russian America
Frank Norris
Skagway, the White Pass Railroad, and the Struggle to Build the Klondike Highway
1998-99
C. Michael Brown
John K. Hajdukovich and the Tetlin Indians, 1924-1941
1997
Andrei V. Grinev and Richard Bland
The Forgotten Expedition of Dmitrii Tarkhanov on the Copper River
1995-96
Timothy Rawson
“I Hope the Sheep Will Bless You”: Belmore Brown, Adolph Murie, and the Wolves of Mount McKinley
1994
Jonathan R. Dean
“Their Nature and Qualities Remain Unchanged”: Russian Occupation and Tlingit Resistance, 1807-1867
1993
Brian C. Hosmer
“White Men Are Putting Their Hands Into Our Pockets: Metlakatla and the Struggle for Resource Rights in British Columbia, 1862-1887
1992
Frank Norris
Cargoes North: Containerization and Alaska’s Postwar Shipping Crisis
1991
Elizabeth A. Tower
Hazelet’s High Road to Chisana, Tapping a Gold Mine for Cordova
1990
Elizabeth A. Tower
Captain David Henry Jarvis: Alaska’s Tragic Hero—Wickersham’s Victim
1989
Peter A. Coates
Project Chariot: Alaskan Roots of Environmentalism
1988
Ann Fienup-Riordan
The Martyrdom of Brother Hooker: Conflict and Conversion on the Kuskokwim