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Mustang: Wild Spirit of the West by Marguerite Henry
The American Heritage Book of Indians by William BrandonNon-Fiction Book, 1962
The Shadow Catcher by James D. HoranWestern Novel, 1962
Fire on the Mountain by Edward AbbeyWestern Novel, 1963
Where the Old West Stayed Young by John Rolfe BurroughsNon-Fiction Book, 1963
Furs by Astor by John Upton TerrellNon-Fiction Book, 1964
Honor Thy Father by Robert A. RoripaughWestern Novel, 1964
Little Big Man by Thomas BergerWestern Novel, 1965
Standing Up Country by C. Gregory CramptonNon-Fiction Book, 1965
The American Heritage History of the Great West by David LavenderNon-Fiction Book, 1966
Mountain Man by Vardis FisherWestern Novel, 1966
Gold Fever by George W. GrohNon-Fiction Book, 1967
They Came to a Valley by Bill GullickWestern Novel, 1967
America’s Western Frontiers by John Arkas HawgoodNon-Fiction Book, 1968
George Caleb Bingham. Volume 1, The Evolution of An Artist by E. Maurice BlochArt Book, 1968
George Caleb Bingham. Volume 2, A catalogue raisonné by E. Maurice BlochArt Book, 1968
North to Yesterday by Robert FlynnWestern Novel, 1968
The Cattle Towns by Robert R. DykstraNon-Fiction Book, 1969
The cowboy in art by Ed AinsworthArt Book, 1969
The Enduring Navaho by Laura GilpinNon-Fiction Book, 1969
The Great Platte River Road by Merrill J. MattesNon-Fiction Book, 1970
Olaf Wieghorst by William ReedArt Book, 1970
The White Man s Road by Benjamin CappsWestern Novel, 1970
Arfive by A. B. Guthrie, Jr.Western Novel, 1971
The Great Range Wars by Harry Sinclair DragoNon-Fiction Book, 1971
Where Your Heart Is: The Story of Harvey Dunn , Artist by Robert F. KarolevitzArt Book, 1971
The Art of the Old West: From the Collection of the Gilcrease Institute by Paul A. RossiArt Book, 1972
North America Divided: Mexican War, 1846-48 by Seymour V. ConnorNon-Fiction Book, 1972
Pikes Peak: Mining Saga by Frank WatersWestern Novel, 1972
Chiricahua by Will HenryWestern Novel, 1973
The Donner Party by George KeithleyPoetry, 1973
Harold von Schmidt draws and paints the Old West by Walt ReedArt Book, 1973
The Time of the Buffalo by Tom McHughNon-Fiction Book, 1973
The Lure of the Great WestArt Book, 1974
Owyhee Trails by Mike HanleyNon-Fiction Book, 1974
The Time It Never Rained by Elmer KeltonWestern Novel, 1974
Will Rogers, His Life and Times by Richard M. KetchumNon-Fiction Book, 1974
Born Grown by Roy P. StewartNon-Fiction Book, 1975
Centennial by James A. MichenerWestern Novel, 1975
Colonel Greene and the Copper Skyrocket by C. L. SonnichsenNon-Fiction Book, 1975
East of Eden by John SteinbeckWestern Novel, 1975
Edward Borein, Cowboy Artist: The life and works of John Edward Borein, 1872-1945 by Harold G. DavidsonArt Book, 1975
Idaho by Robert O. BeattyNon-Fiction Book, 1975
The Warren Wagontrain Raid by Benjamin CappsNon-Fiction Book, 1975
Charles F. Lummis, The Man and his West by Turbesé Lummis FiskeNon-Fiction Book, 1976
Fifty Great Western Illustrators by Jeff DykesNon-Fiction Book, 1976
HANS KLEIBER ARTIST OF THE BIGHORN MOUNTAINS by Emmie and Roberta Cheney MygattArt Book, 1976
Buffalo Woman by Dorothy M. JohnsonWestern Novel, 1978
Geronimo, The Man, His Time, His Place by Angie DeboNon-Fiction Book, 1978
Ross Stefan, an impressionistic painter of the contemporary Southwest by John K. GoodmanArt Book, 1978
The Stolen Steers by Bill BrettFolklore, 1978
Tim McCoy Remembers the West by Tim McCoyNon-Fiction Book, 1978
Buffalo Bill, His Family, Friends, Fame, Failures, and Fortunes by Nellie Snyder YostNon-Fiction Book, 1979
The Good Old Boys by Elmer KeltonWestern Novel, 1979
The painter lady: Grace Carpenter Hudson by Searles R BoyntonArt Book, 1979
Hantao Yo by Ruth Beebe HillWestern Novel, 1980
The Plains Across: The Overland Emigrants and the Trans-Mississippi West, 1840-60 by John D. UnruhNon-Fiction Book, 1980
Gold Dust by Donald Dale JacksonNon-Fiction Book, 1981
Cowboy Culture: A Saga of Five Centuries by David DaryNon-Fiction Book, 1982
A Passion for Freedom by Margaret F. MaxwellNon-Fiction Book, 1983
A Will Rogers Treasury by Will RogersNon-Fiction Book, 1983
North American Cattle-Ranching Frontiers: Origins, Diffusion and Differentiation by Terry G. Jordan-BychkovNon-Fiction Book, 1984
The Great Father: The United States Government and the American Indians by Francis Paul PruchaNon-Fiction Book, 1985
The Whistling Season by Ivan DoigWestern Novel, 1985
Bob Sharp's Cattle Country: Rawhide Ranching on Both Sides of the Border by Robert L. SharpNon-Fiction Book, 1986
Cowboy Poetry by Hal CannonPoetry, 1986
Playing Catch-Up by Jr. A. B. GuthrieWestern Novel, 1986
Heart of the Country by Greg MatthewsWestern Novel, 1987
The Mythic West in Twentieth-Century America by Robert G. AthearnNon-Fiction Book, 1987
Songs of the Sage by Curley W. FletcherPoetry, 1987
High Noon in Lincoln by Robert M. UtleyNon-Fiction Book, 1988
The Man Who Rode Midnight by Elmer KeltonWestern Novel, 1988
Pomo Dawn of Song by Lois Prante StevensPoetry, 1988
Cavalier in Buckskin: George Armstrong Custer and The Western Military Frontier by Robert M. UtleyNon-Fiction Book, 1989
The Homesman by Glendon SwarthoutWestern Novel, 1989
Broken Eagle by Chad OliverWestern Novel, 1990
Growing Up with the Country: Childhood on the Far Western Frontier by Elliott WestNon-Fiction Book, 1990
Buffalo Girls by Larry McMurtryWestern Novel, 1991
Cowboys of the Americas by Richard W. SlattaNon-Fiction Book, 1991
"It's Your Misfortune and None of My Own": A New History of the American West by Richard WhiteNon-Fiction Book, 1992
Set for Life: A Novel by Judith FreemanWestern Novel, 1992
All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthyWestern Novel, 1993
The Spanish Frontier in North America by David J. WeberNon-Fiction Book, 1993
Pigs in Heaven by Barbara KingsolverWestern Novel, 1994
Bluefeather Fellini in the Sacred Realm by Max EvansWestern Novel, 1995
The Oxford History of the American West by Clyde A. MilnerNon-Fiction Book, 1995
A Sweetness to the Soul by Jane KirkpatrickWestern Novel, 1996
The Way to the West: Essays on the Central Plains by Elliott WestNon-Fiction Book, 1996
Out of Eden by Kate LehrerWestern Novel, 1997
Re-imagining the Modern American West by Richard W. EtulainNon-Fiction Book, 1997
The Hunter's Game: Poachers and Conservationists in Twentieth-Century America by Louis S. WarrenNon-Fiction Book, 1998
The Mercy Seat by Rilla AskewWestern Novel, 1998
Journey of the Dead by Loren D. EstlemanWestern Novel, 1999
The New Encyclopedia of the American West by Howard R. LamarNon-Fiction Book, 1999
The Contract Surgeon by Dan O'BrienWestern Novel, 2000
The Real Wild West by Michael WallisNon-Fiction Book, 2000
The American West, A New Interpretive History by Robert V. HineNon-Fiction Book, 2001
The Gates of the Alamo by Stephen HarriganWestern Novel, 2001
Buffalo for the Broken Heart by Dan O'BrienNon-Fiction Book, 2002
The Master Executioner by Loren D. EstlemanWestern Novel, 2002
Amazing Grace (Winner, 2001 Texas Review Poetry Prize) by Larry D. Thomas2003
Moon of Bitter Cold by Frederick J. ChiaventoneWestern Novel, 2003
Singing in the Saddle by Douglas B. GreenNon-Fiction Book, 2003
American Massacre: The Tragedy at Mountain Meadows, September 1857 by Sally DentonNon-Fiction Book, 2004
Spark on the Prairie by Johnny D. BoggsWestern Novel, 2004
And Not to Yield: A Novel of the Life and Times of Wild Bill Hickok by Randy Lee EickhoffWestern Novel, 2005
Four Corners by Debra BloomfieldPhotography Book, 2005
The Oregon Trail by David DaryNon-Fiction Book, 2005
Buffalo Calf Road Woman: The Story of a Warrior of the Little Bighorn by Rosemary AgonitoWestern Novel, 2006
Charlie Siringo's West by Howard R. LamarNon-Fiction Book, 2006
Revealing Character: Robb Kendrick's Texas Tintypes by Robb KendrickPhotography Book, 2006
Broken Trail by Alan GeoffrionWestern Novel, 2007
Lasting Light: 125 Years of Grand Canyon Photography by Stephen TrimblePhotography Book, 2007
The Worst Hard Time by Timothy EganNon-Fiction Book, 2007
Eye of the West by Nancy WoodPhotography, 2008
For the Love of a Horse by Max EvansNon-Fiction Book, 2008
Harpsong by Rilla AskewWestern Novel, 2008
American Farmer: The Heart of Our Country by Katrina FriedPhotography, 2009
Jackalope Dreams by Mary Clearman BlewWestern Novel, 2009
Ghost Ranch and the faraway nearby by Craig VarjabedianPhotography Book, 2010
The Last Indian War: The Nez Perce Story by Elliott WestNon-Fiction Book, 2010
The Sundown Chaser by Dusty RichardsWestern Novel, 2010
Work Is Love Made Visible: Collected Family Photographs and Poetry by Jeanetta Calhoun MishPoetry, 2010

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Awarded by the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
Literary awards are made in the following categories:
* Art books (1968- )
* Folklore books (1978)
* Juvenile books (1962- )
* Magazine article (1961- )
* Non-fiction books (1962- )
* Photography book (2005- )
* Poetry book (1973- )
* Short stories (1961- )
* Western novel (1962- )
Western Heritage Award winners website
Folklore Books
Only awarded in 1978
Non-Fiction Books:
1969: two awards made
1974: four awards made
1975: four awards made
1976: Two awards made
1977: no award listed
1978: two awards made
1981-1983: two awards made
Poetry
1974-1985: no awards listed

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