Hopi Runners wins 2019 David J. Weber-Clements Prize

I am pleased to announce that my book on Hopi long distance runners has won the 2019 David J. Weber-Clements Center Prize for “best non-fiction book on Southwestern America.”

The award is presented annually by the William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies and the Western History Association. I received the award last week at the Western History Association conference, which was held at the Westgate Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.

This would not have been possible without the support of many people over the years who encouraged me as I wrote and completed the book. To them, I extend a heartfelt Kwakwha!

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7 Responses to “Hopi Runners wins 2019 David J. Weber-Clements Prize”


  1. 1 marijomoore October 26, 2019 at 1:36 pm

    Congratulations

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  2. 3 Arnold Krupat October 26, 2019 at 2:16 pm

    Congratulations, Matt!

  3. 5 theron w reece October 26, 2019 at 5:44 pm

    congratulations my friend, well needed information about about people. theron w reece p.s. how can i get a signed book??

  4. 6 Dina October 27, 2019 at 3:02 pm

    Congratulations! I am teaching a course called American Indians and Sports and one of their assignments is reading your book and writing a review.

    • 7 Matthew Sakiestewa Gilbert October 28, 2019 at 10:52 am

      Dina, thanks so much for your comment. I’m thrilled to know that you have assigned my book in your class, and that students will be engaging with it. When I wrote Hopi Runners, I wrote it in such a way as to give people a sense of forward motion when they read it. A book on running should have a forward motion-rhythm to it. I hope that comes through for your students. Thanks again!


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Matthew Sakiestewa Gilbert (Hopi) is Professor and Head of the Department of American Indian Studies at the University of Arizona.

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The Indian School on Magnolia Avenue: Voices and Images From Sherman Institute (Oregon State University Press, 2012)

Foreward to Don Talayesva’s Sun Chief: An Autobiography of A Hopi Indian (2013)

Foreword to Kevin Whalen’s Native Students at Work: American Indian Labor and Sherman Institute’s Outing Program, 1900-1945

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The Hopi Followers: Chief Tawaquaptewa and Hopi Student Advancement at Sherman Institute, 1906-1909 (JAIE, 2005)

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