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UM Professor's Book Wins Bronze in National Contest

The title won bronze in the anthology category of the 12th annual Independent Publisher Book Awards. This year’s IPPY contest attracted more than 3,000 entries from 49 U.S. states and more than 15 countries. A total of 450 books received honors in 94 categories in the 2008 contest. The awards were presented in Los Angeles on May 30.

Clow, a Native American Studies professor, edited "The Sioux in South Dakota History: A Twentieth Century Reader," which was published by the South Dakota State Historical Society Press in 2007. The book is a selection of 13 essays that examine a variety of themes in Sioux history since 1900. The essays were selected from past issues of South Dakota History, the peer-reviewed quarterly journal of the South Dakota State Historical Society.

The Independent Publisher Book Awards, launched in 1996, are designed to bring increased recognition to deserving but often unsung titles published by independent authors and publishers.