Louis S. Warren

Louis S. Warren (born December 8, 1962) is an American historian and a W. Turrentine Jackson Professor of Western U.S. History at the University of California, Davis,[1] where he teaches environmental history, the history of the American West, and U.S. history.[2]

Louis S. Warren
Born (1962-12-08) December 8, 1962 (age 57)
Alma materYale University
EmployerUniversity of California, Davis
Known forUS Western and Environmental History

Early yearsEdit

Warren was born in Pocatello, Idaho he is the third child of Claude and Elizabeth Warren.[3]


Warren attended a two-room schoolhouse in the ghost town of Goodsprings, Nevada, and attended Basic High School in Henderson, Nevada.[4] He was a British American Education Foundation Scholar at Cranleigh School, Surrey, UK, in 1980 – 81, and did his undergraduate work in history at Columbia University in New York, where he graduated in 1985.[4]

He became a teacher at Peterhouse School in Zimbabwe from 1985 until 1987.

In 1988, he began graduate study at Yale University, where he received his Ph.D. in history in 1993.[4]

Professional careerEdit

In addition to teaching at UC Davis, Warren has written or edited several books on US Western and Environmental History. He is the co-editor of Boom: A Journal of California.[5]


He has received numerous awards for his writing, including:


  • The Hunter’s Game: Poachers and Conservationists in Twentieth-Century America. Yale University Press. 1997. ISBN 978-0-300-06206-9. Louis S. Warren.
  • Louis S. Warren, ed. (2003). American environmental history. Wiley-Blackwell. ISBN 978-0-631-22863-9.
  • Buffalo Bill’s America: William Cody and the Wild West Show. Alfred A. Knopf. 2005. ISBN 978-0-375-41216-5.
  • God's Red Son: The Ghost Dance Religion and the Making of Modern America. Basic Books. 2017. ISBN 978-0465015023.



  1. ^ "Seminar Participants: "California Convergences: People, Places, Products" (Winter 2010)". UC Davis Humanities Institute. 2010. Retrieved 23 July 2011.
  2. ^ "Louis Warren". Department of History, UC Davis. Archived from the original on 20 February 2012. Retrieved 24 July 2011.
  3. ^ Winslow, Diane Lynne; Wedding, Jeffrey R.; Schneider, Joan S. (2000). "Claude Nelson Warren: An introduction to his life and times". In Schneider, Joan S.; Yohe II, Robert M; Gardner, Jill K (eds.). Archaeological Passages: a volume in honor of Claude Nelson Warren. Number 1. Hemet, California: Western Center for Archaeology and Paleontology, Publications in Archaeology. pp. 1–7. ISBN 0-9713558-0-0.
  4. ^ a b c "Bio". Louis S. Warren. Retrieved 24 July 2011.
  5. ^ "Editorial Board". Boom: A Journal of California. Archived from the original on 2011-06-05. Retrieved 2011-07-23.
  6. ^ "Larom Summer Institute Institute of Western American Studies". H-Net Discussion Networks. Retrieved 24 July 2011.
  7. ^ "Past Book Prize Winners". Center For Great Plains Studies, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Retrieved 23 July 2011.
  8. ^ "Albert J. Beveridge Award". American Historical Association. Retrieved 23 July 2011.
  9. ^ Larry Schwartz. "The Caughey-Western History Association Prize". Moorhead, Minnesota: Livingston Lord Library, Minnesota State University. Retrieved 24 July 2011.
  10. ^ "Spur Award History". Western Writers of America, Inc. Archived from the original on 24 January 2010. Retrieved 23 July 2011.
  11. ^ "2011 Fellows - United States and Canada". John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Retrieved 23 July 2011.
  12. ^ "The Bancroft Prizes - Columbia University Libraries". Columbia University Libraries. Retrieved 13 March 2018.

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