War on the Plains
Stories of Conflict Over the Years
October 3-5, 2013
The 21st Annual West River History Conference, will be held October 3, 4, 5 , 2013 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Rapid City. Located north of I-90 off La Crosse Street, the venue offers spacious facilities and a cozy atmosphere for our event. This year’s theme is “War on the Plains – Stories of Conflict Over the Years”.
Paper topics are not limited to the conference theme. Any topic relating to the history of the region is welcome as the subject of a presentation.
Topics must be submitted with a title, brief description, and biographical sketch of the presenter before September 1 to be included in the program. Please include the presenter’s name, address, phone number and e-mail address. Papers should be limited to twenty to twenty-five minutes in length. Presenters planning to use electronic media of any kind must include this information in the original query. Papers should be typed, double-spaced and contain research documentation.
Presenters need to submit three copies of their papers or an electronic copy for the judges. Papers without appropriate documentation (footnotes or endnotes plus a bibliography) will not be considered for prizes.
The collected papers of the conference are published annually in a permanent bound volume available for purchase by schools, libraries, museums and other interested parties. Prizes for the best papers in adult and student categories will be awarded. The Bob Lee Award, named for the noted South Dakota historian and journalist, honors the best paper on frontier military history.
The West River History Conference lost two long-time supporters on January 9, 2013. Watson Parker and Patti Storm were both recipients of the prestigeous Zoom Zoom Award bestowed by the conference to outstanding “movers and shakers” who get things done in the historical community. They will be sorely missed.
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West River History Conference, Inc.
PO Box 9276
Rapid City, SD 57709