Pulitzer Winners Tell History of the Father of the Atom Bomb, the Mandan People

Martin Sherwin (left) and Kai Bird (right) sign copies of American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer while visiting Black Hills State University in Spearfish, March 15. American Prometheus won a 2006 Pulitzer Prize in biography. The pair were part of the second in a yearlong series of events in South Dakota recognizing the Pulitzer's 100th anniversary. Photo submitted by Black Hills State University. 

Martin Sherwin Pulitzer Prize visit at Black Hills State University

Martin Sherwin speaks to a science class while visiting the Black Hills State University campus on March 15 with the council's Pulitzer Prize centennial events. Sherwin and his co-author Kai Bird spoke to classes before their evening lecture on American Prometheus. Photo submitted by Black Hills State University. 

Kai Bird Martin Sherwin at Black Hills State University

Martin Sherwin (speaking, right) and Kai Bird (left) spent part of their day visiting with students at Black Hills State University. The pair were in South Dakota on March 15 with the university's Madeline Young Speaker Series and with the SDHC's Pulitzer Prize centennial initiative. The Pulitzer celebrates a 100th anniversary in 2016 with events across the nation. Photo submitted by Black Hills State University

Elizabeth Fenn Pulitzer Prize Augustana University South Dakota Humanities Council

Elizabeth Fenn signs copies of her Pulitzer Prize-winning book Encounters at the Heart of the World: A History of the Mandan People for guests at a meet and greet reception hosted by the Center for Western Studies on the Augustana University campus in Sioux Falls. With the SDHC and Augustana's Archaeology Lab, Fenn visited the campus on March 10 to visit classes and give a public lecture. Photo by South Dakota Humanities Council. 

Elizabeth Fenn Pulitzer Prize Augustana University South Dakota Humanities Council

More than 130 people filled a room to hear Pulitzer Prize-winner Elizabeth Fenn speak at Augustana University on March 10. Her lecture gave insight and shared her research on the history, culture and socio-economic lives of the Mandan people, who lived along the Missouri River in the Northern Plains. Her lecture was the first event in the yearlong Pulitzer centennial events with the SDHC. Photo by South Dakota Humanities Council. 

Elizabeth Fenn Pulitzer Prize Augustana University South Dakota Humanities Council

Augustana University students visit with Elizabeth Fenn during the meet and greet reception hosted by the Center for Western Studies at Augustana University in Sioux Falls on March 10. Beyond her books and research, Fenn is the Walter and Lucienne Driskill Professor of Western American History at the University of Colorado BoulderPhoto by South Dakota Humanities Council. 

Elizabeth Fenn Pulitzer Prize Augustana University South Dakota Humanities Council

Elizabeth Fenn (center) with staff from the South Dakota Humanities Council and the Augustana University Archaeology Lab: Jessica Andrews, Adrien Hannus (Augustana), Fenn, Sherry DeBoer, Jennifer Widman and Kyle Schaefer. Photo South Dakota Humanities Council.