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Center for Western Studies Awards Phyllis Research Prize

By April 6, 2020July 1st, 2020No Comments

The Center for Western Studies at Augustana University (Sioux Falls, SD) has presented Phyllis with the Richard Cropp Amateur Award for a research paper she delivered at the 51st Annual Dakota Conference. Her subject was Sarah Wakefield and the 1862 U.S.-Dakota War, the basis of her historical novel Beneath the Same Stars. Phyllis is grateful for the Center’s encouragement to reexamine our histories and their ramifications for the present.

Phyllis Cole-Dai

Phyllis Cole-Dai has authored or edited eleven books in multiple genres, including historical fiction, spiritual nonfiction and poetry. She lives in Brookings, South Dakota, USA.