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North Dakota Person of History Award

The North Dakota Person of History Award recognizes those individuals who have had a prominent role in the history of North Dakota.

Eligible nominees must be deceased at least 10 years.

Nominations will be evaluated on the following criteria:

How to Apply:
Nomination packets should include some or all of the following supporting documentation:

Awards are reviewed by a committee appointed by the Director of the State Historical Society of North Dakota (SHSND). Presentations of all awards are made annually each fall at the Governor’s Conference on North Dakota History. All materials submitted to the awards program become the property of SHSND, may be used by SHSND in promoting the awards program, and will not be returned.

Due Date:
Nomination packets must be delivered or postmarked by 5:00 pm on the second Friday of July. Entries delivered or mailed after this date may be held for consideration the following year. Send five copies of all materials to: Danielle Stuckle, Outreach Coordinator; State Historical Society of North Dakota; 612 East Boulevard Avenue; Bismarck, ND 58505.

For more information about the Local History Award program, contact Danielle Stuckle at 701-328-2794 or Visit the State Historical Society of North Dakota’s website at

Past Recipients
Year Honored
Maxi’diwiac (Buffalo Bird Woman)
Dr. Wilson Morrow Laird
Martin (Old Dog) Cross
Milton Ruben Young
Linda Warfel Slaughter
George F. Will
Oscar H. Will
Berta E. Baker
Burleigh F. Spalding

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