“The Arapaho Way: Continuity and Change on the Wind River Reservation” is a 2020 High Plains Book Awards Finalists

The Arapaho Way: Continuity and Change on the Wind River Reservation by author and photographer Sara Wiles is a finalist for the 2020 High Plains Book Award in the Art & Photography category.

In The Arapaho Way, Wiles returns to Wyoming’s Wind River Indian Reservation, whose people she so gracefully portrayed in words and photographs in Arapaho Journeys (2011). She continues her journey of discovery here, photographing the lives of contemporary Northern Arapaho people and listening to their stories that map the many roads to being Arapaho. In more than 100 pictures, taken over the course of thirty-five years, and Wiles’s accompanying essays, the history of individuals and their culture unfold, revealing a continuity, as well as breaks in the circle. -University of Oklahoma Press (Publisher)

The book was published in 2019 making it eligible for the 2020 High Plains Book Award, established by the Billings Public Library Board, which recognizes “regional authors that examine and reflect life on the High Plains.”


A date for when the winners of the award will be announced could not be found. However, County 10 reached out for that information. In the meantime, check out the other finalists by clicking here.


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