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Elizabeth Ellis, PhD’ 15 won Honorable Mention for her article “The Natchez War Revisited: Violence, Multinational Settlements, and Indigenous Diplomacy in the Lower Mississippi Valley” published in the William & Mary Quarterly in July 2020.

The annual Cappon Prize recognizes the best article published in the last volume of the WMQ. It is named in memory of Lester J. Cappon, who edited the Quarterly from 1955 to 1956, and again in 1963. He was the first editor of the Institute’s book program (1945–1954) and served as Institute director from 1954 until 1969. Recipients receive $500.
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