Daniel Herman

Daniel Herman is Professor of History at Central Washington University, where he has taught since 1999. He received his doctorate in History from the University of California Berkeley and his M.S. in Journalism from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism. He also holds a B.A. Honours from the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand, and an A.B. with Honors in History from Pitzer College. His newest book, Rim Country Exodus: A Story of Conquest, Renewal, and Race in the Making (University of Arizona Press, 2012) examines the bloody and contradictory history of Apaches, Yavapais, settlers, and BIA agents in Arizona between 1864 and 1940. It won the Labriola Center American Indian National Book Award as well as the Charles Redd Center/Phi Alpha Theta Book Award. His previous book, Hell on the Range: A Story of Honor, Conscience, and the American West (Yale University Press, 2010) was chosen as a Pima County Library Southwestern Book of the Year.  His first book, Hunting and the American Imagination (Smithsonian Institution Press, 2001), won the 2002 American Historical Society/Pacific Coast Branch book prize and became a History Book Club selection. Herman is a hiker, occasional rock hound, amateur silversmith, and a fan of old jazz, classic Western films, and any sort of music that sounds Celtic.