Trophy Award for the Best Fiction Book of 2011 presented by the Oklahoma Writers' Federation for Document of Expectations
Outstanding Book on Oklahoma History Award presented by the Oklahoma Historical Society for Choctaw Crime and Punishment, 1884-1907
Trophy Award for the Best Non-Fiction Book of 2009 presented by the Oklahoma Writers' Federation for Choctaw Crime and Punishment, 1884-1907
Finalist, Oklahoma Book Award for Choctaw Crime and Punishment, 1884-1907
Special Award of the Jury of the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards, for Recovering Our Ancestors’ Gardens: Indigenous Recipes and Guide to Diet and Fitness; Finalist for Best in the World Cookbook.
Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers' Best Research Book of the Year; Finalist, Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Bigotry and Human Rights; and Arizona Writer’s Association Best Non-Fiction Book Honorable Mention for So You Want to Write About American Indians? A Guide for Scholars, Students and Writers
Finalist Oklahoma Book Awards, Grand Canyon Rescue
Oklahoma Writers’ Federation Trophy Award for Best Non-Fiction Book, American Indigenous Women: Decolonization, Empowerment, Activism
Oklahoma Writers’ Federation Trophy Award for Young Adult Novel Award for Lost and Found.
Arizona Writers’ Association Best Book of the Year, for Grand Canyon Rescue.
Wordcrafters’ Circle of Native Writers’ Journal Editor of the Year Award for the American Indian Quarterly, 2001
Oklahoma Writers’ Federation Trophy Award for Best Fiction Book for The Roads of My Relations
Critics' Choice Award of the American Educational Studies Association for Natives and Academics: Researching and Writing About American Indians.
Critics' Choice Award from the American Educational Studies Association, for Cultivating the Rosebuds.