Winner of the 2019 Mildred Throne–Charles Aldrich Award Honorable Mention
The State Historical Society of Iowa Board of Trustees.
Judith Lee Ridge Prize for best article in Western history
Western Association of Women Historians
Jane Dempsey Douglass Prize for best article in church history
Church History Society
Frank and Elizabeth D. Brewer Prize
American Society for Church History
Jon Gjerde Prize
University Teaching Award
Illinois State University
Civic Engagement Grant
University Teaching Award
College of Arts and Sciences
Outstanding Teacher Award
The College of Arts and Sciences
Preparing Urban Teachers: 2009 TQE Course Development Grant
Gary Clayton Anderson, Gabriel Renville: From the Dakota War to the Creation of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Reservation, 1825-1892 (Pierre, SD: South Dakota Historical Society Press, 2018), in The Annual of Iowa 78: 2 (spring 2019): 216-218.
Julius Rubin, Perishing Heathens: Stories of Protestant Missionaries and Christian Indians in Antebellum America (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2017), in Church History 87:2 (September 2018): 590-592.
Robert Michael Morrissey, Empire by Collaboration: Indians, Colonists, and Governments in Colonial Illinois Country (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2015), in Middle West Review 4:1 (2017): 155-157.
Clemmons, L. Encounter on the Great Plains: Scandinavian Settlers and the Dispossession of Dakota Indians, 1890-1930, by Karen V. Hansen.. Montana, the Magazine of Western History (2016): 85-86.
Clemmons, L. Review: Lincoln's Bishop: A President, a Priest, and the Fate of 300 Dakota Sioux Warriors. The Annals of Iowa 74.3 (2015): 329-331.
Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
“‘[B]usiness is business even if we are Christians’: The Politics of Grant’s Peace Policy in Dakota Territory, 1870-1880,” in Jon K. Lauck, John E. Miller, and Paula M. Nelson, eds., The Plains Political Tradition: Essays on South Dakota Political Culture, vol. 3 (South Dakota Historical Society Press, 2018)
Book, Chapter in Textbook-New
Clemmons, L. Chapter 1--"First Civilizations". Top Hat Publishers (2016)
Clemmons, L. Chapter 2--"Cultural Collision". Top Hat Publishing (2016)
Clemmons, L. Chapter 3--"British Forays into Colonization, 1500-1680". Top Hat Publishers (2016)
“Reservations,” (1250 words), in Edward J. Blum, ed. America in the World, 1776 to the Present: A Supplement to the Dictionary of American History. 2 vols. Farmington Hills, MI: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 2016.
Clemmons, L. Various Entries to the Encyclopedia of United States-American Indian Policy, Relations, and Law. Encyclopedia of United States-American Indian Policy, Relations, and Law. CQ Press (2008)
Journal Article, Academic Journal
“‘The young folks [want] to go in and see the Indians’: Davenport Citizens, Protestant Missionaries, and Dakota Prisoners of War, 1863-1866,” The Annals of Iowa 77:2 (Spring 2018): 121-150
Clemmons, L. "We are Writing this letter seeking your help": Dakotas, ABCFM Missionaries, and Their Uses of Literacy, 1863-1866. Western Historical Quarterly 47.2 (2016): 183-209.
Clemmons, L. “‘Leagued Together’: Adapting Traditional Forms of Resistance to Protest ABCFM Missionaries and the Treaty of 1837. South Dakota History 37.2 (2007): 95-124.
Clemmons, L. "We will talk of nothing else:" Dakota Interpretations of the Treaty of 1837. Great Plains Quarterly 25.3 (2005): 173-185.
Clemmons, L. "Sauk and Mesquakie Women in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Northern Illinois. Illinois History Teacher 10.2 (2003): 2-10.
Clemmons, L. Dakota Exile: The Forgotten Stories of Captives in the Aftermath of the U.S.-Dakota War,
Clemmons, L. Conflicted Mission: Faith, Disputes, and Deception on the Dakota Frontier. Minnesota Historical Society Press (2014)
Religious Resistance of Dakota Families in the Post-War Period. Fifth Annual Midwestern History Conference. (2019)
The Young Folks want to go see the Indians. ISU. (2017)
“‘The young folks [want] to go in and see the Indians’: Davenport Citizens, the. Third Annual Midwestern History Conference. (2017)
Dakotas, ABCFM Missionaries, and Conflicting uses of Literacy, 1863-1866. Second Annual Midwestern History Conference. Midwestern History Association. (2016)
Culturally Empowered, Civically Engaged. CTLT Annual University-Wide Symposium on Teaching and Learning. CTLT. (2015)
Dakota Prisoners in Davenport and their Uses of Literacy. History Camp Iowa. Iowa Historical Society. (2015)
Reinvent Your General Education Course. CTLT Summere 2015 Showcase. CTLT. (2015)
Quality Online Course: Lessons Learned and Transformations. Annual University-Wide, Teaching and Learning Symposium: Center for Teaching Learning and Technology. Illinois State University. (2011)
To put God’s thoughts into their speech:” ABCFM Missionaries, Race, and the “Civilization” of the Dakota Language. Loyola University Graduate History Conference. (2011)
Design a Quality Online Course. Center for Teaching and Learning. Illinois State University. (2010)
Grants & Contracts
Summer Faculty Fellowship. Illinois State University. Illinois State University. (2017)
Faculty Research Award. Illinois State University. Illinois State University. (2015)
State Historical Society of Iowa Research Grant. State Historical Society of Iowa. State. (2015)