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Paul Andrew Hutton


Paul Andrew Hutton is an American cultural historian, award-winning author, documentary writer, and television personality. He is Distinguished Professor of History at the University of New Mexico, a former director of the Western History Association, and former president of the Western Writers of America. Born in Frankfurt, Germany, he was adopted at six months of age by an American Air Force couple and was raised around the world, in Germany, England, and Taiwan. The four years he spent in San Angelo, Texas, however, had a profound impact--imprinting a love of all things Western, and most especially the history of the era known as the Wild West. It was Davy Crockett and the Alamo that first sparked this fascination. Educated in England, Texas, Taiwan, and Indiana, he received his doctorate in American history from Indiana University in 1981.

He has published widely in both scholarly and popular magazines, and is a five-time winner of the Western Writers of America Spur Award and six-time winner of the Western Heritage Award from the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum for his print and film writing. His first book, Phil Sheridan and His Army, received the Billington Prize from the Organization of American Historians, the Evans Biography Award, and the Spur Award from the Western Writers of America. He is also the editor of Western Heritage (2011), Roundup (2010), Frontier and Region (1997), The Custer Reader (1992), Soldiers West (1987), and the ten-volume Eyewitness to the Civil War series from Bantam Books (1991-1993). From 1977 to 1984 he was associate editor of the Western Historical Quarterly and assistant professor at Utah State University, before moving to the University of New Mexico in 1984. From 1985 to 1991 he served as editor of the New Mexico Historical Review.

He has written several short films for state and national parks as well as a dozen television documentaries and has appeared in over 300 television programs on CBS, NBC, PBS, BBC, Fox, Discovery, the History Channel and other networks. In 2003 he was historical consultant for the Ron Howard film The Missing, in 2010 repeated that role in Jon Favreau's Cowboys and Aliens, and again in 2016 on Gavin O'Connor's Jane Got a Gun, and even has a small speaking role in David Zucker's 1994 Naked Gun 33 1/3. He has also been active as a public historian with museums, guest curating major exhibits in 1985 on the Alamo at the DeGolyer Library in Dallas, in 1996 on the Custer legend at the Autry Museum of Western Heritage in Los Angeles, in 2002 on Davy Crockett at the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum in Austin, in 2007 on Billy the Kid at the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History. He is currently guest curating a new exhibit on New Mexico film-making, to open in 2017 at the Albuquerque Museum. He has five children--Laura, Caitlin, Lorena, Chelsea, and Paul Andy--and currently lives with his wife Tracy and two pups--lab Bucky O'Neill and boxer-mix Annie Oakley-- in Albuquerque

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Scheduled events:
Indian Wars: From Spanish Conquest to Wounded Knee
Award-winning historians discuss new perspectives on how the West was “won.”

Koffler Room 218 (Seats 142, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 11, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
History / Biography
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Koffler Patio (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Peter Cozzens, Paul Andrew Hutton, Andrés Reséndez
Moderator: Robert Sutton
Writing Popular History
Best-selling authors explain the craft of writing (and filming) history for broad audiences.

UA BookStore (Seats 100)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 12, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
History / Biography
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Glenn Frankel, Stephen Harrigan, Paul Andrew Hutton, Hampton Sides
Moderator: Bruce Dinges

Books:
The Apache Wars: The Hunt for Geronimo, the Apache Kid, and the Captive Boy Who Started the Longest War in American History
History / Biography
Crown
May 2016
ISBN 9780770435813
Hardcover, 544 pages
$30.00, INSTORE
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In the tradition of Empire of the Summer Moon, a stunningly vivid historical account of the manhunt for Geronimo and the 25-year Apache struggle for their homeland They called him Mickey Free. More/less

Western Heritage: A Selection of Wrangler Award-Winning Articles
History / Biography
University of Oklahoma
May 2011
ISBN 9780806142067
Paperback, 292 pages
$19.95, INSTORE
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The enduring fascination of the American West marks this collection of essays by distinguished historians, investigative reporters, a novelist, and a celebrated screenwriter. More/less

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