CU Boulder professor wins Pulitzer in history

Photo: Elizabeth Fenn Pulitzer AP
Elizabeth Fenn, an associate professor of ethnic studies at the University of Colorado, poses for a photo while sitting at her desk in Boulder, Colo., Monday April 20, 2015. 

Elizabeth Fenn, an associate professor and chair of the University of Colorado Boulder history department, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in history on Monday for her book, "Encounters at the Heart of the World: A History of the Mandan People."

The Pulitzer citation called her work, "an engrossing, original narrative. "

The Mandans live in what today is North Dakota. They hosted the Lewis and Clark expedition during its first winter encampment in 1804-1805.