R. Eli Paul

R. Eli Paul recently retired as head of the Missouri Valley Special Collections at the Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City, Missouri. He has published extensively on the subject of the Plains Indians, including collaborative efforts with Thomas R. Buecker and John D. McDermott. In 2005, Paul received the Robert M. Utley Book Prize from the Western History Association for Blue Water Creek and the First Sioux War, 1854–1856 (2004). His most recent book is Sign Talker: Hugh Lenox Scott Remembers Indian Country (2016).