Phil Deloria's Indians in Unexpected Places, (Lawrence: University of Kansas Press, 2004); and Tiya Miles' Ties that Bind: The Story of an Afro-Cherokee Family in Slavery and in Freedom, (Berkley: University of California Press, 2005) were awarded  prizes as the most influential books in Native American and Indigenous Studies in the First decade of the 21st century by NAISA (The Native American and Indigenous Studies Association). Barbra Meek's We Are Our Language: An Ethnography of Language Revitalization in a  Northern Athapaskan Community, (Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 2010) and Scott Lyons' X-Marks: Native Signatures of Assent, (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2010) were nominated for best First book by NAISA.