Scholarships for Historical Research
Forever Wild Historian awards are presented at History Day competitions in Skyler's home region (Region 1) and at the Wyoming state competition. The projects recognized by our organization reflect the mission of the Skyler Gabel Group by demonstrating passionate research that reflects the values and history of the American West. Preference is given to place-based projects dependent on local sources that promote awareness of the rich history of outfitting, shooting sports, trapping, and native traditions. Favorite topics for us include mountain men, outlaws and western heroes, rodeo, native lifestyles and traditions, and backcountry stories. Skyler, a young hunting guide, was a five time Wyoming Historical Society Young Historian who was as passionate about gathering oral history and archived stories about his home state as he was about harvesting game along the Absaroka Mountain Range.