Throughout her life Dr. Debo was the recipient of a wide range of both academic and community honors, and the list below reflects the esteem in which she was held.


1920 | Inducted into Phi Beta Kappa honor society.

1923 | Received Community Service Certificate, Enid, OK.

1927 | Inducted into Pi Gamma Mu, national social science honor society.

1935 | The Rise and Fall of the Choctaw Republic was awarded the John H. Dunning Prize of the American Historical Association.

1942 | Named state's "Outstanding Woman" by Theta Sigma Phi, honorary professional journalism fraternity for women, Oklahoma City chapter, Alfred A. Knopf History fellow.

1946-1947 | Rockefeller Fellow, University of Oklahoma.

1950 | Inducted into the Oklahoma Memorial Association's Oklahoma Hall of Fame.

1952 | Inducted into Gamma Theta Upsilon, national professional geographic fraternity, Initiated into Delta Kappa Gamma, national honor society for women teachers.

1953 | Member of Phi Kappa Phi honor society.

1958 | Angie Debo Recognition Day, Marshall, OK.

1961 | Awarded honorary life membership in the Oklahoma Historical Society.

1962 | Awarded a certificate of contribution to Oklahoma City by the Soroptimist Club of Oklahoma City.

1970 | Received an "Okie" certificate from the State of Oklahoma. Received a tribute from the Oklahoma State Federation of Women's Clubs.

1971 | Received the award for best non-fiction from the Oklahoma Writer's Federation.

1972 | Honored by Navajo Community College, Tsaile, AZ.

1973 | Received Distinguished Service Award from the Oklahoma Heritage Association.

1974 | Awarded honorary life membership, Oklahoma Writers Federation.

1976 |  Angie Debo Day was declared in Canyon, TX. Received the Henry G. Bennett Distinguished Service Award, Oklahoma State University. Received the Pride of the Plainsmen Award from Enid (OK) High School. Received the Bicentennial Medal from the Oklahoma Library Association.

1977 | Selected by the Border Regional Library Association (El Paso, TX) to receive its Southwest Book Award for Biography, for Geronimo: The Man, His Time, His Place.

1978 | Received Honorary Doctor of Letters from Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC. Received the Newsmaker Award from the Tulsa Chapter of Women in Communications. Received the Wrangler Award from the Western Heritage Association of the National Cowboy Hall of Fame for Geronimo: The Man, His Time, His Place. Received Southwestern Library Association's 1978 Book Award for Geronimo: The Man, His Time, His Place.

1979 | Received Award of Merit from the American Association for State and Local History. Awarded an honorary degree from Phillips University, Enid, OK.

1980 | Reception held in Debo's honor, Oklahoma State University.

1981 | Received the Award of Merit from the Western History Association.

1982 | History Department, Oklahoma State University, established the "Angie Debo Award for Oklahoma History." Received honorary life membership from the Payne County, OK, Historical Society.

1983 | Inducted into the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame, Hereford, TX. Received the Distinguished Service Citation of the University of Oklahoma Alumni Association.

1984 | Inducted into the Oklahoma Women's Hall of Fame by the Oklahoma Governor's Advisory Commission on the Status of Women.

1985 | Designated as an Ambassador of Goodwill by the Cherokee Nation. Received Certificate of Recognition from the Muscogee (Creek) Nation. Honored by the State of Oklahoma by having portrait hung in the Rotunda of the State Capitol.

1986 | Received the Achievement Award from the American Indian Historians Association.

1987 | Granted the Award for Scholarly Distinction from the American Historical Association.

1988 | January 24 | Governor Henry L. Bellmon presented the Award for Scholarly Distinction in a special ceremony in Marshall, OK.