In 1981, noted historian Frederick C. Luebke edited the first issue of Great Plains Quarterly. In his editorial introduction, he wrote

The Center for Great Plains Studies has several purposes in publishing the Great Plains Quarterly. Its general purpose is to use this means to promote appreciation of the history and culture of the people of the Great Plains and to explore their contemporary social, economic, and political problems. The Center seeks further to stimulate research in the Great Plains region by providing a publishing outlet for scholars interested in the past, present, and future of the region." [GPQ 1981 (1:1:3)]

Great Plains Quarterly is published four times a year and includes peer-reviewed articles on a wide variety of regional topics. Great Plains Quarterly seeks a readership of scholars and interested laypersons, and publishes articles on history, literature, culture, and social issues relevant to the Great Plains, which include Colorado, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Wyoming, and the Canadian provinces of Alberta, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan. The journal is edited by a faculty member from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and includes a distinguished international board of advisory editors. Recent issues include articles on Blackfeet Reservation and Glacier National Park, transient services in Kansas during 1933-35, maps of the Kiowa-Comanche-Apache Reservation, sea and prairiescapes in contemporary art, racial violence in Kansas, and critical essays on Mari Sandoz and Willa Cather.


Volume 33, Issue 1, Winter 2013 Editorial Matter

Volume 33, Issue 2, Spring 2013, Editorial Matter

Volume 33, Issue 3, Summer 2013, Editorial Matter

Review of Here Lies Hugh Glass: A Mountain Man, a Bear, and the Rise of the American Nation By Jon T. Coleman, Rich Aarstad

Review of The Geometric Unconscious: A Century of Abstraction Edited by Jorge Daniel Veneciano, Craig Adcock

Review of Through the Schoolhouse Door: Folklore, Community, Curriculum Edited by Paddy Bowman and Lynne Hamer., Nelda R. Ault

Review of Re-Dressing America’s Frontier Past. By Peter Boag., William Benemann

Review of Sight Unseen: How Frémont’s Expedition Changed the American Landscape By Andrew Menard., Ryan Boyd

Review of The Woman Who Loved Mankind: The Life of a Twentieth-Century Crow Elder By Lillian Bullshows Hogan, as told to Barbara Loeb and Mardell Hogan Plainfeather, Kelly M. Branam

Review of Louis Riel and the Creation of Modern Canada: Mythic Discourse and the Postcolonial State. By Jennifer Reid, Kevin Bruyneel

“Ever Since The Hanging Of Oliphant” Lynching And The Suppression Of Mob Violence In Topeka, Kansas, Brent M.S. Campney

Challenging Imperial Expectations Black And White Female Homesteaders In Kansas, Tonia M. Compton

Review of The Song of the Lark By Willa Cather., Debra Cumberland

“ How Badly Can Cattle And Land Sales Suffer From This?” Drought And Cattle Sickness On The Ja Ranch, 1910–1918, Matthew M. Day

Review of Prairie Silence: A Memoir By Melanie Hoffert., Kathleen Dixon

Review of Nikkei in the Interior West: Japanese Immigrants and Community Building, 1882–1945 By Eric Walz, Jonathan Dresner

Review of Arapaho Journeys: Photographs and Stories from the Wind River Reservation By Sara Wiles., Morning Rae Ferris

Review of Island of Bones: Essays By Joy Castro, Patricia Foster

Review of Uniting the Tribes: The Rise and Fall of Pan-Indian Community on the Crow Reservation By Frank Rzeczkowski., Rodney Frey

Review of The Astaires: Fred and Adele By Kathleen Riley. Foreword by John Mueller., Elizabeth A. Govaerts

Review of Willa Cather and Modern Cultures Edited by Melissa J. Homestead and Guy J. Reynolds, Stefanie Herron

Review of The Cowboy Cavalry: The Story of the Rocky Mountain Rangers By Gordon E. Tolton, Brian Hubner

Joseph E. Johnson Author Of Frontier News, Promotion, And Progress, Michael S. Huefner and Shauna C. Anderson Young

Crowns Of Honor Sacred Laws Of Eagle-Feather War Bonnets And Repatriating The Icon Of The Great Plains, Leo Killsback

Review of Working People in Alberta: A History Edited by Alvin Finkel., Tom Langford

Review of Ho! For the Black Hills: Captain Jack Crawford Reports the Black Hills Gold Rush and Great Sioux War Edited by Paul L. Hedren, Tim Lehman

Review of A Book on the Making of Lonesome Dove, Shirley Ayn Linder

Review of Buying America from the Indians: “Johnson v. McIntosh” and the History of Native Land Rights By Blake A. Watson., Robert J. Miller

Review of The Republic of Nature: An Environmental History of the United States By Mark Fiege, Francis Moul

Ethnography Of One Family On A 1939 Blackfeet Indian Reservation Farm Project In Montana, Donald D. Pepion

Family, Ethnic Entrepreneurship, And The Lebanese Of Kansas, Jay M. Price and Sue Abdinnour

Review of Zebulon Pike, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West Edited by Matthew L. Harris and Jay H. Buckley., Dennis Reinhartz

Review of Time’s Shadow: Remembering a Family Farm in Kansas By Arnold J. Bauer, Pamela Riney-Kehrberg

Review of Custer on Canvas: Representing Indians, Memory, and Violence in the New West By Norman K. Denzin, Brian Rusted

Review of Gunfight at the Eco-Corral: Western Cinema and the Environment By Robin L. Murray and Joseph K. Heumann., Stephen Rust

Review of A Thousand Deer: Four Generations of Hunting and the Hill Country By Rick Bass., Scott Slovic

Review of Pioneer Performances: Staging the Frontier by Matthew Rebhorn, Theresa Strouth Gaul

Review of Life’s Journey—Zuya: Oral Teachings from Rosebud By Albert White Hat Sr. Compiled and edited by John Cunningham, Tink Tinker

Episcopal Missionaries On The Santee And Yankton Reservations Cross-Cultural Collaboration And President Grant’s Peace Policy, David S. Trask

Sibley’s Winnebago Prisoners: Deconstructing Race and Recovering Kinship in the Dakota War of 1862, Linda M. Waggoner

Review of He Rode with Butch and Sundance: The Story of Harvey “Kid Curry” Logan By Mark T. Smokov, Jeff Wells

Review of Light on the Prairie: Solomon D. Butcher, Photographer of Nebraska’s Pioneer Days By Nancy Plain, M. Melissa Wolfe


Great Plains Quarterly, Volume 30, Issue 2, Spring 2010, Editorial Matter

Great Plains Quarterly, Winter 2010--Editorial Matter

Collateral Damage: Veterans and Domestic Violence in Mari Sandoz's The Tom-Walker, Kathy Bahr

Review of Forts of the Northern Plains: Guide to Historic Military Posts of the Plains Indians Wars By Jeff Barnes, Barton H. Barbour

Review of Sitting Bull by Bill Yenne, Carole A. Barrett

Review of Their Own Frontier: Women Intellectuals Re-Visioning the American West Edited and with an introduction by Shirley A. Leckie and Nancy J. Parezo, Kathleen A. Boardman

Review of Cherokee Thoughts: Honest and Uncensored By Robert J. Conley, Kirby Brown

Review of Death of a Gunfighter: The Quest for Jack Slade, the West's Most Elusive Legend By Dan Rottenberg, J. Randolph Cox

Review of War of a Thousand Deserts, Jesús F. de la Teja

Review of For All We Have and Are: Regina and the Experience of the Great War by James M. Pitsula, Brandon Dimmel

Review of Waiting for Coyote's Call: An Eco-Memoir from the Missouri River Bluff By Jerry Wilson, Mark D. Dixon

Scandal on the Plains: William F. Slocum, Edward S. Parsons, and the Colorado College Controversies, Joe P. Dunn

Review of Notes from Texas: On Writing in the Lone Star State Edited by W. C. Jameson, Karl Germeck

Review of The Fall of a Black Army Officer: Racism and the Myth of Henry O. Flipper By Charles M. Robinson III, Bruce A. Glasrud

"This Must Have Been a Grand Sight": George Bent and the Battle of Platte Bridge, Steven C. Haack

Review of Laura Ingalls Wilder and Rose Wilder Lane: Authorship, Place, Time, and Culture By John E. Miller, Philip Heldrich

Review of Mennonite Women in Canada: A History By Marlene Epp, Katherine Jellison

Seeing Through the Eyes of Maximilian and Bodmer: Review of The North American Journals of Prince Maximilian of Wied, Volume I: May 1832-April 1833. Edited by Stephen S. Witte and Marsha V. Gallagher., Clay S. Jenkinson

Farmers, Ranchers, and the Railroad: The Evolution of Fence Law in the Great Plains, 1865–190, Yasuhide Kawashima

Review of Heart of the West: New Painting and Sculpture of the American West Edited by Laura Caruso, with essays by James H. Nottage, Ann Scarlett Daley, Gordon McConnell, and Mindy A. Besaw, Monica Kjellman-Chapin

Landscapes of Removal and Resistance: Edwin James's Nineteenth-Century Cross-Cultural Collaborations, Kyhl Lyndgaard

Review of Listening to the Land: Native American Literary Responses to the Landscape By Lee Schweninger, Kelli Lyon Johnson

Review of African Cherokees in Indian Territory: From Chattel to Citizens By Celia E. Naylor, Sharlotte Neely

Review of Habits of Empire: A History of American Expansion By Walter Nugent, Jeffrey Ostler

Review of Fire Light: The Life of Angel De Cora, Winnebago Artist by Linda M. Waggoner, Nancy Parezo

Review of Back in Time: Echoes of a Vanished America in the Heart of France By Kent Cowgill, Juliette Parnell

Review of Breathing in the Fullness of Time By William Kloefkorn, David Pichaske

Narrative Mappings of the Land as Space and Place in Willa Cather's O Pioneers!, Karen E. Ramirez

Review of Race and the Cherokee Nation: Sovereignty in the Nineteenth Century By Fay A. Yarbrough, Julie Reed

Review of Sentimental Journey: The Art of Alfred Jacob Miller By Lisa Strong, Martha A. Sandweiss

Review of Passion and Preferences: William Jennings Bryan and the 1896 Democratic National Convention By Richard Franklin Bensel, Raymond D. Screws

Review of Looking Close and Seeing Far: Samuel Seymour, Titian Ramsay Peale, and the Art of the Long Expedition, 1818-1823 By Kenneth Haltman, Robert Slifkin

Review of Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane: Deadwood Legends By James D. McLaird, Joesph A. Stout, Jr.

Review of Modern American Indian Leaders: Their Lives and Their Works 2 vols. By Dean Chavers, Deborah Welch


Book Notes- Spring 2009

Notes and News

Notes and News- Fall 2009

Notes and News- Summer 2009

Notes and News- Winter 2009

Title and Contents

Title and Contents- Fall 2009

Title and Contents- Spring 2009

Title and Contents- Summer 2009

Review of The American Far West in the Twentieth Century. By Earl Pomeroy., Carl Abbott

Review of Myth of the Hanging Tree: Stories of Crime and Punishment in Territorial New Mexico By Robert J. Torrez, Mark A. Allan

Review of The Steamboat Montana and the Opening of the West: History. Excavation, and Architecture. By Annalies Corbin and Bradley A. Rogers, Michael Allen

Review of Memory and Vision: Arts, Cultures, and Lives of Plains Indian People. By Emma Hansen, Bill Anthes

Review of "Memories of the Branch Davidians: The Autobiography of David Koresh's Mother," By Bonnie Haldeman, W. Michael Ashcraft

Review of "Picturing a Different West: Vision, Illustration, and the Tradition of Cather and Austin," By Janis P. Stout, Thomas Austenfeld

Review of "Banned in Kansas: Motion Picture Censorship, 1915-1966," By Gerald R. Butters Jr., Thomas Fox Averill

Review of "Lynching to Belong: Claiming Whiteness through Racial Violence," By Cynthia Skove Nevels, Alwyn Barr

"You Have To Be Involved ... To Play A Part in It" Assessing Kainai Attitudes about Voting In Canadian Elections, Yale D. Belanger

Parallel Tracks, Same Terminus The Role of Nineteenth, Century Newspapers And Railroads In the Settlement of Nebraska, Charlyne Berens and Nancy Mitchell

Review of "Frontier Farewell: The 18705 and the End of the Old West," By Garrett Wilson, Ted Binnema

Review of Nebraska Moments. By Donald R. Hickey, Susan A. Wunder, and John R. Wunder, Kent Blaser

Review of The History of Texas Music. By Gary Hartman, Kent Blaser

Review of Buffalo Bill on Stage. By Sandra K. Sagala, Robert Bonner

Review of "Jazz Mavericks of the Lone Star State." By Dave Oliphant, Jean A. Boyd