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.


Review of "Native American Fiction: A User's Manual." By David Treuer., James Ruppert

Review of Speak Like Singing: Classics of Native American Literature. By Kenneth Lincoln, James Ruppert

Review of Give Me Eighty Men: Women and the Myth of the Fetterman Fight By Shannon D. Smith, Ronald Schultz

Review of Trans.Can.Lit.: Resituating the Study of Canadian Literature Edited by Smaro Kamboureli and Roy Miki, J'Nan Morse Sellery

Review of Going West!: Quilts and Community By Roderick Kiracofe and Sandi Fox, Janneken Smucker

Review of Keepers of the Record: The History of the Hudson's Bay Company Archives. By Deidre Simmons, Scott Stephen

Review of Willa Cather: New Facts, New Glimpses, Revisions Edited by John J. Murphy and Merrill Maguire Skaggs, John N. Swift

Review of Historic Native Peoples of Texas By William C. Foster, Michael L. Tate

Review of Last Stand: George Bird Grinnell, the Battle to Save the Buffalo, and the Birth of the New West. By Michael Punke., Phillip Drennon Thomas

Review of "Destroying Dogma: Vine Deloria Jr. and His Influence on American Society." Edited by Steve Pavlik and Daniel R. Wildcat, Tink Tinker

Review of Russell Lee Photographs; Images from the Russell Lee Photograph Collection at the Center for American History. By Russell Lee, Connie Todd

Review of "Charles M. Russell: A Catalogue Raisonne." Edited by B. Byron Price., Joan Carpenter Troccoli

Review of "William Clark: Indian Diplomat." By Jay H. Buckley., University of California, Los Angeles and Autry Institute for the Study of the American West

Review of Mayor Helen Boosalis: My Mother's Life in Politics. By Beth Boosalis Davis, Jan P. Vermeer

Review of A Call to Action: An Introduction to Education, Philosophy, and Native North America By Curry Stephenson Malott, Malia Villegas

Review of To Live's to Fly: The Ballad of the Late, Great Townes Van Zandt. By John Kruth; A Deeper Blue: The Life and Music of Townes Van Zandt By Robert Earl Hardy, Chuck Vollan

Review of The Comanche Empire. By Pekka Hamalainen, Mariah F. Wade

Review of Twentieth-Century Texas: A Social and Cultural History. Edited by John W. Storey and Mary L. Kelley, Tom Wagy

A Prairie Parable The 1933 Bates Tragedy, Bill Walser

Review of "Charles Goodnight: Father of the Texas Panhandle," By William T. Hagan, West Texas A&M University

Review of The Seminole Freedmen: A History. By Kevin Mulroy, Murray Wickett

Review of Kiowa Humanity and the Invasion of the State By Jacki Thompson Rand, Nathan Wilson

Review of "White Man's Paper Trail: Grand Councils and Treaty-Making on the Central Plains." By Stan Hoig, John R. Wunder

Review of Reclaiming Charles Weidman (1901-1975): An American Dancer's Life and Legacy By Jonette Lancos, Ronald J. Zank


Book Notes

Editor's Note- Summer 2008

Notes and News- Fall 2008

Notes and News- Spring 2008

Notes and News- Summer 2008

Notes and News- Winter 2008

Table of Contents- Winter 2008

Title and Contents

Title and Contents

Title and Contents- Summer 2008

Review of The Cherokee Nation in the Civil War. By Clarissa W. Confer., Brad Agnew

Review of Chickasaw: Unconquered and Unconquerable By Jeannie Barbour, Amanda Cobb, and Linda Hogan, Donna L. Akers

Review of Texas Women on the Cattle Trails. Edited by Sara R. Massey, Judy Alter

Review of Alexander's Bridge. By Willa Cather, Elizabeth Ammons

Nebraska’s Live Stock Sanitary Commission and the Rise of American Progressivism, David Lee Amstutz

Review of True Tales of the Prairies and Plains By David Dary, Benjamin T. Arrington

Review of American Indian Literary Nationalism By Jace Weaver, Craig S. Womack, and Robert Warrior., Terri Baker

Review of Migrations: New Directions in Native American Art. Edited by Marjorie Devon, Janet Catherine Berlo

Review of Muting White Noise: Native American and European American Novel Traditions By James H. Cox, Susan Bernardin

Review of "Injuns!": Native Americans in the Movies By Edward Buscombe Killing the Indian Maiden: Images of Native American Women in Film. By M. Elise Marubbio, S. Elizabeth Bird

Review of Fire in the Water, Earth in the Air: Legends of West Texas Music By Christopher J. Oglesby, Kent Blaser

Land, Speculation, and Manipulation on the Pecos, Stephen Bogener

Review of Rosie Sandifer: Language of Art. By Rosie Sandifer., Peter S. Briggs

Life and Landscapes In The Post-Office Communities of Holt County, Nebraska, Rebecca A. Buller

Review of Taking Charge: Native American Self-Determination and Federal Indian Policy, 1975-1993 By George Pierre Castile., Larry Burt

Review of After Lewis & Clark: The Forces of Change, 1806-1871. By Gary Allen Hood, Suzan Campbell

Review of Black Gun, Silver Star: The Life and Legend of Frontier Marshal Bass Reeves. By Art T. Burton, Amy E. Carreiro

Review of By His Own Hand?: The Mysterious Death of Meriwether Lewis Edited by John D. W. Guice, Robert Carriker

Review of White Man's Club: Schools, Race, and the Struggle of Indian Acculturation By Jacqueline Fear-Segal, Michael C. Coleman

Review of Blackfoot War Art: Pictographs of the Reservation Period, 1880-2000 By L. James Dempsey, Gerald T. Conaty

Review of Beyond the Missouri: The Story of the American West By Richard W. Etulain, Julie Courtwright

Review of Forty Years a Legislator: Elmer ThomasBy Elmer Thomas, Suzanne Jones Crawford

Constructing a Home on the Range Homemaking in Early-Twentieth-Century Plains Photograph Albums, Christina E. Dando

Review of Beyond Madness: The Art of Ralph Blakelock, 1847-1919 By Norman A. Geske, Abraham A. Davidson

Review of Alberta Art and Artists: An Overview By Patricia Ainslie and Mary-Beth Laviolette, Leslie Dawn

Review of Riding to the Rescue: The Transformation of the RCMP in Alberta and Saskatchewan, 1914- 1939. By Steve Hewitt, Michael Dawson

Review of A Fate Worse Than Death: Indian Captivities in the West, 1830-1885 By Gregory and Susan Michno, Kathryn Zabelle Derounian-Stodola

Review of Cather Studies 6: History, Memory, and War Edited by Steven Trout, Margaret Doane

Review of Everett Baker's Saskatchewan: Portraits of an Era. Selected by Bill Waiser, Patrick C. Douaud

Why the Homesteading Data Are So Poor (And What Can Be Done About It), Richard Edwards

U.S. Indian Policy, 1865-1890 As Illuminated Through the Lives Of Charles A. Eastman and Elaine Goodale Eastman, Gretchen Cassel Eick

Review of Searching for Sacred Ground: The Journey of Chief Lawrence Hart, Mennonite By Raylene Hinz-Penner, Clyde Ellis

Review of Beloved Women: The Political Lives of LaDonna Harris and Wilma Mankiller By Sarah Eppler Janda, Robert E. England

Review of The Border between Them: Violence and Reconciliation on the Kansas-Missouri Line By Jeremy Neely, Nicole Etcheson

Review of The Big Empty; Contemporary Nebraska Nonfiction Writers Edited by Ladette Randolph and Nina Shevchuk-Murray, Becky Faber

Review of Ruling Pine Ridge: Oglala Lakota Politics from the IRA to Wounded Knee By Akim D. Reinhardt, James V. Fenelon

Review of Axes: Willa Cather and William Faulkner By Merrill Maguire Skaggs, Ed Folsom

Review of Radical Hope: Ethics in the Face of Cultural Devastation. By Jonathan Lear, Rodney Frey

Review of Upstream Metropolis: An Urban Biography of Omaha and Council Bluffs By Lawrence H. Larsen, Barbara J. Cottrell, Harl A. Dalstrom, and Kay Calame Dalstrom., Heather Fryer

Review of Lady Blackrobes: Missionaries in the Heart of Indian Country By Irene Mahoney, William Furdell

Review of Contact Zones: Aboriginal and Settler Women in Canada's Colonial Past Edited by Katie Pickles and Myra Rutherdale, Anne Gagnon

Review of The Calgary Project: Urban Form/Urban Life. By Beverly A. Sandalack and Andrei Nicolai., Pierre Gauthier

Review of The Texas Book: Profiles, History, and Reminiscences of the University. Edited by Richard A. Holland, Dwonna Naomi Goldstone

Review of Saskatchewan: The Luminous Landscape By Courtney Milne, Terry Graff

Review of Texas Quilts and Quilters: A Lone Star Legacy By Marcia Kaylakie with Janice Whittington, Virginia Gunn

Review of John Graves, Writer Edited by Mark Busby and Terrell Dixon, Pete Gunter

Review of Welcome to the Homeland: A Journey to the Rural Heart of America's Conservative Revolution By Brian Mann, Donald Haider-Markel

Review of Welcome to the Homeland: A Journey to the Rural Heart of America's Conservative Revolution By Brian Mann, Donald P. Haider-Markel

Review of Forging an American Identity: The Art of William Ranney: With a Catalogue of His Works. By Linda Bantel and Peter H. Hassrick, Kenneth Haltman

Review of Identity by Design: Tradition, Change, and Celebration in Native Women's Dresses Edited by Emil Her Many Horses, Emma Hansen

Review of Cowtown Wichita and the Wild, Wicked West. By Stan Hoig, Robin C. Henry

Review of Policing the Great Plains: Rangers, Mounties, and the North American Frontier, 1875-1910 By Andrew R. Graybill, Michael Hogue

Review of American Windmills: An Album of Historic Photographs. By T. Lindsay Baker, Jim Hoy

Review of The Force of Vocation, By Adele Wiseman, Leslie Ianno

Review of 900 Miles from Nowhere: Voices from the Homestead Frontier. By Steven R. Kinsella, Thomas Isern

Reviews of Hunger for the Wild: America's Obsession with the Untamed West By Michael L. Johnson and Frontiers: A Short History of the American West By Robert V. Hine and John Mack Faragher, Karl Jacoby

Review of New Indians, Old Wars By Elizabeth Cook-Lynn, Bruce E. Johansen

Review of War Dance at Fort Marion: Plains Indian War Prisoners. By Brad D. Lookingbill, Michael Jordan

Review of American Indians, the Irish, and Government Schooling: A Comparative Study By Michael C. Coleman, Katie Kane

Shaping Nebraska An Analysis Of Railroad And Land Sales, 1870-1880, Kurt E. Kinbacher and William G. Thomas III

Review of A Great Restlessness: The Life and Politics of Dorise Nielsen by Faith Johnston, Valerie Korinek

Review of Living Blue in the Red States Edited by David Starkey, Greg Kosmicki

Review of Mennonites in Texas: The Quiet in the Land Text and photographs by Laura L. Camden and Susan Gaetz Duarte., Marilyn E. Lehman

Review of The Rise of the Centennial State: Colorado Territory, 1861-76. By Eugene H. Berwanger, Stephen J. Leonard

Review of Hard Passage: A Mennonite Family's Long Journey from Russia to Canada By Arthur Kroeger, Royden Loewen

Review of Ballots and Bullets: The Bloody County Seat Wars of Kansas By Robert K. DeArment, Christopher Lovett