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 Lewis and Clark Through Indian Eyes: Nine Indian Writers on the Legacy of the Expedition Edited by Alvin M. Josephy Jr. with Marc Jaffe and Lewis and Clark and the Indian Country: The Native American Perspective Edited by Frederick E. Hoxie and Jay T. Nelson, Robert J. Miller

Review of Jim Lane: Scoundrel, Statesman, Kansan By Robert Collins, Craig Miner

Review of Hot Coffee and Cold Truth: Living and Writing the West. Edited by W. C. Jameson, David Mogen

Review of The Rise and Fall of Indian Country, 1825-1855 By William E. Unrau., Roger Nichols

Review of The Cherokee Trail of Tears Essay by Duane King, James W. Parins

Review of Jane Gilmore Rushing: A West Texas Writer and Her Work By Lou Halsell Rodenberger, Tom Pilkington

Review of In the Days of Our Grandmothers: A Reader in Aboriginal Women's History in Canada Edited by Mary-Ellen KeIm and Lorna Townsend, Gillian Poulter

Jewish Community In Wichita, 1920-1970 Same Wagon, New Horses, Jay M. Price

Review of Mennonites, Politics, and Peoplehood: Europe-Russia- Canada, 1525-1980 By James Urry, Benjamin W. Redekop

Review of Lakotas, Black Robes, and Holy Women: German Reports from the Indian Missions in South Dakota, 1886-1900 Edited by Karl Markus Kreis, Joshua M. Rice

Naming A Place Nicodemus, Rosamond C. Rodman

Extending the Security Net The Impact of Rangeland Insurance On Ranching Economy and Culture, Rex J. Rowley

Review of One West, Two Myths II: Essays on Comparison Edited by C. L. Higham and Robert Thacker, Molly Rozum

Review of What Becomes You. By Aaron Raz Link and Hilda Raz, Gayle Salamon

Review of Encyclopedia of the Great Plains Indians Edited by David J. Wishart, James Sherow

Review of Marking the Land: Jim Dow in North Dakota Photographs and narrative by Jim Dow, Robert Silberman

Review of Writing the Trail: Five Women's Frontier Narratives By Deborah Lawrence, Sherry Smith

Review of To Remain an Indian: Lessons in Democracy from a Century of Native American Education By K. Tsianina Lomawaima and Teresa L. McCarty, Ruth Spack

Review of Crossing Waters, Crossing Worlds: The African Diaspora in Indian Country Edited by Tiya Miles and Sharon P. Holland, Susan Stebbins

The Pageant of Paha Sapa An Origin Myth of White Settlement In The American West, Linea Sundstrom

Review of Native Moderns: American Indian Painting, 1940-1960. By Bill Anthes, Joyce M. Szabo

Review of Of This Earth: A Mennonite Boyhood in the Boreal Forest By Rudy Wiebe, Hildi Froese Tiessen

Review of Gall: Lakota War Chief By Robert W. Larson, Herman Viola

Review of The Cowboy Girl: The Life of Caroline Lockhart By John Clayton, Karen Walcott

Review of Art of the Cherokee: Prehistory to the Present By Susan C. Power, Mary Jo Watson

Review of Notebooks of Elizabeth Cook-Lynn By Elizabeth Cook-Lynn, Jace Weaver

Review of Diaspora in the Countryside: Two Mennonite Communities and Mid~Twentieth~Century Rural Disjuncture. By Royden Loewen, Hans Werner

Contradictory Subtexts In Willa Cather's O Pioneers! And Thomas Hardy's Far From the Madding Crowd, Grace Wetzel


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Review of The Heavy Hand of History: Interpreting Saskatchewan's PastEdited by Gregory P. Marchildon; On the Side of the People: A History of Labour in Saskatchewan By Jim Warren and Kathleen Carlisle; & Saskatoon: A History in Photographs By Jeff O'Brien, Ruth W. Millar, and William P. Delainey

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Title and Contents- Fall 2007

Title and Contents- Summer 2007

Title and Contents- Winter 2007

Review of Elias Cornelius Boudinot: A Life on the Cherokee Border By James W. Parins, Brad Agnew

Review of An Opportunity Lost: The Truman Administration and the Farm Policy Debate By Virgil W. Dean, Kristin L. Ahlberg

Vengeance Without Justice, Injustice Without Retribution The Afro-American Council’s Struggle Against Racial Violence, Shawn Leigh Alexander

Review of The Broidered Garment: The Love Story of Mona Martinsen andlohn G. Neihardt By Hilda Martinsen Neihardt, Timothy G. Anderson

Review of Katherine Anne Porter: The Life of an Artist By Darlene Harbour Unrue, Thomas Austenfeld

Review of Indians and Emigrants: Encounters on the Overland Trail By Michael L. Tate, Susan Badger-Doyle

Review of Fort Randall on the Missouri, 1856-1892 By Jerome A. Greene & Fort Concho: A History and a Guide By James T. Matthews, Barton Barbour

Review of The Borderlands of the American and Canadian Wests: Essays on Regional History of the Forty~ ninth Parallel Edited by Sterling Evans, Phil Bellfy

Deadwood and the English Language, Brad Benz

Review of Making Home Work: Domesticity and Native American Assimilation in the American West, 1860-1919 By Jane E. Simonsen, Susan Bernardin

No Law: Deadwood and the State, Mark L. Berrettini

Review of The Colonel and Little Missie: Buffalo Bill, Annie Oakley, and the Beginnings of Superstardom in America By Larry McMurtry Buffalo Bill's America: William Cody and the Wild West Show By Louis S. Warren, Sarah J. Blackstone

Review of The Encyclopedia of Saskatchewan: A Living Legacy, Patrick Brennan

Review of Hidden in Plain Sight: Contributions of Aboriginal Peoples to Canadian Identity and Culture, Volume l Edited by David R. Newhouse, Cora J. Voyageur, and Dan Beavon, Robin Brownlie

Review of Charlie Siringo's West: An Interpretive Biography By Howard R. Lamar, Randolph B. Campbell

Review of Next Year Country: Dust to Dust in Western Kansas, 1890-1940 By Craig Miner, Brian Cannon

Review of One West, Two Myths: A Comparative Reader Edited by Carol Higham and Robert Thacker, Keith Thor Carlson

Review of Twilight Innings: A West Texan on Grace and Survival By Robert A. Fink, Paul Christensen

Review of John Brown to Bob Dole: Movers and Shakers in Kansas History Edited by Virgil W. Dean, O. Gene Clanton

Review of American Outback: The Oklahoma Panhandle in the Twentieth Century By Richard Lowitt, Debbie Colson

Imagining Kansas Place, Promotion, and Western Stereotypes In The Art of Henry Worrall (1825-1902), Karen De Bres

Crazy Horse: The Strange Man Of The Oglalas By Marl Sandoz Historiography, A Philosophy For Reconstruction, Mary Dixon

Review of Outside America: Race, Ethnicity, and the Role of the American West in National Belonging By Dan Moos, Kalenda Eaton

Review of Jay Cooke's Gamble: The Northern Pacific Railroad, the Sioux, and the Panic of 1873 By M. John Lubetkin, Carroll Engelhardt

Review of One of Ours By Willa Cather, Becky Faber

Review of Between Heaven and Texas Photographs by Wyman Meinzer, Roy Flukinger

Review of Saskatchewan: A New History By Bill Waiser, Max Foran

Review of The Conquest of Texas: Ethnic Cleansing in the Promised Land, 1820-1875 By Gary Clayton Anderson, Sam W. Haynes

Review of Tulia: Race, Cocaine, and Corruption in a Small Texas Town By Nate Blakeslee, J. Patrick Hazel

Review of Captain lack and the Dalton Gang: The Life and Times of a Railroad Detective By John J. Kinney, Paul T. Hietter

Review of With Good Intentions: Euro-Canadian and Aboriginal Relations in Colonial Canada Edited by Celia Haig-Brown and David A. Nock, C. L. Higham

Review of The Midwestern Pastoral: Place and Landscape in Literature of the American Heartland By William Barillas, Sarah Jayne Hitt

Introduction: From The Weight of Gold to the Weight of History In Hbo's Deadwood, David Holmberg

Review of In the Shadow of Wounded Knee: The Untold Final Story of the Indian Wars By Roger L. Di Silvestro, Bruce Johansen

Review of From Syria to Seminole: Memoir of a High Plains Merchant By Ed Aryain, Philip Kayal

Review of American Women Modernists: The Legacy of Robert Henri, 1910-1945 Edited by Marian Wardle, Sharon L. Kennedy-Gustafson

Review of Lethal Legacy: Current Native Controversies in Canada By J. R. Miller, Nathalie Kermoal

Review of Hostiles?: The Lakota Ghost Dance and Buffalo Bill's Wild West By Sam A. Maddra & Ghost Dances and Identity: Prophetic Religion and American Indian Ethnogenesis in the Nineteenth Century By Gregory E. Smoak, Todd Kerstetter

The Militarization of the Prairie Scrap Drives, Metaphors, And The Omaha World-Herald's 1942 "Nebraska Plan", James J. Kimble

Review of Leaving Shadows: Literature in English by Canada's Ukrainians By Lisa Grekul, Mary K. Kirtz

Review of Unsettled Pasts: Reconceiving the West Through Women's History Edited by Sarah Carter, Wendee Kubik

Review of Not Without Our Consent: Lakota Resistance to Termination, 1950-59 By Edward Charles Valandra, Patrice H. Kunesh

The Good, The Bad, And The Ignored Immigrants In Willa Cather's O Pioneers!, Renee M. Laegreid

Review of Going Indian By James Hamill, Todd Leahy

Review of Indian Wars: The Campaign for the American West By Bill Yenne, Todd Leahy

Review of The National Grasslands: A Guide to America's Undiscovered Treasures By Francis Moul, Daniel S. Licht

Review of Chuck Hagel: Moving Forward By Charlyne Berens, Peter Longo

Review of The University of Oklahoma: A History. Volume I, 1890-1917 By David W. Levy, Patricia Loughlin

Review of A Northern Cheyenne Album Photographs by Thomas B. Marquis. Edited by Margot Liberty, Jerry Mader

Review of Kansas Murals: A Traveler's Guide By Lora Jost and Dave Loewenstein, Karal Ann Marling

Review of Sculpture from the Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery Edited by Karen O. Janovy, Joan M. Marter

Review of L. A. Huffman: Photographer of the American West By Larry Len Peterson, Carl Mautz

Review of A Western Legacy: The National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum Foreword by Charles P. Schroeder, James D. McLaird

Review of America's 100th Meridian: A Plains Journey Photographs and text by Monte Hartman, David McMillan

Review of A Seat at the Table: Huston Smith in Conversation with Native Americans on Religious Freedom By Huston Smith, Michael D. McNally

Review of This Is Not a Peace Pipe: Towards a Critical Indigenous Philosophy By Dale Turner. Toronto, Dennis McPherson

Review of From Dominance to Disappearance: The Indians of Texas and the Near Southwest, 1786-1859 By F. Todd Smith, William Meadows

Review of Saskatchewan: Uncommon Views Photographs by John Conway, Courtney Milne

Review of Out of the West: The Gund Collection of Western Art By Suzan Campbell, Anne Morand

Review of A Godly Hero: The Life of William Jennings Bryan By Michael Kazin, Troy Murphy