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 A New South Dakota History Edited by Harry F. Thompson, Paula Nelson

How William F. Cody Helped Save The Buffalo Without Really Trying, David Nesheim

Review of The Shawnees and Their Neighbors, 1795-1870 By Stephen Warren, Christopher Arris Oakley

Review of Crazy Horse: A Lakota Life By Kingsley M. Bray, R. Eli Paul

"Whores and Other Feminists" Recovering Deadwood's Unlikely Feminisms, Anne Helen Petersen

Review of Governor Lady: The Life and Times of Nellie Tayloe Ross By Teva J. Scheer, Jennifer Pierce

Review of General James G. Blunt: Tarnished Glory By Robert Collins, William Garrett Piston

Review of We Know Who We Are: Metis Identity in a Montana Community By Martha Harroun Foster, James M. Pitsula

Review of From Prairie Farmer to Entrepreneur: The Transformation of Midwestern Agriculture By Dennis S. Nordin and Roy V. Scott, Kimberly Porter

Review of Hollywood's West: The American Frontier in Film, Television, and History Edited by Peter C. Rollins and John E. O'Connor & Making the White Man's Indian: Native Americans and Hollywood Movies By Angela Aleiss, Armando Jose Prats

Review of Colonel Richard Irving Dodge: The Life and Times of a Career Army Officer By Wayne R. Kime, Charles Robinson

Review of The Life and Times of the Steamboat Red Cloud, or, How Merchants, Mounties, and the Missouri Transformed the West By Annalies Corbin, Ken Robison

Review of Civil War on the Missouri-Kansas Border By Donald L. Gilmore, John M. Sacher

Review of New Perspectives on Native North America: Cultures, Histories, and Representations Edited and with an introduction by Sergei A. Kan and Pauline T umer Strong, Ralph Salisbury

Review of Becoming Western: Stories of Culture and Identity in the Cowboy State By Liza J. Nicholas, Eric J. Sandeen

Review of Voices of the American West, Volume 1: The Indian Interviews of Eli. S. Ricker, 1903-1919 By Eli Ricker & Voices of the American West, Volume 2: The Settler and Soldier Interviews of Eli. S. Ricker, 1903-1919 By Eli Ricker, Mary Jane Schneider

The Art Of Open Spaces Contemporary Sea And Prairiescapes, Elizabeth Schultz

Review of Railwayman's Son: A Plains Family Memoir By Hugh Hawkins, Carlos A. Schwantes

Review of Wild Prairie: A Photographer's Personal Journey By James R. Page, Larry Schwarm

Review of The Louisiana Purchase and American Expansion, 1803-1898 Edited by Sanford Levinson and Bartholomew H. Sparrow, Raymond D. Screws

"Young Poets Write What They Know" William Reed Dun Roy, Poet Of The Plains, Carrie Shipers

Review of Flint Hills Cowboys: Tales of the Tallgrass Prairie By Jame F. Hoy, Richard W. Slatta

Review of Getting Away with Murder on the Texas Frontier: Notorious Killings and Celebrated Trials By Bill Neal, Paul N. Spellman

Review of Sovereign Selves: American Indian Autobiography and the Law By David ]. Carlson, Hertha D. Sweet Wong

Review of The Ambivalent Art of Katherine Anne Porter By Mary Titus, James T.F. Tanner

Review of Going It Alone: Fargo Grapples with the Great Depression By David Danbom, Sean Taylor

Review of The World We Used to Live In: Remembering the Powers of the Medicine Men By Vine Deloria Jr., Tink Tinker

Review of Our Fire Survives the Storm: A Cherokee Literary History By Daniel Heath Justice, Paul D. Travis

Review of Riding for the Brand: 150 Years of Cowden Ranching By Michael Pettit, D. Anthony Tyeeme Clark

Review of Hidden Treasures of the American West: Muriel H. Wright, Angie Debo, and Alice Marriott By Patricia Loughlin, Courtney Vaughn

Review of The Line Which Separates: Race, Gender, and the Making of the Alberta-Montana Borderlands. By Sheila McManus, Lissa Wadewitz

Review of A History of Migration from Germany to Canada, 1850-1939 By Jonathan Wagner, Hans Werner

Review of The Women There Don't Treat You Mean: Abilene in Song By Joe W. Specht, John Wheat

"Everything Promised Had Been Included In The Writing" Indian Reserve Farming And The Spirit And Intent Of Treaty Six Reconsidered, Derek Whitehouse-Strong

"Gold Is Every Man's Opportunity" Castration Anxiety and the Economic Venture In Deadwood, Kyle Wiggins and David Holmberg

Review of Chasing the Rodeo: On Wild Rides and Big Dreams, Broken Hearts and Broken Bones, and One Man's Search for the West By W. K. Stratton, Wayne S. Wooden

Review of Farmers vs. Wage Earners: Organized Labor in Kansas, 1860-1960 By R. Alton Lee, Margaret Wood

Review of Women Writing Women: The Frontiers Reader Edited by Patricia Hart and Karen Weathermon, with Susan H. Armitage, Gioia Woods


Great Plains Quarterly Editorial Matter, Summer 2006

Great Plains Quarterly Spring 2006 Editorial Matter

Great Plains Quarterly Winter 2006 Editorial Matter

Volume 26, Number 4 Editorial Matter

"These is My Words" . . . Or Are They?: Constructing Western Women's Lives in Two Contemporary Novels, Jenneifer Dawes Adkison

Book Review: The Life of Elaine Goodale Eastman, Ruth Ann Alexander

Book Review: Travelling Knowledges: Positioning the Immigrant Reader of Aboriginal Literatures in Canada, Rob Appleford

Book Review: Indian Country: Essays on Contemporary Native Culture, William Asikinack

German Heritage and Culture in Louise Erdrich's The Master Butchers Singing Club, Thomas Austenfeld

Book Review: Locust: The Devastating Rise and Mysterious Disappearance of the Insect that Shaped the American Frontier, Ken Baake

Book Review: True West: Authenticity and the American West, Ellen Baker

Book Review: Approaches to Teaching Louise Erdrich, Julie Barak

Book Review: The Making of a Lynching Culture: Violence and Vigilantism in Central Texas, 1836-1916, Alwyn Barr

Book Review: Indians in Unexpected Places, William Bauer

Book Review: The Children's Blizzard, Gwen K. Bedient

Book Review: Treasures of Gilcrease: Selections from the Permanent Collection, Janet Catherine Berlo

Book Review: When Skins Were Money: A History of the Fur Trade, Peter Bleed

Book Review: Writing Out of Place: Regionalism, Women, and American Literary Culture, Kathleen Boardman

Writing Red: A Tribute to Vine Deloria, Jr. (1933-2005), Holly Boomer

Book Review: True Women and Westward Expansion, Jimmy L. Bryan, Jr.

Book Review: Myself and Strangers: A Memoir of Apprenticeship, Mark Busby

Book Review: Westerns in a Changing America, 1955-2000, Edward Buscombe

Book Review: Poets Talk: Conversations with Robert Kroetsch, Daphne Marlatt, Erin Moure, Dionne Brand, Marie Annharte Baker, Jeff Derksen, and Fred Wah, Alison Calder

Which Place, What Story?: Cultural Discourses at the Border of the Blackfeet Reservation and Glacier National Park, Donal Carbaugh and Lisa Rudnick

Book Review: Prairie Gothic: The Story of a West Texas Family, Paul H. Carlson

Book Review: Living with Strangers: The Nineteenth-Century Sioux and the Canadian-American Borderlands, James T. Carroll

Book Review: Promise: Bozeman's Trail to Destiny, Michael Cassity

Book Review; The Garden of Art: Vic Cicansky, Sculptor, Ruth Chambers

Book Review: Flood Stage and Rising, Shiela Coghill

Book Review: Dugout, Frances Colpitt

Book Review: Washita: The U.S. Army and the Southern Cheyennes, 1867-1869, Bill Corbett

Book Review: As for Sinclair Ross, Peter Dickinson

Book Review: The Captured: A True Story of Abduction by Indians on the Texas Frontier, Gary L. Ebersole

Book Review: Western Subjects: Autobiographical Writing in the North American West, Larry Ellis

Book Review: The First Sioux War: The Grattan Fight and Blue Water Creek, 1854-1856, Mark R. Ellis

Book Review: Finding Sand Creek: History, Archeology, and the 1864 Massacre Site, Lincoln Faller

Book Review: Halfbreed: The Remarkable True Story of George Bent - Caught Between the Worlds of the Indian and the White Man, Lincoln Faller

Relief for Wanderers: The Transient Service in Kansas, 1933-35, Peter Fearon

Review Essay: Encyclopedia of the Great Plains, William Ferris

Book Review: In-between Places, Brewster E. Fitz

Book Review: Coyote Warrior: One Man, Three Tribes, and the Trial That Forged a Nation, Matthew L. M. Fletcher

"Just Following the Buffalo": Origins of a Montana Métis Community, Martha Harroun Foster

Book Review: Tell Me, Grandmother: Traditions, Stories, and Cultures of Arapaho People, Loretta Fowler

Book Review: Conversations With Texas Writers, Don B. Graham

Book Review: Childhood on the Farm: Work, Play, and Coming of Age in the Midwest, Elizabeth Hampsten

Review Essay: Encyclopedia of the Great Plains, Linda M. Hasselstrom

Book Review: Horizons West: Directing the Western from John Ford to Clint Eastwood, Joanna Hearne

Book Review: Horizons West: Directing the Western from John Ford to Clint Eastwood, Joanna Hearne

Book Review: Viet Cong at Wounded Knee: The Trail of a Blackfeet Activist, Tom Holm

Book Review: The Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art at the University of Oklahoma: Selected Works, Gary Hood

Book Review: Calamity Jane: The Woman and the Legend, Herbert T. Hoover

Book Review: Charles M. Russell: The Storyteller's Art, Jim Hoy

Book Review: The Red Man's on the Warpath: The Image of the "Indian" and the Second World War, Robert Alexander Innes

Review Essay: Encyclopedia of the Great Plains, Andrew C. Isenberg

Book Review: The Oregon Trail: An American Saga, Howard Jablon

Book Review: Learning to Write "Indian": The Boarding-School Experience and American Indian Literature, Bruce E. Johansen

Book Review: A Common Humanity: Kansas Populism and the Battle for Justice and Equality, 1854-1903, Jeffrey A. Johnson

Book Review: Alien Heart: The Life and Work of Margaret Laurence, Frances W. Kaye

Book Review: Mirror to America: The Autobiography of John Hope Franklin, Ben Keppel

Book Review: Edward S. Curtis: The Women, Clara Sue Kidwell

Book Review: Barbed Wire: An Ecology of Modernity, Alan Krell

Book Review: Women of the Northern Plains: Gender and Settlement on the Homestead Frontier, 1870- 1930, Angel Kwolek-Folland