Great Plains Research publishes original research and scholarly reviews of important advances in the natural and social sciences with relevance to and special emphases on environmental, economic and social issues in the Great Plains. It includes reviews of books and reports on symposia and conferences that included sessions on topics pertaining to the Great Plains. Papers must be comprehensible to a multidisciplinary community of scholars and lay readers who share interest in the region. Stimulating review and synthesis articles will be published if they inform, educate, and highlight both current status and further research directions.


Review of The Grasslands of the United States: An Environmental History. By James E. Sherow, Francis Moul

Review of The Geography of American Poverty: Is There a Need for Place-Based Policies? By Mark D. Partridge and Dan S. Rickman., David J. Peters

Review of Roots of Change: Nebraska's New Agriculture. By Mary Ridder., James Peterson

Review of Greener Pastures: Decentralizing the Regulation of Agricultural Pollution. By Elizabeth Brubaker, Eva Pip



Book Review: Empowerment of North American Indian Girls: Ritual Expressions at Puberty By Carol A. Markstrom, Le Anne E. Silvey

Book Review: Lewis and Clark: Weather and Climate Data from the Expedition Journals Edited by Vernon Preston, Susan Solomon


Review of Genetically Engineered Crops: Interim Policies, Uncertain Legislation. Edited by lain E.P. Taylor, Rene C. Van Acker

Review of Eau Canada: The Future of Canada's Water. Edited by Karen Bakker., Henry David Venema

Review of Native Americans and the Environment: Perspectives on the Ecological Indian. by Michael E. Harkin and David Rich Lewis, Paula Wagoner

Review of Doing Science and Doing Good: A History of the Bureau of Child Research and the Schiefelbusch Institute for Life Span Studies at the University of Kansas. Edited by Richard L. Schiefelbusch and Stephen R. Schroeder., Warren J. White



Annual Index for Vol.17 (2007)

Great Plains Research, Volume 17, Number 1: Frontmatter

Great Plains Research, Volume 17, Number 1: News and Notes

Notes and News for Vol.17 No.2

Review of Wild Orchids ofthe Prairies and Great Plains Region of North America., Doris Ames

Physiological Responses of Four Hazelnut Hybrids to Water Availability in Nebraska, Tala Awada and Scott Josiah

Review of Laws and Societies in the Canadian Prairie West, 1670-1940 Edited by Louis A. Knafla and Jonathan Swainger, Thomas M.J. Bateman

Review if Agates: Treasures of the Earth, Frances V. Belohlavy

Review of 'Pictures Bring Us Messages' / Sinaakssiiksi aohtsimaahpihkookiyaawa: Photographs and Histories from the Kainai Nation by Alison K. Brown and Laura Peers with members of the Kainai Nation, Susan Berry

Review of This Land: A Guide to Central National Forests by Robert H. Mohlenbrock, James R. Brandle

Review of Taxing Illusions: Taxation, Democracy and Embedded Political Theory by Phillip Hansen, Neil Brooks

Review of Deer of the Southwest: A Complete Guide to the Natural History, Biology, and Management of Southwestern Mule Deer and White-Tailed Deer., Ruben Cantu

Review of Lethal Injection: Capital Punishment in Texas During the Modern Era, Nicole Casarez

Review of False Expectations: Politics and the Pursuit ofthe Saskatchewan Myth, Cristine de Clercy

Review of Hidden Victims: The Effects of the Death Penalty on Families of the Accused, Mark Costanzo

Review of Deep Time and the Texas High Plains: History and Geology by Paul H. Carlson, J. Brett Cruse

Review of The Other Alberta: Decoding a Political Enigma by Doreen Barrie, Gurston Dacks

Regional Dynamics of Grassland Change in the Western Great Plains, Mark A. Drummond

The October 1998 Flood of the Upper Guadalupe River System, Central Texas, Richard A. Earl

Review of The Biology of Freshwater Wetlands: Biology of Habitats by Arnold G. van der Valko, Ned H. Euliss, Jr.

Review of Indian Gaming and Tribal Sovereignty: The Casino Compromise., James V. Fenelon

Review of Harvest for Hope: A Guide to Mindful Eating by Jane Goodall with Gary McAvoy and Gail Hudson, Charles Francis

Review of Applying Nature's Design: Corridors as a Strategy for Biodiversity Conservation by Anthony B. Anderson and Clinton N. Jenkins, Curtis Freese

Review of Queer Youth in the Province of the "Severely Normal.", Doreen Fumia

Review of Global Warming in the 21st Century. Volume 1: Our Evolving Climate Crisis; Volume 2: Melting Ice and Warming Seas; Volume 3: Plants and Animals in Peril by Bruce E. Johansen, Robert Harriss

Review of Paleoamerican Origins: Beyond Clovis, Matthew G. Hill

Evaluation of the College Experience Among American Indian Upperclassmen, Terry Huffman and Ron Ferguson

Review of The Real Roadrunner by Martha Anne Maxon, Janice M. Hughes

Review of Treaty Promises, Indian Reality: Life on a Reserve, Robert Alexander Innes

Water Rights and Land Values in the West-Central Plains, Allan Jenkins, Bruce Elder, Ram Valluru, and Paul Burger

Sulfate Mineral Paragenesis in Pennsylvanian Rocks and The Occurrence of Slavikite in Nebraska, Robert Matthew Joeckel, K. D. Wally, S.A. Fischbein, and P.R. Hanson

Review of Texas Quails: Ecology and Management, Paul A. Johnsgard

Review of Watchable Birds of the Black Hills, Badlands and Northern Great Plains by Jan L. Wassink, Paul A. Johnsgard

Review of The Nature of Eastern North Dakota: Pre-1880 Historical Ecology, Dennis H. Knight

Review of Dakota Flora: A Seasonal Sampler, James H. Locklear

Assessing the Free Land Programs for Reversing Rural Depopulation, Max Lu and Darci A. Paull

Review of Soils in Archaeological Research by Vance T. Holliday, Rolfe D. Mandel

Review of Developing and Extending Sustainable Agriculture: A New Social Contract., Fabian D. Menalled

Foreword for Vol. 17 No.2, James W. Merchant and Rex Honey

Comparison of Botanical Composition, Soil Carbon Content, and Root Distribution of Subirrigated Meadows in The Nebraska Sandhills, Eric M. Mousel, Walter H. Schacht, c. William Zanner, and David A. Wedin

Understanding Sacred Lands, Roxanne T. Ornelas

Review of Like a Loaded Weapon: The Rehnquist Court, Indian Rights, and the Legal History of Racism in America, Alexandra Page

Prairie Sandreed Response to Preceding-Year Defoliation and Precipitation Regime, Patrick E. Reece, Justin W. Morris, Walter H. Schacht, Ann E. Koehler, Jerry D. Vole sky, and Lowell E. Moser

Review of Native Americans in the School System: Family, Community, and Academic Achievement by Carol J. Ward, Jon Reyhner

Review of Buffalo Nation: American Indian Efforts to Restore the Bison., James H. Shaw

Native Land Acquisition in the Minnesota River Valley, Laura J. Smith

Review of Farming and the Fate of Wild Nature: Essays in Conservation- Based Agriculture., Judith Soule

Evapotranspiration Estimation and Scaling Effects Over The Nebraska Sandhills, Venkataramana Sridhar

Review of Prairie Time: A Blackland Portrait by Matt White, David Taylor

The Shop-Locally Discourse in Jefferson County Kansas, Gina K. Thornburg

Review of The Search for a Common Language: Environmental Writing and Education Edited by Melody Graulich and Paul Crumbley, Denise Tillery

Review of Deep Alberta: Fossil Facts and Dinosaur Digs, University of Alberta

Grassland Birds in Restored Grassland of the Rainwater Basin Region in Nebraska, Jill Sporrong Utrup and Craig A. Davis

Review of The National Grasslands: A Guide to America's Undiscovered Treasures., Mary Ann Vinton

Review of Being Lakota: Identity and Tradition on Pine Ridge Reservation., Paula L. Wagoner

Population Characteristics and Health Service Use by Latino Immigrants to Southwest Missouri, Suzanne E. Walker, Susan Dollar, and Ravilldra G. Amonker

Review of The Science, Impacts and Monitoring of Drought in Western Canada: Proceedings of the 2004 Prairie Drought Workshop Edited by Dave Sauchyn, Madhav Khandekar, and E. Ray Garnett, Virginia Wittrock

Potential Aboriginal-Occupation-Induced Dune Activity, Elbow Sand Hills, Northern Great Plains, Canada, Stephen A. Wolfe, Chris H. Hugenholtz, Christopher P. Evans, D. J. Huntley, and Jeff Ollerhead

Review of North American Icelandic: The Life of a Language, Kirsten Wolf

Review of Plant Breeding: The Arnel R. Hallauer International Symposium., Jianming Yu

Review of Ogallala Blue: Water and Life on the High Plains by William Ashworth, Sandra Zellmer


Great Plains Research, Volume 16, Number 2: Editorial Matter

Review of Windswept: A Passionate View of the Prairie Grasslands Text and photographs by Wayne Lynch, Jane Austin

Book Review of Entomology at the Land Grant University: Perspectives from the Texas A&M University Department Centenary Edited by Kevin M. Heinz, Raymond Frisbie, and Carlos Bogran, Richard Berberet

Review of Hard Choices: Climate Change in Canada Edited by Harold Coward and Andrew J. Weaver, Matthew Bramley

Book Review of Archaeology as a Process: Processualism and Its Progeny by Michael J. O'Brien, R. Lee Lyman, and Michael Brian Schiffer, Dawn Bringelson

A Delicate Balance: Rainfall and Groundwater in Nebraska During the 2000-2005 Drought, Mark Burbach and Robert Matthew Joeckel

Book Review of A Dazzle of Dragonflies by Forrest L. Mitchell and James L. Lasswell, Rob Cannings

Review of Good Growing: Why Organic Farming Works by Leslie A. Duram, Edward (Ted) Carey

Review of Red Pedagogy: Native American Social and Political Thought By Sandy Grande, Steven Crum

Great Plains Research Journal, 16:1 (Spring 2006): Front and Back Matter, Robert F. Diffendal

Book Review of A Dictionary of Common Wildflowers of Texas and the Southern Great Plains by Joel E. Holloway, George M. Diggs, Jr.

Review of Amphibian Declines: The Conservation Status of United States Species Edited by Michael Lanoo, William Duellman

Book Review of The Sauropods: Evolution and Paleobiology Edited by Kristina A. Curry Rogers and Jeffrey A. Wilson. Berkeley, Anthony Fiorillo

Review of Women and Sustainable Agriculture: Interviews with 14 Agents of Change by Anna Anderson, Sarah Fogleman

Book Review of Twilight of the Mammoths: Ice Age Extinctions and the Rewilding of America by Paul S. Martin, Michael Fosha

Review of Grasslands: Toward a North American Conservation Strategy By David A. Gauthier, Alberto Lafon, Theodore P. Toombs, Jugen Hoth, and Ed Wiken, David Gibson

Review of Fishes of Oklahoma By Rudolph J. Miller and Henry W. Robison, Keith Gido

Arsenic in Groundwater and Rural Public Water Supplies in Nebraska, U.S.A., David C. Gosselin, Lynne Klawer, Robert M. Joeckel, F. Edwin Harvey, Angela R. Reade, and Kevin McVey

Hydrological Effects and Groundwater Fluctuations in Interdunal Environments in the Nebraska Sandhills, David Gosselin, Venkataramana Sridhar, F. Edwin Harvey, and James Goeke

Book Review of Raising Less Corn, More Hell: The Case for the Independent Farm and Against Industrial Food by George Pyle, Robert Gronski

Grazing and Military Vehicle Effects on Grassland Soils and Vegetation, John A. Guretzky, Alan Anderson, and Jeffrey Fehmi

Fire History at the Southwestern Great Plains Margin, Capulin Volcano National Monument, Richard P. Guyette, Michael C. Stambaugh, Rose-Marie Muzika, and Erin R. McMurry

Review of Species at Risk: Using Economic Incentives to Shelter Endangered Species on Private Lands Edited by Jason F. Shogren, Mace Hack

Book Review of The Limits of Participation: Members and Leaders in Canada's Reform Party by Faron Ellis, David J. Hall

Land Use and Transfer Plans in the U.S. Great Plains, Susan Hautaniemi Leonard and Myron P. Gutmann