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.

Starting with Volume 34 (2014), Great Plains Quarterly is published by University of Nebraska Press and distributed online through Project Muse,


Review of The Road to Rebellion: Class Formation and Kansas Populism, 1865-1900, Robert W. Cherny

Review of Texas Country: The Changing Rural Scene, Lawrence Clayton

Opera Houses in Kansas, Nebraska, and The Dakotas: 1870-1920, Ronald L. Davis

Review of Opera Houses of the Midwest, Ronald L. Davis

Review of Northern Prairie Wetlands, Jack Deforest

Review of ''The Orders of the Dreamed": George Nelson on Cree and Northern Ojibwa Religion and Myth, 1823, Olive Patricia Dickson

Arts Institutions on The Great Plains: An Inroduction, Norman A. Geske

Review of Among the Sioux of Dakota: Eighteen Months' Experience as an Indian Agent, 1869-70, Elizabeth S. Grobsmith

Review of The World of the Crow Indians: As Driftwood Lodges, C. Adrian Heidenreich

Businessman, Bibliophile, and Patron: Edward E. Ayer and his Collection of American Indian Art, Frederick E. Hoxie

Controlled Pasture Burning in the Folklife of the Kansas Flint Hills, James Hoy

Review of Heartland: Comparative Histories of the Midwestern States, John C. Hudson

Review of A Generation of Boomers: The Pattern of Railroad Labor Conflict in Nineteenth-Century America., Russell S. Kirby

The Daughters of Shiphrah: Folk Healers and Midwives of The Great Plains, Timothy J. Kloberdanz

The Wonderful Wizard of the West: L.Frank Baum in South Dakota, 1888-91, Nancy Tystad Koupal

Seeing More than Earth and Sky: The Rise of a Great Aesthetic, Howard Roberts Lamar

Review of Indian Education in Canada: Volume 2: The Challenge, Dana F. Lawrence

Review of Basic Texas Books: An Annotated Bibliography of Selected Works for a Research Library, Glen E. Lich

Ethnic Women Homesteading on the Plains of North Dakota, H. Elaine Lindgren

Review of The Blackfoot Confederacy, 1880-1920: A Comparative Study of Canadian and U. S. Indian Policy, Calvin Luther Martin

Freedon and Control in Laura Ingalls Wilder's De Smet, John E. Miller

Review of Among the Sleeping Giants: Occasional Pieces on Lewis and Clark, Gary E. Moulton

Review of Buffalo Bird Woman's Garden: Agriculture of the Hidatsa Indians and Indian Agriculture in America, Paul A. Olson

Joint Venture or Testy Alliance?: The Public Works of Art Project in Minnesota, 1933-34, Thomas O'Sullivan

Review of Sacred Language: The Nature of Supernatural Discourse in Lakota, Douglas R. Parks

Review of The Female Frontier: A Comparative View of Women on the Prairie and the Plains., Alice Hall Petry

Rural German-Speaking Women in Early Nebraksa and Kansas: Ethnicity as a Factor in Frontier Adptation, Linda Schelbitzki Pickle

Review of The Way to Independence: Memories of a Hidatsa Indian Family, 1840-1920 and A Coloring Book of Hidatsa Indian Stories: Based on the Life and Drawings of Edward Goodbird, Joseph C. Porter

Women's Contribution to The Family Farm, Richard W. Rathge

Review of Ole Edvart Rölvaag, Rodney P. Rice

Women's Responses to the Challenges of Plains Living, Glenda Riley

State Humanities Councils and Cultural Institutions on The Great Plains, Sarah Z. Rosenberg

Review of Stories of the House People, Ahab Spence

Review of We're Czechs, Joseph G. Svoboda

Review of Sentinel of the Southern Plains: Fort Richardson and the Northwest Texas Frontier, 1866-1878, Michael L. Tate

The Role of State Arts Agencies in the Promotion and Development og the Arts on The Plains, Robin S. Tryloff

Introduction to Federal and State Arts and Humanities Agencies, Robin S. Tryloff and Sarah Z. Rosenberg

Review of A Creek Warrior for the Confederacy: The Autobiography of Chief G. W Grayson, William E. Unrau

Review of Willa Cather: A Literary Life, Karen Vierneisel

Review of Native American Architecture., Carroll Van West

Review of Prime Fathers, Les Whipp


Index to VOL 8

Notes and News for Vol.8 No.2

Notes and News for Vol.8 No.3

Notes and News for Vol.8 No.4

Development of the Appropriation Docterine: Adapting Water Allcoation Policies to Semiarid Environs, J. David Aiken

Elaine Goodale Eastman and the Failure of the Feminist Protestant Ethic, Ruth Ann Alexander

Review of Cather's Kitchens: Foodways in Literature and Life., John P. Anders

Review of The Just Polity; Populism, Law, and Human Welfare., Peter H. Argersinger

Review of The Cheyenne Nation: A Social and Demographic History., Russel Lawrence Barsh

Review of The Journals of the Lewis & Clark Expedition, Vol. 2, August 30, 1803-August 24, 1804, The Journals of the Lewis & Clark Expedition, Vol. 3, August 25, 1804-ApriZ6, 1805, and The Journals of the Lewis & Clark Expedition, Vol. 4, April7-July 27, 1805, Richard A. Bartlett

Review of The Paintings of George Caleb Bingham: A Catalogue Raisonne., Stephen C. Behrendt

Review of The Women's West., Suzanne L. Bunkers

Review of Closing the Frontier: Radical Response in Oklahoma, 1883-1923, Garin Burbank

Review of Alamo Images: Changing Perceptions of a Texas Experience, Robert A. Calvert

Ethnicity, Religion, and Gender: The Women of Block, Kansas, 1868-1940, Carol K. Coburn

Prairie Schoolwomen, Mid-1850s to 1920s, in Iowa, Kansas, and Nebraska, Mary Hurlbut Cordier

Review of The Mythic West in Twentieth-Century America, Brian W. Dippie

Review of Paper Medicine Man: John Gregory Bourke and His American West, Thomas William Dunlay

Review of Rethinking Regionalism: John Steuart Curry and the Kansas Mural Controversy and Grant Wood: A Study in American Art and Culture., Richard W. Etulain

Structure of Agriculture and Women's culture in the Great Plains, Cornella Butler Flora and Jan L. Flora

Review of Pahaska Tepee: Buffalo Bill's old hunting lodge and hotel, a history, 1901-1947, Joni Gilkerson

Review of Buckskins, Bullets, and Business: A History of Buffalo Bill's Wild West, Andrew Gulliford

Review of Little Crow: Spokesman for the Sioux, Herbert T. Hoover

Review of The Dakota or Sioux in Minnesota as They Were in 1854, Herbert T. Hoover

"There is Some Splendid Scenery" Womens Responses to the Great Plains Landscape, Julie Roy Jeffrey

Women and Technology on the Great Plains, 1910-40, Katherine Jellson

Review of Konza Prairie: A Tallgrass Natural History, Paul A. Johnsgard

Review of Edible Wild Plants of the Prairie: An Ethnobotanical Guide., Kathleen H. Keeler

Review of The American Indian and the Problem of History, Robert H. Keller

Review of Civilizing the West: The Galts and the Development of Western Canada, Henry C. Klassen

Symbols of German-Russsian Ethnic Identity on the Northern Plains, Timothy J. Kloberdanz

Review of Mapping the North American Plains: Essays in the History of Cartography., Donna P. Koepp

Review of Open Country, Iowa: Rural Women, Tradition and Change., Seena B. Kohl

Review of Life of Bishop Machebeuf., Lance Larsen

Plains Song: Wright Morris's New Melody for Audacious Female Voices, Linda M. Lewis

Review of Hunting and Trading on the Great Plains, 1859-1875, Glen E. Lich

Review of On the Santa Fe Trail, Glen E. Lich

Review of Hoofbeats and Society: Studies of Human-Horse Interactions, Susanne Lindau

Review of Ghost Towns of Texas, Suzanne Lindau

Review of Agricultural Distress in the Midwest, Past and Present, James Lowenberg-DeBore

Review of Historical Atlas of Oklahoma, Frederick C. Luebke

Review of The Cartography of North America, 1500-1800, Frederick C. Luebke

Review of Prairie: Images of Ground and Sky, Margaret A. Mackichan

Review of Soldiers West: Biographies from the Military Frontier, Peter Maslowski

Review of Helen Hunt Jackson, Valerie Sherer Mathes

Womens Culture in the Great Plains : An Introduction, Helen A. Moore

Review of The Wolves of Heaven: Cheyenne Shamanism, Ceremonies, and Prehistoric Origins., Robert Nespor

Review of Land of the Burnt Thigh, Sheryll Patterson-Black

Review of Sam Shepard, Carolyn Perry

Review of Emily: The Diary of a Hard-Worked Woman, Alice Hall Petry

Reservation Policy and the Economic Position of Wichita Women, Carolyn Garrett Pool

The Nebraska Capital Controversy, 1854-59, James B. Potts

Rethinking the Farm Revolt of the 1930s, William C. Pratt

Plains Women, Dorothy Schwieder and Deborah Fink

The Heart of the Prairie: Culture Areas in the Central and Northern Great Plains, James R. Shortridge

Review of The West of the Imagination, Robert Thacker

Review of Emil Loriks: Builder of a New Economic Order, Jonathan F. Wagner

"The Greatest Thing I Ever Did Was Join the Union": A History of the Dakota Teamsters During the Depression, Jonathan F. Wagner

Review of Plains Folk: A Commonplace of the Great Plains, Roger L. Welsch