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 Lakota Society By James R. Walker, Herbert T. Hoover

Review of The Cattle Guard By James F. Hoy, R. Douglas Hurt

Review of Shadows of the Indian: Stereotypes in American Culture By Raymond William Stedman, Paul H. Hutton

Review of A Bibliographical Guide to the Study of Western American Literature By Richard W. Etulain, Frances W. Kaye

Review of With Good Intentions: Quaker Work among the Pawnees, Otos, and Omahas in the 1870s By Clyde A. Milner II, Robert H. Keller Jr.

Review of Montana's Righteous Hangmen: The Vigilantes in Action By Lew L. Callaway, William L. Lang

Indian Maps Their Place In The History Of Plains Cartography, G. Malcolm Lewis

Review of Farm Women on the Prairie Frontier: A Sourcebook for Canada and the United States By Carol Fairbanks and Sara Brooks Sundberg, Vernon R. Lindquist

Review of Conversations with wallace Stegner on Western History and Literature By Wallace Stegner and Richard W. Etulain, Kenneth C. Mason

Review of Dammed Indians: The Pick-Sloan Plan and the Missouri River Sioux, 1944-1980 By Michael L. Lawson, Janet McDonnell

Review of Belle Starr and Her Times: The Literature, the Facts and the Legends By Glenn Shirley, Darlis A. Miller

Willa Cather Today, James E. Miller Jr.

Review of Wolves for the Blue Soldiers: Indian Scouts and Auxiliaries with the United States Army, 1860-1890 By Thomas W. Dunlay, Clyde A. Milner II

Mapping The North American Plains An Introduction, Gary E. Moulton

Nebraska Naturalism In Jamesian Frames, John J. Murphy

Review of Willa: The Life of Willa Cather By Phyllis C. Robinson, John J. Murphy

Review of Interwoven: A Pioneer Chronicle By Sallie Reynolds Matthews & Lambshead Before Interwoven: A Texas Range Chronicle, 1848-1878 By Frances Mayhugh Holden, Sandra L. Myres

Review of The Great Kansas Bond Scandal By Robert Smith Bader, Patrick G. O'Brien

Review of Prairie Mosaic: An Ethnic Atlas of Rural North Dakota By William C. Sherman, Robert C. Ostergren

Review of The Thunderstorm in Human Affairs Edited by Edwin Kessler, Alec H. Paul

Willa Cather And The Swedes, Mona Pers

Review of Cowboy Life on the Texas Plains: The photographs of Ray Rector Edited by Margaret Rector, Charles S. Peterson

Review of Texas Woollybacks: The Range Sheep and Goat Industry By Paul H. Carlson, B. Byron Price

Review of Oil Booms: Social Changes in Five Texas Towns By Roger M. Olien and Diana Davids Olien & Oil in West Texas and New Mexico: A Pictorial History of the Permian Basin By Walter Rundell, Jr., Frederick W. Rathjen

Review of Gauchos and the Vanishing Frontier By Richard W. Slatta, Douglas W. Richmond

Review of The West of Wild Bill Hickok By Joseph G. Rosa, Gary L. Roberts

"A Chart In His Way" Indian Cartography And The Lewis And Clark Expedition, James P. Ronda

Review of Willa Cather: A Bibliography By Joan Crane, Susan J. Rosowski

Willa Cather's American Gothic Sapphira And The Slave Girl, Susan J. Rosowski

Mapping the Interior Plains of Rupert's Land By The Hudson's Bay Company To 1870, Richard I. Ruggles

The Image Of The Hired Girl In Literature The Great Plains, 1860 To World War I, Sylvia Lea Sallquist

Review of Wichita: The Early Years, 1865-1880 By H. Craig Miner, John C. Schneider

The Prairie Mermaid Love-Tests Of Pioneer Women, Robert H. Solomon

Review of Western American Literary Criticism By Martin Bucco, Helen Winter Stauffer

Review of Inventing Billy the Kid: Visions of the Outlaw in America, 1881-1981 By Stephen Tatum, Kent L. Steckmesser

Review of The Troll Garden By Willa Cather, David Stouck

Carl Schurz And The Indians, Hans L. Trefousse

Review of Jewels of the Plains: Wildflowers of the Great Plains Grasslands and Hills By Claude A. Barr, Curtis M. Twedt

Review of The Mexican Frontier, 1821-1846: The American Southwest Under Mexico By David J. Weber, Ralph H. Vigil

Review of Fur Trade and Exploration: Opening the Far Northwest, 1821-1852 By Theodore J. Karamanski, John Warkentin

Review of The Platte: Channels in Time By Paul A. Johnsgard, Leslie T. Whipp

Review of American Farm Tools: From Hand-Power to Steam-Power By R. Douglas Hurt, Reynold M. Wik

Review of Plains Families: Exploring Sociology Through Social History By Scott G. McNall and Sally Allen McNall, J. Allen Williams

Review of This Remarkable Continent: An Atlas of United States and Canadian Society and Cultures Edited by John F. Rooney, Jr., Wilbur Zelinsky, and Dean R. Louder, David J. Wishart

Review of Labyrinths of Voice: Conversations with Robert Kroetsch By Shirley Neuman and Robert Wilson, George E. Wolf

Review of Four American Indian Literary Masters: N. Scott Momaday, James Welch, Leslie Marmon Silko, and Gerald Vizenor By Alan R. Velie, Charles L. Woodard

Light And Shadow In The Cather World A Personal Essay, Lucia Woods

Mapping The Missouri River Through The Great Plains, 1673-1895, W. Raymond Wood

Review of Men of the Steel Rails: Workers on the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad, 1869- 1900 By James H. Ducker, Robert H. Zieger


Index- Fall 1983

Notes and News- Fall 1983

Notes and News- Spring 1983

Notes & News- Summer 1983

Notes & News- Winter 1983

Title and Contents- Fall 1983

Title and Contents- Spring 1983

Title and Contents- Summer 1983

Title & Contents- Winter 1983

Review of Oklahoma Memories Edited by Anne Hodges Morgan and Rennard Strickland, Brad Agnew

Review of Mexican Emigration to the United States, 1897- 1931: Socio-economic Patterns By Lawrence A. Cardoso, Felix D. Almaraz Jr.

Review of Laird of the West By John W. Chalmers, John H. Archer

Review of Saving the Prairies: The Life Cycle of the Founding School of American Plant Ecology, 1895-1955 By Ronald C. Tobey, Royce E. Ballinger

Review of The Collapse of Small Towns on the Great Plains: A Bibliography By Nancy Burns, Brian W. Blouet

Review of Heck Thomas: Frontier Marshal By Glenn Shirley, David J. Bodenhamer

Review of Chief Left Hand: Southern Arapaho By Margaret Coel, Robert C. Carriker

Willa Cather And The Populists, Robert W. Cherny

Review of Yuwipi: Vision and Experience in Oglala Ritual By William K. Powers, Raymond J. De Mallie

Transportation And Transformation The Hudson's Bay Company, 1857-1885, A. A. den Otter

American Literary Images Of The Canadian Prairies, 1860-1910, James Doyle

Review of Soils of the Great Plains: Land Use, Crops, and Grasses By Andrew R. Aandahl, James V. Drew

Review of The Frontier in History: North America and Southern Africa Compared Edited by Howard Lamar and Leonard Thompson., Leslie C. Duly

Review of Slim Buttes, 1876: An Episode of the Great Sioux War By Jerome A. Greene, Thomas William Dunlay

The Origin Of Ranching In Western Canada American Diffusion Or Victorian Transplant?, Simon M. Evans

Review of The Dust Bowl: An Agricultural and Social History By R. Douglas Hurt, Gilbert C. Fite

Western Myth And Northern History The Plains Indians Of Berger And Wiebe, Sherrill E. Grace

Pioneer Landscape Paintings In Australia And The United States, R. Leslie Heathcote

Review of The Prairies and Plains: Prospects for the 80s Edited by John R. Rogge, R. Leslie Heathcote

Review of Town and City: Aspects of Western Canadian Urban Development Edited by Alan F. J. Artibise, John C. Hudson

Review of Grasses and Grasslands: Systematics and Ecology Edited by James R. Estes, Ronald J. Tyrl, and Jere N. Brunken, Robert B. Kaul

Intersections Studies In The Canadian And American Great Plains, Frances W. Kaye

Nineteenth-Century Patterns Of Railroad Development On The Great Plains, Russell S. Kirby

Review of Hooded Empire: The Ku Klux Klan in Colorado By Robert Alan Goldberg, Robert Larson

Review of The Ambidextrous Historian: Historical Writers and Writing in the American West By C. L. Sonnichsen, Ralph Mann

Social Scientists And Farm Poverty On The North American Plains, 1933-1940, Harry C. Mcdean

Review of Indian-White Relations in the United States: A Bibliography of Works Published 1975- 1980 By Francis Paul Prucha, Roy W. Meyer

Review of The Red River in Southwestern History By Carl Newton Tyson, Forrest D. Monahan

Review of Elliott Coues: Naturalist and Frontier Historian By Paul Russell Cutright and Michael J. Brodhead, Gary E. Moulton

Review of The Tejano Community, 1836-1900 By Arnoldo De Leon, Richard L. Nostrand

Review of Professors, Presidents, and Politicians By George Lynn Cross, James C. Olson

Review of Ceremonies of the Pawnee. Part I, The Skiri. Part II, The South Bands By James R. Murie, Paul A. Olson

Review of The Gift of the Sacred Pipe By Black Elk, Paul A. Olson

Escape From The Great Plains The Icelanders In North Dakota And Alberta, Howard Palmer

Across The 49th Thunderstorms In The Northern Great Plains, Alec H. Paul

Review of Alfred Jacob Miller: Artist On the Oregon Trail, Joseph C. Porter

Review of Arapahoe Politics, 1851-1978: Symbols in Crisis of Authority By Loretta Fowler, William K. Powers

Review of The West and Reconstruction By Eugene H. Berwanger, James A. Rawley

Competition For Settlers The Canadian Viewpoint, James M. Richtik

Prairie Poetry And Metaphors Of Plain/S Space, Laurie Ricou

Review of Read This Only to Yourself: The Private Writings of Midwestern Women, 1880-1910 By Elizabeth Hampsten, Julie Roy-Jeffrey

Review of The Forgotten Frontier: Urban Planning in the American West before 1890 By John W. Reps, Charles S. Sargent