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 Indian Policy in the United States: Historical Essays By Francis Paul Prucha, Ronald N. Satz

Russian Wolves In Folktales And Literature Of The Plains A Question Of Origins, Paul Schach

Review of Magic Images: Contemporary Native American Art By Edwin L. Wade and Rennard Strickland, Mary Jane Schneider

Diplomatic Racism Canadian Government And Black Migration From Oklahoma, 1905-1912, R. Bruce Shepard

Review of Clio's Cowboys: Studies in the Historiography of the Cattle Trade By Don D. walker, Jimmy M. Skaggs

Review of The Code of the West By Bruce A. Rosenberg, Henry Nash Smith

Review of The West as Romantic Horizon By William H. Goetzmann, Joseph C. Porter, and David C. Hunt, Robert Spence

Review of The Life and Death of Jerome Tiger: War to Peace, Death to Life By Peggy Tiger and Molly Babcock, Joseph Stuart

Review of Custom Combining on the Great Plains: A History By Thomas D. Isern, Thomas R. Wessel

Review of Over the Chihuahua and Santa Fe Trails, 1847- 1848: George Rutledge Gibson's Journal Edited and annotated by Robert W. Frazer, Raymond Wilson

Far Corner Of The Strange Empire Central Alberta On The Eve Of Homestead Settlement, William C. Wonders


Index- Fall 1982

Notes and News- Summer 1982

Notes and News- Winter 1982

Title and Contents- Fall 1982

Title and Contents- Spring 1982

Title and Contents- Summer 1982

Title and Contents- Winter 1982

Review of Stephen Long and American Frontier Exploration By Roger L. Nichols and Patrick L. Halley, John L. Allen

Review of Sinclair Ross By Lorraine McMullen, Geraldine Anthony

O PIONEERS! The Problem of Structure, Bruce P. Baker II

Review of The Great Plains: Perspectives and Prospects Edited by Merlin P. Lawson and Maurice E. Baker, Martin Bender

The Childhood Worlds Of Willa Cather, Mildred R. Bennett

Review of The North Dakota Political Tradition Edited by Thomas W. Howard, Edward C. Blackorby

American Pioneer Landscapes: An Introduction, Brian W. Blouet

Review of The Plains Cree: An Ethnographic, Historical, and Comparative Study By David G. Mandelbaum, Warren C. Caldwell

David's Sabine Women In The Wild West, Rena N. Coen

Review of Red Crow, Warrior Chief By Hugh A. Dempsey, John C. Ewers

Review of The Indians in Oklahoma By Rennard Strickland, Arrell Morgan Gibson

Review of Buffalo Bill and the Wild West By Peter H. Hassrick, Richard Slotkin, Vine Deloria, Jr., Howard R. Lamar, William Judson, and Leslie A. Fiedler, William H. Goetzmann

Review of Frontierswomen: The. Iowa Experience By Glenda Riley, Barbara Howard-Meldrum

Towns Of The Western Railroads, John C. Hudson

The Landscape Of Ukrainian Settlement In The Canadian West, John C. Lehr

The Pioneer Landscape: An American Dream, David Lowenthal

Review of Beef, Leather and Grass By Edmund Randolph, Michael P. Malone

Review of Mister, You Got Yourself a Horse Edited by Roger L. Welsch, Howard W. Marshall

Review of Historic Sites along the Oregon Trail By Aubrey L. Haines, Merrill J . Mattes

Review of Thomas Jefferson and the Stony Mountains: Exploring the West from Monticello By Donald Jackson, Robert McColley

Review of Pioneer Women: Voices from the Kansas Frontier By Joanna L. Stratton, Darlis A. Miller

Plains Landscapes And Changing Visions, John Milton

One of Ours As American Naturalism, John J. Murphy

Willa Cather And Nebraska: An Introduction, John J. Murphy

Review of Trails to Texas: Southern Roots of Western Cattle Ranching By Terry G. Jordan, Sandra L. Myres

Review of The Oklahoma Petroleum Industry By Kenny A. Franks, Gerald D. Nash

The Arikara Indians And The Missouri River Trade: A Quest For Survival, Roger L. Nichols

Passion And Denial In Marl Sandoz's "Peachstone Basket", Fritz Oehlschlaeger

Review of Deadwood: The Golden Years By Watson Parker, Gary D. Olson

Learning To Read The Pioneer Landscape: Braudel, Eliade, Turner, And Benton, John Opie

Review of Ethnicity on the Great Plains Edited by Frederick C. Luebke, Howard Palmer

Nostalgic Reaction And The Canadian Prairie Landscape, Ronald Rees

Review of A Harvest Yet to Reap: A History of Prairie Women Researched and compiled by Linda Rasmussen, Lorna Rasmussen, Candace Savage, and Anne wheeler, Glenda Riley

Willa Cather's A Lost Lady: Art Versus The Closing Frontier, Susan J. Rosowski

Review of Oklahoma Homes: Past and Present By Charles R. Goins and John W. Morris, H. Keith Sawyers

Regional Differences In Plains Indian Painting, Mary Jane Schneider

Citizens And Strangers: Geographic Mobility In The Sioux City Region, 1860--1900, William Silag

An Exploration Of Cather's Early Writing, Bernice Slote

Review of The Poles in Oklahoma By Richard M. Bernard, Maria Starczewska- Lambasa

Marriage And Friendship In My Antonia, David Stouck

Review of The Chisholm Trail: High Road of the Cattle Kingdom By Don Worcester, Joe A. Stout Jr.

The Plains Landscape And Descriptive Technique, Robert Thacker

Review of Populism, Progressivism, and the Transformation of Nebraska Politics, 1885-1915 By Robert W. Cherny, David S. Trask

Review of Army Letters from an Officer's Wife By Frances M. A. Roe, Robert M. Utley

Review of The Ranchers: A Book of Generations By Stan Steiner, Roger L. Welsch

The Cultural Landscape Of. The Pawnees, Richard White

Review of Anthropology on the Great Plains Edited by W. Raymond Wood and Margot Liberty, David J. Wishart

The Uses Of Biography: The Case Of Willa Cather, James Woodress

Review of The Modem Cowboy By John R. Erickson, Nellie Snyder Yost


Index- Fall 1981

Notes and News- Spring 1981

Notes and News- Summer 1981

Notes and News- Winter 1981

Title and Contents- Fall 1981

Title and Contents- Spring 1981

Title and Contents- Summer 1981

Title and Contents- Winter 1981

Review of The Plains Across: The Overland Emigrants and the Trans-Mississippi West, 1840-60 By John D. Unruh, Jr., Robert G. Athearn

The White Mustang Of The Prairies, Elizabeth Atwood-Lawrence

Mulford And Bower: Myth And History In The Early Western, William A. Bloodworth Jr.

The Heirs of James C. Malin: A Grassland Historiography, Allan G. Bogue

Review of Progressive Oklahoma: The Making of a New Kind of State By Danney Goble, John Braeman

Chinook Climates And Plains Peoples, Reid A. Bryson

Lawrence Goodwyn And Nebraska Populism: A Review of Democratic Promise: The Populist Moment in America By Lawrence Goodwyn, Robert W. Cherny

Review of The Great Plains: Environment and Culture Edited by Brian W. Blouet and Frederick C. Luebke, John F. Davis

Friends And Allies: The Tonkawa Indians And The Anglo-Americans, 1823-1884, Thomas W. Dunlay

Review of Community on the American Frontier By Robert V. Hine, Robert Dykstra

Review of The Peace Chiefs of the Cheyennes By Stan Hoig, John C. Ewers

Agricultural Pioneering In Dakota: A Case Study, Gilbert C. Fite

Immigrant Voters And The Nonpartisan League In Nebraska, 1917-1920, Burton W. Folsom Jr.

Review of The Czechs in Oklahoma By Karel D. Bicha, Bruce M. Garver

Review of Frederic Remington and the West: With the Eye of the Mind By Ben Merchant Vorpahl, William H. Goetzmann

Review of The Ioway Indians By Martha Royce Blaine, David M. Gradwohl

Review of Comparative Frontiers: A Proposal for Studying the American West By Jerome O. Steffen, Leonard T. Guelke

Rölvaag, Grove And Pioneering On The American And Canadian Plains, Dick Harrison

Review of Landlord William Scully By Homer E. Socolofsky, Leslie Hewes

Review of Deserts on the March By Paul B. Sears, R. Douglas Hurt

Review of The Kansas Beef Industry By Charles L. Wood, R. Douglas Hurt

Review of Western Movies Edited by William T. Pilkington and Don Graham, Michael T. Isenberg

Review of Law for the Elephant By John Phillip Reid, Stephanie E. Kalish

Review of The Black Towns By Norman L. Crockett, Lawrence H. Larsen

An Editorial Note- Winter 1981, Frederick C. Luebke