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 Music of the First Nations: Tradition and Innovation in Native North America edited by Tara Browner, Anna Hoefnagels

Review of Charles Deas and 1840s America by Carol Clark, with contributions by Joan Carpenter Troccoli, Frederick E. Hoxie, and Guy Jordan, Gail E. Husch

Review of Charles Fritz: 100 Paintings Illustrating the Journals of Lewis and Clark: The Complete Collection by Charles Fritz, Rock Hushka

Review of Mennonite Women in Canada: A History By Marlene Epp, Katherine Jellison

Seeing Through the Eyes of Maximilian and Bodmer: Review of The North American Journals of Prince Maximilian of Wied, Volume I: May 1832-April 1833. Edited by Stephen S. Witte and Marsha V. Gallagher., Clay S. Jenkinson

Review of Crisscrossing Borders in Literature of the American West edited by Reginald Dyck and Cheli Reutter, Linda K. Karell

Farmers, Ranchers, and the Railroad: The Evolution of Fence Law in the Great Plains, 1865–190, Yasuhide Kawashima


Review of Anthology of New Perspectives edited by John R. Wunder and Kurt E. Kinbacher, Clara Sue Kidwell

Review of Heart of the West: New Painting and Sculpture of the American West Edited by Laura Caruso, with essays by James H. Nottage, Ann Scarlett Daley, Gordon McConnell, and Mindy A. Besaw, Monica Kjellman-Chapin

Review of Warriors in Uniform: The Legacy of American Indian Heroism by Herman J. Viola, Janne Lahti

Landscapes of Removal and Resistance: Edwin James's Nineteenth-Century Cross-Cultural Collaborations, Kyhl Lyndgaard

Review of Listening to the Land: Native American Literary Responses to the Landscape By Lee Schweninger, Kelli Lyon Johnson

Review of Wallace Stegner and the American West by Philip L. Fradkin, Bonney MacDonald

Review of The Girl in Saskatoon: A Meditation on Friendship, Memory and Murder by Sharon Butala, Susan Maher

Review of Addie of the Flint Hills: A Prairie Child During the Depression (1915-1935) by Adaline Sorace, Karen Manners Smith

Review of Branding Texas: Performing Culture in the Lone Star State by Leigh Clemons, Paula Marks

Review of Delaware Tribe in a Cherokee Nation by Brice Obermeyer, Dawn G. Marsh

Review of Indian Tribes of Oklahoma: A Guide by Blue Clark, Ron McCoy

Review of Writing Indian, Native Conversations by John Lloyd Purdy, Geraldine Mendoza Gutwein

Review of Meriwether Lewis by Thomas C. Danisi and John C. Jackson, J. I. Merritt

Review of Regionalism and the Humanities edited and with an introduction by Timothy R. Mahoney and Wendy J. Katz, John E. Miller

Review of Savages and Scoundrels: The Untold Story of America's Road to Empire through Indian Territory by Paul VanDevelder, Robert J. Miller

Review of Jayhawkers: The Civil War Brigade of James Henry Lane by Bryce Benedict, Craig Miner

Review of Faces of the Frontier: Photographic Portraits from the American West, 1845-1924 by Frank H. Goodyear III, with an essay by Richard White and contributions by Maya E. Foo and Amy L. Baskette, Mary Murphy

Review of African Cherokees in Indian Territory: From Chattel to Citizens By Celia E. Naylor, Sharlotte Neely

Review of A Nation in Transition: Douglas Henry Johnston and the Chickasaws, 1898-1939 by Michael W. Lovegrove, Lisa K. Neuman

Review of Under the Big Sky: A Biography of A. B. Guthrie Jr. by Jackson J. Benson, Capper Nichols

Review of Habits of Empire: A History of American Expansion By Walter Nugent, Jeffrey Ostler

Review of Fire Light: The Life of Angel De Cora, Winnebago Artist by Linda M. Waggoner, Nancy Parezo

Review of Back in Time: Echoes of a Vanished America in the Heart of France By Kent Cowgill, Juliette Parnell

Review of African Americans on the Great Plains: An Anthology edited and with an introduction by Bruce A. Glasrud and Charles A. Braithwaite, David J. Peavler

Review of Taming the Land: The Lost Postcard Photographs of the Texas High Plains by John Miller Morris, Anne E. Peterson

Review of Breathing in the Fullness of Time By William Kloefkorn, David Pichaske

Review of Uprising! Woody Crumbo's Indian Art by Robert Perry, Robert B. Pickering

Narrative Mappings of the Land as Space and Place in Willa Cather's O Pioneers!, Karen E. Ramirez

Review of Race and the Cherokee Nation: Sovereignty in the Nineteenth Century By Fay A. Yarbrough, Julie Reed

Review of Youth and the Bright Medusa by Willa Cather, Mark A. Robison

Review of Sentimental Journey: The Art of Alfred Jacob Miller By Lisa Strong, Martha A. Sandweiss

Review of Staking Her Claim: Women Homesteading the West by Marcia Meredith Hensley, Sandra Schackel

Review of Fort Laramie: Military Bastion of the High Plains by Douglas C. McChristian, Mark R. Scherer

Review of Passion and Preferences: William Jennings Bryan and the 1896 Democratic National Convention By Richard Franklin Bensel, Raymond D. Screws

Review of Looking Close and Seeing Far: Samuel Seymour, Titian Ramsay Peale, and the Art of the Long Expedition, 1818-1823 By Kenneth Haltman, Robert Slifkin

Review of Native Liberty: Natural Reason and Cultural Survivance by Gerald Vizenor, Michael Snyder

Review of Seth Bullock: Black Hills Lawman by David A. Wolff, Christopher J. Steinke

Review of Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane: Deadwood Legends By James D. McLaird, Joesph A. Stout, Jr.

Review of Nicholas Black Elk: Medicine Man, Missionary, Mystic by Michael F. Steltenkamp, Dale Stover

Review of Conquests & Consequences: The American West from Frontier to Region by Carol L. Higham and William H. Katerberg, Aubrey Streit Krug


Review of The Indian Craze: Primitivism, Modernism, and Transculturation in American Art, 1890-1915 by Elizabeth Hutchinson, Linda M. Waggoner

Review of Agnes Lake Hickok: Queen of the Circus, Wife of a Legend by Linda A. Fisher and Carrie Bowers, Kim Warren

Review of Class and Race in the Frontier Army: Military Life in the West, 1870-1890 by Kevin Adams, Samuel Watson

Review of Modern American Indian Leaders: Their Lives and Their Works 2 vols. By Dean Chavers, Deborah Welch

Review of Dakota Philosopher: Charles Eastman and American Indian Thought by David Martinez, Gwen W. Westerman

Review of Calvin Littlejohn: Portrait of a Community in Black and White by Bob Ray Sanders, Carla Williams

Review of Broken Treaties: United States and Canadian Relations with the Lakotas and the Plains Cree, 1868-1885 by Jill St. Germain, Laura Woodworth-Ney


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Review of The American Far West in the Twentieth Century. By Earl Pomeroy., Carl Abbott

Review of Myth of the Hanging Tree: Stories of Crime and Punishment in Territorial New Mexico By Robert J. Torrez, Mark A. Allan

Review of The Steamboat Montana and the Opening of the West: History. Excavation, and Architecture. By Annalies Corbin and Bradley A. Rogers, Michael Allen

Review of Memory and Vision: Arts, Cultures, and Lives of Plains Indian People. By Emma Hansen, Bill Anthes

Review of "Memories of the Branch Davidians: The Autobiography of David Koresh's Mother," By Bonnie Haldeman, W. Michael Ashcraft

Review of "Picturing a Different West: Vision, Illustration, and the Tradition of Cather and Austin," By Janis P. Stout, Thomas Austenfeld

Review of "Banned in Kansas: Motion Picture Censorship, 1915-1966," By Gerald R. Butters Jr., Thomas Fox Averill

Review of "Lynching to Belong: Claiming Whiteness through Racial Violence," By Cynthia Skove Nevels, Alwyn Barr

"You Have To Be Involved ... To Play A Part in It" Assessing Kainai Attitudes about Voting In Canadian Elections, Yale D. Belanger

Parallel Tracks, Same Terminus The Role of Nineteenth, Century Newspapers And Railroads In the Settlement of Nebraska, Charlyne Berens and Nancy Mitchell

Review of "Frontier Farewell: The 18705 and the End of the Old West," By Garrett Wilson, Ted Binnema

Review of Nebraska Moments. By Donald R. Hickey, Susan A. Wunder, and John R. Wunder, Kent Blaser

Review of The History of Texas Music. By Gary Hartman, Kent Blaser

Review of Buffalo Bill on Stage. By Sandra K. Sagala, Robert Bonner

Review of "Jazz Mavericks of the Lone Star State." By Dave Oliphant, Jean A. Boyd

Review of The Prairie West as Promised Land. Edited by R. Douglas Francis and Chris Kitzan, J. William Brennan

Review of "North American Indians in the Great War." By Susan Applegate Krouse, Thomas A. Britten

Review of Does People Do It?: A Memoir. By Fred Harris, Kenny L. Brown

Review of Stricken Field: The Little Bighorn since 1876 By Jerome A. Greene, Thomas R. Buecker

Review of "Postwestern Cultures: Literature, Theory, Space." Edited by Susan Kollin, Donna Campbell

Review of "This Land, This Nation: Conservation, Rural America, and the New Deal." By Sarah T. Phillips, Brian C. Cannon

Review of "Choctaw Nation: A Story of American Indian Resurgence." By Valerie Lambert, James Taylor Carson

"Daughters of British Blood" Or "Hordes of Men of Alien Race" The Homesteads-For-Women Campaign In Western Canada, Sarah Carter

Review of Transatlantic Voices: Interpretations of Native North American Literatures. Edited by Elvira Pulitano, Laura Castor

Review of Means of Transit: A Slightly Embellished Memoir. By Teresa Miller, Joy Castro

Review of The Nebraska-Kansas Act of 1854. Edited by John R. Wunder and Joann M. Ross, Gary L. Cheatham

Review of "Mary Martin, Broadway Legend." By Ronald L. Davis, John M. Clum

Jim, Antonia, and the Wolves Displacement in Cather's My Antonia, Robin Cohen

Review of Voices from Haskell: Indian Students between Two Worlds, 1884-1928 By Myriam Vuckovic, Michael C. Coleman

Review of "The Choctaws in Oklahoma: From Tribe to Nation, 1855-1970." By Clara Sue Kidwell, Robert Keith Collins

Review of "The Cypress Hills: An Island by Itself." By Walter Hildebrandt and Brian Hubner, George Colpitts

The Methodists' Great 1869 Camp Meeting and Aboriginal Conservation Strategies in The North Saskatchewan River Valley, George Colpitts

Deathscapes, Topocide, Domicide The Plains in Contemporary Print Media, Christina E. Dando

Review of Chevato: The Story of the Apache Warrior Who Captured Herman Lehmann. By William Chebahtah and Nancy McGown Minor, Kathryn Zabelle Derounian-Stodola

Review of Behind the Man: John Laurie, Ruth Gorman, and the Indian Vote in Canada. By Ruth Gorman., Laurie Meijer Drees