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)]

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Review of "Playing Ourselves: Interpreting Native Histories at Historic Reconstructions." By Laura Peers, Sandra Dudley

Changing Perceptions of Homesteading As A Policy of Public Domain Disposal, Richard Edwards

Open To Horror The Great Plains Situation in Contemporary Thrillers By E. E. Knight And By Douglas Preston And Lincoln Child, A. B. Emrys

Review of Before the Country: Native Renaissance, Canadian Mythology. By Stephanie McKenzie, Jo-Ann Episkenew

Review of African Creeks: Estelvste and the Creek Nation. By Gary Zellar, Robbie Ethridge

Review of The Long Journey of a Forgotten People: Metis Identities and Family Histories Edited by Ute Lischke and David T. McNab; The Western Metis: Profile of a People Edited by Patrick C. Douaud, Mike Evans

Review of "Interior Places." By Lisa Knopp, Becky Faber

Review of Women in Texas Music: Stories and Songs By Kathleen Hudson, Gail Folkins

Review of "Landscapes of Colorado: Mountains and Plains." By Ann Scarlett Daley and Michael Paglia, Rose Glaser Fredrick

Review of The Importance of Being Monogamous: Marriage and Nation Building in Western Canada to 1915 By Sarah Carter, Jean Friesen

Review of Working Girls in the West: Representations of Wage-Earning Women. By Lindsey McMaster, Judy Fudge

Review of Bertram Goodhue: His Life and Residential Architecture. By Romy Wyllie, Benet Haller

Review of The Great Plains during World War II By R. Douglas Hurt, Greg Hall

Review of Willie Wells: "EI Diablo" of the Negro Leagues, By Bob Luke, Leslie Heaphy

Review of Medicine Bundle: Indian Sacred Performance and American Literature, 1824-1932, By Joshua David Bellin, Edward W. Huffstetler

Review of The People Have Never Stopped Dancing: Native American Modern Dance Histories By Jacqueline Shea Murphy, Margaret Jacobs

Review of Seeding Civil War: Kansas in the National News, 1854-1858. By Craig Miner, Bruce R. Kahler

Review of John Steuart Curry's "Hoover and the Flood": Painting Modern History. By Charles C. Eldredge, Wendy Jean Katz

Review of Dark Storm Moving West, by Barbara Belyea, Arn Keeling

Review of The Line from Here to There: A Storyteller's Scottish West Texas By Rosanna Taylor Herndon, Allan O. Kownslar

Review of "Cather Studies 7: Willa Cather as Cultural Icon," Edited by Guy Reynolds, Susan Kress

Review of One Step over the Line: Toward a History of Women in the North American Wests. Edited by Elizabeth Jameson and Sheila McManus, Renee M. Laegreid

Review of Beyond Red Power: American Indian Politics and Activism since 1900. Edited by Daniel M. Cobb and Loretta Fowler, Donna Langston

Review of A Terrible Glory: Custer and the Little Bighorn-The Last Great Battle of the American West By James Donovan; The Day the World Ended at Little Bighorn: A Lakota History By Joseph M. Marshall; Custerology: The Enduring Legacy of the Indian Wars and George Armstrong Custer By Michael A. Elliott, Robert W. Larson

Review of The Painted Valley: Artists along Alberta's Bow River, 1845-2000, By Christopher Armstrong and H. V. Nelles, Mary-Beth Laviolette

Review of Exiles and Pioneers: Eastern Indians in the TransMississiPPi West. By John P. Bowes, Tracy Neal Leavelle

Review of The Chouteaus; First Family of the Fur Trade By Stan Hoig, B. Pierre Lebeau

Review of Pat Green's Dance Halls & Dreamers , By Luke Gilliam, Cory Lock

Review of Out of the Shadow: Ecopsychology, Story, and Encounters with the Land. By Rinda West, Tom Lynch

Review of "So this is the world & here I am in it," By Di Brandt, Tanis MacDonald

Review of "Buffalo Soldiers in the West: A Black Soldiers Anthology." Edited by Bruce A. Glasrud and Michael N. Searles, Dwayne Mack

Review of How Cities Won the West: Four Centuries of Urban Change in Western North America. By Carl Abbott, Timothy Mahoney

Review of The Nez Perces in the Indian Territory: Nimiipuu Survival. By J. Diane Pearson, Alan Marshall

Review of The Cherokee Nation and the Trail of Tears. By Theda Perdue and Michael D. Green, Rowena McClinton

Review of Yard Art and Handmade Places: Extraordinary Expressions of Home By Jill Nokes with Pat Jasper, Judith McWillie

Review of "Forty Acres and a Fool: How to Live in the Country and Still Keep Your Sanity." By Roger Welsch, Gwendolyn K. Meister

Review of Inkpaduta: Dakota Leader. By Paul N. Beck, John H. Monnett

Review of Native America, Discovered and Conquered: Thomas Jefferson, Lewis & Clark, and Manifest Destiny. By Robert J. Miller, Jenry Morsman

Review of "Nuclear Nebraska: The Remarkable Story of the Little County That Couldn't Be Bought." By Susan Cragin., Francis Moul

Death, Murder, and Mayhem Stories of Violence and Healing On the Plains, Susan Naramore Maher

Cultural Survival and the Omaha Way Eunice Woodhull Stabler's Legacy of Preservation On The Twentieth,Century Plains, Elaine M. Nelson

Review of Cree Narrative Memory: From Treaties to Contemporary Times. By Neal McLeod, Bret Nickels

"Rejoicing In the Beauties of Nature" The Image of the Western Landscape During The Fur Trade, Kerry R. Oman

Review of Imagined Homes: Soviet German Immigrants in Two Cities By Hans Werner, Anke Ortlepp

Coronado and Aesop Fable and Violence on the Sixteenth-Century Plains, Daryl W. Palmer

Review of Defamiliarizing the Aboriginal: Cultural Practices and Decolonization in Canada. By Julia V. Emberley., Laura Peers

Review of Violence, the Arts, and Willa Cather. Edited by Joseph R. Urgo and Merrill Maguire Skaggs, Karsten H. Piep

Review of Divining Margaret Laurence: A Study of Her Complete Writings By Nora Foster Stovel, Lyall H. Powers

Review of William F. Cody's Wyoming Empire: The Buffalo Bill Nobody Knows. By Robert E. Bonner, Jack R. Preston

Review of Carol Shields and the Extra-Ordinary. Edited by Marta Dvorak and Manina Jones, Alex Ramon

Review of The Wide Open: Prose, Poetry, and Photographs of the Prairie. Edited by Annick Smith and Susan O'Connor, Jim Reese

Review of The Death of Raymond Yellow Thunder and Other True Stories from the Nebraska-Pine Ridge Border Towns By Stew Magnuson, Akim D. Reinhardt

Review of A Texas Journey: The Centennial Photographs of Polly Smith By Evelyn Barker, Carol Roark

Review of Intimate Modernism: Fort Worth Circle Artists in the 1940s. By Scott Grant Barker and Jane Myers, Katie Robinson-Edwards

Review of Navigating the Missouri: Steamboating on Nature's Highway, 1819-1935 By William E. Lass, Ken Robison

Review of Arc of the Medicine Line: Mapping the World's Longest Undefended Border across the Western Plains By Tony Rees, Molly P. Rozum

Review of "Native American Fiction: A User's Manual." By David Treuer., James Ruppert

Review of Speak Like Singing: Classics of Native American Literature. By Kenneth Lincoln, James Ruppert

Review of Give Me Eighty Men: Women and the Myth of the Fetterman Fight By Shannon D. Smith, Ronald Schultz

Review of Trans.Can.Lit.: Resituating the Study of Canadian Literature Edited by Smaro Kamboureli and Roy Miki, J'Nan Morse Sellery

Review of Going West!: Quilts and Community By Roderick Kiracofe and Sandi Fox, Janneken Smucker

Review of Keepers of the Record: The History of the Hudson's Bay Company Archives. By Deidre Simmons, Scott Stephen

Review of Willa Cather: New Facts, New Glimpses, Revisions Edited by John J. Murphy and Merrill Maguire Skaggs, John N. Swift

Review of Historic Native Peoples of Texas By William C. Foster, Michael L. Tate

Review of Last Stand: George Bird Grinnell, the Battle to Save the Buffalo, and the Birth of the New West. By Michael Punke., Phillip Drennon Thomas

Review of "Destroying Dogma: Vine Deloria Jr. and His Influence on American Society." Edited by Steve Pavlik and Daniel R. Wildcat, Tink Tinker

Review of Russell Lee Photographs; Images from the Russell Lee Photograph Collection at the Center for American History. By Russell Lee, Connie Todd

Review of "Charles M. Russell: A Catalogue Raisonne." Edited by B. Byron Price., Joan Carpenter Troccoli

Review of "William Clark: Indian Diplomat." By Jay H. Buckley., University of California, Los Angeles and Autry Institute for the Study of the American West

Review of Mayor Helen Boosalis: My Mother's Life in Politics. By Beth Boosalis Davis, Jan P. Vermeer

Review of A Call to Action: An Introduction to Education, Philosophy, and Native North America By Curry Stephenson Malott, Malia Villegas

Review of To Live's to Fly: The Ballad of the Late, Great Townes Van Zandt. By John Kruth A Deeper Blue: The Life and Music of Townes Van Zandt By Robert Earl Hardy, Chuck Vollan

Review of The Comanche Empire. By Pekka Hamalainen, Mariah F. Wade

Review of Twentieth-Century Texas: A Social and Cultural History. Edited by John W. Storey and Mary L. Kelley, Tom Wagy

A Prairie Parable The 1933 Bates Tragedy, Bill Walser

Review of "Charles Goodnight: Father of the Texas Panhandle," By William T. Hagan, West Texas A&M University

Review of The Seminole Freedmen: A History. By Kevin Mulroy, Murray Wickett

Review of Kiowa Humanity and the Invasion of the State By Jacki Thompson Rand, Nathan Wilson

Review of "White Man's Paper Trail: Grand Councils and Treaty-Making on the Central Plains." By Stan Hoig, John R. Wunder

Review of Reclaiming Charles Weidman (1901-1975): An American Dancer's Life and Legacy By Jonette Lancos, Ronald J. Zank


Book Notes

Editor's Note- Summer 2008

Notes and News- Fall 2008

Notes and News- Spring 2008

Notes and News- Summer 2008

Notes and News- Winter 2008

Table of Contents- Winter 2008

Title and Contents

Title and Contents

Title and Contents- Summer 2008

Review of The Cherokee Nation in the Civil War. By Clarissa W. Confer., Brad Agnew

Review of Chickasaw: Unconquered and Unconquerable By Jeannie Barbour, Amanda Cobb, and Linda Hogan, Donna L. Akers

Review of Texas Women on the Cattle Trails. Edited by Sara R. Massey, Judy Alter

Review of Alexander's Bridge. By Willa Cather, Elizabeth Ammons

Nebraska’s Live Stock Sanitary Commission and the Rise of American Progressivism, David Lee Amstutz

Review of True Tales of the Prairies and Plains By David Dary, Benjamin T. Arrington

Review of American Indian Literary Nationalism By Jace Weaver, Craig S. Womack, and Robert Warrior., Terri Baker

Review of Migrations: New Directions in Native American Art. Edited by Marjorie Devon, Janet Catherine Berlo

Review of Muting White Noise: Native American and European American Novel Traditions By James H. Cox, Susan Bernardin

Review of "Injuns!": Native Americans in the Movies By Edward Buscombe Killing the Indian Maiden: Images of Native American Women in Film. By M. Elise Marubbio, S. Elizabeth Bird