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 Katherine Anne Porter: The Life of an Artist By Darlene Harbour Unrue, Thomas Austenfeld

Review of Indians and Emigrants: Encounters on the Overland Trail By Michael L. Tate, Susan Badger-Doyle

Review of Fort Randall on the Missouri, 1856-1892 By Jerome A. Greene & Fort Concho: A History and a Guide By James T. Matthews, Barton Barbour

Review of The Borderlands of the American and Canadian Wests: Essays on Regional History of the Forty~ ninth Parallel Edited by Sterling Evans, Phil Bellfy

Deadwood and the English Language, Brad Benz

Review of Making Home Work: Domesticity and Native American Assimilation in the American West, 1860-1919 By Jane E. Simonsen, Susan Bernardin

No Law: Deadwood and the State, Mark L. Berrettini

Review of The Colonel and Little Missie: Buffalo Bill, Annie Oakley, and the Beginnings of Superstardom in America By Larry McMurtry Buffalo Bill's America: William Cody and the Wild West Show By Louis S. Warren, Sarah J. Blackstone

Review of The Encyclopedia of Saskatchewan: A Living Legacy, Patrick Brennan

Review of Hidden in Plain Sight: Contributions of Aboriginal Peoples to Canadian Identity and Culture, Volume l Edited by David R. Newhouse, Cora J. Voyageur, and Dan Beavon, Robin Brownlie

Review of Charlie Siringo's West: An Interpretive Biography By Howard R. Lamar, Randolph B. Campbell

Review of Next Year Country: Dust to Dust in Western Kansas, 1890-1940 By Craig Miner, Brian Cannon

Review of One West, Two Myths: A Comparative Reader Edited by Carol Higham and Robert Thacker, Keith Thor Carlson

Review of Twilight Innings: A West Texan on Grace and Survival By Robert A. Fink, Paul Christensen

Review of John Brown to Bob Dole: Movers and Shakers in Kansas History Edited by Virgil W. Dean, O. Gene Clanton

Review of American Outback: The Oklahoma Panhandle in the Twentieth Century By Richard Lowitt, Debbie Colson

Imagining Kansas Place, Promotion, and Western Stereotypes In The Art of Henry Worrall (1825-1902), Karen De Bres

Crazy Horse: The Strange Man Of The Oglalas By Marl Sandoz Historiography, A Philosophy For Reconstruction, Mary Dixon

Review of Outside America: Race, Ethnicity, and the Role of the American West in National Belonging By Dan Moos, Kalenda Eaton

Review of Jay Cooke's Gamble: The Northern Pacific Railroad, the Sioux, and the Panic of 1873 By M. John Lubetkin, Carroll Engelhardt

Review of One of Ours By Willa Cather, Becky Faber

Review of Between Heaven and Texas Photographs by Wyman Meinzer, Roy Flukinger

Review of Saskatchewan: A New History By Bill Waiser, Max Foran

Review of The Conquest of Texas: Ethnic Cleansing in the Promised Land, 1820-1875 By Gary Clayton Anderson, Sam W. Haynes

Review of Tulia: Race, Cocaine, and Corruption in a Small Texas Town By Nate Blakeslee, J. Patrick Hazel

Review of Captain lack and the Dalton Gang: The Life and Times of a Railroad Detective By John J. Kinney, Paul T. Hietter

Review of With Good Intentions: Euro-Canadian and Aboriginal Relations in Colonial Canada Edited by Celia Haig-Brown and David A. Nock, C. L. Higham

Review of The Midwestern Pastoral: Place and Landscape in Literature of the American Heartland By William Barillas, Sarah Jayne Hitt

Introduction: From The Weight of Gold to the Weight of History In Hbo's Deadwood, David Holmberg

Review of In the Shadow of Wounded Knee: The Untold Final Story of the Indian Wars By Roger L. Di Silvestro, Bruce Johansen

Review of From Syria to Seminole: Memoir of a High Plains Merchant By Ed Aryain, Philip Kayal

Review of American Women Modernists: The Legacy of Robert Henri, 1910-1945 Edited by Marian Wardle, Sharon L. Kennedy-Gustafson

Review of Lethal Legacy: Current Native Controversies in Canada By J. R. Miller, Nathalie Kermoal

Review of Hostiles?: The Lakota Ghost Dance and Buffalo Bill's Wild West By Sam A. Maddra & Ghost Dances and Identity: Prophetic Religion and American Indian Ethnogenesis in the Nineteenth Century By Gregory E. Smoak, Todd Kerstetter

The Militarization of the Prairie Scrap Drives, Metaphors, And The Omaha World-Herald's 1942 "Nebraska Plan", James J. Kimble

Review of Leaving Shadows: Literature in English by Canada's Ukrainians By Lisa Grekul, Mary K. Kirtz

Review of Unsettled Pasts: Reconceiving the West Through Women's History Edited by Sarah Carter, Wendee Kubik

Review of Not Without Our Consent: Lakota Resistance to Termination, 1950-59 By Edward Charles Valandra, Patrice H. Kunesh

The Good, The Bad, And The Ignored Immigrants In Willa Cather's O Pioneers!, Renee M. Laegreid

Review of Going Indian By James Hamill, Todd Leahy

Review of Indian Wars: The Campaign for the American West By Bill Yenne, Todd Leahy

Review of The National Grasslands: A Guide to America's Undiscovered Treasures By Francis Moul, Daniel S. Licht

Review of Chuck Hagel: Moving Forward By Charlyne Berens, Peter Longo

Review of The University of Oklahoma: A History. Volume I, 1890-1917 By David W. Levy, Patricia Loughlin

Review of A Northern Cheyenne Album Photographs by Thomas B. Marquis. Edited by Margot Liberty, Jerry Mader

Review of Kansas Murals: A Traveler's Guide By Lora Jost and Dave Loewenstein, Karal Ann Marling

Review of Sculpture from the Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery Edited by Karen O. Janovy, Joan M. Marter

Review of L. A. Huffman: Photographer of the American West By Larry Len Peterson, Carl Mautz

Review of A Western Legacy: The National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum Foreword by Charles P. Schroeder, James D. McLaird

Review of America's 100th Meridian: A Plains Journey Photographs and text by Monte Hartman, David McMillan

Review of A Seat at the Table: Huston Smith in Conversation with Native Americans on Religious Freedom By Huston Smith, Michael D. McNally

Review of This Is Not a Peace Pipe: Towards a Critical Indigenous Philosophy By Dale Turner. Toronto, Dennis McPherson

Review of From Dominance to Disappearance: The Indians of Texas and the Near Southwest, 1786-1859 By F. Todd Smith, William Meadows

Review of Saskatchewan: Uncommon Views Photographs by John Conway, Courtney Milne

Review of Out of the West: The Gund Collection of Western Art By Suzan Campbell, Anne Morand

Review of A Godly Hero: The Life of William Jennings Bryan By Michael Kazin, Troy Murphy

Review of A New South Dakota History Edited by Harry F. Thompson, Paula Nelson

How William F. Cody Helped Save The Buffalo Without Really Trying, David Nesheim

Review of The Shawnees and Their Neighbors, 1795-1870 By Stephen Warren, Christopher Arris Oakley

Review of Crazy Horse: A Lakota Life By Kingsley M. Bray, R. Eli Paul

"Whores and Other Feminists" Recovering Deadwood's Unlikely Feminisms, Anne Helen Petersen

Review of Governor Lady: The Life and Times of Nellie Tayloe Ross By Teva J. Scheer, Jennifer Pierce

Review of General James G. Blunt: Tarnished Glory By Robert Collins, William Garrett Piston

Review of We Know Who We Are: Metis Identity in a Montana Community By Martha Harroun Foster, James M. Pitsula

Review of From Prairie Farmer to Entrepreneur: The Transformation of Midwestern Agriculture By Dennis S. Nordin and Roy V. Scott, Kimberly Porter

Review of Hollywood's West: The American Frontier in Film, Television, and History Edited by Peter C. Rollins and John E. O'Connor & Making the White Man's Indian: Native Americans and Hollywood Movies By Angela Aleiss, Armando Jose Prats

Review of Colonel Richard Irving Dodge: The Life and Times of a Career Army Officer By Wayne R. Kime, Charles Robinson

Review of The Life and Times of the Steamboat Red Cloud, or, How Merchants, Mounties, and the Missouri Transformed the West By Annalies Corbin, Ken Robison

Review of Civil War on the Missouri-Kansas Border By Donald L. Gilmore, John M. Sacher

Review of New Perspectives on Native North America: Cultures, Histories, and Representations Edited and with an introduction by Sergei A. Kan and Pauline T umer Strong, Ralph Salisbury

Review of Becoming Western: Stories of Culture and Identity in the Cowboy State By Liza J. Nicholas, Eric J. Sandeen

Review of Voices of the American West, Volume 1: The Indian Interviews of Eli. S. Ricker, 1903-1919 By Eli Ricker & Voices of the American West, Volume 2: The Settler and Soldier Interviews of Eli. S. Ricker, 1903-1919 By Eli Ricker, Mary Jane Schneider

The Art Of Open Spaces Contemporary Sea And Prairiescapes, Elizabeth Schultz

Review of Railwayman's Son: A Plains Family Memoir By Hugh Hawkins, Carlos A. Schwantes

Review of Wild Prairie: A Photographer's Personal Journey By James R. Page, Larry Schwarm

Review of The Louisiana Purchase and American Expansion, 1803-1898 Edited by Sanford Levinson and Bartholomew H. Sparrow, Raymond D. Screws

"Young Poets Write What They Know" William Reed Dun Roy, Poet Of The Plains, Carrie Shipers

Review of Flint Hills Cowboys: Tales of the Tallgrass Prairie By Jame F. Hoy, Richard W. Slatta

Review of Getting Away with Murder on the Texas Frontier: Notorious Killings and Celebrated Trials By Bill Neal, Paul N. Spellman

Review of Sovereign Selves: American Indian Autobiography and the Law By David ]. Carlson, Hertha D. Sweet Wong

Review of The Ambivalent Art of Katherine Anne Porter By Mary Titus, James T.F. Tanner

Review of Going It Alone: Fargo Grapples with the Great Depression By David Danbom, Sean Taylor

Review of The World We Used to Live In: Remembering the Powers of the Medicine Men By Vine Deloria Jr., Tink Tinker

Review of Our Fire Survives the Storm: A Cherokee Literary History By Daniel Heath Justice, Paul D. Travis

Review of Riding for the Brand: 150 Years of Cowden Ranching By Michael Pettit, D. Anthony Tyeeme Clark

Review of Hidden Treasures of the American West: Muriel H. Wright, Angie Debo, and Alice Marriott By Patricia Loughlin, Courtney Vaughn

Review of The Line Which Separates: Race, Gender, and the Making of the Alberta-Montana Borderlands. By Sheila McManus, Lissa Wadewitz

Review of A History of Migration from Germany to Canada, 1850-1939 By Jonathan Wagner, Hans Werner

Review of The Women There Don't Treat You Mean: Abilene in Song By Joe W. Specht, John Wheat

"Everything Promised Had Been Included In The Writing" Indian Reserve Farming And The Spirit And Intent Of Treaty Six Reconsidered, Derek Whitehouse-Strong

"Gold Is Every Man's Opportunity" Castration Anxiety and the Economic Venture In Deadwood, Kyle Wiggins and David Holmberg

Review of Chasing the Rodeo: On Wild Rides and Big Dreams, Broken Hearts and Broken Bones, and One Man's Search for the West By W. K. Stratton, Wayne S. Wooden

Review of Farmers vs. Wage Earners: Organized Labor in Kansas, 1860-1960 By R. Alton Lee, Margaret Wood

Review of Women Writing Women: The Frontiers Reader Edited by Patricia Hart and Karen Weathermon, with Susan H. Armitage, Gioia Woods


Great Plains Quarterly Editorial Matter, Summer 2006

Great Plains Quarterly Spring 2006 Editorial Matter

Great Plains Quarterly Winter 2006 Editorial Matter

Volume 26, Number 4 Editorial Matter

"These is My Words" . . . Or Are They?: Constructing Western Women's Lives in Two Contemporary Novels, Jenneifer Dawes Adkison

Book Review: The Life of Elaine Goodale Eastman, Ruth Ann Alexander