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,


Book Review: Travelling Knowledges: Positioning the Immigrant Reader of Aboriginal Literatures in Canada, Rob Appleford

Book Review: Indian Country: Essays on Contemporary Native Culture, William Asikinack

German Heritage and Culture in Louise Erdrich's The Master Butchers Singing Club, Thomas Austenfeld

Book Review: Locust: The Devastating Rise and Mysterious Disappearance of the Insect that Shaped the American Frontier, Ken Baake

Book Review: True West: Authenticity and the American West, Ellen Baker

Book Review: Approaches to Teaching Louise Erdrich, Julie Barak

Book Review: The Making of a Lynching Culture: Violence and Vigilantism in Central Texas, 1836-1916, Alwyn Barr

Book Review: Indians in Unexpected Places, William Bauer

Book Review: The Children's Blizzard, Gwen K. Bedient

Book Review: Treasures of Gilcrease: Selections from the Permanent Collection, Janet Catherine Berlo

Book Review: When Skins Were Money: A History of the Fur Trade, Peter Bleed

Book Review: Writing Out of Place: Regionalism, Women, and American Literary Culture, Kathleen Boardman

Writing Red: A Tribute to Vine Deloria, Jr. (1933-2005), Holly Boomer

Book Review: True Women and Westward Expansion, Jimmy L. Bryan, Jr.

Book Review: Myself and Strangers: A Memoir of Apprenticeship, Mark Busby

Book Review: Westerns in a Changing America, 1955-2000, Edward Buscombe

Book Review: Poets Talk: Conversations with Robert Kroetsch, Daphne Marlatt, Erin Moure, Dionne Brand, Marie Annharte Baker, Jeff Derksen, and Fred Wah, Alison Calder

Which Place, What Story?: Cultural Discourses at the Border of the Blackfeet Reservation and Glacier National Park, Donal Carbaugh and Lisa Rudnick

Book Review: Prairie Gothic: The Story of a West Texas Family, Paul H. Carlson

Book Review: Living with Strangers: The Nineteenth-Century Sioux and the Canadian-American Borderlands, James T. Carroll

Book Review: Promise: Bozeman's Trail to Destiny, Michael Cassity

Book Review; The Garden of Art: Vic Cicansky, Sculptor, Ruth Chambers

Book Review: Flood Stage and Rising, Shiela Coghill

Book Review: Dugout, Frances Colpitt

Book Review: Washita: The U.S. Army and the Southern Cheyennes, 1867-1869, Bill Corbett

Book Review: As for Sinclair Ross, Peter Dickinson

Book Review: The Captured: A True Story of Abduction by Indians on the Texas Frontier, Gary L. Ebersole

Book Review: Western Subjects: Autobiographical Writing in the North American West, Larry Ellis

Book Review: The First Sioux War: The Grattan Fight and Blue Water Creek, 1854-1856, Mark R. Ellis

Book Review: Finding Sand Creek: History, Archeology, and the 1864 Massacre Site, Lincoln Faller

Book Review: Halfbreed: The Remarkable True Story of George Bent - Caught Between the Worlds of the Indian and the White Man, Lincoln Faller

Relief for Wanderers: The Transient Service in Kansas, 1933-35, Peter Fearon

Review Essay: Encyclopedia of the Great Plains, William Ferris

Book Review: In-between Places, Brewster E. Fitz

Book Review: Coyote Warrior: One Man, Three Tribes, and the Trial That Forged a Nation, Matthew L. M. Fletcher

"Just Following the Buffalo": Origins of a Montana Métis Community, Martha Harroun Foster

Book Review: Tell Me, Grandmother: Traditions, Stories, and Cultures of Arapaho People, Loretta Fowler

Book Review: Conversations With Texas Writers, Don B. Graham

Book Review: Childhood on the Farm: Work, Play, and Coming of Age in the Midwest, Elizabeth Hampsten

Review Essay: Encyclopedia of the Great Plains, Linda M. Hasselstrom

Book Review: Horizons West: Directing the Western from John Ford to Clint Eastwood, Joanna Hearne

Book Review: Horizons West: Directing the Western from John Ford to Clint Eastwood, Joanna Hearne

Book Review: Viet Cong at Wounded Knee: The Trail of a Blackfeet Activist, Tom Holm

Book Review: The Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art at the University of Oklahoma: Selected Works, Gary Hood

Book Review: Calamity Jane: The Woman and the Legend, Herbert T. Hoover

Book Review: Charles M. Russell: The Storyteller's Art, Jim Hoy

Book Review: The Red Man's on the Warpath: The Image of the "Indian" and the Second World War, Robert Alexander Innes

Review Essay: Encyclopedia of the Great Plains, Andrew C. Isenberg

Book Review: The Oregon Trail: An American Saga, Howard Jablon

Book Review: Learning to Write "Indian": The Boarding-School Experience and American Indian Literature, Bruce E. Johansen

Book Review: A Common Humanity: Kansas Populism and the Battle for Justice and Equality, 1854-1903, Jeffrey A. Johnson

Book Review: Alien Heart: The Life and Work of Margaret Laurence, Frances W. Kaye

Book Review: Mirror to America: The Autobiography of John Hope Franklin, Ben Keppel

Book Review: Edward S. Curtis: The Women, Clara Sue Kidwell

Book Review: Barbed Wire: An Ecology of Modernity, Alan Krell

Book Review: Women of the Northern Plains: Gender and Settlement on the Homestead Frontier, 1870- 1930, Angel Kwolek-Folland

Book Review: Darkest Before Dawn: Sedition and Free Speech in the American West, Timothy Lehman

Book Review: Goodbye, Judge Lynch: The End of a Lawless Era in Wyoming's Big Horn Basin, Stephen J. Leonard

Book Review: One Soldier's Story: A Memoir, Burdett A. Lewis

Book Review: Citizen Indians: Native American Intellectuals, Race, and Reform, David Rich Lewis

Book Review: God's Country, Uncle Sam's Land: Faith and Conflict in the American West, Charles H. Lippy

Book Review: Alberta Premiers of the Twentieth Century, Rod Macleod

Book Review: Keeping Heart on Pine Ridge: Family Ties, Warrior Culture, Commodity Foods, Rez Dogs, and the Sacred, Harvey Markowitz

Book Review: Blackfoot Ways of Knowing: The Worldview of the Siksikaitsitapi, Patricia A. McCormack

Migration Out of 1930s Rural Eastern Oklahoma: Insights for Climate Change Research, Robert McLeman

Black Goose's Map of the Kiowa-Comanche-Apache Reservation in Oklahoma Territory, William C. Meadows

Postcolonial Tragedy in the Crowsnest Past: Two Rearview Reflections by Sharon Pollock and John Murrell, Anne Nothof

Book Review: History's Shadow: Native Americans and Historical Consciousness in the Nineteenth Century, Jeffrey Ostler

Book Review: The Bar U and Canadian Ranching History, A. A. Den Otter

Book Review: America's Agatha Christie: Mignon Good Eberhart, Her Life and Works, LeRoy L. Panek

Book Review: The People Who Own Themselves: Aboriginal Ethnogenesis in a Canadian Family, 1660 -1900, Frits Pannekoek

Book Review: The Cherokee Nation: A History, James W. Parins

Book Review: At Home on This Moveable Earth, David R. Pichaske

Book Review: The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl, Pamel Riney-Kehrberg

Book Review: Imagining the African American West, Jere W. Roberson

Book Review: Challenging Frontiers: The Canadian West, Molly P. Rozum

Book Review: The Cambridge Companion to Willa Cather, Mary R. Ryder

Book Review: The Great Confusion in Indian Affairs: Native Americans and Whites in the Progressive Era, Mark R. Scherer

Book Review: Manifest and Other Destinies: Territorial Fictions of the Nineteenth-Century United States, Bethany Schneider

Book Review: Teaching in Eden: Lessons from Cedar Point, Gregg Siewert

Book Review: 6666: Portrait of a Texas Ranch, Luther Smith

Book Review: The Poetry Home Repair Manual: Practical Advice for Beginning Poets, Judith Sornberger

Fields of Opportunity: Wind Machines Return to the Plains, Jacob Sowers

Review Essay: The Making of Margaret Laurence's Epic Voice, David Stouck

Book Review: Western Traditions: Contemporary Artists of the American West, Reece Summers

Book Review: Stepping Twice Into the River: Following Dakota Waters, Gary Totten

Book Review: No One Ever Asked Me: The World War II Memoirs of an Omaha Indian Soldier, Kenneth W. Townsend

Book Review: Powwow, Clifford E. Trafzer

Book Review: Shadows on the Rock, Steven Trout

Book Review: The Western Pursuit of the American Dream: Selections from the Collection of Kenneth W. Rendell, Ron Tyler

Book Review: Where Custer Fell: Photographs of the Little Bighorn Battlefield Then and Now, Herman J. Viola

Book Review: The Railroad and the State: War, Politics, and Technology in Nineteenth-Century America, James A. Ward

Book Review: Black Earth and Ivory Tower: New American Essays from Farm and Classroom, Doug Werden

Alexandre Hogue's Passion: Ecology and Agribusiness in The Crucified Land, Mark Andrew White

Natural Areas, Regions, and Two Centuries of Environmental Change on the Great Plains, David J. Wishart

In the Footsteps of the Third Spanish Expedition: James Mackay and John T. Evans' Impact on the Lewis and Clark Expedition, Kevin C. Witte

Book Review: Encyclopedia of the Lewis and Clark Expeditions, Stephen S. Witte

Book Review: Standing Bear Is a Person: The True Story of a Native American's Quest for Justice, Kyle C. Wyatt


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