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,


Notes and News- Spring 2005

Table of Contents- Spring 2005

Title and Contents- Winter 2005

Review of Gone to Texas: A History of the Lone Star State By Randolph B. Campbell, Eugene Atkinson

Book Review: The Lewis and Clark Expedition: Then and Now, Barton H. Barbour

Book Review: The Plains Sioux and U.S. Colonialism from Lewis and Clark to Wounded Knee, Carole Barrett

Review of American Indians in U.S. History By Roger L. Nichols, William Bauer

Book Review: Folk Furniture of Canada's Doukhobors, Hutterites, Mennonites and Ukrainians, Ervin Beck

Review of The Great Sioux Uprising: Rebellion on the Plains, August-September 1862 By Jerry Keenan, Paul N. Beck

Book Review: Finding Lewis and Clark: Old Trails, New Directions, David Bernstein

Book Review: Austin, Cleared for Takeoff: Aviators, Businessmen, and the Growth of an American City, Roger Bilstein

Review of Going Native or Going Naive? White Shamanism and the Neo-Noble Savage By Dagmar Wernitznig, S. Elizabeth Bird

Review of Kansas Charley: The Story of a Nineteenth-Century Boy Murderer By Joan Jacobs Brumberg, Sarah Bohl

A Tribute to Sue Rosowski, Charles Braithwaite

Some Thoughts on the 25th Anniversary Of The Great Plains Quarterly, Charles A. Braithwaite

Book Review: Reflections on Native-Newcomer Relations: Selected Essays, Robin Jarvis Brownlie

Review of Wilderness Journey: The Life of William Clark By William E. Foley & William Clark and the Shaping of the West By Landon Y. Jones, Jay H. Buckley

Book Review: Writing Grief: Margaret Laurence and the Work of Mourning, Helen M. Buss

Review of How the Vote Was Won: Woman Suffrage in the Western United States, 1868-1914 By Rebecca J. Mead, Karen E. Campbell

Review of Frederic Remington: The Color of Night By Nancy K. Anderson, Suzan Campbell

"We Will Talk of Nothing Else": Dakota Interpretations of the Treaty of 1837, Linda M. Clemmons

"Vanishing" Indians? Cultural Persistence On Display At The Omaha World's Fair Of 1898, Josh Clough

Book Review: Western Lives: A Biographical History of the American West, Richmond L. Clow

Book Review: "We're The Light Crust Doughboys from Burrus Mill": An Oral History, Kevin Coffey

Book Review: Oklahoma Tough: My Father, King of the Tulsa Bootleggers, Suzanne Jones Crawford

Book Review: The Lavender Scare: The Persecution of Gays and Lesbians in the Federal Government, Louis Crompton

Book Review: Adventures with a Texas Humanist, Steve Davis

Book Review: The Anguish of Snails: Native American Folklore in the West, Raymond J. DeMallie

Book Review: Indigenizing the Academy: Transforming Scholarship and Empowering Communities, William D. Demmert, Jr.

Review of High River and the Times: An Alberta Community and Its Weekly Newspaper, 1905-1966 By Paul Voisey, Bert Deyell

Book Review: American Indian Education: A History, Clyde Ellis

Book Review: Unaffected by the Gospel: Osage Resistance to the Christian Invasion, 1673-1906: A Cultural Victory, J. Frederick Fausz

Review of Gambling and Survival in Native North America By Paul Pasquaretta, James Fenelon

Book Review: Heads above Water: Gender, Class, and Family in the Grand Forks Flood, F. Richard Ferraro

Review of Native North American Armor, Shields, and Fortifications By David E. Jones, Robert Fields

Review of Western Places, American Myths: How We Think About the West Edited by Gary J. Hausladen, Frances Flavin

Book Review: Weldon Kees and the Arts at Midcentury, Stephen C. Foster

Review of Myths America Lives By By Richard T. Hughes, Kris Fresonke

Book Review: Scenes of Visionary Enchantment: RefIections on Lewis and Clark, Carolyn Gilman

Book Review: American Indian Thought: Philosophical Essays, Sandy Grande

Book Review: The Old Iron Road: An Epic of Rails, Roads, and the Urge to Go West, H. Roger Grant

Review of What's the Matter with Kansas? How Conservatives Won the Heart of America By Thomas Frank, Donald Haider-Markel

Review of Hope and Dread in Montana Literature By Ken Egan Jr., Sue Hart

Review of Epic Wanderer: David Thompson and the Mapping of the Canadian West By D'Arcy Jenish, Derek Hayes

Adversaries and Allies Rival National Suffrage Groups and the 1882 Nebraska Woman Suffrage Campaign, Carmen Heider

Review of The Texas Indians By David La Vere, Thomas R. Hester

Review of Great Lonely Places of the Texas Plains Poems by Walt McDonald, James Hoggard

Book Review: The Strange Career of Bilingual Education in Texas, Elaine K. Horwitz

Book Review: Discovering Lewis and Clark from the Air, Gary Huibregtse

Review of Karl Bodmer's North American Prints Edited by Brandon K. Ruud, David C. Hunt

Review of Not Just Any Land: A Personal and Literary Journey into the American Grasslands By John Price, Walter Isle

Book Review: Confronting Race: Women and Indians on the Frontier, Margaret Jacobs

"Her Heritage is Helpful": Race, Ethnicity, and Gender in the Politicization of Ladonna Harris, Sarah Eppler Janda

Book Review: Sheheke, Mandan Indian Diplomat: The Story of White Coyote, Thomas Jefferson, and Lewis and Clark, Joseph C. Jastrzembski

Review of Writing Her Own Life: Imogene Welch, Western Rural Schoolteacher By Mary Clearman Blew, Linda Karell

Book Review: The Food Journal of Lewis and Clark: Recipes for an Expedition, Mary Wallace Kelsey

Book Review: George McGovern: A Political Life, a Political Legacy, Jon K. Lauck

Book Review: Magic off Main: The Art of Esther Warkov, Eleanor Lazare

Child Labor in the Early Sugar Beet Industry In The Great Plains, 1890-1920, Mary Lyons-Barrett

Review of Cherokee Women in Crisis: Trail of Tears, Civil War, and Allotment, 1838-1907 By Carolyn Ross Johnston, Rowena McClinton

Book Review: On the River with Lewis and Clark, Carol Medlicott

Review of Vote Your Conscience: The Last Campaign of George McGovern By Richard Michael Marano, John Miller

Book Review: Rock Beneath the Sand: Country Churches in Texas, William E. Montgomery

"Men Alone Cannot Settle a Country": Domesticating Nature in the Kansas-Nebraska Grasslands, Chad Montrie

Alexandra's Dreams: "The Mightiest of All Lovers" in Willa Cather's 'O Pioneers!', Maire Mullins

Review of A Vast and Open Plain: The Writings of the Lewis and Clark Expedition in North Dakota, 1804- 1806 Edited and with an introduction by Clay S. Jenkinson, Douglas Munski

Gendering the Frontier in O. E. Rölvaag's Giants in the Earth, John Muthyala

Deep Mapping the Biome: The Biology of Place in Don Gayton's The Wheatgrass Mechanism and John Janovy Jr.'s Dunwoody Pond, Susan Naramore Maher

Review of The Fate of the Corps: What Became of the Lewis and Clark Explorers After the Expedition By Larry E. Morris, Roger Nichols

Book Review: College Rodeo: From Show to Sport, George H. Pfeiffer

Review of Ghost Towns Alive: Trips to New Mexico's Past By Linda G. Harris, David Pike

Book Review: Texas Literary Outlaws: Six Writers in the Sixties and Beyond, Tom Pilkington

Book Review: Lewis and Clark, Tailor Made, Trail Worn: Army Life, Clothing, and Weapons of the Corps of Discovery, Mark J. Reardon

The Buffalo Commons: Great Plains Residents' Responses to a Radical Vision, Amanda Rees

Review of Ojibwa Warrior: Dennis Banks and the Rise of the American Indian Movement By Dennis Banks with Richard Erdoes, Akim D. Reinhardt

Review of Before Lewis and Clark: The Story of the Chouteaus, the French Dynasty That Ruled America's Frontier By Shirley Christian, C. David Rice

Review of Road Trip: Conversations with Writers By Shelly Clark and Marjorie Saiser, Jonathan Ritz

Book Review: Red Earth: Race and Agriculture in Oklahoma Territory, Jere W. Roberson

Review of Circle of Fire: The Indian War of 1865 By John D. McDermott, Charles Robinson

Book Review: Louis Owens: Literary Reflections on His Life and Work, Kimberly Roppolo

Book Review: Harm's Way: Disasters in Western Canada, Patricia E. Roy

Book Review: Rivers of Change: Trailing the Waterways of Lewis and Clark, Robert K. Schneiders

Review of Window on the West: Chicago and the Art of the New Frontier, 1890~1940 By Judith A. Barter, Sascha Scott

Review of Bleeding Kansas: Contested Liberty in the Civil War Era By Nicole Etcheson, Gunja Sengupta

Book Review: Cities on the Plains: The Evolution of Urban Kansas, James E. Sherow

Book Review: Feasting and Fasting with Lewis & Clark: A Food and Social History of the Early 1800s, Barbara G. Shortridge

Wither the Fruited Plain: The Long Expedition and the Description of the "Great American Desert", Kevin Z. Sweeney

Book Review: Red River Rising: The Anatomy of a Flood and the Survival of an American City, Kathryn Sweney

Book Review: Western Rider: Views from a Car Window, David Taylor

Book Review: Willa Cather and Material Culture: Real-World Writing, Writing the Real World, Steven Trout

Book Review: Indian Views of the Custer Fight: A Source Book, Herman J. Viola

Review of Remington Schuyler's West: Artistic Visions of Cowboys and Indians Compiled and with preface and introduction by Henry W. Hamilton and Jean Tyree Hamilton, Marie Watkins

Book Review: Peacekeeping on the Plains: Army Operations in Bleeding Kansas, Samuel Watson

Review of Ethnic Oasis: The Chinese in the Black Hills By Uping Zhu and Rose Estep Fosha, with essays by Donald L. Hardesty and A. Dudley Gardner, William Wei

Review of Crazy Woman Creek: Women Rewrite the American West Edited by Linda M. Hasselstrom, Douglas Werden

Book Review: Windmill Tales: Stories from the American Wind Power Center, Tom White

Review of Rock, Ghost, Willow, Deer: A Story of Survival By Allison Adelle Hedge Coke, Norma C. Wilson

Review of Mount Rushmore: An Icon Reconsidered By Jesse Lamer & Great White Fathers: The Story of the Obsessive Quest to Create Mt. Rushmore By John Taliaferro, David A. Wolff


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