Great Plains Studies, Center for



Date of this Version

Spring 2011


Copyright (c) 2011 Center for Great Plains Research, University of Nebraska.


Workplace Religious Accommodation for Muslims and the Promise of State Constitutionalism • Peter J. Longo and Joan M. Blauwkamp . 3

Using Euro-American Hunting Data to Assess Western Great Plains Biogeography, 1806-35 • Cody Newton . 17

The Political Consequences of Population Consolidation in Nebraska • Diane L. Duffin . 27

Cottonwood Riparian Site Selection on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation • Julie A. Thorstenson, Diane H. Rickerl, and Janet H. Gritzner . 39

Do Invasive Riparian Woody Plants Affect Hydrology and Ecosystem Processes? • Julie A. Huddle, Tala Awada, Derrel L. Martin, Xinhua Zhou, Sue Ellen Pegg, and Scott J. Josiah . 49

Estimation of Land Surface Evapotranspiration with a Satellite Remote Sensing Procedure • Ayse Irmak, Ian Ratcliffe, Pariskhit Ranade, Kenneth G. Hubbard, Ramesh K. Singh, Babuarao Kamble, and Jeppe Kjaersgaard . 73

Health and Fertility Implications Related to Seasonal Changes in Kidney Fat Index of White-tailed Jackrabbits in South Dakota • Dustin Schaible and Charles Dieter . 89

Historic and Contemporary Trends of the Conservation Reserve Program and Ring-necked Pheasants in South Dakota • Christopher R. Laingen . 95


Phillips, Caroline, and Harry Allen, eds. Bridging the Divide: Indigenous Communities and Archaeology into the 21st Century • Reviewed by Larry J. Zimmerman . 105

Larson, Mary Lou, Marcel Kornfeld, and George C. Frison, eds. Hell Gap: A Stratified Paleoindian Campsite at the Edge of the Rockies • Reviewed by Jack W. Brink . 105

Dingus, Lowell, and Mark A. Norell Barnum Brown: The Man Who Discovered Tyrannosaurus rex. Reviewed by Donald M. Henderson . 106

Nicholls, Steve Paradise Found: Nature in America at the Time of Discovery • Reviewed by John Herron . 107

Barrow, Mark V, Jr. Nature's Ghosts: Confronting Extinction from the Age of Jefferson to the Age of Ecology • Reviewed by Peter A. Bednekoff . 107

Lovelock, James; Foreword by Martin Rees The Vanishing Face of Gaia: A Final Warning • Reviewed by R.F. Diffendal, Jr . 108

Marchildon, Gregory P., ed. A Dry Oasis: Institutional Adaptation to Climate on the Canadian Plains • Reviewed by Sian Mooney . 109

Armstrong, Christopher, Matthew Evenden, and H.v. Nelles The River Returns: An Environmental History of the Bow •Reviewed by Ted Binnema and David Vogt. . 109

Helzer, Chris The Ecology and Management of Prairies in the Central United States •Reviewed by David J. Gibson . 110

Smith, Daryl, Dave Williams, Greg Houseal, and Kirk Henderson The Tallgrass Prairie Center Guide to Prairie Restoration in the Upper Midwest •Reviewed by Gerry Steinauer . 110

Williams, Dave The Tallgrass Prairie Center Guide to Seed and Seedling Identification in the Upper Midwest •Reviewed by H.L. Hillhouse . 111

Gupta, Ram B., and Ayhan Demirbas Gasoline, Diesel, and Ethanol Biofuels from Grasses and Plants •Reviewed by Adam J. Liska . 112

Reaume, Tom 620 Wild Plants of North America: Fully Illustrated Reviewed by MarkJ. Leoschke . 112

Janovy, John, Jr. Pieces of the Plains: Memories and Predictions from the Heart of America Reviewed by Mark Hammer . 113

Cartron, Jean-Luc E., ed. Raptors of New Mexico Reviewed by Brian A. Millsap . 114

Nigge, Klaus Whooping Crane: Images from the Wild •Reviewed by Paul A. Johnsgard . 114

Hornocker, Maurice, and Sharon Negri, eds. Cougar: Ecology and Conservation •Reviewed by Ora nit Gilad . 115

Popadiuk, Roman The Leadership of George Bush: An Insider's View of the Forty-First President •Reviewed by Caroline Heldman . 115

Flentje, H. Edward, and Joseph A. Aistrup Kansas Politics and Government: The Clash of Political Cultures •Reviewed by Burdett A. Loomis . 116

Miller, J.R. Compact, Contract, Covenant: Aboriginal TreatyMaking in Canada •Reviewed by Sidney L. Harring . 117

Borrows, John Canada's Indigenous Constitution •Reviewed by Signa A. Daum Shanks . 117

Knafla, Louis A., and Haijo Westra, eds. Aboriginal Title and Indigenous Peoples: Canada, Australia, and New Zealand •Reviewed by Dwight Newman . 118

Schick, Carol, and James McNinch, eds. "I Thought Pocahontas Was a Movie": Perspectives on Race/Culture Binaries in Education and Service Professions •Reviewed by Tracy L. Friedel . 119

Work, L. Susan; Foreword by Lindsay G. Robertson The Seminole Nation of Oklahoma: A Legal History •Reviewed by Andrew K. Frank . 119

Meadows, William C. Kiowa Military Societies: Ethnohistory and Ritual •Reviewed by Gregory R. Campbell . 120

Marchildon, Gregory P., ed. Immigration and Settlement, 1870-1939 •Reviewed by Hans Werner . 121

Loewen, Royden, and Gerald Friesen Immigrants in Prairie Cities: Ethnic Diversity in Twentieth-Century Canada •Reviewed by Lori Wilkinson . 121

Swearingen, William Scott, Jr. Environmental City: People, Place, Politics, and the Meaning of Modern Austin •Reviewed by Jonathan R. Wynn . 122

Long, Joshua Weird City: Sense of Place and Creative Resistance in Austin, Texas •Reviewed by Sally Caldwell . 123

Carr, Patrick J., and Maria J. Kefalas Hollowing Out the Middle: The Rural Brain Drain and What It Means for America •Reviewed by Peter F. Korsching . 123