Great Plains Studies, Center for



Date of this Version

Fall 2011


Great Plains Research, Volume 21, Number 2 (Fall 2011)


© Copyright October 2011 by the Center for Great Plains Studies, University of Nebraska- Lincoln



New Records of Carrion Beetles in Nebraska Reveal Increased Presence of the American Burying Beetle, Nicrophorus americanus Olivier (Coleoptera: Silphidae) • Jessica Jurzenski, Daniel G. Snethen, Mathew L. Brust, and W. Wyatt Hoback . . 131

Surveillance of Selected Diseases in Free-Ranging Elk (Cervus elaphus nelsoni) in Nebraska, 1995-2009 • Michael A. Cover, Scott E. Hygnstrom, Scott R. Groepper, David W. Oates, Kit M. Hams, and Kurt C. VerCauteren . . 145

Historical Biogeography of Nebraska Pronghorns (Antifocapra americana) • Justin D. Hoffman, Hugh H. Genoways, and Rachel R. Jones . 153

Native and European Haplotypes of Phragmites australis (common reed) in the Central Platte River, Nebraska • Diane L. Larson, Susan M. Galatowitsch, and Jennifer L. Larson . 175

Effects of Herbicides and Grazing on Floristic Quality of Native Tallgrass Pastures in Eastern South Dakota and Southwestern Minnesota • Alexander J. Smart, Matthew J. Nelson, Peter J. Bauman, and Gary E. Larson . 181


Persistent Place-Based Income Inequality in Rural Nebraska, 1979-2009 • David J. Peters . . 191

Future Participation in the Conservation Reserve Program in North Dakota Lorilie M. Atkinson, Rebecca J. Romsdahl, and Michael J. Hill . 203

A Model of Human Scale Tested on Rural Landscape Scenes Richard K. Sutton . 215

Ecoregional Differences in Late-20th-Century Land-Use and Land-Cover Change in the U.S. Northern Great Plains •Roger F. Auch, Kristi L. Sayler, Darrell E. Napton, Janis L. Taylor, and Mark S. Brooks . 231


Sartore, Joel •RARE: Portraits of America's Endangered Species • • Reviewed by Jim Mason . 245

Johnsgard, Paul A. •Sandhill and Whooping Cranes: Ancient Voices over America's Wetlands • Reviewed by Janice M. Hughes . 245

Fogell, Daniel D. •A Field Guide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of Nebraska •Reviewed by Joseph T. Collins . 246

Abbott, John C. •Damselflies of Texas: A Field Guide • Reviewed by Forrest L. Mitchell . 246

Truett, Joe c.; Foreword by Harry W. Greene •Grass: In Search of Human Habitat • Reviewed by Mary Ann Vinton . 247

Gottlieb, Robert, and Anupama Joshi •Food Justice • Reviewed by Toby A. Ten Eyck . 247

Owsley, Douglas W., Margaret A. Jodry, Thomas W. Stafford, Jr., C. Vance Haynes, Jr., and Dennis J. Stanford • Arch Lake Woman: Physical Anthropology and Geoarchaeology Reviewed by Daniel J. Wescott . 248

Blakeslee, Donald J. •Holy Ground, Healing Water: Cultural Landscapes at Waconda Lake, Kansas • Reviewed by Lauren W. Ritterbush . 249

Peck, Trevor R. •Light from Ancient Campfires: Archaeological Evidence for Native Lifeways on the Northern Plains • Reviewed by Matthew Boyd . 249

Fowler, Loretta •Wives and Husbands: Gender and Age in Southern Arapaho History • Reviewed by Kathleen Fine-Dare . 250

Shreve, Bradley G.; Foreword by Shirley Hill Witt •Red Power Rising: The National Indian Youth Council and the Origins of Native Activism • Reviewed by Bruce E. Johansen . 250

Brownstone, Arni, and Hugh Dempsey, eds. •Generous Man - Ahxs-i-tapina: Essays in Memory of Colin Taylor, Plains Indian Ethnologist • Reviewed by Daniel C. Swan . 251

Paquette, Jerry, and Gerald Fallon •First Nations Education Policy in Canada: Progress or Gridlock? • Reviewed by Mark Aquash . 252

Kanu, Yatta •Integrating Aboriginal Perspectives into the School Curriculum: Purposes, Possibilities, and Challenges • Reviewed by Jim Silver . 252

Kant, Joanita •Gentle People: A Case Study of Rockport Colony Hutterites • Reviewed by Rod Janzen . 253

Wuthnow, Robert •Remaking the Heartland: Middle America since the 1950s • Reviewed by Randolph L. Cantrell . 253

Thomas, Paul G., and Curtis Brown, eds. • Manitoba Politics and Government: Issues, Institutions, Traditions • Reviewed by Jim Mochoruk . 254

Stange, Mary Zeiss •Hard Grass: Life on the Crazy Woman Bison Ranch • Reviewed by Linda M. Hasselstrom . 255

Neal, Bill; foreword by Gordon Morris Bakken •Sex, Murder, and the Unwritten Law: Courting Judicial Mayhem, Texas Style • Reviewed by Paul N. Spellman . 255