Great Plains Research publishes original research and scholarly reviews of important advances in the natural and social sciences with relevance to and special emphases on environmental, economic and social issues in the Great Plains. It includes reviews of books and reports on symposia and conferences that included sessions on topics pertaining to the Great Plains. Papers must be comprehensible to a multidisciplinary community of scholars and lay readers who share interest in the region. Stimulating review and synthesis articles will be published if they inform, educate, and highlight both current status and further research directions.

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Great Plains Research, Volume 15, Number 1, Spring 2005 - News and Notes

Family Predictors of Well-Functioning Midwestern Adolescents, Douglas A. Abbott, Scott Hall, and William Meredith

Review of Oklahoma Breeding Bird Atlas Edited by Dan L. Reinking, Keith Arnold

Review of Teaching in Eden: Lessons from Cedar Point by John Janovy, Jr., Leanne Avery

Language Skills of Elementary-Aged Children with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, Gregory Benner

Review of Farm Communities at the Crossroads: Challenge and Resistance Edited by Harry P. Diaz, Joann Jaffe, and Robert Stirling, Kenneth Bessant

Review of The Prehistory of Texas Edited by Timothy K. Perttula, James Bruseth

Nebraska’s Tiger Beetle, Cincindela nebraskana Casey, Mathew L. Brust and W. W. Hoback

Review of Storied Stone: Indian Rock Art of the Black Hills Country by Linea Sundstrom, Kevin Callahan

Review of Giving Voters a Voice: The Origins of the Initiative and Referendum in America by Steven L. Piott, Allen Cigler

Preliminary Assessment of Sand Dune Stability Along a Bioclimatic Gradient, North Central and Northwestern Oklahoma, Carlos Cordova, Jess Porter, Kenneth Lepper, Regina Kalchgruber, and Gregory Scott

Breeding Bird Communities in Riparian Forests Along the Central Platte River, Nebraska, Craig Davis

Review of Immigrants and the American Dream: Remaking the Middle Class by William A. V. Clark, John Defrain

Impacts of Business Development in Rural Communities, Cheryl DeVuyst, F. Larry Leistritz, and Angela Schepp

Review of Perilous Voyages: Czech and English Immigrants to Texas in the 1870s by Lawrence H. Konecny and Clinton Machann, Eva Eckert

Review of Weeds of the Great Plains by James Stubbendieck, Mitchell 1. Coffin, and L. M. Landholt, Craig Freeman

Review of Weeds of the Great Plains by James Stubbendieck, Mitchell 1. Coffin, and L. M. Landholt, Craig C. Freeman

Becoming Neighbors or Remaining Strangers? Latinos and Residential Segregation in the Heartland, Ana-Mari Gonzalez Wahl; Steven Gunkel; and Bennie Shobe, Jr.

Optimum Windbreak Spacing in Great Plains Agriculture, Glenn A. Helmers and James Brandle

Review of Enduring Legacies: Native American Treaties and Contemporary Controversies Edited by Bruce E. Johansen, Taiawagi Helton

Assessing the Economic Development of Nature Tourism, Nancy Hodur, F. Larry Leistritz, and Kara Wolfe

Review of Empty Pastures: Confined Animals and the Transformation of the Rural Landscape By Terence J Centner, Laura L. Jackson

Review of The Hell Creek Formation and the Cretaceous-Tertiary Boundary in the Northern Great Plains: An Integrated Continental Record of the End of the Cretaceous Edited by Joseph H. Hartman, Kirk R. Johnson, And Douglas J. Nichols, Russell Jacobson

Review of Geology of the Lewis & Clark Trail in North Dakota By John W. Hoganson and Edward C. Murphy, Richard Josephs

Distribution of Carnivore Burrows in a Prairie Landscape, Glennis Kaufman, Scott Kocher, and Donald Kaufman

Review of Deep in the Heart: The Texas Tendency in American Politics by James McEnteer, Gary A. Keith

Availability of Suitable Habitat for Northern River Otters in South Dakota, Alyssa M. Kiesow and Charles D. Dieter

Review of Lewis and Clark on the Great Plains: A Natural History By Paul A. Johnsgard, Andrea Laliberte

Review of Damselflies of Alberta: Flying Neon Toothpicks in the Grass by John Acorn, Dennis Lehmkuhl

Review of The Farm as Natural Habitat: Reconnecting Food Systems with Ecosystems Edited by Dana L. Jackson and Laura L. Jackson, Richard Levins

Review of On the Great Plains: Agriculture and Environment by Geoff Cunfer, Gary Libecap

Review of Circle of Goods: Women, Work, and Welfare in a Reservation Community By Tressa Herman, Alice Littlefield

Review of Playas of the Great Plains by Loren M. Smith, James H. Locklear

Review of Lewis and Clark and the Geology of the Great Plains and Lewis and Clark and the Geology of Nebraska and Parts of Adjacent States by R. F. Diffendal, Jr., and Anne P. Diffendal, Harmon Maher, Jr.

Review of The Swift Fox: Ecology and Conservation of Swift Foxes in a Changing World edited by Marsha A. Sovada and Ludwig Carbyn, Raymond Matlack

Review of Eighteenth-Century Naturalists of Hudson Bay By Stuart Houston, Tim Ball, and Mary Houston, Greg Michalenko

Evidence of Holocene Climate Change in a Nebraska Sandhills Wetland, Barbara Nicholson and James B. Swinehart

Review of Aboriginal Conditions: Research as a Foundation for Public Policy Edited by Jerry P. White, Paul S. Maxim, and Dan Beavon, Nathalie Piquemal

Review of Every Farm a Factory: The Industrial Ideal in American Agriculture By Deborah Fitzgerald, Kimberly Porter

Review of Caddo Verb Morphology By Lynette R. Melnar, David Rood

Potential Ecological Impact of Diet Selectivity and Bison Herd Composition, Claudia Rosas, David Engle, and James Shaw

Review of Butterflies of Oklahoma, Kansas, and North Texas By John M. Dole, Walter B. Gerard, and John M. Nelson, Ronald Alan Royer

Review of Amphibians and Reptiles of Montana by J. Kirwin Werner, Bryce A. Maxell, Paul Hendricks, and Dennis L. Flath, Anthony Russell

Review of The TOS Hand hook of Texas Birds By Mark W. Lockwood and Brush Freeman, Kent Rylander

Review of Faces of the Great Plains: Prairie Wildlife Photographs and field notes by Bob Gress, text by Paul A. Johnsgard, James H. Shaw

Review of Great Wildlife of the Great Plains By Paul Johnsgard, Gregory A. Smith

Review of Revenge of the Windigo: The Construction of the Mind and Mental Health of North American Aboriginal Peoples by James B. Waldram, Vicki Smye

Review of Conserving Biodiversity in Agricultural Landscapes: Model-Based Planning Tools Edited by Robert K. Swihart and Jeffrey E. Moore, Robert Sopuck

Predictors of Earnings for Mexican Americans in the Midwest, Rosalie Torres Stone and Bandana Purkayastha

Review of Brush Management: Past, Present, Future Edited by Wayne T. Hamilton, Allan McGinty, Darrell N. Ueckert, C. Wayne Hanselka, and Michelle R. Lee, Susan Tunnell

Review of Farming with the Wild: Enhancing Biodiversity on Farms and Ranches Text by Daniel Imhoff, design by Roberto Carra, David Van Tassel

Review of Three Nations, One Place: A Comparative Ethnohistory of Social Change Among the Comanches and Hasinais During Spain's Colonial Era, 1689- 1821 by Martha McCollough, Maria Wade

Review of Growing Penstemons: Species, Cultivars, and Hybrids Compiled by Dale Lindgren and Ellen Wilde, Ronald Weedon

The Impact of Higher Energy Prices on Great Plains Crop Farm Expenditures, Jeffrey Williams, Richard Nelson, and Michael Langemeier

Review of Engineering the Farm: Ethical and Social Aspects of Agricultural Biotechnology Edited by Britt Bailey and Marc Lappe, Clark Wolf

Depopulation and Rural Churches in Kansas, 1950-1980, Robert Wuthnow


Great Plains Research, Volume 14, Number 1, Spring 2004

Great Plains Research, Volume 14, Number 2, Fall 2004 - Annual Index

Great Plains Research, Volume 14, Number 2, Fall 2004 - Editorial Matter

New Immigrants in the Great Plains: Strengths and Challenges

Review of Fighting for the Farm: Rural America Transformed Edited by Jane Adams, John C. Allen

Social Capital, Wealth, and Nebraska Towns, John Anderson

Mapping Changes in Denominational Membership in the Great Plains, 1952-2000, Holly Barcus and Stanley Brunn

Review of Texas Natural History: A Century of Change By David J. Schmidly, Brian Barnette

Review of Remaking the American Mainstream: Assimilation and Contemporary Immigration By Richard D. Alba and Victor Nee, Hal Barron

Fishes of the Missouri National Recreational River, South Dakota and Nebraska, Charles Berry, Jr. and Bradley Young

New Perspectives on the Changing Religious Diversity in the Great Plains, Stanley Brunn and Holly Barcus

Review of Roadside Geology of Nebraska By Harmon D. Maher Jr., George F. Engelmann, and Robert D. Shuster, Rex Buchanan

Review of Grassland Grouse and Their Conservation By Paul Johnsgard, John Connelly

Examining Strengths and Challenges of Rapid Rural Immigration, Rochelle L. Dalla, Francisco Villarruel, Sheran C. Cramer, and Gloria Gonzalez-Kruger

We Welcome the New Immigrants, John DeFrain, Rochelle L. Dalla, Douglas A. Abbott, and Julie Johnson

Family, Peer, and Acculturative Correlates of Prosocial Development Among Latinos, Maria Rosario T. de Guzman and Gustavo Carlo

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR, Robert F. Diffendal Jr.

East European Women and the Battle of the Sexes in American Culture, Nanda Dimitrov

An Analysis of Refugee Resettlement Patterns in the Great Plains, John Gaber, Sharon Gaber, Jeff Vincent, and Darcy Boellstorff

Review of The Trajectories of Rural Life: New Perspectives on Rural Canada Edited by Raymond Blake and Andrew Nurse, Michael Gertler

Review of Americanizing the West: Race, Immigrants, and Citizenship, 1890-1930 By Frank Van Nuys, Gerhard Grytz

Review of American Arrivals: Anthropology Engages the New Immigration Edited by Nancy Foner, McC. Heyman

Review of Ranching West of the IOOth Meridian: Culture, Ecology, and Economics Edited by Richard L. Knight, Wendell C. Gilgert, and Ed Marston, Ann Hild

Review of Uniting Mountain and Plain: Cities, Law, and Environmental Change along the Front Range By Kathleen A. Brosnan, Richard Hogan

Review of Eye on the Future: Business People in Calgary and the Bow Valley, 1870- 1900 By Henry C. Klassen, Vernon Jones

Review of Telling Stories the Kiowa Way By Gus Palmer, Jr., Benjamin Kracht

Review of Floods, Droughts, and Climate Change By Michael Collier and Robert H. Webb, Merlin P. Lawson

Review of Trails and Trials: Markets and Land Use in the Alberta Beef Cattle Industry, 1881-1948 By Max Foran, Ian MacLachlan

Review of Changing Precipitation Regimes and Terrestrial Ecosystems: A North American Perspective Edited by Jake F. Weltzin and Guy R. McPherson, Luke Marzen

A Charismatic Iranian American Engineer, Jane Meehan

Review of Aboriginal People and Other Canadians Shaping New Relationships Edited by Martin Thornton, Roy Todd, and David N. Collins, J. R. Miller

Review of Creek Indian Medicine Ways: The Enduring Power of Mvskoke Religion By David Lewis, Jr. and Ann T. Jordan, Susan A. Miller

Parents’ Perceptions of Wraparound Services in Lancaster County, Nebraska, Paul Mooney and Gregory Benner

Review of The Indian Reorganization Act: Congresses and Bills Edited by Vine Deloria Jr., Douglas Nash

Review of Agricultural Policy, Agribusiness, and Rent-Seeking Behavior By Andrew Schmitz, Hartley Furtan, and Katherine Baylis, Brian Oleson

Review of Preserving the Sacred: Historical Perspectives on Ojibwa Midewiwin By Michael Angel, Katherine Pettipas

A Case Study of the Impact of Population Influx on a Small Community in Nebraska, James Potter, Rodrigo Cantarero, X. Winson Yan, Steve Larrick, and Blanca Ramirez-Salazar

Review of Grave Injustice: The American Indian Repatriation Movement and NAGPRA By Kathleen S. Fine-Dare, James Riding In

Surviving English, Connie Schomburg

Review of Plants of the Lewis and Clark Expedition By H. Wayne Phillips, Alfred Schuyler

Review of North American Box Turtles: A Natural History By C. Kenneth Dodd, Jr., Lynette Sievert

Review of The Columbia Guide to American Indians of the Great Plains By Loretta Fowler, F. Todd Smith

Review of Slaughterhouse Blues: The Meat and Poultry Industry in North America By Donald D. Stull and Michael J. Broadway, Kendall Thu

Review of Who Are Canada's Aboriginal Peoples? Recognition, Definition, and Jurisdiction Edited by Paul L. A. H. Chartrand, Roy Todd