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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Seed Dynamics of Eastern Redcedar in the Mixed-Grass Prairie, Susan Tunnell, James L. Stubbendieck, Julie Huddle, and Jennifer Brollier

Review of Come to Texas: Enticing Immigrants, 1865-1915 By Barbara J. Rozek, Frank Van Nuys

Wintering Canada Geese Along the Platte Rivers of Nebraska, 1960-2000, Mark Vrtiska and Nick Lyman

Review of Native American Sovereignty on Trial: A Handbook with Cases, Laws, and Documents By Bryan H. Wildenthal, David Wilkins

A View of Sudanese Refugee Resettlement Through Nebraska’s Print Media, Mary Willis and Constance Fernald

Concerns of Hispanics and Service Providers in Southwest Missouri, James Wirth and Susan Dollar

Review of Immigration, colonisation et propagande: du reve americain au reve colonial By Serge Courville, J. David Wood

Strengths and Challenges in Chinese Immigrant Families, Xiaolin Xie, Yan Xia, and Zhi Zhou


Annual Index - Great Plains Research Vol. 13 No. 2, 2003

Great Plains Research – Volume 13, Number 1, Spring 2003

Great Plains Research - Volume 13, Number 2, Fall 2003

Book Review of Saving Migrant Birds: Developing Strategies for the Future John Faaborg, Kenneth Able

Book Review of A Green and Permanent Land: Ecology and Agriculture in the Twentieth Century by Randal S. Beeman and James A. Pritchard, Kristin Ahlberg

Geography of Population Change and Redistribution Within the Post-Frontier Great Plains, J. Clark Archer and Richard Lonsdale

Review of The Failure of National Rural Policy: Institutions and Interests by William P. Browne, Donna Barnes

Constructing the Cooper Model of Folsom Bison Kills on the Southern Plains, Leland Bement

The Impact of Immigration on a Local Economy: The Case of Dawson County, Nebraska, Orn Bodvarrson and Hendrik Van den Berg

Review of Kill and Chill: Restructuring Canada's Beef Commodity Chain by Ian MacLachlan, Michael J. Broadway

Book Review of Climate Change Impacts on the United States: The Potential Consequences of Climate Variability and Change. A Report of the National Assessment Synthesis Team, US Global Change Research Program, Susan Capalbo

Book Review of Cranes the Noblest Flyers: In Natural History and Cultural Lore by Alice Lindsey Price, Felipe Chavez-Ramirez

Review of Rare Vascular Plants of Alberta by Linda Kershaw, Joyce Gould, Derek Johnson, and Jane Lancaster, Donna Cherniawsky

Habitat Use and Migration Patterns of Sandhill Cranes Along the Platte River, 1998 – 2001, Craig Davis

Invasion Dynamics and Biological Control Prospects for Sericea Lespedeza in Kansas, Thomas Eddy, Jeff Davidson, and Brian Obermeyer

Book Review of Watershed: Reflections on Water by Grant MacEwan, Lee Foote

Reviews of Fatal Harvest: The Tragedy of Industrial Agriculture and The Fatal Harvest Reader: The Tragedy of Industrial Agriculture Edited by Andrew Kimbrell, Charles Francis

Review of Saskatchewan Politics: Into the Twenty-First Century Edited by Howard A. Leeson, Joseph Garcea

Book Review of A People's Dream: Aboriginal Self-Government in Canada by Dan Russell, Ross Gordon Green

Letters to the Editor, Ralph Grossi, William Parton, and Myron Gutmann

Review of Consumers in the Country: Technology and Social Change in Rural America by Ronald R. Kline, Barbara Handy-Marchello

Bosnian Refugrees’ Adjustments to Resettlement in Grand Forks, North Dakota, Devon Hansen

Review of The Agricultural Revolution of the 20th Century by Don Paarlberg and Philip Paarlberg, Lowell Hardin

Migration and Counter-urbanization in the Edwards Plateau of Texas, 1985-1990, Jason Holcomb

Review of Willard Cochrane and the American Family Farm by Richard A. Levins, Frederick Kirschenmann

Review of Writing Off the Rural West: Globalization, Governments, and the Transformation of Rural Communities Edited by Roger Epp and Dave Whitson, K. K. Klein

Review of Medicine Ways: Disease, Health, and Survival Among Native Americans Edited by Clifford E. Trafzer and Diane Wiener, Benjamin Kracht

Book Review of Prairie Wetland Ecology: The Contribution of the Marsh Ecology Research Program Edited by Henry R. Murkin, Arnold G. van der Valk, and William R. Clark, Gary Krapu

Book Review of Crossing the 49th Parallel: Migration from Canada to the United States, 1900- 1930 by Bruno Ramirez, John Lehr

Review of On the Backroad to Heaven: Old Order Hutterites, Mennonites, Amish and Brethren by Donald B. Kraybill and Carl F. Bowman, Royden Loewen

Book Review of The War on Weeds in the Prairie West: An Environmental History by Clinton L. Evans, Ian Morrison

Reverse Migration and Nonmetropolitan Employment in Four Great Plains States, 1970-1980, A. Olu Oyinlade

Sustainability and Historical Land-Use Change in the Great Plains: The Case of Eastern Colorado, William J. Parton, Myron Gutmann, and William Travis

High Plains Regional Aquifer Study Revisited: A 20-Year Retrospective for Western Kansas, Jeffrey Peterson and Daniel Bernardo

Range and Population Size of the American Burying Beetle (Coleoptera: Silphidae) in the Dissected Hills of South-Central Nebraska, Mark Peyton

Review of Toxic Plants of North America by George E. Burrows and Ronald J. Tyrl, James Pfister

Review of Science and Native American Communities: Legacies of Pain, Visions of Promise Edited by Keith James, Dave Pruett and Ernest Stromberg

Changes in Asian and Hispanic Population in the Cities of the Great Plains, 1990-2000, Evelyn Ravuri

Fish Community Persistence in Eastern North and South Dakota Rivers, Jeffrey Shearer and Charles Berry, Jr.

Review of Water on the Great Plains: Issues and Policies Edited by Peter 1. Longo and David W. Yoskowitz, Alan R. Smith

Review of Tiger Beetles of Alberta: Killers on the Clay, Stalkers on the Sand by John Acorn, Stephen Spomer and William Allgeier

Book Review of Plains Indian Rock Art by James D. Keyser and Michael A. Klassen, Jack Steinbring

Review of Birds of Nebraska: Their Distribution and Temporal Occurrence by Roger S. Sharpe, W. Ross Silcock, and Joel G. Jorgensen, David L. Swanson

Migrations of Grassland Communities and Grazing Philosophies in the Great Plains: A Review and Implications for Management, Joe C. Truett

Differential Population and Income Migration in the Great Plains, 1995- 1998, Alexander Vias and Charles Collins

Relationship Between Community Satisfaction and Migration Intentions of Rural Nebraskans, Rebecca J. Vogt, John C. Allen, and Sam Cordes

Review of Uneven Ground: American Indian Sovereignty and Federal Law by David E. Wilkins and K. Tsianinia Lomawaima, Blake A. Watson

Review of The Nature of Nebraska: Ecology and Biodiversity Paul A. Johnsgard, L. LaReesa Wolfenbarger

Book Review of Geoarchaeology in the Great Plains Edited by Rolfe D. Mandel, John Wyckoff

Book Review of Science at the American Frontier: A Biography of DeWitt Bristol Brace by David Cahan and M. Eugene Rudd, Robinson Yost


Great Plains Research Volume 12, Number 1, Spring 2002 - Frontmatter

Great Plains Research Volume 12, Number 2, Fall 2002 - Annual Index

Great Plains Research Volume 12, Number 2, Fall 2002 - News and Notes

Great Plains Research Volume 12, Number 2, Fall 2002 - Table of Contents

Review of Waltzing with the Ghost of Tom Joad: Poverty, Myth, and Low-Wage Labor in Oklahoma by Robert Lee Maril, Ginette Aley

Review of Changing the Way America Farms: Knowledge and Community in the Sustainable Agriculture Movement by Neva Hassanein, Patricia Allen

Good Friday in Omaha, Nebraska: A Mexican Celebration, Maria Arbelaez

Review of Biodiversity and Democracy: Rethinking Society and Nature by Paul M. Woods, Richard K. Baydack

Distribution of Eastern Woodrats in a Grassland-Woodland Mosaic: Influence of Vegetation and Fire, Jon P. Beckmann, Glennis A. Kaufman, and Donald Kaufman

Review of Ice Age Peoples of North America: Environments, Origins, and Adaptations of the First Americans Edited by Robson Bonnichsen and Karen L. Turnmire, Leland C. Bement

Watering the Plains: Political Dynamics of River Preservation in Canada and the United States, Joan M. Blauwkamp and Peter J. Longo

Mexican-Descent Latinas’ Compliance with Cervical Cancer Screening Guidelines, Evelinn A. Borrayo and Awilda Reyes

Review of The Cast Iron Forest: A Natural and Cultural History of the North American Cross Timbers by Richard V. Francaviglia, Brock Brown

Review of Bounty and Benevolence: A History of Saskatchewan Treaties by Arthur J. Ray, Jim Miller, and Frank Tough, Jennifer S. H. Brown

Culture and Ecology of Latinos on the Great Plains: An Introduction, Gustavo Carlo, Miguel A. Carranza, and Byron Zamboanga

Review of The Essential Aldo Leopold: Quotations and Commentaries Edited by Curt D. Meine and Richard L. Knight, Thomas R. Dunlap

Review of Wildflowers of Alberta: A Guide to Common Wildflowers and Other Herbaceous Plants by Kathleen Wilkinson, Melanie Elliot

Early Human-Bison Population Interdependence in the Plains Ecosystem, Henry Epp and Ian Dyck

Review of A Business History of Alberta by Henry C. Klassen, Max Foran

Review of Voices of a New Chicana/o History by Refugio Rochín and Dennis Valdes, James A. Garza

Community Dynamics of an Ecotonal Forest-Prairie Interface in Northeastern Kansas, Elizabeth Hane and Steven Hamburg

Review of American Agriculture and the Problem of Monopoly: The Political Economy of Grain Belt Farming, 1953-1980 by Jon Lauck, John Mark Hansen

Review of Kansas Breeding Bird Atlas by William H. Busby and John L. Zimmerman, Paul A. Johnsgard

Was Old Jules Right?: Soil Stewardship on Leased Land, Bruce B. Johnson and John D. Cole

Black-Tailed Prairie Dog Abundance and Distribution in the Great Plains Based on Historic and Contemporary Information, Craig Knowles, Jonathan Proctor, and Steven Forest

Habitat Conservation for Birds in the Mississippi Headwaters/Tallgrass Prairie Ecosystem, Rolf Koford and Heidi Stallman

Review of Birds of the Texas Panhandle: Their Status, Distribution, and History by Kenneth D. Seyffert, Mark Lockwood

How Many Black-Tailed Prairie Dogs Were There?: A Dialogue Demonstrates Both the Process of Science and the Role of Science in Environmental Issues, Svata M. Louda

Latino Families in the Perinatal Period: Cultural Issues in Dealing with the Health-Care System, J. Martin Maldonado-Duran, Maria Manguia-Wellman, Sari Lubin, and Teresa Lartigue

Reasons for the Marginal Incorporation of the Comanches by the Spanish, Martha McCollough

Effect of Flea Beetles (Aphthona Nigriscutis) on Prairie Invaded by Leafy Spurge (Euphorbia Esula) in Maintoba, Michelle Mico and Jennifer Shay

Review of Urban Indian Reserves: Forging New Relationships in Saskatchewan Edited by F. Laurie Barron and Joseph Garcea, J. R. Miller

Review of Creating Colorado: The Making of a Western American Landscape, 1860-1940 by William Wyckoff, Brian Page

Flooding in Kansas Respondents’ Satisfaction with Emergency Response Measures and Disaster Aid, Bimal Kanti Paul

Review of Changing Prairie Landscapes Edited by Todd A. Radenbaugh and Patrick Douaud, Fred Samson

Spatial Description and Analysis of Grasshopper Abundances in Colorado Rangeland, Kerri Skinner, R. Dennis Child, and Thomas O. Holtzer

Review of Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal by Eric Schlosser, Toby Ten Eyck

Review of Addictions and Native Americans by Laurence Armand French, Benson Tong

Review of The Last Best West: Essays on the Historical Geography of the Canadian Prairies by Yossi Katz and John C. Lehr, Carl J. Traci

Western Harvester Ants’ Foraging Success and Nest Densities in Relation to Grazing Intensity, Shaharra Usnick and Richard Hart

White-Tailed Deer Browsing on Six Shrub Species of Tallgrass Prairie, Dirk-Jan van der Hoek, Alan K. Knapp, John M. Briggs, and Jan Bokdam

Review of Freshwater Ecoregions of North America: A Conservation Assessment by Robin A. Abell, David M. Olson, Eric Dinerstein, Patrick T. Hurley, et al., Arnold van der Valk