WINTER 1992 VOL. 12/No. 1


The Ambivalence of John Steuart Curry's Justice Defeating Mob Violence Stephen C. Behrendt 3

The Mystery of Francis Jeffrey Dickens, N.W.M.P., and Eric Nicol's Dickens of the Mounted Robert Thacker 19

Battered Pioneers: Jules Sandoz and the Physical Abuse of Wives on the American Frontier Betsy Downey 31

When East Meets West: The Passions of Landscape and Culture in Gretel Ehrlich's Heart Mountain Gregory L. Morris 50

BOOK REVIEWS

Tomahawk and Cross: Lutheran Missionaries among the Northern Plains Tribes, 1858-1866 by Gerhard M. Schmutterer, reviewed by Christopher Pippert 60

A Long March: The Lives of Frank and Alice Baldwin by Robert H. Steinbach, reviewed by Carol M. Schneider 60

Renderbrook: A Century Under the Spade Brand by Steve Kelton, reviewed by James W. Cox 60

Pipe, Bible, and Peyote among the Oglala Sioux: A Study in Religious Identity by Paul B. Steinmetz, reviewed by Wlizabeth S. Grobsmith 61

The Medicine Men: Oglala Sioux Ceremony and Healing by Thomas H. Lewis, reviewed by Beatrice Medicine 62

Native Americans: Five Centuries of Changing Images by Patricia Trenton and Patrick T. Houlihan, reviewed by Joseph C. Porter 63

Bighorse The Warrior by Tiana Bighorse, reviewed by Marc Becker 64

The Custer Album: A Pictorial Biography of General George A. Custer by Lawrence A. Frost, reviewed by Sherry L Smith 64

The Enduring Indians of Kansas: A Century and a Half of Acculturation by Joseph B. Herring, reviewed by James A. Clifton 65

American Indian Resource Materials in the Western History Collections, University of Oklahoma edited by Donald L. DeWitt, reviewed by Anne Carmen 67

Cowboys of the Americas by Richard W. Slatta, reviewed by John Donahue 67

Fort Supply Indian Territory: Frontier Outpost on the Plains by Robert C. Carriker, reviewed by Jean E. Attebury 68

The American West: A Narrative Bibliography and a Study in Regionalism by Charles F. Wilkinson, reviewed by Patricia Nelson Limerick 68

Wyoming From Territory to Statehood by Lewis L. Gould, reviewed by Michael A. Amundson 69

Grain Grades and Standards: Historical Issues Shaping the Future by Lowell D. Hill, reviewed by Mark J. Connolly 70

Kansas Governors by Homer E. Socolofsky, reviewed by Lynwood E. Oyos 70

Catlin and His Contemporaries: The Politics of Patronage by Brian W. Dippie, reviewed by Colin G. Calloway 71

Czech Voices: Stories from Texas in the Amerikán Národní Kalendá translated and edited by Clinton Machann and James W. Mendl, Jr., reviewed by Joseph G. Svoboda 72

Word Ways: The Novels of D'Arcy McNickle by John Lloyd Purdy, reviewed by Alanna Kathleen Brown 73

Dee Brown by Lyman B. Hagen, reviewed by Dean Knudsen 73

Bull Threshers and Bindlestiffs: Harvesting and Threshing on the North American Plains by Thomas D. Isern, reviewed by Leon Satterfield 74

Plains Folk II: The Romance of the Landscape by Jim Hoy and Tom Isern, reviewed by Leon Satterfield 74

It's Not the End of the Earth, But You Can See It From Here: Tales of the Great Plains by Roger Welsch, reviewed by Linda M. Hasselstrom 74

Watt Matthews of Lambshead photographs and text by Laura Wilson, reviewed by Margaret A. MacKichan 75

Contours of Discovery: Printed Maps Delineating the Texas and Southwestern Chapters in the Cartographic History of North America, 1513-1930 user's guide by Robert Sidney Martin and James C. Martin, reviewed by Frederick C. Luebke 76

Texas: A Modern History by David McComb, reviewed by Janet Schmelzer 77

To the Horizon and Beyond edited by Jerome Martin, reviewed by Michael J. Grant 77

NOTES & NEWS, 78


SPRING 1992 VOL. 12/NO. 2


Law on the Great Plains: An Introduction John R. Wunder 83

The Legal Culture of the Great Plains Kermit L. Hall 86

The "Poison Porridge" Case: Chinese and the Administration of Justice in Early Saskatchewan Ken Leyton-Brown 99

The Fatal Fall of Barrett Scott: Vigilantes on the Niobrara James W. Hewitt 107

The Railroad Question Revisited: Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway V. Minnesota and Constitutional Limits on State Regulations James W. Ely, Jr. 121

BOOK REVIEWS

Cather Studies Volume I edited by Susan J. Rosowski, reviewed by Susan A. Hallgarth 135

Bachelor Bess: The Homesteading Letters of Elizabeth Corey, 1909-1919 edited by Philip L. Gerber 136

Sterling's Carrie: Mrs. J. Sterling Morton by Margaret V. Ott, reviewed by Polly Duryea 136

Women of the New Mexico Frontier 1846-1912 by Cheryl J. Foote, reviewed by Janet E. Schulte 136

Hurrah for My New Country! by Leon Charles Fouquet, reviewed by Darlene Ritter 137

The Trial of Leonard Peltier by Jim Messerschmidt, reviewed by John Krejci 138

Paula Gunn Allen by Elizabeth I. Hanson, reviewed by Deborah G. Plant 139

NOTES & NEWS, 140


SUMMER 1992 VOL. 12/NO. 3


The Role of Canada's Prairie Provinces in Constitutional and Parlimentary Reform Howard Cody 147

Having Babies or Not: Household Composition and Fertility in Rural Iowa and Nebraska, 1900-1910 Deborah Fink and Alicia Carriquiry 157

An Uninviting Wilderness: The Plains of West Texas, 1534-1821 Felix D. Almaraz, Jr. 169

The Origins of the Initiative and Referendum in South Dakota: The Political Context Steven L. Piott 181

BOOK REVIEWS

The Invented Indian: Cultural Fictions & Government Policies edited by James A. Clifton, reviewed by Paul A. Olson 194

Lost Harvests: Prairie Indian Reserve Farmers and Government Policy by Sarah Carter, reviewed by Paul A. Olson 194

The Struggle for the Land: Indigenous Insight and Industrial Empire in the Semiarid World edited by Paul A. Olson, reviewed by Sarah Carter 196

American Indian Water Rights and the Limits of Law by Lloyd Burton, reviewed by John R. Wunder 197

Black Hills, White Justice: The Sioux Nation Versus the United States 1775 to the Present by Edward Lazarus, reviewed by Robert M. Kitson 198

American Indian Archery by Reginald and Gladys Laubin, reviewed by Mark J. Swetland 200

Mother Earth Spirituality: Native American Paths to Healing Ourselves and Our World by Ed McGaa, Eagle Man reviewed by Ward Churchill 200

Cante ohitika Win (Brave-hearted woman): Images of Lakota Women from the Pine Ridge Reservation South Dakota by Carolyn Reyer, with additional writings by Dr. Beatrice Medicine and Debra Lynn White Plume, reviewed by Holly Rae Boomer 203

Black Elk: The Sacred Ways of a Lakota by Wallace Black Elk and William S. Lyon, reviewed by Lee Irwin 203

Germans in the New World: Essays in the History of Immigration by Frederick C. Luebke, reviewed by Jörg Nagler 204

A Harmony of the Arts: The Nebraska State Capitol edited by Frederick C. Luebke, reviewed by Ron Tyler 205

Dance on the Earth: A Memoir by Margaret Laurence, reviewed by Michael A. Peterman 206

Incident at Bitter Creek: The Story of the Rock Springs Chinese Massacre by Craig Storti, reviewed by Lyn Ellen Bennett 207

Death Comes for the Chief Justice: The Slough-Rynerson Quarrel and Political Violence in New Mexico by Gary L. Roberts, reviewed by Harold J. Weiss, Jr. 207

Winter Sports in the West edited by E.A. Corbet and A.W. Rasporich, reviewed by Benjamin G. Rader 208

Reluctant Frontiersman: James Ross Larkin on the Santa Fe Trail, 1856-57 edited and annotated by Barton H. Barbour, reviewed by Michael A. Amundson 209

The Painting & Politics of George Caleb Bingham by Nancy Rash, reviewed by Stephen C. Behrendt 209

Fox at the Wood's Edge: A Biography of Loren Eiseley by Gale E. Christianson, reviewed by Kathleen A. Boardman 210

Eating Up the Santa Fe Trail by Sam'l P. Arnold, reviewed by Rex Buchanan 211

'Go West and Grow Up with the Country': An Exhibition of Nineteenth-Century Guides to the American West in the Collections of the American Antiquarian Society by George Miles, reviewed by Martha H. Kennedy 211

Lone Stars: A Legacy of Texas Quilts, 1936-1986 by Karoline Patterson Bresenhan and Nancy O'Bryant Puentes, reviewed by Lynn White 212

Nebraska Quilts and Quiltmakers edited by Patricia Cox Crews and Ronald C. Naugle, reviewed by Lynn White 212

Dreams in Dry Places by Roger Bruhn, reviewed by Dale L. Gibbs 213

The Cowgirls by Joyce Gibson Roach, reviewed by Karen Morin 214

Historical Atlas of the American West by Warren A. Beck and Ynez D. Haase, reviewed by Frederick C. Luebke 215

Astoria & Empire by James P. Ronda, reviewed by I.S. MacLaren 216

The Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition Volume 6: November 2, 1805-March 22, 1806 edited by Gary E. Moulton, reviewed by Gerald M. Parsons 217

The Dashing Kansan: Lewis Lindsay Dyche, the Amazing Adventures of a Nineteenth-Century Naturalist and Explorer by Bill Sharp and Peggy Sullivan, reviewed by Mary Liz Jameson 218

Texans in Revolt: The Battle for San Antonio, 1835 by Alwyn Barr, reviewed by Charles Kenner 219

Natural History of the Black Hills and Badlands by Sven G. Froiland, reviewed by Dan Flores 221

Manuel Alvarez, 1794-1856: A Southwestern Biography by Thomas E. Chávez, reviewed by Ralph H. Vigil 221

NOTES & NEWS, 222


FALL 1992 VOL. 12/NO. 4


Toward a Policy of Destruction: Buffaloes, Law, and the Market, 1803-83 Andrew C. Isenberg 227

Willa Cather's Women: Gender, Place and Narrativity in O Pioneers! and My Ántonia David Laird 242

Saskatchewan Bound: Migration to a New Canadian Frontier Randy Widdis 254

Frontier Solons: Nebraska's Territorial Lawmakers, 1854-1867 James B. Potts 269

BOOK REVIEWS

Field Guide to Wildflowers of Nebraska and the Great Plains by J. Farrar, reviewed by Kathleen H. Keeler 286

Roadside Wildflowers of the Southern Great Plains by Craig C. Freeman and Eileen K. Schofield, reviewed by Kathleen H. Keeler 286

Wildflowers of the Northern Great Plains by F.R. Vance, J.R. Jowsey, and J.S. McLean, reviewed by Kathleen H. Keeler 286

Wildflowers of the Tallgrass Prairie: The Upper Midwest by S.T. Runkel and D.M. Roosa, reviewed by Kathleen H. Keeler 286

Kansas Wildlife text by Joseph T. Collins, photographs by Bob Gress, Gerald J. Wiens, Suzanne L. Collins, and Joseph T. Collins, reviewed by Don Cunningham 288

The West as America: Reinterpreting Images of the Frontier, 1820-1920 William H. Truettner, reviewed by Stephen C. Behrendt 289

Removals: Nineteenth-Century American Literature and the Politics of Indian Affairs by Lucy Maddox, reviewed by Sharon M. Harris 290

Campaigning with King by Don Russell, reviewed by Joseph G. Dawson III 291

NOTES & NEWS, 292
INDEX, 293