WINTER 1997 VOL. 17/NO. 1


Black Soldiers at Fort Hays, Kansas, 1867-1869: A Study in Civilian and Military Violence James N. Leiker 3

Allotment, Alcohol, and The Omahas Benson Tong 19

A Socioeconomic Portrait of Prince Hall Masonry in Nebraska, 1900-1920 Dennis N. Mihelich 35

The Early Growth of the Conrad Banking Enterprise in Montana, 1880-1914 Henry C. Klassen 49

REVIEW ESSAY

The Emperor on the American Frontier by Susan A. Miller. A review of the traveling exhibition from the Newberry Library, "The Frontier in American Culture," curated by Richard White. 63

BOOK REVIEWS

Becoming and Remaining a People: Native American Religions on the Northern Plains by Howard L. Harrod, reviewed by Lee Irwin 66

Voices of the Plains Cree by Edward Ahenakew, edited by Ruth Buck, reviewed by Jennifer S. H. Brown 67

Caddo Indians: Where We Come From by Cecile Elkins Carter, reviewed by F. Todd Smith 68

The Dull Knifes of Pine Ridge: A Lakota Odyssey by Joe Starita, reviewed by Donald L. Parman 69

Indian School Days by Basil H. Johnston, reviewed by Susan Wunde. 69

They Call Me Agnes: A Crow Narrative Based on the Life of Agnes Yellowtail Deernose by Fred W. Voget, assisted by Mary K. Mee, reviewed by Marika Sandel. 70

The Biographical Directory of Native American Painters edited by Patrick D. Lester, reviewed by Richard Conn 71

Mediation in Contemporary Native American Fiction by James Ruppert, reviewed by Catherine Rainwater 71

The Nature of the Place: A Study of Great Plains Fiction by Diane Dufva Quantic, reviewed by Melody Graulich 72

Bess Streeter Aldrich: The Dreams Are All Real by Carol Miles Petersen, reviewed by Barbara W. Rippey 73

This Fragile Land: A Natural History of the Nebraska Sandhills by Paul A. Johnsgard, reviewed by Bob Ross 74

Born in the Country: A History of Rural America by David B. Danbom, reviewed by Michael W. Schuyler 74

Age of the Gunfighter: Men and Weapons on the Frontier, 1840-1900 by Joseph G. Rosa, reviewed by Robert K. DeArment 75

The Drifting Cowboy by Will James, and I See By Your Outfit: Historic Cowboy Gear of the Northern Plains by Tom Lindmier and Steve Mount, reviewed by Richard W. Slatta 76

NOTES AND NEWS 78


SPRING 1997 VOL. 17/NO. 2


Politics and Culture of the Great Plains: An Introduction John Comer 83

Treaty Seven and Guaranteed Representation: How Treaty Rights Can Evolve into Parlimentary Seats Kiera Ladner 85

Liberal Education on the Great Plains: American Experiments, Canadian Flirtations, 1930-1950 Kevin Brooks 103

Cross-Border Ties Among Protest Movements: The Great Plains Connection Mildred A. Schwartz 119

Conceptions of the Nebraska Voter in 1882: Paradoxes and Complexities among "Women" Carrmen Heider 131

BOOK REVIEWS

The Perfection of the Morning: An Apprenticeship in Nature by Sharon Butala, reviewed by Lisa Knopp 143

Women and Texas History: Selected Essays edited by Fane Downs and Nancy Baker Jones, reviewed by Lucy Eldersveld Murphy 144

A New Life: Danish Emigration to North America as Described by the Emigrants Themselves in Letters, 1842-1946 by Niels Peter Stilling and Anne Lisbeth Olsen, translated by Karen Veien, reviewed by David Iversen 145

Creative Crusader: Edmund G. Kaufman and Mennonite Community by James C. Juhnke, reviewed by Nancy Bernhardt Holland 145

Pioneer Children on the Journey West by Emmy E. Werner, reviewed by Hannele Paananen 146

The Ojibwa of Western Canada, 1780-1870 by Laura Peers, reviewed by Edward J. Hedican 147

March of the Columns: A Chronicle of the 1876 Indian War, June 27-September 16, 1876 by James Willert, reviewed by Gary A. Trogdon 148

The Crazy Horse Surrender Ledger edited by Thomas R. Buecker and R. Eli Paul, reviewed by Mark R. Ellis 149



SUMMER/FALL 1997 VOL. 17./NO. 3/4


Introduction Frances W. Kaye 163

Mapping the Marias: The Interface of Native and Scientific Cartographies Barbara Belyea 165

The Sacred Black Hills: An Ethnohistorical Review Linea Sundstrom 185

The Thatcher Government in Saskatchewan and the Revival of Metis Nationalism, 1964-71 James M. Pitsula 213

Flooding the Missouri Valley: The Politics of Dam Site Selection and Design Robert Kelley Schneiders 237

REVIEW ESSAY

In the Service of the Empire by Ward Churchill. A review of The Turn to the Native: Studies in Criticism and Culture by Arnold Krupat 251

BOOK REVIEWS

On Behalf of the Wolf and the First Peoples by Joseph Marshall III, reviewed by Ellen Dubas 261

Black Elk and Flaming Rainbow: Personal Memories of the Lakota Holy Man and John Neihardt by Hilda Neihardt, reviewed by Julian Rice 261

Response to Review: Voices of the Plains Cree by Edward Ahenakew; review by Jennifer S. H. Brown, response by Ann Leger-Anderson and Brian Mlazgar 263

NOTES AND NEWS, 264
INDEX, 265