WINTER 1999 VOL. 19/NO. 1


The Death of Edward McMurtry David Wishart 5

Litigation, Mitigation, and the American Indian Religious Freedom Act: The Bear Butte Example Kari Forbes-Boyte 23

Literacy Practices at the Genoa Industrial Indian School Amy Goodburn 35

BOOK REVIEWS

Red Cloud: Warrior-Statesman of the Lakota Sioux by Robert W. Larson, reviewed by R. Eli Paul 53

Autobiography of Red Cloud: War Leader of the Oglalas edited by R. Eli Paul, reviewed by H. David Brumble 54

The Nebraska Indian Wars Reader, 1865-1877 edited by R. Eli Paul, reviewed by James O. Gump 54

Lakota Noon: The Indian Narrative of Custer's Defeat by Gregory F. Michno, reviewed by Robert W. Larson 55

Satanta: The Life and Death of a War Chief by Charles M. Robinson III, reviewed by benjamin R. Kracht 56

Proclaiming the Gospel to the Indians and the Métis: The Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate in Western Canada, 1845-1945 by Raymond J. A. Huel, reviewed by Gerhard J. Ens 57

Loyal till Death: Indians and the North-West Rebellion by Blair Stonechild and Bill Waiser, reviewed by Christopher Hannibal-Paci 58

The Chiricahua Apache Prisoners of War: Fort Sill 1894-1914 by John Anthony Turcheneske Jr., reviewed by William T. Hagan 59

With My Own Eyes: A Lakota Woman Tells Her People's History by Susan Bordeaux Bettelyoun and Josephine Waggoner, reviewed by Bea Medicine 59

Blessing for a Long Time: The Sacred Pole of the Omaha Tribe by Robin Ridington and Dennis Hastings, reviewed by Michael L. Tate 61

Beyond the Frontier: Exploring the Indian Country by Stan Hoig, reviewed by Suzanne Jones Crawford 61

Seeing the White Buffalo by Robert B. Pickering, reviewed by Lee Irwin 62

Indians and Anthropologists: Vine Deloria, Jr. and the Critique of Anthropology edited by Thomas Biolsi and Larry J. Zimmerman, reviewed by Donald D. Stull 63

The Night Has a Naked Soul: Witchcraft and Sorcery Among the Western Cherokee by Alan Kilpatrick, reviewed by Pekka Hämäläinen 64

Changing Ones: Third and Fourth Genders in Native North America by Will Roscoe, reviewed by Sue-ellen Jacobs 65

Fugitive Poses: Native American Indian Scenes of Absence and Presence by Gerald Vizenor, reviewed by Diane Glancy 66

Hollywood's Indian: The Portrayal of the Native American in Film edited by Peter C. Rollins and John E. O'Connor, reviewed by Michael J. Hilger 67

Contemporary Native American Architecture: Cultural Regeneration and Creativity by Carol Herselle Krinsky, reviewed by Amos Rapoport 68

Powerful Images: Portrayals of Native America by Sarah E. Boehme et al., reviewed by Lydia L. Wickoff 69

Readings in American Indian Law: Recalling the Rhythm of Survival edited by Jo Carrillo, reviewed by Bruce E. Johansen 70

First Person, First Peoples: Native American College Graduates Tell their Life Stories edited by Andrew Garrod and Colleen Larimore, reviewed by Kimberli M. Stafford 71

NOTES AND NEWS, 73


SPRING 1999 VOL. 19/NO. 2


Introduction: Imagining Literary Landscapes Susan J. Rosowski 85

History and Nature: Representations of the Great Plains in the Work of Sharon Butala and Wallace Stegner Walter Isle 89

The "In-Between": Landscapes of Transformation in Ted Kooser's Weather Central Mary K. Stillwell 97

A Topographic Map of Words: Parables of Cartography in William Least Heat-Moon's Prairyerth O. Alan Weltzien 107

ESSAY ON PLACE

The Map as Big as the World Thomas Fox Averill 123

REVIEW ESSAY

Crime and Responsibility by June Perry Levine. A review of The Brandon Teena Story produced and directed by Susan Muska and Dreta Olafsdottir, 127

BOOK REVIEWS

Updating the Literary West sponsored by The Western Literature Association, reviewed by Barbara Howard Meldrum 133

Encyclopedia of the American West, 4 volumes edited by Charles Phillips and Alan Axelrod, reviewed by Jay H. Buckley 134

Many Wests: Place, Culture, and Regional Identity edited by David M. Wrobel and Michael C. Steiner, reviewed by Diane D. Quantic 135

Frontiers of Historical Imagination: Narrating the European Conquest of Native America, 1890-1990 by Kerwin Lee Klein, reviewed by Alex Long 136

El Llano Estacado: Exploration and Imagination on the High Plains of Texas and New Mexico, 1536-1860 by John Miller Morris, reviewed by Valerie M. Mendoza 137

Tejano Legacy: Rancheros and Settlers in South Texas, 1734-1900 by Armando Alonzo, reviewed by Arnoldo De Leon 138

The Journals of the Lewis & Clark Expedition, Volume 11: The Journals of Joseph Whitehouse, May 14, 1804-April 2, 1806 edited by Gary E. Moulton, reviewed by Kerry R. Oman and Fred R. Gowans 139

Policing the Elephant: Crime, Punishment, and Social Behavior on the Overland Trail by John Phillip Reid, reviewed by Lorna R. McLean 140

The Powder River Expedition Journals of Colonel Richard Irving Dodge edited by Wayne R. Kime, reviewed by R. Eli Paul 141

Fugitives from Justice: The Notebook of Texas Ranger Sergeant James B. Gillette by James B. Gillette, reviewed by Mark R. Ellis 141

Billy the Kid: His Life and Legend by Jon Tuska, reviewed by Richard W. Etulain 142

Capturing Women: The Manipulation of Cultural Imagery in Canada's Prairie West by Sarah Carter, reviewed by Catherine Cavanaugh 143

An Army of Women: Gender and Politics in Gilded Age Kansas by Michael Lewis Goldberg, reviewed by Carmen Heider 144

Many Danes, Some Norwegians: Karen Miller's Diary, 1894 edited by John W. Nielsen, reviewed by Ann Marie Legreid 145

Profiles in Dissent: The Shaping of Radical Thought in the Canadian West by Harry Gutkin and Mildred Gutkin, reviewed by James Naylor 146

Comparing Cowboys and Frontiers by Richard W. Slatta, reviewed by Thomas D. Hall 148

The Social Gospel of E. Nicholas Comfort: Founder of the Oklahoma School of Religion by Robert C. Cottrell, reviewed by Leslie Hewes 148

Harvesting the High Plains: John Kriss and the Business of Wheat Farming, 1920-1950 by Craig Miner, reviewed by David B. Danbom 149

Cowboy Fiddler in Bob Wills' Band by Frankie McWhorter, reviewed by John Schmitz 149

BOOK NOTES, 151
NOTES AND NEWS, 153


SUMMER 1999 VOL. 19/NO. 3


Introduction: The Prairie Fiction of Margaret Laurence Charlene Porsild 165

Margaret Laurence's "Album" Songs: Divining For Missing Links and Deeper Meanings Wes Mantooth 167

Poetic Redress: Her Body, Her House in The Fire-Dwellers Debra Dudek 181

"A Town of the Mind": Margaret Laurence's Mythical Microcosm of Manawaka Nora Foster Stovel 191

Personal Essay: Margaret Laurence's Long Journey Home: "I Love the Damn Country, That's the Trouble Lyall H. Powers 203

BOOK REVIEWS

The Life of Margaret Laurence by James King, reviewed by Walter E. Swayze 211

Selected Letters of Margaret Laurence and Adele Wiseman edited by John Lennox and Ruth Panofsky, reviewed by Frances W. Kaye 212

Challenging Territory: The Writing of Margaret Laurence edited by Christian Riegel, reviewed by Jacqueline McLeod Rogers 213

The Margin Speaks: A Study of Margaret Laurence and Robert Kroetsch from a Post-Colonial Point of View by Gunilla Florby, reviewed by Mary K. Kirtz 213

Magic Lies: The Art of W.O. Mitchell edited by Sheila Latham and David Latham, reviewed by Ken Mitchell 215

The Icelandic Voice in Canadian Letters: The Cntribution of Icelandic-Canadian Writers to Canadian Literature by Daisy L. Neijmann, reviewed by Gudrun B. Gudsteins 217

Kate M. Cleary: A Literary Biography with Selected Works by Susanne K. George, reviewed by Sharon M. Harris 217

Wright Morris Revisited by Joseph J. Wydeven, reviewed by Helen Winter Stauffer 218

Mixblood Messages: Literature, Film, Family, Place by Lewis Owens, reviewed by Lee Schweninger 219

Land of Many Hands: Women in the American West by Harriet Sigerman, reviewed by Margaret D. Jacobs 220

By Grit and Grace: Eleven Women Who Shaped the American West edited by Glenda Riley, reviewed by Ruth Ann Alexander 22

The Inhabited Prairie photographs by Terry Evans, essay by Donald Worster, reviewed by James J. Penuel 222

The Philosophy of Railways: The Transcontinental Railway Idea in British North America by A.A. den Otter, reviewed Keith L. Bryant Jr. 222

The Workers' Revolt in Canada, 1917-1925 edited by Craig Heron, reviewed by Bryan D. Palmer 223

Discover Saskatchewan: A Guide to Historic Sites by Meika Lalone and Elton LaClere, reviewed by Warren Clubb 224

People Places: Saskatchewan and Its Names by Bill Barry, reviewed by T.D. Regehr 225

Indians in the United States and Canada: A Comparative History by Roger L. Nichols, reviewed by Russel Lawrence Barsh 225

An Archaeology of the Soul: North American Indian Belief and Ritual by Robert L. Hall, reviewed by Robin Ridington 227

The Mythology of Native North America by David Leeming and Jake Page, reviewed by Thomas H. Lewis 227

Legends of Our Times: Native Cowboy Life by Morgan Baillargeon and Leslie Tepper, reviewed by Peter Iverson 228

BOOK NOTES, 230
NOTES AND NEWS, 233


FALL 1999 VOL. 19/NO. 4


"The Silent Artillery of Time": Understanding Social Change in the Rural Midwest Jon Lauck 245

Community Dreaming in the Rural Northwest: The Montana Study, 1944-47 Philip J. Nelson 257

Romantic Women and La Lucha: Denise Chavez's Face of An Angel Francine K. Ramsey Richter 277

Whither Cowboy Poetry? Jim Hoy 291

BOOK REVIEWS

Texas and Northeastern Mexico, 1630-1690 by Juan Bautista Chapa. Edited with an introduction by William C. Foster. Reviewed by Kimberly Henke Breuer 299

Thomas Jefferson and the Changing West: From Conquest to Conservation. Edited with an introduction by James P. Ronda. Reviewed by John Lauritz Larson 300

Cowboy Justice: Tale of a Texas Lawman by Jim Gober. Edited by James R. Gober and B. Byron Price. Reviewed by Mark R. Elli 300

Gendered Justice in the American West: Women Prisoners in Men's Penitentiaries by Anne M. Butler. Reviewed by Sharon E. Woo 301

Texas Women: Frontier to Future by Ann Fears Crawford and Crystal Sasse Ragsdale. Reviewed by Rebecca Sharpless 302

Creating the New Woman: The Rise of Southern Women's Progressive Culture in Texas, 1893-1918 by Judith N. McArthur. Reviewed by Nancy Baker Jones 303

Women of Oklahoma, 1890-1920 by Linda Williams Reese. Reviewed by Patricia Loughlin 304

Oil, Wheat, and Wobblies: The Industrial Workers of the World in Oklahoma, 1905-1930 by Nigel Anthony Sellars. Reviewed by Salvatore Salerno 305

Mixed Harvest: The Second Great Transformation of the Rural North, 1870-1930 by Hal. S. Barron. Reviewed by Craig Mine 306

Tempest over Teapot Dome: The Story of Albert B. Fall by David H. Stratton. Reviewed by Roy Lujan 306

Researching Western History: Topics in the Twentieth Century. Edited by Gerald D. Nash and Richard W. Etulain. Reviewed by Thomas D. Isern 307

"Too Good a Town": William Allen White, Community, and the Emerging Rhetoric of Middle America by Edward Gale Agran. Reviewed by Diane Quantic 308

William Lindsay White, 1900-1973: In the Shadow of His Father by E. Jay Jernigan. Reviewed by Joel Mathis 309

Constructing the Little House: Gender, Culture, and Laura Ingalls Wilder by Ann Romines. Reviewed by Fred Erisman 310

Becoming Laura Ingalls Wilder: The Woman behind the Legend by John E. Miller. Reviewed by Ann Romines 311

The Crowded Prairie: American National Identity in the Hollywood Western by Michael Coyne. Reviewed by John G. Cawelti 312

A Thousand Honey Creeks Later: My Life in Music from Basie to Motown and Beyond by Preston Love. Reviewed by Annette L. Murrell 314

Confessions of a Maddog: A Romp through the High-Flying Texas Music and Literary Era of the Fifties to the Seventies by Jan Dunston Milner. Foreward by Larry L. King. Reviewed by Kent Blaser 314

Mexican Americans in the 1990s: Politics, Policies, and Perceptions. Edited by Juan García. Reviewed by Ed A. Muñoz 315

Religion in Modern New Mexico. Edited by Ferenc M. Szasz and Richard W. Etulain. Reviewed by Rev. Christine Robinson 316

BOOK NOTES, 317
FROM THE EDITOR, 319
NOTES AND NEWS, 320
INDEX, 323