WINTER 2000 VOL. 20/NO. 1


"The Boy's Mother": Nineteenth-Century Drug Dependence in teh Life of Kate M. Cleary Susanne George Bloomfield 3

Changing the Pitch: Americanism, Athleticism, and the Development of Legion Baseball in Nebraska Kent M. Krause 19

The Influence of Willa Cather's French-Canadian Neighbors in Nebraska in Death Comes for the Archbishop and Shadows on the Rock Kathleen Danker 35

States of Being in the Dark: Removal and Survival in Linda Hogan's Mean Spirit Eric Gary Anderson 55

BOOK REVIEWS

A Little Matter of Genocide: Holocaust and Denial in the Americas, 1492 to the Present by Ward Churchill. Reviewed by Susan A. Miller 69

The Plains Indians by Paul H. Carlson. Reviewed by Colin G. Calloway 70

The Caddo Chiefdoms: Caddo Economics and Politics, 700-1835 by David La Vere. Reviewed by Helen Hornbeck Tanner 70

Mangas Coloradas: Chief of the Chiricahua Apaches by Edwin R. Sweeney. Reviewed by H. Henrietta Stockel 71

Frontier Soldier: An Enlisted Man's Journal of the Sioux and Nez Perce Campaigns, 1877 by William F. Zimmer, edited by Jerome A. Greene. Reviewed by Wayne R. Kime 72

Gilbert Hitchcock of Nebraska: Wilson's Floor Leader in the Fight for the Versailles Treaty by Thomas W. Ryley. Reviewed by Harl A. Dalstrom 73

Americans View Their Dust Bowl Experience. Edited by John R. Wunder, Frances W. Kaye, and Vernon Carstensen. Reviewed by Pamela Riney-Kehrberg 74

To Show Heart: Native American Self-Determination and Federal Indian Policy, 1960-1975 by George Pierre Castile. Reviewed by Larry Burt 75

Fifty Years a Country Doctor by Hull Cook. Reviewed by Kathryn A. Bellman 76

Montana Ghost Dance: Essays on Land and Life by John B. Wright. Reviewed by Larry Watson 76

The New Encyclopedia of the American West. Edited by Howard R. Lamar. Reviewed by David Wishart 77

The New Western History: The Territory Ahead. Edited by Forrest G. Robinson. Reviewed by Cheryll Glotfelty 78

Edward S. Curtis and the North American Indian, Incorporated by Mick Gidley. Reviewed by Martha H. Kennedy 79

West-Fever by Brian W. Dippie. Reviewed by Joni L. Kinsey 81

Dimensions of Native America: The Contact Zone. Edited by Jehanne Teilhet-Fisk and Robin Franklin Nigh. Reviewed by P. Jane Hafen 82

BOOK NOTES, 85
NOTES AND NEWS, 89


SPRING 2000 VOL. 20/NO. 2


"Going to Indian Territory": Attitudes Toward Native Americans in Little House on the Prairie Philip Heldrich 99

"Wild Men" and Dissenting Voices: Narrative Disruption in Little House on the Prairie Donna M. Campbell 111

Little Squatter on the Osage Diminished Reserve: Reading Laura Ingalls Wilder's Kansas Indians Frances W. Kaye123

Citizenship and Treaty Rights: The Indian Association of Alberta and the Canadian Indian Act, 1946-1948 Laurie Meijer Drees 141

BOOK REVIEWS 159

In a Barren Land: American Indian Dispossession and Survival by Paula Mitchel Marks, reviewed by Leroy V. Eid 159

Betraying the Omaha Nation, 1790-1916 by Judith A. Boughter, reviewed by Mark J. Awakuni-Swetland 160

Forging the Prairie West by John Herd Thompson, reviewed by Adele Perry 160

From Mountain Man to Millionaire: The "Bold and Dashing Life " of Robert Campbell by William R. Nester, reviewed by Jay H. Buckley 161

A Female Economy: Women's Work in a Prairie Province, 1870-1970 by Mary Kinnear, reviewed by Nanci Langfor 162

The Mounted Police and Prairie Society, 1873-1919 edited by William M. Baker, reviewed by Morris Mott 163

Fort Robinson and the American West, 1874-1899 by Thomas R. Buecker, reviewed by Frank N. Schubert 164

The Moccasin Speaks: Living as Captives of the Dog Soldier Warriors, Red River War, 1874-1875 by Arlene Feldmann Jauken, reviewed by Robert Carriker 165

Congressional Populism and the Crisis of the 1890s by Gene Clanton, reviewed by Robert W. Cherny 165

Boarding School Seasons: American Indian Families, 1900-1940 by Brenda J. Child, reviewed by David W. Adams 166

Visions of Freedom on the Great Plains: An Illustrated History of African Americans in Nebraska by Bertha W. Calloway and Alonzo M. Smith, reviewed by Senator Ernie Chambers 168

The Sacred Pipe: An Archetypal Theology by Paul B. Steinmetz, S. J., reviewed by Jordan Paper 169

Wakinyan: Lakota Religion in the Twentieth Century by Stephen E. Feraca, reviewed by Tink Tinker 170

The Literary History of Alberta: From Writing-on-Stone to World War Two by George Melnyk, reviewed by Pamela Banting 171

Artistry in Native American Myths by Karl Kroeber, reviewed by Kathleen Danker 171

Flight Dreams: A Life in the Midwestern Landscape by Lisa Knopp, reviewed by Linda Hasselstrom 172

Ghost Towns of the Montana Prairie by Don Baker, reviewed by James R. Shortridge 173

Dispersed City of the Plains by Harris Stone, with Joan Stone and William Carswell, reviewed by W. Cecil Steward 174

NOTES AND NEWS, 175


SUMMER 2000 VOL. 20/NO. 3


A Week of Music and Dance: An Introduction Randall Snyder 179

This Week at the Opera House: Popular Musical Entertainment at Great Plains Opera Houses, 1887-1917 D. Layne Ehlers 183

Powerful Feelings Recollected in Tranquility: Literary Criticism and Lakota Social Song Poetry R.D. Theisz 197

The Muscial Landscape of Sinclair Ross's As for Me and My House Philip R. Coleman-Hull 211

The Omaha Gospel Complex in Historical Perspective Tom Jack 225

BOOK REVIEWS

Community Music in Alberta: Some Good Schoolhouse Stuff! by George W. Lyon, reviewed by Frances W. Kaye 235

The Power of Kiowa Song: A Collaborative Ethnography by Luke E. Lassiter, reviewed by Victoria Lindsay Levine 236

Jazz of the Southwest: An Oral History of Western Swing by Jean A. Boyd, reviewed by Cary Ginell 236

A Sense of Place: Re-Evaluating Regionalism in Canadian and American Writing edited by Christian Riegel and Herb Wyile, reviewed by Heidi L. M. Jacobs 237

Chokecherry Places: Essays from the High Plains by Merrill Gilfillan, reviewed by Douglas Unger 238

State of Mind: Texas Literature and Culture by Tom Pilkington, reviewed by José E. Limón 239

Contemporary American Indian Literatures and the Oral Tradition by Susan Berry Brill de Ramírez, reviewed by James H. Cox 239

Buckskin and Buffalo: The Artistry of the Plains Indians by Colin F. Taylor, reviewed by By Paul M. Raczka 240

New Worlds from Old: 19th Century Australian and American Landscapes by Elizabeth Johns, et al., reviewed by Julie K. Brown 241

Charles M. Russell, Legacy: Printed and Published Works of Montana's Cowboy Artist by Larry Len Peterson, reviewed by Martha H. Kennedy 241

Spirit Capture: Photographs from the National Museum of the American Indian edited by Tim Johnson, reviewed by Mick Gidley 242

Backyard Visionaries: Grassroots Art in the Midwest edited by Barbara Brackman and Cathy Dwigans, reviewed by Karen Janovy 244

Reservation X: The Power of Place in Aboriginal Contemporary Art edited by Gerald McMaster reviewed by Kathleen E. Ash-Milby 244

The Cherokees and Their Chiefs: In the Wake of Empire by Stanley W. Hoig, reviewed by Daniel Heath Justice 245

Traces on the Landscape by Kent Midgett, reviewed by Harry W. Fritz 246

The Invasion of Indian Country in the Twentieth Century: American Capitalism and Tribal Natural Resources by Donald L. Fixico, reviewed by Eric Henderson 247

The Lakota Ritual of the Sweat Lodge: History and Contemporary Practice by Raymond A. Bucko, reviewed by Martin Brokenleg 248

Our Treasures/Nuestros Tesoros: A Celebration of Nebraskas Mexican Heritage/Una celebración de la herencia mexicana de Nebraska by Ralph F. Grajeda, et al., reviewed by Juan R. García 249

NOTES AND NEWS, 251


FALL 2000 VOL. 20/NO. 4


The Picture Changes: Stylistic Variation in Sitting Bull's Biographies Barbara Risch 259

Contesting Tradition and Combating Intolerance: A History of Freethought in Kansas Aaron K. Ketchell 281

"drainage, drainage, Drainage ": Creating Natural Disasters in Southeastern Nebraska William Keith Guthrie 297

Great Plains Pragmatist: Aaron Douglas and the Art of Social Protest Audrey Thompson 311

BOOK REVIEWS

The Newspaper Indian: Native American Identity in the Press by John M. Coward, reviewd by Barbara Cloud. 323

Wild West Shows by Paul Reddin, reviewed by Andrew Gulliford 324

William Henry Jackson: Framing the Frontier by Douglas Waitley, reviewed by Peter Bacon Hales 325

Visions of Paradise: Glimpses of Our Landscape's Legacy by John Warfield Simpson, reviewed by Robert Thacker 326

Celluloid Indians: Native Americans and Film by Jacquelyn Kilpatrick, reviewed by Michael Hilger 327

The Politics of Hallowed Ground: Wounded Knee and the Struggle for Indian Sovereignty by Mario Gonzalez and Elizabeth Cook-Lynn, reviewed by Rolland Dewing 328

Landscapes of the New West: Gender and Geography in Contemporary Women's Writing by Krista Comer, reviewed by Brigitte Georgi-Findlay 329

Displays of Power: Memory and Amnesia in the American Museum by Steven C. Dubin, reviewd by Willard L. Boyd 329

The Indian Southwest: 1580-1830: Ethnogenesis and Reinvention by Gary Clayton Anderson, reviewed by David La Vere 330

Crazy Horse by Larry McMurty by Joseph C. Porter 331

A National Crime: The Canadian Government and the Residential School System by John S. Milloy, reviewed by Agnes Grant 333

No More Free Markets or Free Beer: The Progressive Era in Nebraska, 1900-1924 by Burton W. Folsom Jr., reviewed by Harl A. Dalstrom 334

Fertile Ground, Narrow Choices: Women on Texas Cotton Farms, 1900-1940 by Rebecca Sharpless, reviewed by Barbara Handy-Marchello 335

Roadside History of Montana by Don Spritzer, reviewed by Michael Malone 336

Winnipeg: A Prairie Portrait by Martin Cash, reviewed by Geoffrey C. Smith 336