WINTER 2001 VOL. 21/NO. 1


Managing the Farm, Educating the Farmer: O'Pioneers! and the New Agriculture William Conlogue 3

    Key Words: Cather, farming, agriculture, “O Pioneers!”

The Price of Patriotism: Alberta Cattlemen and the Loss of the American Market, 1942-48 Max Foran 17

Key Words: Canadian history, agriculture, cattle, World War Two, United States

Women's Sense of Place on the American High Plains Cary W. deWit 29

    Key Words: women, plains, immigrants, farming, gender roles, sense of place

Early Civil Rights Activism in Topeka, Kansas, Prior to the 1954 Brown Case Jean Van Delinder 45

    Key Words: Brown v. Board of Education, civil rights, Reynolds v. Board of Education, school segregation, Topeka

REVIEW ESSAYS

Plain Truths and Sexual Politics in New Cather Criticism by Deborah Carlin. A review of Willa Cather's Sexual Aesthetics and the Male Homosexual Literary Tradition and Willa Cather and the Politics of Criticism by Joan Acacella 63

BOOK REVIEWS

Willa Cather: Queering America by Marliee Lindemann, reviewed by Michele Aina Barale 69

Cather Studies 4: Willa Cather's Canadian and Old World Connections by Robert Thacker and Michael A. Peterman, eds., reviewed by Merrill Maguire Skaggs 70

Birthing a Nation: Gender, Creativity, and the West in American Literature by Susan J. Rosowski, reviewed by Janis P. Stout70

A Reader's Guide to the Novels of Louise Erdrich by Peter G. Beidler and Gay Barton, reviewed by P. Jane Hafen 71

The Chippewa Landscape of Louise Erdrich by Allan Chavkin, Ed., reviewed by P. Jane Hafen 71

Western Stories: From Buffalo Bill to Larry McMurtry by Richard W. Etulain, reviewed by Roger Welsch 73

Land of Enchantment, Land of Conflict: New Mexico in English-Language Fiction by David L. Caffey, reviewed by David King Dunaway 73

Susan La Flesche Picotte, M.D.: Omaha Indian Leader and Reformer by Benson Tong with foreword by Dennis Hastings, reviewed by Malea Powell 75

Woman of the Plains: The Journals and Stories of Nellie M. Perry by Sandra Gail Teichmann, ed., reviewed by Maureen E. Reed 76

With Unshakeable Persistence: Rural Teachers of the Depression Era by Elizabeth McLachlan, reviewed by Robert J. Carney 77

Feels Like Far: A Rancher's Life on the Great Plains by Linda Hasselstrom, reviewed by Nancy T. Zuercher 77

One Degree West: Reflections of a Plainsdaughter by Julene Bair, reviewed by Elizabeth Dodd 78

Buffalo Jump: A Woman's Travels by Rita Moir, reviewed by Sharon Butala 79

LaDonna Harris: A Comanche Life by LaDonna Harris, edited by H. Henriettea Stockel, reviewed by Barbara Torralba Hobson 80

Cowgirls: Commemorating the Women of the West by David R. Stoecklein, reviewed by Joyce Gobson Roach 81

Warriors of the King: Prairie Indians in World War I by James Dempsey, reviewed by Bill Waiser 82

Termination Revisited: American Indians on the Trail to Self-Determination, 1933-1953 by Kenneth R. Philp, reviewed by Warren Metcalf 82

Earth Songs, Moon Dreams: Paintings by American Indian Women by Patricia Jani Broder, reviewed by Mary Jo Watson 83

The Changing Presentation of the American Indian: Museums and Native Cultures by W. Richard West, et al., reviewed by Russell Thornton 84

Red on Red: Native American Literary Separatism by Craig S. Womack, reviewed by Daniel Justice 85

Singing for a Spirit: A Portrait of the Dakota Sioux by Vine Deloria Jr. reviewed by George E. "Tink" Tinker 86

Sacred Fireplace (Oceti Waken): Life and Teachings of a Lakota Medicine Man by Pete S. Catches Sr., edited by Peter V. Catches, reviewed by Daniel J. Gelo 86

The Piikani Blackfeet: A Culture Under Siege by John C. Jackson, reviewed by Darrell R. Kipp 87

Making a Real Killing: Rocky Flats and the Nuclear West by Len Ackland, reviewed by Michael A. Amundson 88

Little Gray Men: Roswell and the Rise of a Popular Culture by Toby Smith, reviewed by David E. Thomas 89



SPRING 2001 VOL. 21/NO. 2


Bison: The Past, Present, and Future of the Great Plains - An Introduction Kenneth Winkle 99

The First Phase of Destruction: Killing the Southern Plains Buffalo, 1790-1840 Pekka Hämäläinen 101

    Key Words: American bison, bison hunting, Comanche, environmental history, Native American history, Southern Plains

"The Last Buffalo Hunt" and Beyond: Plains Sioux Economic Strategies in the Early Resrvation Period Jeffrey Ostler 115

    Key Words: bison, colonialism, Indian reservations, Lakota, Native Americans, Sioux

"When We Were First Paid": The Blackfoot Treaty, the Western Tribes, and the Creation of the Common Hunting Ground, 1855 William E. Farr 131

    Key Words: bison, Black feet, Flathead (Salish), hunting, Indian reservations, Isaac I. Stevens

REVIEW ESSAY

The Great Platte River Road Archway Monument Susan Wunder and John Wunder 155

BOOK REVIEWS

The Destruction of the Bison: An Environmental History, 1750-1920 by Andrew C. Isenberg, reviewed by William A. Dobak 161

The Animals Came Dancing: Native American Sacred Ecology and Animal Kinship by Howard L. Harrod, reviewed by Christopher Vecsey 161

A Country in the Mind: Wallace Stegner, Bernard DeVoto, History, and the American Land by John L. Thomas, reviewed by Frank Popper 162

The Earth Shall Weep: A History of Native America by James Wilson, reviewed by Clara Sue Kidwall 163

Into the West: The Story of Its People by Walter Nugent, reviewed by Anne M. Butler 164

Documents of American Indian Diplomacy: Treaties, Agreements, and Conventions, 1775-1979 by Vine Deloria Jr. and Raymond J. DeMallie, eds., reviewed by Jay H. Buckley 165

The American West: A New Interpretive History by Robert V. Hine and John Mack Faragher, reviewed by Keith Edgerton 166

Massacre Along the Medicine Road: A Social History of the Indian War of 1864 in Nebraska Territory by Ronald Becher, reviewed by Eli Paul 167

Something in the Soil: Legacies and Reckonings in the New West by Patricia Nelson Limerick, reviewed by Mark Daniel Barringer 167

European Immigrants in the American West: Community Histories by Frederick Luebke, ed., reviewed by Jon Gjerde 168

George Washington Grayson and the Creek Nation, 1843-1920 by Mary Jane Warde, reviewed by Michael D. Green 169

Buffalo Soldiers and Officers of the Ninth Cavalry, 1867-1898: Black & White Together by Charles L.. Kenner, reviewed by Tom Phillips 170



SUMMER 2001 VOL. 21/NO. 3


"The Worst Floods in History": Federal Government and the lLoods of 1944 in Elkhorn River Basin Todd Kerstetter 179

    Key Words: Environmental history, flooding, flood control, twentieth century, US Army Corps of Engin

The New Deal's Land Utilization Program in the Great Plains Geoff Cunfer 193

    Key Words: grazing, grasslands, Land Utilization Program, New Deal, North Dakota, resettlement, Soil Conservation Service

A New Vision of America: Lewis and Clark and the Emergence of the American Imagination James P. Hendrix Jr. 211

    Key Words: James Fenimore Cooper, Lewis and Clark, North American intellectual history, North American literature and art, American culture, Washington Irving, Jr.

BOOK REVIEWS

The Frontier Army in the Settlement of the West by Michael L. Tate, reviewed by Richard Bruce Winders 233

Frontier Children by Linda Peavy and Ursula Smith, reviewed by Susan Arrington Madsen 233

To Hell With Honor: Custer and the Little Bighorn by Larry Sklenar, reviewed by Thomas R. Buecker 234

Aboriginal People and Colonizers of Western Canada to 1900 by Sarah Carter, reviewed by Olive Patricia Dickason 235

Indian Fall: The Last Great Days of the Plains Cree and the Blackfoot Confederacy by D'Arcy Jenish, reviewed by Katherine Pettipas 235

Gentle Eminence: A Life of Cardinal Flahiff by P. Wallace Platt, reviewed by Johannes C. Wolfart 236

The Prairie People: Forgotten Anabaptists by Rod Janzen, reviewed by Courtney Muir Wallner 237

Holding Stone Hands: On the Trail of the Cheyenne Exodus by Alan Boye, reviewed by John H. Monnett 238

The Rapid City Indian School, 1898-1933 by Scott Riney, reviewed by Amy M. Goodburn 239

Lies Across America: What Our Historic Sites Get Wrong by James W. Loewen, reviewed by Thomas D. Isern 240

The Family Farmers' Advocate: South Dakota Farmers Union, 1914-2000 by Lynwood E. Oyos, reviewed by Herbert T. Hoover 240

Waiting on the Bounty: The Dust Bowl Diary of Mary Knackstedt Dyck by Pamela Riney-Kehrberg, ed., reviewed byBrian Q. Cannon 241

Sam Bass & Gang by Rick Miller, reviewed by Larry D. Ball 242

Black Cowboys of Texas by Sara R. Massey, ed., reviewed by Chiyuma Elliott 243

Will Rogers: A Biography by Ben Yagoda, reviewed by James M. Smallwood 244

Hard Travelin': The Life and Legacy of Woody Guthrie by Robert Santelli and Emily Davidson, eds., reviewed by Timothy E. Scheurer 244

Lines of Site: Ideas, Forms, and Materialities by Desmond Rochfort, curator, with Ryoji Ikeda, reviewed by Gary Olson 245

The Literary History of Alberta: Volume Two by George Melnyk, reviewed by Kristjana Gunnars 246

New Moon at Batoche: Reflections on the Urban Prairie by George Melnyk, reviewed by Birk Sproxton 247

Voices in the Wind: A Waterton-Glacier Anthology by Barbara Grinder, Valerie Haig-Brown, and Kevin Van Tighem, eds., reviewed by Pamela Banting 248

Contemporary American Indian Writing: Unsettling Literature by Dee Horne, reviewed by Susan Bernardin 249

Sing with the Heart of a Bear: Fusions of Native and American Poetry, 1890-1999 by Kenneth Lincoln, reviewed by William M. Clements 250

Walter Benjamin at the Dairy Queen: Reflections at Sixty and Beyond by Larry McMurtry, reviewed by Max Westbrook 251

Larry McMurtry: A Critical Companion by John M. Reilly, reviewed by Tom Pilkington 252

Rudolfo A. Anaya: A Critical Companion by Margarite Fernandez Olmos, reviewed by Bruce Allen Dick 253



FALL 2001 VOL. 21/NO. 4


Five Voices, One Place: An Introduction Susan J. Rosowski and John R. Wunder 259

Land, Justice, and Angie Debo: Telling the Truth to — and About — Your Neighbors Patricia Nelson Limerick 261

    Key Words: Angie Debo, Indian dispossession, Native Americans, Oklahoma

The Earth Says Have A Place: WIlliam Stafford and A Place of Language Thomas Fox Averill 275

    Key Words: Robert Bly, Steven Hind, Kansas, poetry, Richard Hugo, William Stafford

"No Place to Hide": Wright Morris's Great Plains Joseph J. Wydeven 287

    Key Words: place in literature and photography, photography and imagination, Wright Morris

From Feikema to Manfred, From the Big Sioux Basin to the Northern Plains Arthur R. Huseboe 309

    Key Words: cartography, Feike Feikema, Fredrick Manfred, Northern Plains, Sioux-land literature

"We Anishinaabeg are the Keepers of the Names of the Earth"? Louise Erdrich's Great Plains P. Jane Hafen 321

    Key Words: Anishinaabeg, Chippewa, Louise Erdrich, Native American literature, North Dakota

A Conversation with Jane Smiley 333
Jane Smiley: Location and Geographer of Love Jonis Agee
It Ain't the Eiffel Tower Jane Smiley

REVIEW ESSAY

Western Art's Big Tent by Brian W. Dippie. A review of The American West: Out of Myth, Into Reality by Peter H. Hassrick and Vision of the West: Art and Artifacts from the Private Collection of J. P. Bryan, Torch Energy Advisors Incorporated and Others edited by Melissa Bladridge 341

BOOK REVIEWS

Art of the North American Indians: The Thaw Collection by Gilbert T. Vincent, Sherry Brydon, and Ralph T. Coe, eds., reviewed by Joyce M. Szabo 345

Native American Art: The Collections of the Ethnological Museum Berlin by Peter Bolz and Hans-Ulrich Sanner, reviewed by Bruce Bernstein 346

The Five Crows Ledger: Biographic Warrior Art of the Flathead Indians by James D. Keyser reviewed by Candace S. Greene 346

Frederic Remington: The Writer by Roscoe L. Buckland, reviewed by Fred Erisman 347

The Wichita Indians: Traders of Texas and the Southern Plains, 1540-1845 by F. Todd Smith, reviewed by Howard Meredith 348

Another America: Native American Maps and the History of Our Land by Mark Warhus, reviewed by W. Raymond Wood 349

Noble, Wretched, & Redeemable: Protestant Missionaries to the Indians in Canada and the United States, 1820-1900 by C. L. Higham, reviewed by Clyde Ellis 349

Wagons for the Santa Fe Trade: Wheeled Vehicles and Their Makers, 1822-1880 by Mark L. Gardner, reviewed by Mike Capps 350

The Frontier World of Edgar Dewdney by Brian Titley, reviewed by J. William Brennan 351

Happy as a Big Sunflower: Adventures in the West, 1876-1880 by Rolf Johnson; edited by Richard E. Jensen, reviewed by H. Arnold Barton 352

Cowboys, Gentlemen and Cattle Thieves by Warren M. Elofson, reviewed by Patrick A. Dunae 353

Cowboys, Ranchers and the Cattle Business: Cross-Border Perspectives on Ranching History by Simon Evans, Sarah Carter, and Bill Yeo, eds., reviewed by Paul Voisey 353

The Texas Sheriff: Lord of the County Line by Thad Sitton, reviewed by Neil Sapper 354

The Black Elk Reader by Clyde Holler, ed., reviewed by John R. Schneider 355

Reclaiming Indigenous Voice and Vision by Marie Battiste, ed.. reviewed by Dennis Martinez 356

The Limits of Multiculturalism: Interrogating the Origins of American Anthropology by Scott Michaelsen, reviewed by Nathan E. Bender 357

Repatriation Reader: Who Owns American Indian Remains? by Devon A. Mihesuah, ed., reviewed by Julia D. Harrison 358

Baum's Road to Oz: The Dakota Years by Nancy Tystad Koupal, ed., reviewed by Patricia DiMond 358

The Annotated Wizard of Oz: Centennial Edition by L. Frank Baum; edited by Michael Patrick Hearn, reviewed by Michael O. Riley 359

Some Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys: A Collection of Articles and Essays by John R. Erickson, reviewed by Michael C. Coleman 360

The Last Prairie: A Sandhills Journal by Stephen R. Jones, reviewed by Ron Block 360

Set the Ploughshare Deep: A Prairie Memoir by Timothy Murphy; woodcuts by Charles Beck, reviewed by David R. Sloheim 361