WINTER 2003 VOL. 23/NO. 1


“At the Head of the Aboriginal Remnant": Cherokee Construction of a "Civilized" Indian Identity During the Lakota Crisis of 1876 Paul Kelton 3

    Key Words: William Penn Adair, Cherokee, Indian identity, Lakota, Sioux Removal, Indian Territory

Waving "A Bough of Challenge": Forestry on the Kansas Grasslands, 1868-1915 Brian Allen Drake 19

    Key Words: climate modification, “forest boosterism,” grassland, Kansas forestry station, Kansas State Horticultural Society, seedling distribution program, Timber Act of 1872

“The Greatest Evil": Interpretations of Indian Prohibition Laws, 1832-1953 Jill E. Martin 35

    Key Words: alcohol laws, Indian country, Indian drinking, Indian law, liquor law, Ogallala Sioux, Pine Ridge    Reservation, prohibition laws, Trade and Intercourse Act of 1834, Whiteclay, Nebraska

BOOK REVIEWS

Moving Stories: Migration and the American West, 1850-2000 by Scott E. Casper and Lucinda M. Long, eds. , reviewed by Walter Nugent 35

Frontier Blood: The Saga of the Parker Family by Jo Ella Powell Exley, reviewed by Thomas W. Kavanagh 56

Hidden Worlds: Revisiting the Mennonite Migrants of the 1870s by Royden Loewen, reviewed by Kimberly D. Schmidt 56

The Methodist Church on the Prairies, 1896-1914 by George Emery, reviewed by Sandra Beardsall 57

Harvest Wobblies: The Industrial Workers of the World and Agricultural Laborers in the American West, 1905-1930 by Greg Hall, reviewed by William G. Robbins 58

Riot and Remembrance: The Tulsa Race War and Its Legacy by James S. Hirsch, reviewed by Hannibal B. Johnson 59

The Indian Association of Alberta: A History of Political Action by Laurie Meijer Drees, reviewed by Joe Sawchuck 59

Brown v. Board of Education: A Civil Rights Milestone and Its Troubled Legacy by James T. Patterson, reviewed by Kristin Leigh Ahlberg 60

The Middle of Everywhere: The World’s Refugees Come to Our Town by Mary Pipher, reviewed by Rochelle L. Dalla 61

Learning to Be an Anthropologist and Remaining “Native”: Selected Writings by Beatrice Medicine, reviewed by Thomas P. Myers 62



SPRING 2003 VOL. 23/NO. 2


Editor's Introduction Charles A. Braithwaite 67

Excerpts From the Lewis and Clark Journals: An Epic of DIiscovery, the Abridgment of the Definitive Nebraska Edition; The Journey Across the Plains Gary E. Moulton 69

“A Prairie Childhood" by Edith Abbott: An Excerpt from the Children's Champion, A Biography of Grace Abbott John Sorensen 93

Come to the "Champagne Air": Changing Promotional Images of the Kansas Climate, 1854-1900 Karen De Bres 111
    Key Words: climate, immigration, Kansas, perception, railroads

BOOK REVIEWS

Common and Contested Ground: A Human and Environmental History of the Northwestern Plains by Theodore Binnema, reviewed by James E. Sherow 127

Comanche Society: Before the Reservation by Gerald Betty, reviewed by Daniel J. Gelo 128

Contrary Neighbors: Southern Plains and Removed Indians in Indian Territory by David la Vere, reviewed by Willard Hughes Rollings 128

The Black Regulars, 1866-1898 by William A. Dobak and Thomas D. Phillips, reviewed by Robert Wooster 129

Performing the American Frontier, 1870-1906 by Roger A. Hall, reviewed by Sarah J. Blackstone 130

Dreams and Thunder: Stories, Poems, and The Sun Dance Opera by Zitkala-Sa, : P. Jane Hafen, ed. , reviewed by Susan Bernardin 131

Willa Cather and the American Southwest by John N. Swift and Joseph R. Urgo, eds., reviewed by Guy Reynolds 132

The Nature of Native American Poetry by Norma C. Wilson, reviewed by Andrew Wiget 132

How Should I Read These?: Native Women Writers in Canada by Helen Hoy, reviewed by Dee Horne 133

West of the American Dream: An Encounter with Texas by Paul Christensen, reviewed by Roger Jones 134

Studies in American Indian Art: A Memorial Tribute to Norman Feder by Christian F. Feest, ed., reviewed by Bill Anthes 135

Beauty, Honor, and Tradition: The Legacy of Plains Indian Shirts by Joseph D. Horse Capture and George P. Horse Capture, reviewed by Irme Nagy 136

Heartbeat of the People: Music and Dance of the Northern Pow-wow by Tara Browner, reviewed by Clyde Ellis 137

Anti-Indians in Modern America: A Voice from Toothache’s Earth by Elizabeth Cook-Lynn, reviewed by Jack Thompson Rand 138

Telling Stories, Writing Songs: An Album of Texas Songwriters by Kathleen Hudson, reviewed by Cary Linell 139



SUMMER 2003 VOL. 23/NO. 3


Black Enclaves of Violence: Race and Homicide in Great Plains Cities, 1890-1920 Clare V. McKanna Jr. 147

    Key Words: Coffeyville, enclaves of violence, handgun, homicide, lynching, Omaha, Topeka

Willa-Cather's Reluctant New Woman Pioneer Reginald Dyck 161

    Key Words: antimodernism, Willa Cather, gender, new woman, O Pioneers!

The Cups of Blood are Emptied: Pietism and Cultural Heritage in Two Danish Immigrant Schools on the Great Plains John Mark Nielsen 175

    Key Words: alternative education, Danish American Lutheranism, Immigrant religious life, immigrant schools, Rölvaag

REVIEW ESSAY

Do Germans Really Love Indians? by Peter Bolz and Ann Davis. A review of Germans and Indians: Fantasies, Encounters, Projections edited by Colin G. Calloway, Gerd Gemünden, and Susanne Zantop 193

BOOK REVIEWS

Native American Representations: First Encounters, Distorted Images, and Literary Appropriations by Gretchen M. Bataille, ed., reviewed by Shari Huhndorf 199

Feathering Custer by W.S. Penn, reviewed by Joshua B. Nelson 200

Racial Frontiers: Africans, Chinese, and Mexicans in Western America, 1848-1890 by Arnoldo De Leon, reviewed by Sucheng Chan 200

Toward Defining the Prairies: Region, Culture, and History by Robert Wardhaugh, ed., reviewed by Nina van Gessel 201

The American Midwest: Essays on Regional History by Andrew R. Cayton and Susan E. Gray, eds., reviewed by Paula Petrik 202

Gold Rush: The Black Hills Story by John D. McDermott, comp., reviewed by John E. Miller 203

Jeannette Rankin: America’s Conscience by Norma Smith, reviewed by Sara Hayden 203

Once Upon a Town: The Miracle of the North Platte Canteen by Bob Greene, reviewed by Charles A. Peek 204

The Professor’s House by Willa Cather, historical essay by James Woodress; explanatory notes by James Woodress and Kari A. Ronning; textual editing by Frederick M. Link, reviewed by Steven Trout 205

Willa Cather Remembered by Sharon Hoover, ed., L. Brent Bohlke and Sharon Hoover, comp., reviewed by Mark Madigan 206

Sacagawea’s Nickname: Essays on the American West by Larry McMurtry, reviewed by Shirley A. Leckie 207

Local Wonders: Seasons in the Bohemian Alps by Ted Kooser, reviewed by Judith Sornberger 208

The Nature of Home by Lisa Knopp, reviewed by Jonathan Ritz 209



FALL 2003 VOL. 23/NO. 4


Religion, Idealism, and African American Authobiography in the Northern Plains: Era Bell Thompson's American Daughter Kevin L. Cole and Leah Weins 219

    Key Words: Thompson, Era Bell; African-American autobiography; Great Plains autobiography

Ancient Way in a New Land: Benedictine Education in the Great Plains Marielle Frigge 231

    Key Words: Benedictines, Catholic Missionaries, Dakota Territory, Education, Indian Territory, Monasticism

Fairy Castle of Steamer Trunk?: Creating Place in O.E. Rølvaag's Giants in the Earth Diane Quantic 245

    Key Words: Farming, homesteading, immigration, Norway, Rölvaag

BOOK REVIEWS

Muskekowuck Athinuwick: Original People of the Great Swampy Land by Victor P. Lytwyn, reviewed by Peter Geller 261

The Indian Frontier, 1763-1846 by R. Douglas Hurt, reviewed by Victoria Smith 262

America’s Second Tongue: American Indian Education and the Ownership of English, 1860-1900 by Ruth Spack, reviewed by P. Jane Hafen 262

Chasing the Glitter: Black Hills Mining, 1874-1959 by Richmond L. Clow, reviewed by Chris H. Lewis 263

Father Francis M. Craft: Missionary to the Sioux by Thomas W. Foley, reviewed by Michael F. Steltenkamp 264

Fort Robinson and the American Century, 1900-1948 by Thomas R. Buecker, reviewed by Paul H. Carlson 264

Montana Legacy: Essays on History, People, and Place by Harry W. Fritz, Mary Murphy, and Robert R. Swartout Jr., eds., reviewed by Don Spritzer 265

“They Treated Us Just Like Indians”: The Worlds of Bennett County, South Dakota by Paula L. Wagoner, reviewed by Larry J. Zimmerman 266

The Jesus Road: Kiowas, Christianity, and Indian Hymns by Luke Eric Lassiter, Clyde Ellis, and Ralph Kotay, reviewed by Benjamin R. Kracht 267

The Light Crust Doughboys Are on the Air: Celebrating Seventy Years of Texas Music by John Mark Dempsey, reviewed by Joe W. Specht 268

Geometry in Architecture: Texas Buildings Yesterday and Today by Clovis Heimsath, reviewed by Robert Duncan 268

Laura Ingalls Wilder and the American Frontier: Five Perspectives by Dwight M. Miller, ed., reviewed by Philip Heldrich 269

Grave Concerns, Trickster Turns: The Novels of Louis Owens by Chris LaLonde, reviewed by Margaret Dwyer 270

Red Matters: Native American Studies by Arnold Krupat, reviewed by James H. Cox 271

Growing Up with the Town: Family and Community of the Great Plains by Dorothy Hubbard Schwieder, reviewed by David A. Wolff 272

When Montana and I Were Young: A Frontier Childhood by Margaret Bell, edited and with an Introduction by Mary Clearman Blew, Afterward by Lee Rostad, reviewed by Randi Tanglen 272

When I was a Young Man: A Memoir by Bob Kerry, reviewed by Marilyn B.Young 273

The Snow Geese: A Story of Home by William Fiennes, reviewed by Bruce D. J. Batt 275

Breaking Clean by Judy Blunt, reviewed by Linda K. Karell 275