WINTER 2004 VOL. 24/NO. 1


Pieced in the Plains: Kansas Amish Quilts and Cultural Adaptation Janneken L. Smucker 3

    Key Words: Amish, E. McClung Fleming, Reno County, Kansas, quilts, quiltmaking

A Dakota Boomtown: Sioux Falls, 1877-1880 Gary D. Olson 17

    Key Words: Dakota Boom, Dakota Territory, immigrants, Northern Plains, Sioux Falls

But What is There to See?: An Exploration of a Great Plains Aesthetic ShaunAnne Tangney 31

    Key Words: environment, landscape, Luce Irigaray, place, settlers

BOOK REVIEWS

Indigenous American Women: Decolonization, Empowerment, Activism by Devon Abbott Mihesuah, reviewed by Theda Perdue 43

One Vast Winter Count: The Native American West before Lewis and Clark by Colin G. Calloway, reviewed by W. Raymond Wood 44

The Lewis and Clark Journals: An American Epic of Discovery by Gary E. Moulton, ed., reviewed by Richard Littlebear 44

Twenty Thousand Roads: Women, Movement, and the West by Virginia Scharff, reviewed by Beth Loffreda 45

Vaqueros, Cowboys, and Buckaroos by Lawrence Clayton, Jim Hoy, and Jerald Underwood, reviewed by Robert Boyd 46

Bound for Santa Fe: The Road to New Mexico and the American Conquest, 1806-1848 by Stephen G. Hyslop, reviewed by Harry C. Myers 47

Kansas: The History of the Sunflower State, 1854-2000 by Craig Miner, reviewed by Raymond Wilson 48

Promised Lands: Promotion, Memory, and the Creation of the American West by David M. Wrobel, reviewed by James R. Shortridge 48

The False Traitor: Louis Riel in Canadian Culture by Albert Braz, reviewed by Jill St. Germain 49

Buffalo Bill and Sitting Bull: Inventing the Wild West by Bobby Bridger, reviewed by John H. Monnett 50

Woman Walking Ahead: In Search of Catherine Weldon and Sitting Bull by Eileen Pollack, reviewed by Glenda Riley 51

Icelanders in North America: The First Settlers by Jonas Thor, reviewed by Gudren Björk Gudsteins 51

The New Warriors: Native American Leaders since 1900 by R. David Edmunds, ed., reviewed by Gregory O. Gagnon 52

Going Places: Transportation Redefines the Twentieth-Century West by Carlos Arnaldo Schwantes, reviewed by John C. Hudson 53

Bienfait: The Saskatchewan Miners’ Struggle of ’31 by Stephen L. Endicott, reviewed by Craig Heron, 54

Rodeo Queens and the American Dream by Joan Burbick, reviewed by Lawrence R. Borne 55

“This is America?”: The Sixties in Lawrence, Kansas by Rusty L. Monhollon, reviewed by Craig Miner 56

The American West in 2000: Essays in Honor of Gerald D. Nash by Richard W. Etulain and Ferenc M. Szasz, eds., reviewed by John Wunder 56

Visions of the Land: Science, Literature, and the American Environment from the Era of Exploration to the Age of Ecology by Michael A. Bryson, reviewed by Gale E. Christianson 58

Reading “The Virginian” in the New West by Melody Graulich and Stephen Tatum, eds., reviewed by Forrest G. Robinson 59

The Word Rides Again: Rereading the Frontier in American Fiction by J. David Stevens, reviewed by Eric Heyne 60

Memorial Fictions: Willa Cather and the First World War by Steven Trout, reviewed by Mary R. Ryder 60

Interpreting the Legacy: John Neihardt and “Black Elk Speaks” by Brian Holloway, reviewed by Dale Stover 61

On Teaching and Writing Fiction by Wallace Stegner, reviewed by Jackson J. Benson 62

Margaret Laurence: Critical Reflections by David Staines, ed., reviewed by Sheryl Allen 63

The Invention of Native American Literature by Robert Dale Parker, reviewed by Lori Burlingame 64

The Waltz He Was Born For: An Introduction to the Writing of Walt McDonald by Janice Whittington and Andrew Hudgins, reviewed by Stephen C. Behrendt 65

The Extraordinary Work of Ordinary Writing: Annie Ray’s Diary by Jennifer Sinor, reviewed by Julie Nichols 65

Moving Out: A Nebraska Woman’s Life by Polly Spence, edited by Karl Spence Richardson, reviewed by Susan Naramore Maher 66

The Road to Lame Deer by Jerry Mader, reviewed by Alan Boye 67

Five Shades of Shadow by Tracy Daugherty, reviewed by Gordon O. Taylor 68

Between Grass and Sky: Where I Live and Work by Linda M. Hasselstrom, reviewed by Mary Clearman Blew 69

The American Statehouse: Interpreting Democracy’s Temples by Charles T. Goodsell, reviewed by Robert C. Ripley 70

Native American Photography at the Smithsonian: The Shindler Catalogue by Paula Richardson Fleming, reviewed by Elizabeth Edwards 70

Red Cloud: Photographs of a Lakota Chief by Frank H. Goodyear III, reviewed by Joel Minor 71

Texas Rangeland by Burton Pritzker, photography, and text by Renee Walker Pritzker, reviewed by Rick Dingus 72

The Roots of Texas Music by Lawrence Clayton and Joe W. Specht, eds., reviewed by Kevin E. Mooney 73

Texas Trilogy: Life in a Small Texas Town by Craig D. Hillis with photographs by Bruce F. Jordan, reviewed by Jean A. Boyd 73



SPRING 2004 VOL. 24/NO. 2


Rangers, Mounties, and the Subjugation of Indigenous Peoples, 1870-1885 Andrew R. Graybill 83

    Key Words: Blackfoot, Canada, Comanche, Cree, Kiowa, North-West Mounted Police, Texas Rangers

“This Strange White World": Race and Place in Era Bell Thompson's American Daughter Michael K. Johnson 101

    Key Words: African American literature, Era Bell Thompson, frontier literature, North Dakota

Canada's Campaign for Immigrants and the Images in Canada West Magazine Laura A. Detre 113

    Key Words: advertising, Canada, ethnicity, farming, immigration

BOOK REVIEWS

Cather Studies 5: Willa Cather’s Ecological Imagination by Susan J. Rosowski, ed., reviewed by Steven Trout 131

Out of Place: The Writings of Robert Kroetsch by Simona Bertacco, reviewed by Carol L. Beran 131

Restoring the Burnt Child: A Primer by William Kloefkorn, reviewed by David Pichaske 132

Native Voices: American Indian Identity and Resistance by Richard A. Grounds, George E. Tinker, and David E. Wilkins, eds., reviewed by Beth R. Ritter 133

Real Indians: Identity and the Survival of Native America by Eva Marie Garroutte, reviewed by Terry P. Wilson 133

Invisible Natives: Myth and Identity in the American Western by Armando José Prats, reviewed by Peter N. Peregrine 134

The Native Americans of the Texas Edwards Plateau, 1582-1799 by Maria F. Wade, reviewed by F. Todd Smith 135

Coacoochee’s Bones: A Seminole Saga by Susan A. Miller, reviewed by Alcinone M. Amos 136

Pathfinder: John Charles Frémont and the Course of American Empire by Tom Chaffin, reviewed by Robert J. Chandler 136

Children of the Western Plains: The Nineteenth Century Experience by Marilyn Irvin Holt, reviewed by Rosemary G. Palmer 137

Lynching in Colorado, 1859-1919 by Stephen J. Leonard, reviewed by Jesse T. Moore Jr. 138

Archbishop A.-A. Taché of St. Boniface: The “Good Fight” and the Illusive Vision by Raymond J. A. Huel, reviewed by Robert Choquette 138

The Standing Bear Controversy: Prelude to Indian Reform by Valerie Sherer Mathes and Richard Lowitt, reviewed by Sidney L. Harring 139

Prairie Peddlers: The Syrian-Lebanese in North Dakota by William C. Sherman, Paul Whitney, and John Guerrero, reviewed by Philip M. Kayal 139

The Bizarre Careers of John R. Brinkley by R. Alton Lee, reviewed by Bob McCoy 141



SUMMER 2004 VOL. 24/NO. 3


The New Negro Arts and Letters Movement Among Black University Students in the Midwest, 1914-1940 Richard M. Breaux 147

    Key Words: African American college students, Aaron Douglas, education, Harlem Renaissance, Midwest, New Negro Movement

Entering Sacred Landscapes: Cultural Expectations Versus Legal Realities in the Northwestern Plains Gregory R. Campbell and Thomas A. Foor 163

    Key Words: cultural resource issues, Native American Religion, sacred lands

Congregationalist Richard Cordley and the Impact of New England Cultural Imperialism in Kansas, 1857-1904 Nathan Wilson 185

    Key Words: anti-slavery, Congregational, cultural imperialism, educaiton, Kansas-Nebraska Act, missionaries, Quantrill’s Raid, religious reform, Women’s Rights

BOOK REVIEWS

African American Women Confront the West, 1600-2000 by Quintard Taylor and Shirley Ann Wilson Moore, eds., reviewed by Michael Lansing 201

Kansas and the West: New Perspectives by Rita Napier, ed., reviewed by Ron McCoy 202

Encyclopedia of Indian Wars: Western Battles and Skirmishes, 1850-1890 by Gregory F. Michno, reviewed by Lance Janda 202

Children’s Voices from the Trail: Narratives of the Platte River Road by Rosemary Gudmundson Palmer, reviewed by Emmy E. Werner 203

Galvanzied Yankees on the Upper Missouri: The Face of Loyalty by Michele Tucker Butts, reviewed by Vance E. Nelson 204

Kit Carson and His Three Wives: A Family History by Marc Simmons reviewed by Robert A. Trennert 204

Morning Star Dawn: The Powder River Expedition and the Northern Cheyennes, 1876 by Jerome A. Greene, reviewed by William Bauer 205

Taking Indian Lands: The Cherokee (Jerome) Commission, 1889-1893 by William T. Hagan, reviewed by Sally Ann Cummings 206

One Woman’s Political Journey: Kate Barnard and Social Reform, 1875-1930 by Lynn Musselwhite and Suzanne Jones Crawford, reviewed by Linda Edmondson 207

Down and Out on the Family Farm: Rural Rehabilitation in the Great Plains, 1929-1945 by Michael Johnston Grant, reviewed by Paula M. Nelson 208

On the Farm Front: The Women’s Land Army in World War II by Stephanie A. Carpenter, reviewed by Barbara Handy-Marchello 209

Around the Sacred Fire: Native Religious Activism in the Red Power Era by James Treat, reviewed by Francis Guth 209

A Great Plains Reader by Diane D. Quantic and P. Jane Hafen, eds., reviewed by Philip R. Coleman-Hull 210

West of Emerson: The Design of Manifest Destiny by Kris Fresonke reviewed by Charles W. Mignon 211

Marriage, Violence, and the Nation in the American Literary West by William R. Handley, reviewed by Christine Bold 212

Unsettling the Literary West: Authenticity and Authorship by Nathaniel Lewis, reviewed by J. David Stevens 213

First to Fight by Henry Mihesuah edited by Devon A. Mihesuah, reviewed by William C. Meadows 213

Speak to Me Words: Essays on Contemporary American Indian Poetry by Kris Dean Rader and Janice Gould, eds., reviewed by Kimberly Roppolo 214

Carol Shields, Narrative Hunger, and the Possibilities of Fiction by Edward Eden and Dee Goertz, eds., reviewed by Alison Calder 215

Rural Voices: Place-Conscious Education and the Teaching of Writing by Robert E. Brooke, ed., reviewed by Susanne George Bloomfield 216

Karl Bodmer’s Studio Art: The Newberry Library Bodmer Collection by W. Raymond Wood, Joseph C. Porter, and David C. Hunt, reviewed by Kenneth Haltman 216

Barns of Kansas: A Pictorial History by Robert L. Marsh, reviewed by John Michael Vlach 217

On Fire by Larry Schwarm, reviewed by John Pultz 218

Place: Lethbridge, A City on the Prairie by Geoffrey James and Rudy Wiebe, reviewed by Don Gill 219



FALL 2004 VOL. 24/NO. 4


Refining Rural Space: Women and Vernacular Gentility in the Great Plains, 1880-1920 Andrea G. Radke 227

    Key Words: furnishings, mail-order catalogs, music, refinement, rural, sod house, women

Discrimination Against and Adaptation of Italians in the Coal Counties of Oklahoma David G. LoConto 249

    Key Words: adaptation, Catholics, discrimination, Italian Americans, mining, Oklahoma

Great Plains Native American Representations Along the Lewis and Clark Trail Kevin S. Blake 263

    Key Words: Blackfeet, cultural resources, interpretive sites, Lakota, landscape, Lewis and Clark, Native Americans, Sacagawea

REVIEW ESSAY

Telling Stories About Lewis and Clark: Does History Still Matter? by Andrew R. L. Cayton. A review of Exploring Lewis and Clark: Reflections on Men and Wilderness by Thomas P. Slaughter, Prologue to Lewis and Clark: The Mackay and Evans Expedition by W. Raymond Wood, Lewis and Clark: Across the Divide by Caroling Gilman, and The Literature of the Lewis and Clark Expedition: A Bibliography and Essays by Stephen Dow Beckham, Doug Erickson, Jeremy Skinner, and Paul Merchant 283

BOOK REVIEWS

The Coronado Expedition from the Distance of 460 Years by Richard Flint and Shirley Cushing Flint, eds., reviewed by David J. Weber 289

Interpreters with Lewis and Clark: The Story of Sacagawea and Toussaint Charbonneau by W. Dale Nelson, reviewed by Lisa E. Emmerich 290

One Hundred Years of Old Man Sage: An Arapaho Life by Jeffrey D. Anderson, reviewed by Daniel J. Gelo 290

Creating Christian Indians: Native Clergy in the Presbyterian Church by Bonnie Sue Lewis, reviewed by Henry Warner Bowden 291

Showman: The Life and Music of Perry George Lowery by Clifford Edward Watkins, reviewed by Roberta Freund Schwartz 292

Profiting from the Plains: The Great Northern Railway and Corporate Development of the American West by Claire Strom, reviewed by Barbara Handy-Marchello 293

The Montana Frontier: One Woman’s West by Joyce Litz, reviewed by Allison Badger 293

The Real Rosebud: The Triumph of a Lakota Woman by Marjorie Weinberg, reviewed by Norma C. Wilson 294

The Life and Political Times of Tommy Douglas by Walter Stewart, reviewed by James M. Pitsula 295

Brian Dickson: A Judge’s Journey by Robert J. Sharpe and Kent Roach, reviewed by Chris Axworthy 296

More Ghost Towns of Texas by T. Lindsay Baker, reviewed by David Wharton 296

The Future of the Southern Plains by Sherry L. Smith, ed. reviewed by Ken Rainwater, 297

A Companion to the Regional Literatures of America by Charles L. Crow, ed., reviewed by Kathleen A. Boardman 298

Who Owns Native Culture? by Michael F. Brown, reviewed by April R. Summitt 299

Black Masculinity and the Frontier Myth in American Literature by Michael K. Johnson, reviewed by Riché Richardson 300

Vanished Act: The Life and Art of Weldon Kees by James Reidel, reviewed by Raymond Nelson 300

Toward a Native American Critical Theory by Elvira Pulitano, reviewed by Renate Eigenbrod 301

Genocide of the Mind: New Native American Writing by MariJo Moore, ed., reviewed by Thomas C. Gannon 302

Teaching Places by Audrey J. Whitson, reviwed by Catherine Mackie 303

Wyoming Trucks, True Love, and the Weather Channel: A Woman’s Adventure by Jeffe Kennedy, reviewed by Laura E. Casari 304

Edward S. Curtis and the North American Indian Project in the Field by Mick Gidley, ed., reviewed by Joanna Cohan Scherer 305

William S. Hart: Projecting the American West by Ronald L. Davis, reviewed by Scott Simmon 306

The Texas Post Office Murals: Art for the People by Philip Parisi, reviewed by Karal Ann Marling 306

Gone: Photographs of Abandonment on the High Plains by Steve Fitch, Merrill Gilfillan, Kathleen Steward Howe, and Evelyn A. Schlatter, reviewed by David Taylor 307