WINTER 2007 VOL. 27/ No. 1


The Art of Open Spaces: Contemporary Sea and Prairiescapes by Elizabeth Schultz 3

    Key Words: national nostalgia, prairie environment, regional art

“Everything Promised Had Been Included in the Writing”: Indian Reserve Farming and the Spirit and Intent of Treaty Six Reconsidered by Derek Whitehouse-Strong 25

    Key Words: agriculture, Canada, Cree, farming, oral history, Saskatchewan, treaties

Crazy Horse: The Strange Man of the Oglalas by Mari Sandoz: Historiography, A Philosophy for Reconsideration by Mary Dixon 39

    Key Words: Dakota, enlightenment, myth, Sandoz

REVIEW ESSAY

Buffalo Bill, Superstar by Sarah J. Blackstone. A review of The Colonel and Little Missie: Buffalo Bill, Annie Oakley, and the Beginnings of Superstardom in America by Larry McMurtry and Buffalo Bill’s America: William Cody and the Wild West Show by Louis S. Warren 55

BOOK REVIEWS

The Shawnees and Their Neighbors, 1795-1870 by Stephen Warren, reviewed by Christopher Arris Oakley 57

The Conquest of Texas: Ethnic Cleansing in the Promised Land, 1820-1875 by Gary Clayton Anderson, reviewed by Sam W. Haynes 57

Indians and Emigrants: Encounters on the Overland Trail by Michael L. Tate, reviewed by Susan Badger Doyle 58

John Brown to Bob Dole: Movers and Shakers in Kansas History by Virgil W. Dean, ed., reviewed by O. Gene Clanton 59

General James G. Blunt: Tarnished Glory by Robert Collins, reviewed by William Garrett Piston 59

Crazy Horse: A Lakota Life by Kingsley M. Bray, reviewed by R. Eli Paul 60

Fort Randall on the Missouri, 1856-1892 by Jerome A. Greene, reviewed by Barton H. Barbour 61

Fort Concho: A History and a Guide by James T. Matthews, reviewed by Barton H. Barbour 61

Indian Wars: The Campaign for the American West by Bill Yenne, reviewed by Todd Leahy 62

The University of Oklahoma: A History. Volume I, 1890-1917 by David W. Levy and David L. Boren (Foreword), reviewed by Patricia Loughlin 62

Going It Alone: Fargo Grapples with the Great Depression by David Danbom, reviewed by Sean Taylor 63

Tulia: Race, Cocaine, and Corruption in a Small Texas Town by Nate Blakeslee, reviewed by J. Patrick Hazel 64

Women Writing Women: The Frontiers Reader by Patricia Hart and Karen Weathermon with Susan H. Armitage, eds., reviewed by Gioia Woods 65

Leaving Shadows: Literature in English by Canada’s Ukrainians by Lisa Grekul, reviewed by Mary K. Kirtz 65

Charlie Siringo’s West: An Interpretive Biography by Howard R. Lamar, reviewed by Randolph B. Campbell 66

A Western Legacy: The National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum by Steven L. Grafe (Contributions [et al.]), Charles P. Schroeder (Foreword), David Dary (Introduction), and Ed Muno (Photography), reviewed by James D. McLaird 67

Chasing the Rodeo: On Wild Rides and Big Dreams, Broken Hearts and Broken Bones, and One Man’s Search for the West by W. K. Stratton, reviewed by Wayne S. Wooden 67

American Women Modernists: The Legacy of Robert Henri, 1910-1945 by Marian Wardle, ed., and Campbell B. Gray (Foreword), reviewed by Sharon L. Kennedy (Gustafson) 68

L. A. Huffman: Photographer of the American West by Larry Len Peterson, reviewed by Carl Mautz 68

Saskatchewan: Uncommon Views by John Conway (Photographs) and essays by Sharon Butala, David Carpenter, and Helen Marzolf, reviewed by Courtney Milne 69

Wild Prairie: A Photographer’s Personal Journey by James R. Page, and Candace Savage (Foreword), reviewed by Larry Schwarm 70

Hidden in Plain Sight: Contributions of Aboriginal Peoples to Canadian Identity and Culture, Volume I by David R. Newhouse, Cora J. Voyageur, and Dan Beavon, eds., reviewed by Robin Jarvis Brownlie 70

A Seat at the Table: Huston Smith in Conversation with Native Americans on Religious Freedom by Huston Smith and Phil Cousineau (Ed.), reviewed by Michael D. McNally 71

We Know Who We Are: Métis Identity in a Montana Community by Martha Harroun Foster, reviewed by James M. Pitsula 72

Lethal Legacy: Current Native Controversies in Canada by J. R. Miller, reviewed by Nathalie Kermoal 73



SPRING 2007 VOL. 27/ No. 2


The Militarization of the Prairie: Scrap Drives, Metaphors, and the Omaha World Herald’s 1942 “Nebraska Plan” James J. Kimble 83

    Key Words: metaphors, militarization, Nebraska, propaganda, scrap drives, Omaha World-Herald, World War II

The Good, the Bad and the Ignored: Immigrants in Willa Cather’s O Pioneers! Renee M. Laegreid 101

    Key Words: Bohemians, French-Canadians, German-Russians, nativism, New Immigrants, Swedes, Victorianism

Vengeance without Justice, Injustice without Retribution: The Afro-American Council’s Struggle against Racial Violence Shawn Leigh Alexander 117

    Key Words: African Americans, civil rights, Jim Crow, Kansas, lynching, mob violence

REVIEW ESSAY

Centennial Saskatchewan by Rob Norris. A review of The Heavy Hand of History: Interpreting Saskatchewan’s Past edited by Gregory P. Marchildon, On the Side of the People: A History of Labour in Saskatchewan by Jim Warren and Kathleen Carlisle, and Saskatoon: A History in Photographs by Jeff O'Brien, Ruth W. Millar, and william P. Delainey 135

BOOK REVIEWS

Saskatchewan: A New History by Bill Waiser, reviewed by Max Foran, 139

The Encyclopedia of Saskatchewan: A Living Legacy by Canadian Plains Research Center, reviewed by Patrick H. Brennan 140

With Good Intentions: Euro-Canadian and Aboriginal Relations in Colonial Canada by Celia Haig-Brown and David A. Nock, eds., reviewed by C. L. Higham 141

From Dominance to Disappearance: The Indians of Texas and the Near Southwest, 1786-1859 by F. Todd Smith, reviewed by William C. Meadows 142

A History of Migration from Germany to Canada, 1850-1939 by Jonathan Wagner, reviewed by Hans Werner 143

Civil War on the Missouri-Kansas Border by Donald L. Gilmore, reviewed by John M. Sacher 143

Farmers vs. Wage Earners: Organized Labor in Kansas, 1860-1960 by R. Alton Lee, reviewed by Margaret C. Wood 144

A Godly Hero: The Life of William Jennings Bryan by Michael Kazin, reviewed by Troy A. Murphy 145

A New South Dakota History by Harry F. Thompson, ed., reviewed by Paula M. Nelson 146

Hidden Treasures of the American West: Muriel H. Wright, Angie Debo, and Alice Marriott by Patricia Loughlin, reviewed by Courtney Vaughn 147

One West, Two Myths: A Comparative Reader by Carol Higham and Robert Thacker, eds., reviewed by Keith Thor Carlson 148

Unsettled Pasts: Reconceiving the West Through Women’s History by Sarah Carter, Lesley Erickson, Patricia Roome, and Char Smith, eds., reviewed by Wendee Kubik 149

Chuck Hagel: Moving Forward by Charlyne Berens, reviewed by Peter J. Longo 150

Sovereign Selves: American Indian Autobiography and the Law by David J. Carlson, reviewed by Hertha D. Sweet Wong 151

Going Indian by James Hamill, reviewed by Todd Leahy 152

This Is Not a Peace Pipe: Towards a Critical Indigenous Philosophy by Dale Turner, reviewed by Dennis H. McPherson 153

America’s 100th Meridian: A Plains Journey by Monte Hartman and William Kittredge, reviewed by David McMillian 154

Flint Hills Cowboys: Tales of the Tallgrass Prairie by James F. Hoy, reviewed by Richard W. Slatta 155

The Women There Don’t Treat You Mean: Abilene in Song by Joe W. Specht, reviewed by John Wheat 155



SUMMER 2007 VOL. 27/NO. 3


How William F. Cody Helped Save the Buffalo without Really Trying David Nesheim 163

    Key Words: bison, buffalo, William F. Cody, historical memory, Lakota, preservation, Wild West shows

Imagining Kansas: Place, Promotion, and Western Stereotypes in the Art of Henry Worrall (1825-1902) Karen De Bres 177

    Key Words: boosterism, exhibitions, immigration, Kansas, Plains art

"Young Poets Write What They know": William Reed Dunroy, Poet of the Plains Carrie Shipers 193

    Key Words: Great Plains literature, homesteading, landscape, poetry

REVIEW ESSAY

Ghost Dancing Anew by Todd M. Kerstetter. A review of Hostiles?: The Lakota Ghost Dance and Buffalo Bill's Wild West by Sam A Maddra, and Ghost Dances and Identity: Prophetic Religion and American Indian Ethnogenesis in the Nineteenth Century by Gregory E. Smoak 203

BOOK REVIEWS

Making Home Work: Domesticity and Native American Assimiliation in the American West, 1860-1919 by Jane E. Simonsen, reviewed by Susan Bernardin 205

Colonel Richard Irving Dodge: The Life and Times of a Career Army Officer by Wayne R. Kime, reviewed by Charles M. Robinson III 206

Jay Cooke's Gamble: The Northern Pacific Railroad, the Sioux, and the Panic of 1873 by M. John Lubetkin, reviewed by Carroll Engelhardt 206

The Line Which Separates: Race, Gender, and the Making of the Alberta-Montana Borderlands by Sheila McManus, reviewed by Lissa Wadewitz 207

The Borderlands of the American and Canadian Wests: Essays on Regional History of the Forty-ninth Parallel edited by Sterling Evans, reviewed by Phil Bellfy 208

In the Shadow of Wounded Knee: The Untold Final Story of the Indian Wars by Roger L. Di Silvestro, reviewed by Bruce E. Johansen 209

Voices of the American West, Volume 1: The Indian Interviews of Eli S. Ricker, 1903-1919 by Eli Ricker; edited by Richard E. Jensen, reviewed by Mary Jane Schneider 210

Voices of the American West, Volume 2: The Settler and Soldier Interveiws of Eli S. Ricker, 1903-1919 by Eli Ricker; edited by Richard E. Jensen, reviewed by Mary Jane Schneider 210

Captain Jack and the Dalton Gang: The Life and Times of a Railroad Detective by John J. Kinney, reviewed by Paul T. Hietter 211

Governor Lady: The Life and Times of Nellie Tayloe Ross by Teva J. Scheer, reviewed by Jennifer Burek Pierce 212

Railwayman's Son: A Plains Family Memoir by Hugh Hawkins; Introduction by H. Roger Grant, reviewed by Carlos A. Schwantes 213

American Outback: The Oklahoma Panhandle in the Twentieth Century by Richard Lowitt, reviewed by Debbie Colson 214

An Opportunity Lost: The Truman Administration and the Farm Policy Debate by Virgil W. Dean, reviewed by Kristin L. Ahlberg 214

Riding for the Brand: 150 Years of Cowden Ranching by Michael Pettit, reviewed by Paul D. Travis 215

The World We Used to Live In: Remembering the Powers of the Medicine Men by Vine Deloria Jr., reviewed by Tink Tinker (Wazhazhe) 216

New Perpectives on Native North America: Cultures, Histories, and Representations edited by Sergei A. Kan and Pauline Turner Strong, reviewed by D. Anthony Tyeeme Clark 216

Our Fire Survives the Storm: A Cherokee Literary History by Daniel Heath Justice, reviewed by Ralph Salisbury 217

The Broidered Garment: The Love Story of Mona Martinsen and John G. Neihardt by Hilda Martinsen Neihardt, reviewed by Timothy G. Anderson 218

The Ambivalent Art of Katherine Anne Porter by Mary Titus, reviewed by James T. F. Tanner 219

Between Heaven and Texas by Naomi Shihab Nye; Introduction by Sarah Bird; and Photographs by Wyman Meinzer, reviewed by Roy Flukinger 220

FALL 2007 VOL. 27/NO. 4


Introduction: From the Weight of Gold to the Weight of History in HBO's Deadwood David Holmberg 235

Deadwood and the English Language Brad Benz 239

    Key Words: Deadwood, dialect, historical linguistics, David Milch, Shakespeare, western

No Law: Deadwood and the State Mark L. Berrettini 253

    Key Words: Deadwood, George Hearst, law, western film

"Whores and Other Feminist": Recovering Deadwood's Unlikely Feminisms Anne Helen Petersen 267

    Key Words: Deadwood, feminism, misogyny, post-feminism, prostitution

"Gold is Every Man's Opportunity": Castration Anxiety and the Economic Venture in Deadwood Kyle Wiggins and David Holmberg 283

    Key Words Black Hills, Deadwood, economics, George Armstrong Custer, George Hearst

REVIEW ESSAY

Reviewing the Western by Armando José Prats. A review of Hollywood's West: The American Frontier in Film, Television, and History and Making the White Man's Indian: Native Americans and Hollywood Movies 297

BOOK REVIEWS

A Northern Cheyenne Album by Margot Liberty, ed.; photographs by Thomas B. Marquis, reviewed by Jerry Mader, 299

Out of the West: The Gund Collection of Western Art by Suzan Campbell, reviewed by Anne Morand, 299

Kansas Murals: A Traveler's Guide by Lora Jost and Dave Loewenstein, reviewed by Karal Ann Marling, 300

Sculpture from the Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery by Karen O. Janovy, ed., reviewed by Joan M. Marter, 301

One of Ours by Willa Cather; essay by Richard C. Harris; Frederick M. Link with Kari A. Ronning, eds., reviewed by Becky Faber, 302

Katherine Anne Porter: The Life of an Artist by Darlene Harbour Unrue, reviewed by Thomas Austenfeld, 302

The Midwestern Pastoral: Place and Landscape in Literature of the American Heartland by William Barillas, reviewed by Sarah Jayne Hitt, 303

The Louisiana Purchase and American Expansion, 1803-1898 by Sanford Levinson and Bartholomew H. Sparrow, eds., reviewed by Raymond D. Screws, 304

Elias Cornelius Boudinot: A Life on the Cherokee Border by James W. Parins, reviewed by Brad Agnew, 305

The Life and Times of the Steamboat Red Cloud, or, How Merchants, Mounties, and the Missouri Transformed the West by Annalies Corbin, reviewed by Ken Robison, 306

Getting Away with Murder on the Texas Frontier: Notorious Killings and Celebrated Trials by Bill Neal, reviewed by Paul N. Spellman, 306

Next year Country: Dust to Dust in Western Kansas, 1890-1940 by Craig Miner, reviewed by Brian Q. Cannon, 308

From Prairie Farmer to Entrepreneur: The Transformation of Midwestern Agriculture by Dennis S. Nordin and Roy V. Scott, reviewed by Kimberly K. Porter, 308

From Syria to Seminole: Memoir of a High Plains Merchant by Ed Aryain; J'Nell L. Pate, ed., reviewed by Philip M. Kayal, 309

Not Without our consent: Lakota Resistance to Termination, 1950-59 by Edward Charles Valandra, reviewed by Patrice H. Kunesh, 311

Outside America: Race, Ethnicity, and the Role of the American West in National Belonging by Dan Moos, reviewed by Kalenda Eaton, 312

Twilight Innings: A West Texan on Grace and Survival by Robert A. Fink, reviewed by Paul Christensen, 313

Becoming Western: Stories of Culture and Identity in the Cowboy State by Liza J. Nicholas, reviewed by Eric J. Sandeen, 313

The National Grasslands: A Guide to America's Undiscovered Treasures by Francis Moul; photography by Georg Joutras, reviewed by Daniel S. Licht, 314