WINTER 2008 VOL. 28/ No. 1


The Pageant of Paha Sapa: An Origin Myth of White Settlement in the American West by Linea Sundstrom 3

    Key Words: Black Hills, gender, Indian-white relations, Lakota, Progressive Movement, South Dakota

U.S. Indian Policy, 1865-1890: As Illuminated through the Lives of Charles A. Eastman and Elaine Goodale Eastman by Gretchen Cassel Eick 27

    Key Words: Charles A. Eastman, Elaine Goodale Eastman, Lakota/Dakota, Native American History, U.S. colonization

Naming a Place Nicodemus by Rosamond C. Rodman 49

    Key Words: African Americans, Bible, Kansas, Nicodemus

REVIEW ESSAY

The Persistence of Popular Memory: The Cinematic Construction of the American Indian by S. Elizabeth Bird. A review of "Injuns!": Native Americans in the Movies and Killing the Indian Maiden: Images of Native American Women in Film 63

BOOK REVIEWS

Forging an American Identity: The Art of William Ranney: With a Catalogue of His Works by Linda Bantel and Peter H. Hassrick, with essays by Sarah E. Boehme and Mark F. Bockrath; Kathleen Luhrs, ed., reviewed by Kenneth Haltman 67

Saskatchewan: The Luminous Landscape by Courtney Milne, reviewed by Terry Graff 69

Fire in the Water, Earth in the Air: Legends of West Texas Music by Christopher J. Oglesby, reviewed by Kent Blaser 69

Writing the Trail: Five Women's Frontier Narratives by Deborah Lawrence, reviewed by Sherry L. Smith 70

Cather Studies 6: History, Memory, and War by Steven Trout, ed., reviewed by Margaret Doane 71

The Force of Vocation: The Literary Career of Adele Wiseman by Ruth Panofsky, reviewed by Leslie Ianno 72

Jane Gilmore Rushing: A West Texas Writer and Her Work by Lou Halsell Rodenberger, reviewed by Tom Pilkington 73

John Graves, Writer by Mark Busby and Terrell Dixon, eds., reviewed by Pete A.Y. Gunter 73

By His Qwn Hand?: The Mysterious Death of Meriwether Lewis by John D.W. Guice, ed., reviewed by Robert Carriker 74

Crossing Waters, Crossing Worlds: The African Diaspora in Indian Country by Tiya Miles and Sharon P. Holland, eds., reviewed by Susan A. Stebbins 75

War Dance at Fort Marion: Plains Indian War Prisoners by Brad D. Lookingbill, reviewed by Michael P. Jordan 76

900 Miles from Nowhere: Voices from the Homestead Frontier by Steven R. Kinsella, reviewed by Thomas D. Isern 77

Texas Women on the Cattle Trails by Sara R. Massey, ed., reviewed by Judy Alter 77

Riding to the Rescue: The Transformation of the RCMP in Alberta and Saskatchewan, 1914-1939 by Steve Hewitt, reviewed by Michael Dawson 78

Contact Zones: Aboriginal and Settler Women in Canada's Colonial Past by Katie Pickles and Myra Rutherdale, eds., reviewed by Anne Gagnon 79

In the Days of Our Grandmothers: A Reader in Aboriginal Women's History in Canada by Mary-Ellen Kelm and Lorna Townsend, eds., reviewed by Gillian Poulter 80

Taking Charge: Native American Self-Determination and Federal Indian Policy, 1975-1993 by George Pierre Castile, reviewed by Larry Burt 81



SPRING 2008 VOL. 28/NO. 2


Extending the Security Net: The Impact of Rangeland Insurance on Ranching Economy and Culture by Rex J. Rowley 91

    Key Words: crop insurance, Department of Agriculture, Homestead Act, ranching, rangeland management, risk management

Constructing a Home on the Range: Homemaking in Early-Twentieth-Century Plains Photograph Albums by Christina E. Dando 105

    Key Words: home, landscape, Montana, North Dakota, photograph albums, photography, visual culture

Life and Landscapes in the Post-Office Communities of Holt County, Nebraska by Rebecca A. Buller 135

    Key Words: cultural landscape, European American settlement, historical geography, Nebraska, post offices

BOOK REVIEWS

Beyond the Missouri: The Story of the American West by Richard W. Etulain, reviewed by Julie Courtwright 153

Cowtown Wichita and the Wild, Wicked West by Stan Hoig, reviewed by Robin C. Henry 154

The Border between Them: Violence and Reconciliation on the Kansas-Missouri Line by Jeremy Neely, reviewed by Nicole Etcheson 154

Jim Lane: Scoundrel, Statesman, Kansan by Robert Collins, reviewed by Craig Miner 155

The Cherokee Nation in the Civil War by Clarissa W. Confer, reviewed by Brad Agnew 156

The Rise of the Centennial State: Colorado Territory, 1861-76 by Eugene H. Berwanger, reviewed by Stephen J. Leonard 157

Lady Blackrobes: Missionaries in the Heart of Indian Country by Irene Mahoney, reviewed by William J. Furdell 157

Mennonites, Politics, and Peoplehood: Europe—Russia—Canada, 1525-1980 by James Urry, reviewed by Benjamin W. Redekop 158

Hard Passage: A Mennonite Family's Long Journey from Russia to Canada by Arthur Kroeger, reviewed by Royden Loewen 160

Mennonites in Texas: The Quiet in the Land by Laura L. Camden and Susan Gaetz Duarte; foreword by Ann W. Richards, reviewed by Marilyn E. Lehman 161

Welcome to the Homeland: A Journey to the Rural Heart of America's Conservative Revolution by Brian Mann, reviewed by Donald P. Haider-Markel 162

After Lewis & Clark: The Forces of Change, 1806-1871 by Gary Allen Hood, reviewed by Suzan Campbell 162

Native Moderns: American Indian Painting, 1940-1960 by Bill Anthes, reviewed by Joyce M. Szabo 163

Migrations: New Directions in Native American Art edited by Marjorie Devon, reviewed by Janet Catherine Berlo 164

A Fate Worse Than Death: Indian Captivities in the West, 1830-1885 by Gregory and Susan Michno, reviewed by Katheryn Zabelle Derounian-Stodola 165

Muting White Noise: Native American and European American Novel Traditions by James H. Cox, reviewed by Susan Bernardin 166

The Cowboy Girl: The Life of Caroline Lockhart by John Clayton, reviewed by Karen Walcott 167

Alexander's Bridge by Willa Cather; historical essay and explanatory notes by Tom Quirk; textual essay and editing by Frederick M. Link, reviewed by Elizabeth Ammons 168

Of This Earth: A Mennonite Boyhood in the Boreal Forest by Rudy Wiebe, reviewed by Hildi Froese Tiessen 169

Notebooks of Elizabeth Cook-Lynn by Elizabeth Cook-Lynn, reviewed by Jace Weaver 170

The Big Empty: Contemporary Nebraska Nonfiction Writers edited by Ladette Randolph and Nina Shevchuk-Murray, reviewed by Becky Faber 170



SUMMER 2008 VOL. 28/ NO. 3


Why the Homesteading Data Are So Poor: (And What Can Be Done About It) by Richard Edwards 181

    Keywords: digitization, General Land Office, homestead, Homestead National Monument, National Archives

Shaping Nebraska: An Analysis of Railroad and Land Sales, 1870-1880 by Kurt E. Kinbacher and William G. Thomas III 191

    Keywords: ethnicity, immigration, land policy, migration, modernity, railroads

Land, Speculation, and Manipulation on the Pecos by Stephen Bogener 209

    Keywords: environmental history, Homestead Act, irrigation, Mexican American history, Pecos River

REVIEW ESSAY

Lewis and Clark: Gone; American Indians: Still Here by Robert J. Miller. A review of Lewis and Clark Through Indian Eyes: Nine Indian Writers on the Legacy of the Expedition and Lewis and Clark and the Indian Country: The Native American Perspective 231

BOOK REVIEWS

One West, Two Myths II: Essays on Comparison by C.L. Higham and Robert Thacker, eds., reviewed by Molly P. Rozum 235

Encyclopedia of the Great Plains Indians by David J. Wishart, ed., reviewed by James E. Sherow 236

The Rise and Fall of Indian Country, 1825-1855 by William E. Unrau, reviewed by Roger L. Nichols 236

Black Gun, Silver Star: The Life and Legend of Frontier Marshal Bass Reeves by Art T. Burton, reviewed by Amy E. Carreiro 237

Ballots and Bullet: The Bloody County Seat Wars of Kansas by Robert K. DeArment, reviewed by Christopher C. Lovett 38

The Texas Book: Profiles, History, and Reminiscences of the University by Richard A. Holland, ed., reviewed by Dwonna Naomi Goldstone 238

Ruling Pine Ridge: Oglala Lakota Politics from the IRA to Wounded Knee by Akim D. Reinhardt, reviewed by James V. Fenelon 239

A Great Restlessness: The Life and Politics of Dorise Nielson by Faith Johnston, reviewed by Valerie J. Korinek 240

To Remain an Indian: Lessons in Democracy from a Century of Native American Education by K. Tsianina Lomawaima and Teresa L. McCarty, reviewed by Ruth Spack 241

Radical Hope: Ethnics in the Face of Cultural Devastation by Jonathan Lear, reviewed by Rodney Frey 242

Searching for Sacred Ground: The Journey of Chief Lawrence Hart, Mennonite by Raylene Hinz-Penner, reviewed by Clyde Ellis 243

Art of the Cherokee: Prehistory to the Present by Susan C. Power, reviewed by Mary Jo Watson 244

Identity by Design: Tradition, Change, and Celebration in Native Women's Dresses by Emil Her Many Horses, ed., reviewed by Emma I. Hansen 245

Blackfoot War Art: Pictographs of the Reservation Period 1880-2000 by L. James Dempsey, reviewed by Gerald T. Conaty 245

Everett Baker's Saskatchewan: Portraits of an Era by Bill Waiser, reviewed by Patrick C. Douaud 246

The Calgary Project: Urban Form/Urban Life by Beverly A. Sandalack and Andrei Nicolai, reviewed by Pierre Gauthier 247

What Becomes You by Aaron Raz Link and Hilda Raz, reviewed by Gayle Salamon 248

True Tales of the Prairies and Plains by David Dary, reviewed by Benjamin T. Arrington 248

American Indian Literacy Nationalism by Jace Weaver, Craig S. Womack, and Robert Warrior, reviewed by Terri M. Baker 249

Hot Coffee and Cold Truth: Living and Writing the West by W.C. Jameson, ed., reviewed by David Mogen 249



FALL 2008 VOL.28/ NO.4


Nebraska's Live Stock Sanitary Commission and the Rise of American Progressivism David Lee Amstutz 259

    Key Words: gilded age, interstate relations, livestock, meat inspection, progressivism

Contradictory Subtexts in Willa Cather's O Pioneers and Thomas Hardy's Far From the Madding Crowd Grace Wetzel 277

    Key Words: feminism, gender, marriage, transatlantic, women farming

Jewish Community in Wichita, 1920-1970: Same Wagon, New Horses Jay M. Price 293

    Key Words: immigrants, Jews, Kansas, Lebanese, synagogue

REVIEW ESSAY

The Spinning of the West by Karl Jacoby. A review of Hunger for the Wild: America's Obsession with the Untamed West and Frontiers: A Short History of the American West 321

BOOK REVIEWS

Chickasaw: Unconquered and Unconquerable by Jeannie Barbour, Amanda Cobb, and Linda Hogan; Photography by David G. Fitzgerald; Introduction by Bill Anoatubby, reviewed by Donna L. Akers (Choctaw) 325

The Cherokee Trail of Tears by  Duane King; Photography by David G. Fitzgerald; Foreword by Principal Chief Chadwick Smith, reviewed by James W. Parins 325

Gall: Lakota War Chief by Robert W. Larson, reviewed by Herman J. Viola  26

American Indians, the Irish, and Government Schooling: A Comparative Study by Michael C. Coleman, reviewed by Katie Kane 327

White Man's Club: Schools, Race, and the Struggle of Indian Acculturation by Jacqueline Fear-Segal, reviewed by Michael C. Coleman 328

Lakotas, Black Robes, and Holy Women: German Reports from the Indian Missions in South Dakota, 1886-1900 by Karl Markus Kreis, ed.; Translated by Corinna Dally-Starna; Introduction by Raymond A. Bucko, reviewed by Joshua M. Rice 329

Policing the Great Plains: Rangers, Mounties, and the North American Frontier, 1875-1910 by Andrew r. Graybill, reviewed  by Michel Hogue 329

Forty Years a Legislature: Elmer Thomas by Elmer Thomas; Richard Lowitt and Carolyn G. Hanneman, eds.; Foreword by Cindy Simon Rosenthal, reviewed by Suzanne Jones Crawford 330

Beloved Women: The Political Lives of LaDonna Harris and Wilma Mankiller by Sarah Eppler Janda, reviewed by Robert E. England 331

New Indians: Old Wars by Elizabeth Cook-Lynn, reviewed by Bruce E. Johansen 32

Upstream Metropolis: An Urban Biography of Omaha and Council Bluffs by Lawrence H. Larsen, Barbara J. Cottrell, Harl A. Dalstrom, and Kay Calamé Dalstrom, reviewed by Heather Fryer 333

Diaspora in the Countryside: Two Mennonite Communities and Mid-Twentieth-Century Rural Disjuncture by Royden Loewen, reviewed by Hans Werner 333

Living Blue in the Red States by David Starkey, ed., reviewed by Greg Kosmicki 334

Axes: Willa Cather and William Faulkner by Merrill Maguire Skaggs, reviewed by Ed Folsom 335

Beyond Madness: The Art of Ralph Blakelock, 1847-1919 by Norman A. Geske, reviewed by Abraham A. Davidson 336

Alberta Art and Artists: An Overview by Patricia Ainslie and Mary-Beth Laviolette, reviewed by Leslie Dawn 337

Rosie Sandifer: Language of Art by Rosie Sandifer; Introduction by Robin Salmon; Foreword by Tuck Langland, reviewed by Peter S. Briggs 337

American Windmills: An Album of Historic Photographs by T. Lindsay Baker; Introduction by John Carter, reviewed by Jim Hoy 338

Making the Land: Jim Dow in North Dakota by Jim Dow; Laurel Reuter, ed., reviewed by Robert Silberman 339

Texas Quilts and Quilters: A Lone Star Legacy by Marcia Kaylakie with Janice Whittington; Photography by Jim Lincoln; Foreword by Marian Ann J. Montgomery, reviewed by Virginia Gunn 340