WINTER 2011 VOL. 31/ No. 1


Moneneheo and Naheverien: Cheyenne and Mennonite Sewing Circles, Convergences and Conflicts, 1890–1970 Kimberly D. Schmidt  3

    Key Words: sewing circles, missionaries, women’s culture, Native American, Christianity

“We Were Beet Workers, and That Was All”: Beet Field Laborers in the North Platte Valley, 1902–1930  Dustin Kipp   23

    Key Words: migrant labor, industrial agriculture, rural life, settlement, sugar, Nebraska

The American Imprint on Alberta Politics  Nelson Wiseman   39

    Key Words: political culture, ideology, immigration, populism, religion

BOOK REVIEWS

The Masterworks of Charles M. Russell: A Retrospective of Paintings and Sculpture by Joan Carpenter Troccoli, ed.; foreword by Lewis I. Sharp and Duane H. King, reviewed by Sarah L. Burt, 55

Lee Lawrie’s Prairie Deco: History in Stone at the Nebraska State Capitol by Gregory Paul Harm, reviewed by Robert Haller, 56

Everything You Know about Indians Is Wrong by Paul Chaat Smith, reviewed by Laura M. Furlan, 57

Seeking Life Whole: Willa Cather and the Brewsters by Lucy Marks and David Porter, reviewed by Kari A. Ronning, 58

“I Do Not Apologize for the Length of This Letter”: The Mari Sandoz Letters on Native American Rights, 1940–1965 by Kimberli A. Lee, ed. and introduction; foreword by John R. Wunder, reviewed by Alan Boye, 58

Moderism and Mildred Walker by Carmen Pearson, reviewed by Ken Egan, 59

The Western Landscape in Cormac McCarthy and Wallace Stegner: Myths of the Frontier by Megan Riley McGilchrist, reviewed by Harry F. Thompson, 60

Skylark Meets Meadowlark: Reimagining the Bird in British Romantic and Contemporary Native American Literature by Thomas C. Gannon, reviewed by Frederick White, 61

Art as Performance, Story as Criticism: Reflections on Native Literary Aesthetics by Craig S. Womack, reviewed by Mark Rifkin, 62

Taking Back Our Spirits: Indigenous Literature, Public Policy, and Healing by Jo-Ann Episkenew, reviewed by Keavy Martin, 63

No Place Like Home: Notes from a Western Life by Linda M. Hasselstrom, reviewed by Gretchen Legler, 63
Seldom Seen: A Journey into the Great Plains by Patrick Dobson, reviewed by Geitner Simmons, 64

Historical Atlas of the American West: With Original Maps by Derek Hayes, reviewed by J. Clark Archer, 65

The American Military Frontiers: The United States Army in the West, 1783–1900 by Robert Wooster, reviewed by Mark R. Scherer, 66

Replenishing the Earth: The Settler Revolution and the Rise of the Anglo-World, 1783–1939 by James Belich, reviewed by Jon Lauck, 67

Bleeding Borders: Race, Gender, and Violence in Pre–Civil War Kansas by Kristen Tegtmeier Oertel, reviewed by Michael D. Pierson, 68

And Grace Will lead Me Home: African American Freedom Communities of Austin, Texas, 1865–1928 by Michelle M. Mears, reviewed by Maria Franklin, 69

Gateway to the Northern Plains: Railroads and the Birth of Fargo and Moorhead by Carroll Engelhardt, reviewed by Kimberly K. Porter, 69

The Indian Commissioners: Agents of the State and Indian Policy in Canada’s Prairie West, 1873–1932 by E. Brian Titley, reviewed by George Colpitts, 70

White Mother to a Dark Race: Settler Colonialism, Maternalism, and the Removal of Indigenous Children in the American West and Australia, 1880–1940 by Margaret D. Jacobs, reviewed by Lynette Russell, 71

First Nations, First Thoughts: The Impact of Indigenous Thought in Canada by Annis May Timpson, ed., reviewed by Priscilla Settee, 72

Our Boys: A Perfect Season on the Plains with the Smith Center Redmen by Joe Drape, reviewed by John R. Wunder, 73



SPRING 2011 VOL. 31/ No. 2


Introduction   Laura E. Smith   83

Some Thoughts on “Taking” Pictures: Imaging “Indians” and the Counter-Narratives of Visual Sovereignty   Morgan F. Bell   85

    Key Words: art history, American Indians, Oklahoma, photography

Acting for the Camera: Horace Poolaw’s Film Stills of Family, 1925–1950   Hadley Jerman   105

    Key Words: Kiowa, motion pictures, Native American photography, Oklahoma film history, portrait photography, vaudeville

Modernity, Multiples, and Masculinity: Horace Poolaw’s Postcards of Elder Kiowa Men   Laura E. Smith   125

    Key Words: Craterville Fair, Lone Wolf, Oklahoma, Peyotism, photography, Plains Indians, Silver Horn

Horace Poolaw: Photographer, Mentor, Grandfather   Thomas Poolaw   147


REVIEW ESSAY

Packing, Unpacking, and Repacking the Cinema of Guy Maddin. A review of Playing with Memories: Essays on Guy Maddin; Into the Past: The Cinema of Guy Maddin; and Guy Maddin’s “My Winnipeg”; reviewed by George Melnyk 149

BOOK REVIEWS

Life at the Kiowa, Comanche, and Wichita Agency: The Photographs of Annette Ross Hume by Kristina L. Southwell and John R. Lovett, reviewed by Joanna Cohan Scherer   155

Historic Photos of Nebraska by Ted Stryker (text and captions), reviewed by Charles A. Braithwaite   156

Like No Other Place: The Sandhills of Nebraska by David A. Owen (photographs and text), reviewed by Drake Hokanson   156

In the Remington Moment by Stephen Tatum, reviewed by Brian Rusted   157

Julius Seyler and the Blackfeet: An Impressionist at Glacier National Park by William E. Farr, reviewed by Alexandra Ganser   158

Spirit Matters: Ron [Gyo-zo] Spickett, Artist, Poet, Lay-Priest by Geoffrey Simmins, reviewed by Leslie Dawn   159

Clearing a Path: New Ways of Seeing Traditional Indigenous Art by Carmen Robertson and Sherry Farrell Racette, eds., reviewed by Mary Longman   160

Native American Performance and Representation by S. E. Wilmer, ed., reviewed by T. Christopher Aplin   160

Native American Drama: A Critical Perspective by Christy Stanlake, reviewed by Julie Pearson-Little Thunder  161

Literary Life: A Second Memoir by Larry McMurtry, reviewed by Tom Pilkington   162

The Death of Meriwether Lewis: A Historical Crime Scene Investigation by James E. Starrs and Kira Gale, reviewed by James J. Holmberg   163

The Color of the Land: Race, Nation, and the Politics of Landownership in Oklahoma, 1832–1929 by David A. Chang, reviewed by Jacob Sherman   163

Patrick Connor’s War: The 1865 Powder River Indian Expedition by David E. Wagner, reviewed by John H. Monnett   164

Hancock’s War: Conflict on the Southern Plains by William Y. Chalfant; Foreword by Jerome A. Greene, reviewed by Steven C. Haack   165

The Frontier Newspapers and the Coverage of the Plains Indian Wars by Hugh J. Reilly, reviewed by Kyle Carsten Wyatt   166

Here You Have My Story: Eyewitness Accounts of the Nineteenth-Century Central Plains by Richard E. Jensen, ed., reviewed by Adam R. Hodge   167

Wyoming Range War: The Infamous Invasion of Johnson County by John W. Davis, reviewed by Ross F. Collins   168

Playing in Shadows: Texas and Negro League Baseball by Rob Fink, reviewed by Pellom McDaniels III   169

Women Elders’ Life Stories of the Omaha Tribe: Macy, Nebraska, 2004–2005 by Wynne L. Summers, reviewed by Karen M. Morin   169

American Indians and the Fight for Equal Voting Rights by Laughlin McDonald, reviewed by Matthew L. M. Fletcher   170



SUMMER 2011 VOL. 31/ No. 3


Immigration to the Great Plains, 1865–1914: War, Politics, Technology, and Economic Development  Bruce Garver   179

    Key Words: civil liberties, education, Czech Americans, German Americans, Italian Americans, railroads, religion

New Deal Experimentation and the Political Economy of the Yankton Sioux, 1930–1934   Teresa M. Houser   205

    Key Words: Charles Mix County, Civilian Conservation Corps, Great Depression, New Deal, South Dakota

Joining the Great Plains in Space, Place, and Time: Questioning a Time Zone Boundary   Rob Kuper   223

    Key Words: climate, commerce, daylight saving time, Nebraska, water

BOOK REVIEWS

Native America: A History by Michael Leroy Oberg, reviewed by Roger L. Nichols, 243

Fur, Fortune, and Empire: The Epic History of the Fur Trade in America by Eric Jay Dolin, reviewed by Brad Tennant, 243

The Chosen Folks: Jews on the Frontiers of Texas by Bryan Edward Stone, reviewed by Scott M. Langston, 244

Beyond the American Pale: The Irish in the West, 1845–1910 by David M. Emmons, reviewed by William H. Mulligan Jr., 245

The Lakotas and the Black Hills: The Struggle for Sacred Ground by Jeffrey Ostler, reviewed by Akim D. Reinhardt, 245

Prairie Republic: The Political Culture of Dakota Territory, 1879–1889 by Jon K. Lauck, reviewed by Mark S. Joy, 246

Proving Up: Domesticating Land in U.S. History by Lisi Krall, reviewed by Richard Edwards, 246

Realigning America: McKinley, Bryan, and the Remarkable Election of 1896 by R. Hal Williams, reviewed by Troy Murphy, 247

In Trace of TR: A Montana Hunter’s Journey by Dan Aadland, reviewed by Paul R. Krausman, 248

Hoboes: Bindlestiffs, Fruit Tramps, and the Harvesting of the West by Mark Wyman, reviewed by Mary Lyons-Barrett, 249

In the Footsteps of Lewis and Clark: Early Commemorations and the Origins of the National Historic Trail by Wallace G. Lewis, reviewed by Jay H. Buckley, 249

Nikkei Farmer on the Nebraska Plains: A Memoir by Hisanori Kano; edited and Introduction by Tai Kreidler, from a translation by Rose Yamamoto, reviewed by Ruth E. Lionberger, 250

Dammed Indians Revisited: The Continuing History of the Pick-Sloan Plan and the Missouri River Sioux by Michael L. Lawson; Forewords by Senator George McGovern and Vine Deloria Jr., reviewed by Roxanne T. Ornelas, 251

The West and Beyond: New Perspectives on an Imagined Region,edited by Alvin Finkel, Sarah Carter, and Peter Fortna, reviewed by Ryan C. Eyford, 252

Cather Studies 8: Willa Cather: A Writer’s Worlds, edited by John J. Murphy, Françoise Palleau-Papin, and Robert Thacker, reviewed by Derek Driedger, 253

“Collecting Stamps Would Have Been More Fun”: Canadian Publishing and the Correspondence of Sinclair Ross, 1933–1986, edited and Introduction by Jordan Stouck; annotations by David Stouck, reviewed by Andrew Lesk, 253

Red Land, Red Power: Grounding Knowledge in the American Indian Novel by Sean Kicummah Teuton, reviewed by Penelope Kelsey, 254

The Nebraska Dispatches by Christopher Cartmill, reviewed by Kyle Carsten Wyatt, 255

Experiments in a Jazz Aesthetic: Art, Activism, Academia, and the Austin Project, edited by Omi Osun Joni L. Jones, Lisa L. Moore, and Sharon Bridgforth, reviewed by Harvey Young, 256

Painting Indians and Building Empires in North America, 1710–1840 by William H. Truettner, reviewed by John Hausdoerffer, 257

Art Quantum: The Eiteljorg Fellowship for Native American Fine Art, 2009, edited by James H. Nottage with Jennifer Complo McNutt and Ashley Holland, reviewed by Jo Ortel, 257

Art of West Texas Women: A Celebration by Kippra D. Hopper and Laurie J. Churchill, reviewed by Michael R. Grauer, 258



Fall 2011 Vol. 31/No. 4


From “No Place” to Home: The Quest for a Western Home in Brewster Higley’s “Home on the Range” C. M. Cooper   267

    Key Words: buffalo, cowboy, folk song, Kansas, nostalgia, pioneer

Guggenheim for Governor: Antisemitism, Race, and the Politics of Gilded Age Colorado Michael Lee   291

    Key Words: cartoons, discriminations, Jews, newspapers, politics, populism, silver

Public Opinion Is more than Law: Popular Sovereignty and Vigilantism in the Nebraska Territory  Sean M. Kammer   309

    Key Words: Bleeding Kansas, claim clubs, Omaha, squatters, violence

REVIEW ESSAY

Desegregating State Universities in the Great Plains. A review of Before Brown: Heman Marion Sweatt, Thurgood Marshall, and the Long Road to Justice and Race and the University: A Memoir; reviewed by Raymond Wolters 325

BOOK REVIEWS
The Rhythm Boys of Omaha Central: High School Basketball at the `68 Racial Divideby Steve Marantz; Foreword by Susie Buffett, reviewed by Amy Helene Forss   331

Reopening the Frontier: Homesteading in the Modern West by Brian Q. Cannon, reviewed by Mark Engler  332

The Red Corner: The Rise and Fall of Communism in Northeastern Montana by Verlaine Stoner McDonald, reviewed by Bradley D. Snow   332

Beyond Mount Rushmore: Other Black Hills Faces edited and Introduction by Mary A. Kopco, reviewed by David A. Wolff   333

Cowboy’s Lament: A Life on the Open Range by Frank Maynard, edited and Introduction by Jim Hoy; Foreword by David Stanley, reviewed by Kenneth L. Untiedt   334

The Johnson-Sims Feud: Romeo and Juliet, West Texas Style by Bill O’Neal, reviewed by Robin C. Sager   335

War Party in Blue: Pawnee Scouts in the U.S. Army by Mark van de Logt; Foreword by Walter R. Echo-Hawk, reviewed by Kevin Adams   335

Steamboats West: The 1859 American Fur Company Missouri River Expedition by Lawrence H. Larsen and Barbara J. Cottrell, reviewed by Ken Robison   336

Frontier Feminist: Clarina Howard Nichols and the Politics of Motherhood by Marilyn S. Blackwell and Kristen T. Oertel, reviewed by Barbara Cutter   337

The North American Journals of Prince Maxmilian of Wied, Volume 2: April–September 1833 edited by Stephen S. Witte and Marsha V. Gallagher; Foreword by J. Brooks Joyner, reviewed by Michael G. Noll   338

Looking Back: Canadian Women’s Prairie Memoirs and Intersections of Culture, History, and Identity by S. Leigh Matthews, reviewed by Lori Ann Lahlum   338

Bound Like Grass: A Memoir from the Western High Plains by Ruth McLaughlin; Foreword by Dee Garceau-Hagan, reviewed by Linda K. Karell   339

Bad Land Pastoralism in Great Plains Fiction by Matthew J. C. Cella; Foreword by Wayne Franklin, reviewed by Becky Faber   340

Tillie Olsen: One Woman, Many Riddles by Panthea Reid, reviewed by Cinzia Biagiotti   341

Deep Waters: The Textual Continuum in American Indian Literature by Christopher B. Teuton, reviewed by Lindsey Claire Smith   342

When Did Indians Become Straight?: Kinship, the History of Sexuality, and Native Sovereignty by Mark Rifkin, reviewed by Clark D. Hafen   343

West and West: Reimaging the Great Plains by Joe Deal; Afterword by Britt Salvesen, reviewed by Larry Schwarm   343

Vernon Fisher by Vernon Fisher; Foreword by Ned Rifkin, reviewed by Matthew Bourbon   344