WINTER 1984 VOL. 4/NO.1


Mapping the North American Plains: An Introduction Gary E. Moulton 3

Patterns of Promise Mapping the Plains and Prairies, 1800-1860 John L. Allen 5

Mapping the Missouri River through the Great Plains W. Raymond Wood 29

"A Chart in His Way". Indian Cartography and the Lewis and Clark Expedition James P. Ronda 43

The Scientific Instruments of the Lewis and Clark Expedition Silvio A. Bedini 54

BOOK REVIEWS

Atlas of the Lewis and Clark Expedition edited by Gary Moulton, reviewed by John L. Allen 70

Fur Trade and Exploration: Opening the Far Northwest, 1821-1852 by Theodore J. Karamanski, reviewed by John Warkentin 70

NOTES & NEWS, 72


SPRING 1984 VOL. 4/NO. 2


Closing the Circle: The American Optimism of Laura Ingalls Wilder William Holtz 79

Indian Maps: Their Place in the History of Plains Cartography G. Malcolm Lewis 91

Carl Schurz and the Indians Hans L. Trefousse 109

The Beginnings of Wheeled Transport in Western Canada Barry Kaye and John Alwin 121

BOOK REVIEWS

With Good Intentions: Quaker Work among the Pawnees, Otos, and Omahas in the 1870s by Clyde A. Milner II, reviewed by Robert H. Keller, Jr. 135

Lakota Society by James R. Walker, edited by Raymond J. DeMallie, reviewed by Herbert T. Hoover 136

Dammed Indians: The Pick-Sloan Plan and the Missouri River Sioux, 1944-1980 by Michael L. Lawson, reviewed by Janet McDonnell 137

American Farm Tools: From Hand-Power to Steam-Power by R. Douglas Hurt, reviewed by Reynold M. Wik 138

NOTES & NEWS, 139


SUMMER 1984 VOL. 4/NO. 3


The Prairie Mermaid: Love-Tests of Pioneer Women Robert H. Solomon 143

Mapping the Interior Plains of Rupert's Land by the Hudson's Bay Company to 1870 Richard I. Ruggles 152

The Image of the Hired Girl in Literature: The Great Plains, 1860 to World War I Sylvia Lea Sallquist 166

BOOK REVIEWS

Red Harvest: The Communist Party and American Farmers by Lowell K. Dyson, reviewed by Robert W. Cherny 178

Interwoven: A Pioneer Chronicle by Sallie Reynolds Matthews, reviewed by Sandra L. Myers 179

Lambshead Before Interwoven: A Texas Range Chronicle, 1848-l 878 by Frances Mayhugh Holden, reviewed by Sandra L. Myres 179

Westering Women and the Frontier Experience, 1800-1915 by Sandra L. Myres, reviewed by John Mack Faragher 179

Montana's Righteous Hangmen: The Vigilantes in Action by Lew L. Callaway, reviewed by William L. Lang 180

Belle Star and Her Times: The Literature, the Facts and the Legends by Glenn Shirley, reviewed by Darlis A. Miller 181

Inventing Billy the Kid: Visions of the Outlaw in America, 1881-1981 by Stephen Tatum, reviewed by Kent L. Steckmesser 182

The West of Wild Bill Hickok by Joseph G. Rosa, reviewed by Gary L. Roberts 183

Singing Cowboys and All That Jazz: A Short History of Popular Music in Oklahoma by William W. Savage, Jr., reviewed by Stephen Cox 183

Cowboy Life on the Texas Plains: The Photographs of Ray Rector edited by Margaret Rector, reviewed by Charles S. Peterson 184

Shadows of the Indian: Stereotypes in American Culture by Raymond William Stedman, reviewed by Paul A. Hutton 184

Four American Indian Literary Masters: N. Scott Momaday, James Welch, Leslie Marmon Silko, and Gerald Vizenor by Alan R. Velie, reviewed by Charles L. Woodard 185

The Mexican Frontier, 1821-1846: The American Southwest Under Mexico by David J. Weber, reviewed by Ralph H. Vigil 186

Wichita: The Early Years, 1865-1880 by H. Craig Miner, reviewed by John C. Schneider 187

The Gate City: A History of Omaha by Lawrence H. Larsen and Barbara J. Cottrell, reviewed by Harl A. Dalstrom 188

Oil Booms: Social Changes in Five Texas Towns by Roger M. Olien and Diana Davids Olien, reviewed by Frederick W. Rathjen 188

Oil in West Texas and New Mexico: A Pictorial History of the Permian Basin by Walter Rundell, Jr., reviewed by Frederick W. Rathjen 188

Rodeo: An Anthropologist Looks at the Wild and the Tame by Elizabeth Atwood Lawrence, reviewed by John W. Bennett 189

A Bibliographical Guide to the Study of Western American Literature by Richard W. Etulain, reviewed by Frances W. Kaye 190

Western Oklahoma: A Photographic Essay by Daisy Decazes, introduction and text by William S. Banowsky, reviewed by John E. Carter 191

This Remarkable Continent: An Atlas of United States and Canadian Society and Cultures edited by John F. Rooney, Jr., Wilbur Zelinsky, and Dean R. Louder, reviewed by David J. Wishart 192

Southwestern Agriculture: Pre-Columbian to Modern edited by Henry C. Dethloff and Irwin M. May, reviewed by Mary W. M. Hargreaves 193

Prairie Mosaic: An Ethnic Atlas of Rural North Dakota by William C. Sherman, reviewed by Robert C. Ostergren 193

The Matador Land and Cattle Company by W. M. Pearce, reviewed by Richard A. Bartlett 194

The American Farmer and the New Deal by Theodore Saloutos, reviewed by David E. Hamilton 195

Texas Woollybacks: The Range Sheep and Goat Industry by Paul H. Carlson, reviewed by B. Byron Price 196

Gauchos and the Vanishing Frontier by Richard W. Slatta, reviewed by Douglas W. Richmond 196

The Cattle Guard by James F. Hoy, reviewed by R Douglas Hurt 197

Jewels of the Plains: Wildflowers of the Great Plains Grasslands and Hills by Claude A. Barr, reviewed by Curtis M. Twedt 198

The Thunderstorm in Human Affairs edited by Edwin Kessler, reviewed by Alec H. Paul 199

Plains Indian Studies: A Collection of Essays in Honor of John C. Ewers and Waldo R. Wedel edited by Douglas H. Ubelaker and Herman J. Viola, reviewed by Warren W. Caldwell 199

Wolves for the Blue Soldiers: Indian Scouts and Auxiliaries with the United States Army, 1860-1890 by Thomas W. Dunlay, reviewed by Clyde A. Milner II 200

Plains Families: Exploring Sociology Through Social History by Scott G. McNall and Sally Allen McNall, reviewed by J. Allen Williams, Jr. 201

Many Tender Ties: Women in Fur-Trade Society, 1670-1870 by Sylvia Van Kirk, reviewed by Olive Patricia Dickason, reviewed by Robert H. Zieger 201 

Men of the Steel Rails: Workers on the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad, 1869-1900 by James H. Ducker, reviewed by Robert H. Zieger 202

The Great Kansas Bond Scandal by Robert Smith Bader, reviewed by Patrick G. O'Brien 203

The Platte: Channels in Time by Paul A. Johnsgard, reviewed by Leslie T. Whipp 204

NOTES & NEWS, 205


FALL 1984 VOL. 4/NO. 4


Willa Cather Today: An Introduction Mildred R. Bennett and Susan J. Rosowski 211

Willa Cather and the Swedes Mona Pers 213

Willa Cather's American Gothic: Sapphira and The Slave Girl Susan J. Rosowski 220

Nebraska Naturalism in Jamesian Frames John J. Murphy 231

Cather's Last Three Stories: A Testiment of Life and Endurance Marilyn Arnold 238

Light and Shadow in the Cather World: A Personal Essay Lucia Woods 245

Willa Cather's Nebraska Priests and Death Comes for the Archbishop L. Brent Bohlke 264

Willa Cather Today James E. Miller, Jr. 270

BOOK REVIEWS

The Troll Garden by Willa Cather, edited by James Woodress, reviewed by David Stouck 278

Willa Cather: A Bibliography by Joan Crane, reviewed by Susan J. Rosowski 279

Critical Essays on Willa Cather edited by John J. Murphy, reviewed by Bruce P. Baker 279

Willa: The Life of Willa Cather by Phyllis C. Robinson, reviewed by John J. Murphy 280

Mari Sandoz: Story Catcher of the Plains by Helen Winter Stauffer, reviewed by Robert Gish 281

Western American Literary Criticism by Martin Bucco, reviewed by Helen Winter Stauffer 282

Farm Women on the Prairie Frontier: A Sourcebook for Canada and the United States by Carol Fairbanks and Sara Brooks Sundberg, reviewed by Vernon R. Lindquist 282

Labyrinths of Voice: Conversations with Robert Kroetsch by Shirley Neuman and Robert Wilson, reviewed by George E. Wolf 283

Conversations with Wallace Stegner on Western History and Literature by Wallace Stegner and Richard W. Etulain, reviewed by Kenneth C. Mason 284

NOTES & NEWS, 285
INDEX, 286