WINTER 1988 VOL. 8/NO. 1


Symbols of German-Russian Ethnic Identity on the Northern Plains Timothy J. Kloberdanz 3

"The Greatest Thing I Ever Did Was Join the Union" A History of the Dakota Teamsters During the Depression Jonathan F. Wagner 16

Plains Song: Wright Morris's New Melody for Audacious Female Voices Linda M. Lewis 29

Development of the Appropriation Doctrine: Adapting Water Allocation Policies to Semiarid Environs J. David Aiken 38

BOOK REVIEWS

The Journals of the Lewis & Clark Expedition: Volumes 2, 3, and 4 edited by Gary E. Moulton, reviewed by Richard A. Bartlett 45

The Mythic West in Twentieth-Century America by Robert G. Athearn, reviewed by Brian W. Dippie 47

Soldiers West: Biographies from the Military Frontier edited by Paul Andrew Hutton, reviewed by Peter Maslowski 48

Pahaska Tepee: Buffalo Bill's Old Hunting Lodge and Hotel, a History, 1901-1947 by W. Hudson Kensel, reviewed by Joni Gilkerson 49

Buckskins, Bullets, and Business: A History of Buffalo Bill's Wild West by Sarah J. Blackstone, reviewed by Andrew Gulliford 49

Selling the Wild West: Popular Western Fiction, 1860 to 1960 by Christine Bold, reviewed by Leslie T. Whipp 50

Little Crow: Spokesman for the Sioux by Gary Clayton, reviewed by Herbert T. Hoover 51

Hoofbeats and Society: Studies of Human-Horse Interactions by Elizabeth Atwood Lawrence, reviewed by Susanne Lindau 52

Paper Medicine Man: John Gregory Bourke and His American West by Joseph C. Porter, reviewed by Thomas William Dunlay 53

Agricultural Distress in the Midwest, Past and Present edited by Lawrence E. Gelfand, reviewed by James Lowenberg-Deboer 53

Sam Shepard by Vivian M. Patraka and Mark Siegel, reviewed by Carolyn J. Perry 54

Alamo Images: Changing Perceptions of a Texas Experience by Susan Prendergast Schoelwer, reviewed by Robert A. Calvert 54

The Paintings of George Caleb Bingham: A Catalogue Raisonne by E. Maurice Bloch, reviewed by Stephen C. Behrendt 55

The American Indian and the Problem of History edited by Calvin Martin, reviewed by Robert H. Keller 56

Closing the Frontier: Radical Response in Oklahoma, 1883-1923 by John Thompson, reviewed by Garin Burbank 57

The Dakota or Sioux in Minnesota as They Were in 1854 by Samuel W. Pond, reviewed by Herbert T. Hoover 57

Historical Atlas of Oklahoma by John W. Morris, Charles R. Goins, and Edwin C. McReynolds, reviewed by Frederick C. Luebke 59

Civilizing the West: The Galts and the Development of Western Canada by A. A. den Otter, reviewed by Henry C. Klassen 59

Prairie: Images of Ground and Sky by Terry Evans, reviewed by Margaret A. Mackichan 60

NOTES & NEWS, 62


SPRING 1988 VOL. 8/NO. 2


Women's Culture in the Great Plains: An Introduction Helen Moore 67

"There is Some Splendid Scenery" Women's Responses to the Great Plains Landscape Julie Roy Jeffrey 69

Plains Women: Rural Life in the 1930s Dorothy Schwieder and Deborah Fink 79

Elaine Goodale Eastman and the Failure of the Feminist Protestant Ethic Ruth Ann Alexander 89

Prairie Scholl Women, Mid-1850s to 1920s, in Iowa, Kansas, and Nebraska Mary Hurlbut Cordier 102

BOOK REVIEWS

The Women's West edited by Susan Armitage and Elizabeth Jameson, reviewed by Suzanne L. Bunkers 120

Open Country, Iowa: Rural Women, Tradition and Change by Deborah Fink, reviewed by Seena B. Kohl 121

Land of the Burnt Thigh by Edith Eudora Kohl, reviewed by Sheryll Patterson-Black 122

Cather's Kitchens: Foodways in Literature and Life by Roger L. and Linda K. Welsch, reviewed by John P. Anders 123

Emily: The Diary of a Hard-Worked Woman by Emily French, edited by Janet Lecompte, reviewed by Alice Hall Petry 123

Helen Hunt Jackson by Rosemary Whitaker, reviewed by Valerie Sherer Mathes 124

NOTES & NEWS, 125


SUMMER 1988 VOL. 8/NO. 3


Rethinking the Farm Revolt of the 1930s William C. Pratt 131

Women and Technology on the Great Plains, 1910-40 Katherine Jellison 145

Reservation Policy and the Economic Position of Wichita Women Carolyn Garrett Pool 158

The Nebraska Capital Controversy, 1854-59 James B. Potts 172

BOOK REVIEWS

Mapping the North American Plains: Essays in the History of Cartography edited by Frederick C. Luebke, Frances W. Kaye, and Gary E. Moulton, reviewed by Donna P. Koepp 183

The Cartography of North America, 1500-1800 by Pierluigi Portinaro and Franco Knirsch, reviewed by Frederick C. Luebke 184

America's Architectural Roots: Ethnic Groups That Built America edited by Dell Upton, reviewed by Carroll Van West 185

Emil Loriks: Builder of a New Economic Order by Elizabeth E. Williams, reviewed by Jonathan F. Wagner 185

Hunting and Trading on the Great Plains, 1859-1875 by James R. Mead, reviewed by Glen E. Lich 186

On the Santa Fe Trail edited by Marc Simmons, reviewed by Glen E. Lich 187

The Just Polity: Populism, Law, and Human Welfare by Norman Pollack, reviewed by Peter H. Argersinger 187

After the West Was Won: Homesteaders and Town-Builders in Western South Dakota, 1900-1917 by Paula M. Nelson, reviewed by Joseph S. Wood 188

Patterns of Life, Patterns of Art: The Rahr Collection of Native American Art Hood Museum of Art reviewed by David Wooley 189

Ghost Towns of Texas by T. Lindsay Baker, reviewed by Susanne Lindau 189

NOTES & NEWS, 190


FALL 1988 VOL. 8/NO. 4


Structure of Agriculture and Women's Culture on the Great Plains Cornelia Butler Flora and Jan L. Flora 195

The Heart of the Prairie: Culture Areas in the Central and Northern Great Plains James R. Shortridge 206

Ethnicity, Religion, and Gender: The Women of Block, Kansas, 1868-1940 Carol K. Coburn 222

BOOK REVIEWS

The Cheyenne Nation: A Social and Demographic History by John H. Moore, reviewed by Russel Lawrence Barsh 233

Rethinking Regionalism: John Steuart Curry and the Kansas Mural Controversy by M. Sue Kendall, reviewed by Richard W. Etulain 234

Grant Wood: A Study in American Art and Culture by James M. Dennis, reviewed by Richard W. Etulain 234

The Wolves of Heaven: Cheyenne Shamanism, Ceremonies, and Prehistoric Origins by Karl H. Schlesier, reviewed by Robert Nespor 235

The West of the Imagination by William H. Goetzmann and William N. Goetzmann, reviewed by Robert Thacker 236

Edible Wild Plants of the Prairie: An Ethnobotanical Guide by Kelly Kindscher, reviewed by Kathleen H. Keeler 236

Konza Prairie: A Tallgrass Natural History by O. J. Reichman, reviewed by Paul A. Johnsgard 237

Plains Folk: A Commonplace of the Great Plains by Jim Hoy and Tom Isern, reviewed by Rober L. Welsch 238

Life of Bishop Machebeuf by W. J. Howlett, reviewed by Lance Larsen 238

NOTES & NEWS, 240
INDEX, 241