WINTER 1989 VOL. 9/NO. 1


The Daughters of Shiprah: Folk Healers and Midwives on the Great Plains Timothy J. Kloberdanz 3

Opera Houses in Kansas, Nebraska and the Dakotas: 1870-1920 Ronald L. Davis 13

Freedom and Control in Laura Ingalls Wilder's De Smet John E. Miller 27

Women's Contribution to the Family Farm Richard W. Rathge 36

BOOK REVIEWS

Sacred Language: The Nature of Supernatural Discourse in Lakota by William K. Powers, reviewed by Douglas R. Parks 48

The Blackfoot Confederacy, 1880-1920: A Comparative Study of Canadian and U.S. Indian Policy by Hana Samek, reviewed by Calvin Luther Martin 50

The World of the Crow Indians: As Driftwood Lodges by Rodney Frey, reviewed by C. Adrian Heidenreich 51

Stories of the House People told by Peter Vandall and Joe Douquette, reviewed by Ahab Spence 52

Buffalo Bird Woman's Garden: Agriculture of the Hidatsa Indians by Gilbert L. Wilson, reviewed by Paul Olson 52

Indian Agriculture in America by R. Douglas Hurt, reviewed by Paul Olson 52

Heartland: Comparative Histories of the Midwestern States edited by James H. Madison, reviewed by John C. Hudson 53

The Road to Rebellion: Class Formation and Populism by Scott G. McNall, reviewed by Robert W. Cherny 54

Garden City: Dreams in a Kansas Town by Holly Hope, reviewed by Michael Broadway 55

Among the Sleeping Giants: Occasional Pieces on Lewis and Clark by Donald Jackson, reviewed by Gary E. Moulton 56

Willa Cather: A Literary Life by James Woodress, reviewed by Karen Vierneisel 56

We're Czechs by Robert L. Skrabanek, reviewed by Joseph G. Svoboda 57

Lubbock Lake: Late Quarternary Studies on the Southern High Plains edited by Eileen Johnson, reviewed by Warren W. Caldwell 58

NOTES & NEWS, 59


SPRING 1989 VOL. 9/NO. 2


Arts Institutions on the Great Plains: An Introduction Norman A. Geske 67

Seeing More Than Earth and Sky: The Rise of a Great Plains Aesthetic Howard Roberts Lamar 69

Businessman, Bibliophile, and Patron: Edward E. Ayer and His Collection of American Art Frederick E. Hoxie 78

Joint Venture or Testy Alliance: The Public Works of Art Project in Minnesota, 1933-34 Thomas O'Sullivan 89

The Art Museum as Personal Statement: The Southwestern Experience Keith L. Bryant, Jr. 100

Introduction to Federal and State Arts and Humanities Agencies Robin S. Tryloff and Sarah Z. Rosenberg 118

The Role of State Arts Agencies in the Promotion and Development of the Arts on the Plains Robin S. Tryloff 119

State Humanties Councils and Cultural Institutions on the Great Plains Sarah Z. Rosenberg 125

BOOK REVIEWS

Native American Architecture by Peter Nabokov and Robert Easton, reviewed by Carroll Van West 131

Prime Fathers by Frederick Manfred, reviewed by Les Whipp 132

NOTES & NEWS, 133


SUMMER 1989 VOL 9/NO. 3


The Judical Fortunes of French on the Canadian Prairies Donald A. Bailey 139

Ethnic Women Homesteading on the Plains of North Dakota H. Elaine Lindgren 157

Women's Responses to the Challenges of Plains Living Glenda Riley 174

BOOK REVIEWS

The Female Frontier: A Comparative View of Women on the Prairie and the Plains by Glenda Riley, reviewed by Alice Hall Petry 185

Indian Lives: Essays on Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Native American Leaders edited by L. G. Moses and Raymond Wilson, reviewed by Charles G. Ballard 186

North American Indian Lives by Nancy Oestreich, reviewed by Charles G. Ballard 186

"The Orders of the Dreamed": George Nelson on Cree and Northern Ojibwa Religion and Myth, 1823 by Jennifer S. H. Brown and Robert Brightman, reviewed by Olive Patricia Dickason 188

Among the Sioux of Dakota: Eighteen Months' Experience as an Indian Agent, 1869-70 by D. C. Poole, reviewed by Elizabeth S. Grobsmith 189

A Creek Warrior for the Confederacy: The Autobiography of Chief G. W Grayson edited and with an introduction by W. David Baird, reviewed by William E. Unrau 190

The Way to Independence: Memories of A Hidatsa Indian Family, 1840-1920 by Carolyn Gilman and Mary Jane Schneider, reviewed by Joseph C. Porter 191

A Coloring Book of Hidatsa Indian Stories: Based on the Life and Drawings of Edward Goodbird compiled by Roberta Krim and Thomas Thompson, reviewed by Joseph C. Porter 191

Indian Education in Canada: Volume 2: The Challenge edited by Jean Barman, reviewed by Dana F. Lawrence 192

Basic Texas Books: An Annotated Bibliography of Selected Works for a Research Library by John H. Jenkins, reviewed by Glen E. Lich 193

Texas Country: The Changing Rural Scene edited by Glen E. Lich and Dona B. Reeves-Marquardt, reviewed by Lawrence Clayton 194

Ole Edvart Rølvaag by Ann Moseley, reviewed by Rodney P. Rice 194

A Generation of Boomers: The Pattern of Railroad Labor Conflict in Nineteenth Century America by Sheldon Stromquist, reviewed by Russell S. Kirby 195

Sentinel of the Southern Plains: Fort Richardson and the Northwest Texas Frontier, 1866-1978 by Allen Lee Hamilton, reviewed by Michael L. Tate 195

NOTES & NEWS, 197


FALL 1989 VOL. 9/NO. 4


The Wonderful Wizard of the West: L. Frank Baum in South Dakota Nancy Tystad Koupal 203

Irrigating with Windmills on the Great Plains T. Lindsay Baker 216

Controlled Pasture Burning in the Folklife of the Kansas Flint Hills James Hoy 231

Rural German-Speaking Women in Early Nebraska and Kansas: Ethnicity as a Factor in Frontier Adaptation Linda Schelbitzki Pickle 239

NOTES & NEWS, 252
INDEX, 253