SPRING 2000 VOL. 10/NO. 1

GREAT PLAINS RESEARCH AWARDS 3
FEATURE ARTICLE

Thinking Like a Dune Field: Geologic History in the Nebraska Sand Hills David B. Loope and James B. Swinehart 5 [2000 Charles E. Bessey Award]

    Key Words: Sandhills dune, Ogallala

CRITICAL DIALOGUE

Introduction: The Platte--Wooded or Prairie River? Svata M. Louda 37

The Presettlement Platte: Wooded or Prairie River? W. Carter Johnson and Susan E. Boettcher 39

The Platte as a Prairie River: A Response to Johnson and Boettcher Paul J. Currier and Craig A. Davis 69

The Platte as a Wooded River: A Response to Currier and Davis W. Carter Johnson and Susan E. Boettcher 85

    Key Words: Platte River, wooded river

NATURAL SCIENCES

Production Agriculture versus the Environment: The Role of Statistics Linda J. Young 89

    Key Words: corn production, agriculture

Influence of Past Interactions on the Prairie Today: A Hypothesis Kathleen H. Keeler 107

    Key Words: bison, beaver, praire dogs

Use of Fatty Acid Stores by Larvae and Adults of a Nebraska Salt Marsh Tiger Beetle, Cicindela togata globicollis Casey W. W. Hoback, R. L. Rana, and D. W. Stanley 127

    Key Words: Salt Marsh Tiger Beetle, Cincindela togata globicollis

SOCIAL SCIENCES

Strengths and Stresses of Omaha Indian Families Living on the Reservation Douglas A. Abbott and Glenna Slater 145

    Key Words: Omaha Indian, reservation

Occupational Segregation of Women on the Great Plains Ann Mari May and Robert H. Watrel 169

    Key Words: occupational segregation

Presidential Voting Regions of the Northern Great Plains: No Need for an East Dakota and West Dakota Robert H. Watrel and Erin Hogan Fouberg 189

presidental voting, Northern Great Plains

  • BOOK REVIEWS

    Transcontinental America, 1850-1915, Volume 3 of The Shaping of America: A Geographical Perspective on 500 Years of History by D. W. Meinig, reviewed by G. Malcolm Lewis 215

    The Land of Prehistory: A Critical History of America Archaeology by Alice Beck Kehoe, reviewed by W. Raymond Wood 218

    The Fontenelle & Cabanné Trading Posts: The History and Archeology of Two Missouri River Sites by Richard E. Jensen, reviewed by Thomas D. Thiessen 219

    American Indian Population Recovery in the Twentieth Century by Nancy Shoemaker, reviewed by Dean R. Snow 220

    The Dynamics of Native Politics: The Alberta Métis Experience by Joe Sawchuk, reviewed by Chris Andersen 222

    Men as Women, Women as Men: Changing Gender in Native American Cultures by Sabine Lang, reviewed by Claire R. Farrer 224

    The Limits of Labour: Class Formation and the Labour Movement in Calgary, 1883-1929 by David Bright, reviewed by Alvin Finkel 225

    With Scarcely a Ripple: Anglo-Canadian Migration into the United States and Western Canada, 1850-1920 by Randy W. Widdis, reviewed by Robert M. Bone 227

    Saving American Farmland: What Works by American Farmland Trust, reviewed by Lonnie L. Schulze 228

    The Making of the 1996 Farm Act by Lyle P. Schertz,, and Otto C. Doering III., reviewed by Roy Frederick 229

    Unruly River: Two Centuries of Change Along the Missouri by Robert Kelley Schneiders, reviewed byJohn E. Thorson 231

    Uphill Against Water: The Great Dakota Water War by Peter Carrels, reviewed by John M. Donahue 234

    Hydrology and Geochemistry of Glacial Deposits in Northeastern Kansas by Jane E. Denne, et al.,reviewed by Edwin D. Gutentag 236

    Hazardous Wastes in Rural America: Impacts, Implications, and Options for Rural Communities by Steven H. Murdock, Richard S. Krannich, and F. Larry Leistritz, reviewed by Larry E. Erickson 237

    NEWS AND NOTES, 238


    FALL 2000 VOL. 10/NO. 2

    SPECIAL ISSUE : The Latino Experience in the Great Plains
    HISTORY AND CULTURE
    INTRODUCTION

    Latinos on the Great Plains: An Overview Refugio I. Rochín 243

        Key Words: Latinos

    Attitudes of Selected Latino Oldtimers Toward Newcomers: A Photo Elicitation Study D. A. Lopez 253

        Key Words: Omaha, meatpacking

    HEALTH AND NUTRITION

    Health-Care Utilization and the Status of Latinos in Rural Meat-Processing Communities Joe Blankenau, Joni Boye-Beaman, and Keith Mueller 275

        Key Words: health-care use, WIC

    The Use of an Ethnic Food Frequency Questionnaire among Hispanic Women Linda S. Boeckner, Susan A. Jordan, and Marilynn I. Schnepf 295

        Key Words: ethnic food

    ECONOMICS AND EMPLOYMENT

    Global Forces and Latino Population Growth in the Midwest: A Regional and Subregional Analysis Lourdes Gouveia and Rogelio Saenz 305

        Key Words: census data

    Death and Disability in the Heartland: Corporate (Mis)Conduct, Regulatory Responses, and the Plight of Latino Workers in the Meatpacking Industry Ana-Maria Wahl, Steven E. Gunkel, and Thomas W. Sanchez 329 [2000 Leslie Hewes Award]

        Key Words: disability, death

    PARADIGMS AND DIRECTIONS

    The Latino Research Initiative: A Multidisciplinary and Collaborative Community-University Outreach and Scholarship Model Gloria Gonzalez-Kruger, Byron L. Zamboanga, Gustavo Carlo, Marcela Raffaelli, Miguel A. Carranza, David J. Hansen, Rodrigo Cantarero, and Joel Gajardo 359

        Key Words: Latino Research Initiative

    Rethinking Human Services for Latinos in the Plains: New Paradigms and Recommendations for Practice Robert P. Moreno, Lawrence P. Hernandez, Jennifer D. Schroeder, and Ani Yazedjian 387

        Key Words: human services

    COMMENTARY

    The Role of Research and Scholarship in Enhancing the Quality of Life for Latinos on the Great Plains Miguel A. Carranza, Gustavo Carlo, and Maria Rosario T. de Guzman 409

    BOOK REVIEWS

    Hispanic/Latino Identity: A Philosophical Perspective by Jorge J. E.Gracia, reviewed by Alberto López Pulido 423

    En Aquel Entonces: Readings in Mexican-American History edited by Manuel G. Gonzales, and Cynthia M. Gonzales, reviewed by Jorge Iber 424

    The Contested Homeland: A Chicano History of New Mexico edited by Erlinda Gonzales-Berry, and David R. Maciel, reviewed by Armando C. Alonzo 425

    The Sacred World of the Penitentes by Alberto López Pulid, reviewed by Gustavo L. Paz 427

    Encyclopedia of the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement by Matt S. Meier, and Margo Gutiérrez, reviewed by Ralph H. Vigil 428

    Working with Latino Youth: Culture, Develpoment, and Context by Joan D. Koss-Chioino, and Luis A. Vargas, reviewed by Fernando I. Rivera 429

    Cutting into the Meatpacking Line: Workers and Change in the Rural Midwest by Deborah Fink, reviewed by Philip Garcia 430

    Environmental Management on North America's Borders edited by Richard Kiy, and John D. Wirth, reviewed by J. Gordon Nelson 432

    Terrestrial Ecoregions of North America: A Conservation Assessment by Taylor H.Ricketts, and Eric Dinerstein, et al., reviewed by O. W. Archibold 434

    Fresh Water by E.C. Pielou, reviewed by John Opie 435

    Groundwater Management in the West by Jeffrey S. Ashley, and Zachary A. Smith, reviewed by David E. Kromm 436

    Women and Nature: Saving the "Wild" West by Glenda Riley, reviewed by Diane Glancy 437

    NEWS AND NOTES, 439
    INDEX, 441