SPRING 2004 VOL. 14/NO. 1

Social Capital, Wealth, and Nebraska Towns John L. Anderson, 3

    Key Words: civic development, democracy, Nebraska towns, rural economic development, social capital

Mapping Changes in Denominational Membership in the Great Plains, 1952-2000 Holly R. Barcus and Stanley D. Brun, 19

    Key Words: denominational regions, isolation, metropolitan-non-metropolitan, migration, religious membership

New Perspectives on the Changing Religious Diversity in the Great Plains Stanley D. Brunn and Holly R. Barcus, 49

    Key Words: denominational diversity, geography of religion, membership patterns, metropolitan-nonmetropolitan, new religious bodies, religious minorities, religious restructuring

Parents’ Perceptions of Wraparound Services in Lancaster County, Nebraska Paul Mooney and Gregory J. Benner, 77

    Key Words: emotional and behavioral disorders, mental health, parents’ perceptions, wraparound

Fishes of the Missouri National Recreational River, South Dakota and Nebraska Charles R. Berry Jr. and Bradley Young, 89

    Key Words: exotic species, fish, habitat, Missouri River, Wild and Scenic Rivers Act

Wintering Canada Geese along the Platte Rivers of Nebraska, 1960-2000 Mark P. Vrtiska and Nick Lyman, 115 [2004 Charles E. Bessey Award]

    Key Words: Branta canadensis, Canada geese, Mid-Winter Survey, Nebraska, Platte River

Seed Dynamics of Eastern Redcedar in the Mixed-Grass Prairie Susan J. Tunnell, James Stubbendieck, Julie Huddle, and Jennifer Brollier, 129

    Key Words: eastern redcedar, Great Plains, Juniperus virginiana, soil seed bank

BOOK REVIEWS

Roadside Geology of Nebraska by Harmon D. Maher Jr., George F. Englemann, and Robert D. Shuster, reviewed by Rex Buchanan 143

Floods, Droughts, and Climate Change by Michael Collier and Robert H. Webb, reviewed by Merlin P. Lawson 144

Changing Precipitation Regimes and Terrestrial Ecosystems: A North American Perspective by Jake F. Weltzin and Guy R. McPherson, eds., reviewed by Luke J. Marzen 145

Plants of the Lewis and Clark Expedition by H. Wayne Phillips, reviewed by Alfred E. Schuyler 146

Texas Natural History: A Century of Change by David J. Schmidly, reviewed by Brian Barnette 147

North American Box Turtles: A Natural History by C. Kenneth Dodd Jr., reviewed by Lynnette Sievert 148

Grassland Grouse and Their Conservation by Paul Johnsgard, reviewed by John W. Connelly 149

Trails and Trials: Markets and Land Use in the Alberta Beef Cattle Industry, 1881-1948 by Max Foran, reviewed by Ian MacLachlan 150

Agricultural Policy, Agribusiness, and Rent-Seeking Behavior by Andrew Schmitz, Hartley Furtan, and Katherine Baylis, reviewed by Brian T. Oleson 151

Fighting for the Farm: Rural America Transformed by Jane Adams, ed., reviewed by John C. Allen 152

Ranching West of the 100th Meridian: Culture, Ecology, and Economics by Richard L. Knight, Wendell C. Gilgert, and Ed Marston, eds., reviewed by Ann L. Hild 153

The Columbia Guide to American Indians of the Great Plains by Loretta Fowler, reviewed by F. Todd Smith 155

Telling Stories the Kiowa Way by Gus Palmer Jr., reviewed by Benjamin R. Kracht 156

The Indian Reorganization Act: Congresses and Bills by Vine Deloria Jr., reviewed by Douglas Nash 157

Aboriginal People and Other Canadians Shaping New Relationships by Martin Thornton, Roy Todd, and David N. Collins, eds., reviewed by J. R. Miller 158



FALL 2004 VOL. 14/NO. 2

New Immigrants in the Great Plains: Strengths and Challenges John DeFrain, Rochelle Dalla, Douglas A. Abbott, and Julie Johnson 163

An Analysis of Refugee Resettlement Patterns in the Great Plains John Gaber, Sharon Gaber, Jeff Vincent, and Darcy Boellstorff 165

    Key Words: multi-ethnic economic enclave, refugee resettlement

Family, Peer, and Acculturative Correlates of Prosocial Development Among Latinos Maria Rosario T. de Guzman and Gustavo Carlo 185

    Key Words: acculturation, family adaptability, family cohesion, prosocial behaviors

Strengths and Challenges in Chinese Immigrant Families Xiaolin Xie, Yan Xia, and Zhi Zhou 203

    Key Words: acculturation Chinese immigrants, family strengths model

A Case Study of the Impact of Population Influx on a Small Community in Nebraska James Potter, Rodrigo Cantarero, X. Winson Yan, Steve Larrick, and Blanca Ramirez-Salazar 219

    Key Words: case study, immigrants, quality of life, resident survey

Examining Strengths and Challenges of Rapid Rural Immigration Rochelle L. Dalla, Francisco Villarruel, Sheran C. Cramer, and Gloria Gonzalez-Kruger 231


    Key Words: immigrants, Latino, meatpacking, Midwest, rural

Concerns of Hispanics and Service Providers in Southwest Missouri James B. Wirth and Susan C. Dollar 253

    Key Words: barriers to care, community development, cultural competency, Hispanics, human services, Latinos, social work

A View of Sudanese Refugee Resettlement through Nebraska’s Print Media Mary S. Willis and Constance J. Fernald 271 [2004 Leslie Hewes Award]

    Key Words: Dinka, Nuer, print media, refugees, resettlement, Sudan, Sudanese

East European Women and the Battle of the Sexes in American Culture Nanda Dimitrov 293

    Key Words: acculturation, Eastern Europe, feminism, gender, norms and values, women

Surviving English Connie R. Schomberg 317

    Key Words: adult learners, English as a Second Language (ESL), Great Plains, recent immigrants, “survival English”

A Charismatic Iranian American Engineer Jane Meehan 325

    Key Words: American student, citizenship, surrogate family, immigrant, Immigrations and Naturalization Serives, Iran, soccer

Epilogue: We Welcome the New Immigrants John DeFrain, Rochelle L. Dalla, Douglas A. Abbott, and Julie Johnson 335

BOOK REVIEWS

American Arrivals: Anthropology Engages the New Immigration by Nancy Foner, ed., reviewed by Josiah McC. Heyman 347

Remaking the American Mainstream: Assimilation and Contemporary Immigration by Richard D. Alba and Victor Nee, reviewed by Hal S. Barron 348

Immigration, colonisation et propagande: du rêve américanian au rêve colonial by Serge Courville, reviewed by J. David Wood 349

Come to Texas: Enticing Immigrants, 1865-1915 by Barbara J. Rozek, reviewed by Frank Van Nuys 350

Americanizing the West: Race, Immigrants, and Citizenship, 1890-1930 by Frank Van Nuys, reviewed by Gerhard Grytz 351

Slaughterhouse Blues: The Meat and Poultry Industry in North America by Donald D. Stull and Michael J. Broadway, reviewed by Kendall M. Thu 353

The Trajectories of Rural Life: New Perspectives on Rural Canada by Raymond Blake and Andrew Nurse, eds., reviewed by Michael Gertler 354

Creek Indian Medicine Ways: The Enduring Power of Mvskoke Religion by David Lewis, Jr. and Ann T. Jordan, reviewed by Susan A. Miller 355

Preserving the Sacred: Historical Perspectives on Ojibwa Midewiwin by Michael Angel, reviewed by Katherine Pettipas 356

Grave Injustice: The American Indian Repatriation Movement and NAGPRA by Kathleen S. Fine-Dare, reviewed by James Riding In 358

Who Are Canada’s Aboriginal Peoples? Recognition, Definition, and Jurisdiction by Paul L. A. H. Chartrand, ed., reviewed by Roy Todd 359

Native American Sovereignty on Trial: A Handbook with Cases, Laws, and Documents by Bryan H. Wildenthal, reviewed by David E. Wilkins 360

Eye on the Future: Business People in Calgary and the Bow Valley, 1870-1900 by Henry C. Klassen, reviewed by Vernon Jones 362

Uniting Mountain and Plain: Cities, Law, and Environmental Change along the Front Range by Kathleen A. Brosnan, reviewed by Richard Hogan 363