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SPRING 2013 VOL. 23/NO. 1

Aquatic Invertebrate Community Structure in the Niobrara River, Agate Fossil Beds National Monument, Nebraska, 1996-2009
David E. Bowles, David G. Peitz, and J. Tyler Cribbs, 1

    Key words: aquatic invertebrates, Niobrara River, Nebraska, Iris pseudacorus


Late Holocene Activation History of the Stanton Dunes, Northeastern Nebraska
Rebecca A. Puta, Paul R. Hanson, and Aaron R. Young, 11

    Key words: dunes, drought, OSL dating, eolian activity, Elkhorn River, Nebraska


Relative Abundance of Northern Flying Squirrels and Red Squirrels in Different Forest Types, Black Hills, South Dakota
Melissa Hough and Charles Dieter, 25

    Key words: Black Hills National Forest, Glaucomys sabrinus, northern flying squirrel, red squirrel, small mammal, Tamiasciurus hudsonicus


Accuracy of Antler Metrics in Predicting Age of White-Tailed Deer and Mule Deer
Casey W. Schoenebeck, Brian C. Peterson, and Jason A. Obermiller, 33

    Key words: antler metrics, electronic deer check, mule deer, Odocoileus virginianus, Odocoileus hemionus, white-tailed deer


Review of the Negative Influences of Non-Native Salmonids on Native Fish Species
Kelly C. Turek, Mark A. Pegg, and Kevin L. Pope, 39

    Key words: non-native, fish, competition, predation, review, threatened, species of concern, salmonid


Roles of Perceived Control and Planning in Ranch Drought Preparedness
Tonya Haigh and Cody Knutson, 51

    Key words: drought, planning, ranching, management, perceptions, control, preparedness


Taking the Measure of a Mark: Exploratory Size and Shape of Analysis of Cut Marks
Eileen Johnson, Patrick J. Lewis, and Leland C. Bement, 59

    Key words: cut marks, morphometrics, mammoth, bison, butchery, taphonomy


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BOOK REVIEWS

What the River Carries: Encounters with the Mississippi, Missouri, and Platte Lisa Knopp, reviewed by Eugene J. Zuerlein, 81

Fishes of the Central United States by Joseph R. Tomelleri and Mark E. Eberie, reviewed by Timothy H. Bonner, 81

The Guide to Oklahoma Wildflowers by Patricia Folley, reviewed by Barney Lipscomb, 81

Green Illusions: The Dirty Secrets of Clean Energy and the Future of Environmentalism by Ozzie Zehner, reviewed by Jonathan Hladik, 82

Red State Religion: Faith and Politics in America's Heartland by Robert Wuthnow, reviewed by James E. Sherlow, 83

Inequity in the Technopolis: Race, Class, Gender, and the Digitial Divide in Austin edited by Joseph Straubhaar, Jeremiah Spence, Zeynep Tufekci, and Roberta G. Lentz, reviewed by Anthonly M. Orum, 93

Aboriginal Peoples in Canadian Cities: Transformations and Continuities edited by Heather A. Howard and Craig Proulx, reviewed by Bonita Lawrence, 84

Reservation 'Capitalism': Economic Development in Indian Country by Robert J. Miller, reviewed by Gavin Clarkson, 85

The Future of Indian and Federal Reserved Water Rights: The Winters Centennial edited by Barbara Cosens and Judith V. Royster, reviewed by Lloyd Burton, 86

Historical Atlas of the North American Railroad by Derek Hayes, reviewed by William G. Thomas, 86

Community and Frontier: A Ukranian Settlement in the Canadian Parkland by John C. Lehr, reviewed by Jim Mochoruk, 87


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FALL 2013 VOL. 23/NO. 2

Special symposium issue on school consolidation

Introduction, Richard Edwards and Peter Longo, 91

School Consolidation and Community Development
Gary Paul Green, 99

    Key words: community development, school consolidation, asset-based development, social capital

The Importance of Being Emily: Lessons from Legislative Battles over Forced School Consolidation
Marty Strange, 107

    Key words: school consolidation, school district consolidation, Great Plains schools, rural school reform, education reform elites, school consolidation politics, rural school closure, reform and consolidation

Tiebout in the Country: The Inevitable Politics of Rural School Consolidation
Steven L. Willborn, 115

    Key words: rural schools, consolidation, Tiebout model, taxes, school quality, preferences

Place-Based Civic Education and the Rural Leadership Crisis in Nebraska
Christie L. Maloyed and J. Kelton WIlliams, 127

Key words: civic education, place-based education, rural depopulation, rural leadership, education policy

Considering Native American Students in Rural School Consolidation
Andrea Miller, 137

    Key words: Native American, Native student, school consolidation, community, at-risk student

Photo Essay: Atmosphere for Learning Undistracted: Rural Schools of Nebraska
Charles W. Guildner, 140

Economic Issues in School District Consolidation in Nebraska
Bree L. Dority and Eric C. Thompson, 145

    Key words: school district consolidation, education costs, government policy

Demographic Foundation of Rural Education in the Great Plains: The Impact of Urbanization
Robert Blair, Jerome Deichert, and David Drozd, 159

Key words: rural demographics, rural schools, urbanization in Great Plains, rural community development

Segregation, Inequality, Demographic Change, and School Consolidation: A Micropolitan Case
William R. England and Edmund T. Hamann, 171

    Key words: school consolidation, segregation, school equity, GIS, Latino/as, Dawson County Nebraska, Lexington Nebraska

Ensuring Mathematical Learning in Rural Schools: Investing in Teacher Knowledge
Wendy M. Smith, W. James Lewis, and Ruth M. Heaton, 185

    Key words: mathematics teachers, rural education, mathematical knowledge for teaching, professional development, teacher retention

Strategies for Strengthening the Great Plains Oral Health Workforce
John Reinhardt and Kimberly McFarland, 199

    Key words: dental, workforce, oral health, access to care, rural development

Annual Index, 209

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