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WINTER 2014 VOL. 34/ No. 1

Civilization of Oil: Reflections on a Pipeline, an Aquifer, and the Next Generation, Lon Appleby, 1
A Great Plains Quarterly Essay

A Populist Approach to Foreign Policy: Governor William A. Poynter, The South African War, and the Indian Famine, 1899-1901, David Lee Amstutz, 11
    Key words: Boer War, William Jennings Bryan, imperialism, Nebraska, Spanish-American War

A Madman and a Visionary: George Francis Train, Speculation, and the Territorial Development of the Great Plains, Rebekah Crowe, 35
   Key words: George Pickering Bemis, Credit Mobilier of America, Cyrus Hall McCormick, Nebraska, Omaha, Union Pacific Railroad

Finding Their Place: The Regional Landscapes of Jacques Hans Gallrein and Doel Reed, Louise Siddons, 63
Key words: art, environmentalism, New Mexico, Oklahoma

Review Essay: The North American Journals of Prince Maximilian of Wied, Volume 3: September 1833 - August 1834, Michael Noll, 91

Men in Eden: William Drummond Stewart and Same-Sex Desire in the Rocky Mountain Fur Trade by William Benemann, reviewed by Justin Carroll, 95

Civilizing the Wilderness: Culture and Nature in Pre-Confederation Canada and Rupert's Land by A. den Otter, reviewed by Matt Todd, 96

Kansas City and How It Grew, 1822-2011 by James Shortridge, reviewed by Gary Cheatham, 96

Dakota Women's Work: Creativity, Culture, and Exile by Colette Hyman, reviewed by Jane Simonsen, 97

Blackfoot Redemption: A Blood Indian's Story of Murder, Confinement and Imperfect Justice by William Farr, reviewed by James Sweet, 98

Conversations with Remarkable Native Americans by Joelle Rostkowski, reviewed by Raymond Demallie, 99

"That the People May Live": Loss and Renewal in Native American Elegy by Arnold Krupat, reviewed by Chris Lalonde, 100

Garland in His Own Time: A Biographical Chronicle of His Life, Drawn from Recollections, Interviews and Memoirs by Family, Friends and Associates edited by Keith Newlin, reviewed by Jon Lauck, 101

Ghost Dances: Proving Up on the Great Plains by Josh Garrett-Davis, reviewed by Harry Thompson, 102

Embracing Fry Bread: Confessions of a Wannabe by Roger Welsch, reviewed by Wynee Summers, 103

Dale Nichols: Transcending Regionalism by Amanda Mobley Guenther, reviewed by Kate Meyer, 104

Terpning: Tribute to the Plains People by Harley Brown, reviewed by Johanna Blume, 105

Visualities: Perspectives on Contemporary American Indian Film and Art by Denise Cummings, reviewed by Nancy Marie Mithlo, 106

Backstage: Stories from My Life in Public Television by Ron Hull, reviewed by Daniel Schiedel, 107

Game Plan: A Social History of Sport in Alberta by Karen Wall, reviewed by Carly Adams, 108

A Wilder West: Rodeo in Western Canada by Mary-Ellen Kelm, reviewed by Max Foran, 109

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SPRING 2014 VOL. 34/ No. 2

Immigration as Cultural Imperialism: An Indian Boarding School Experience; or, The Peer Gynt Suite and the Seventh Cavalry Cafe, Tom Gannon, 111

Avenues of Criminal Justice: The Blackfoot Confederacy from 1877 to 1889, Alvina Pillai and Jeffrey Velez, 123
    Key words: Blackfeet, Kainai, Siksika, Piegan, Montana Territory, North West Mounted Police

The Farmers' Fight for Representation: Third-Party Politics in South Dakota, 1889-1918, Chris Maier, 143
   Key words: Populist movement, People's Party, Andrew Lee, railroad

An Interview with David Danbom, Historian of Rural America, Jon K. Lauck, 163

Review Essay: Three Views of Contemporary Native North American Art: A Review of Native American modernism: Art from North America; Contemporary Native American Artists; and George Littlechild: The Spirit Giggles WithinTed Hughes, 177


The Rise of the Gridiron University: Higher Education's Uneasy Alliance with Big-Time Football by Brian M. Ingrassia, reviewed by Russ Crawford, 185

Forty-Seventh Star: New Mexico's Struggle for Statehood by David V. Holtby, reviewed by Jamie Bronstein, 186

Winifred Sanford: The Life and Times of a Texas Writer by Betty Holland Wiesepape, reviewed by Monica Montelongo Flores, 187

Dirty Words in "Deadwood": Literature and the Postwestern  edited by Melody Graulich and Nicolas S. Witschi, reviewed by Brad Benz, 188

South by Southwest: Katherine Anne Porter and the Burden of Texas History by Janis P. Stout, reviewed by James T. F. Tanner, 188

Custer by Larry McMurtry, reviewed by James E. Mueller, 189

Encounters: Photography from the Sheldon Museum of Art edited by Brandon K. Ruud, reviewed by Katherine Ryckman Siegwarth, 190

Alexander Payne: His Journey in Film -- A Reporter's Perspective, 1998-2012 by Leo Adam Biga, forewords by Timothy Schaffert and Thomas Schatz, reviewed by Brent Spencer, 191

Infinite West: Travels in South Dakota by Fraser Harrison, reviewed by Paul Baggett, 192

Writing the Story of Texas edited by Patrick L. Cox and Kenneth E. Hendrickson Jr., reviewed by Sean P. Cunningham, 193

Decolonizing Museums: Representing Native America in National and Tribal Museums by Amy Lonetree, reviewed by Jennifer Shannon, 194

Across God's Frontiers: Catholic Sisters in the American West, 1850-1920 by Anne M. Butler, reviewed by David S. Bovee, 195

With Golden Visions Bright before Them: Trails to the Mining West, 1849-1852 by Will Bagley, reviewed by Todd M. Kerstetter, 196

Standing Firmly by the Flag: Nebraska Territory and the Civil War, 1861-1867 by James E. Potter, reviewed by Tim McNeese, 197

Finding a Way to the Heart: Feminist Writings on Aboriginal and Women's History in Canada edited by Robin Jarvis Brownlie and Valerie J. Korinek, reviewed by Denise Fuchs, 198

Crooked Paths to Allotment: The Fight over Federal Indian Policy after the Civil War by C. Joseph Genetin-Pilawa, reviewed by Kristin Ruppel, 200

Tribal Fantasies: Native Americans in the European Imaginary, 1900-2010 edited by James Mackay and David Stirrup, reviewed by Petra Tjitske Kalshoven, 201

Traqueros: Mexican Railroad Workers in the United States, 1870 to 1930 by Jeffrey Marcos Garcilazo, foreward by Vicki L. Ruiz, reviewed by Juan R. Garcia, 202

Mark My Words: Native Women Mapping Our Nations by Mishuana Goeman, reviewed by Kelli Lyon Johnson, 203

For the Love of North Dakota and Other Essays: Sundays with Clay in the Bismark Tribune by Clay S. Jenkinson, foreward by Sheila Schafer, reviewed by Richard Aregood, 204

The Essential West: Collected Essays by Elliot West, reviewed by Walter Nugent, 205

Geronimo by Robert M. Utley, reviewed by Karl A. Hoerig, 206

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SUMMER 2014 VOL. 34/ No. 3

Pawnee Buttes: Synecdoche and Microcosm, R. M. Joeckel, 211

"Our First Duty Was to God and Our Next to Our Country": Religion, Violence, and the Sand Creek Massacre, Christopher Rein, 217
    Key words: American Indian, Colorado, manifest destiny, Methodism, religion, U.S. Army

Legacy and Conflict: Willa Cather and the Spirit of the Western University, Kelsey Squire, 239
   Key words: Willa Cather, Great Plains literature, higher education, pedagogy, the western university

Collecting Indian Portraits: Governor Kirkwood, William Henry Jackson, and the Nineteenth-Century Photographic Album, Rachel M. Sailor, 257
   Key words: Samuel Kirkwood, William Henry Jackson, photography, Native Americans

Review Essay: Exploring Merriwether Lewis, James J. Holmberg, 275


The Selected Letters of Willa Cather edited by Andrew Jewell and Janis Stout, reviewed by Steven Trout, 281

Happyland: A History of the "Dirty Thirties" in Saskatchewan, 1914-1937 by Curtis R. McManus, reviewed by Nolan Brown, 282

Georgia O'Keeffe in Texas: A Guide by Paul H. Carlson and John T. Becker, reviewed by Mark Thistlethwaite, 282

Dakota: The Story of the Northern Plains by Norman K. Risjord, reviewed by Kimberly K. Porter, 283

Recording Culture: Powwow Music and the Aboriginal Recording Industry on the Northern Plains by Christopher A. Scales, reviewed by Luke Eric Lassiter, 284

The Battle of the Greasy Grass/Little Bighorn: Custer's Last Stand in Memory, History, and Popular Culture by Debra Buchholtz, reviewed by Robert W. Larson, 285

Gender, Whiteness, and Power in Rodeo: Breaking Away from the Ties of Sexism and Racism by Tracey Owens Patton and Sally M. Schedlock, reviewed by Mary-Ellen Kelm, 286

Decolonize Me by Heather Igloliorte, Brenda L. Croft, and Steve Loft, reviewed by Anne Whitelaw, 287

The History of the Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes of the Fort Peck Indian Reservation, 1600-2012 by David Miller, Dennis Smith, Joseph McGeshik, James Shanley, and Caleb Shields, reviewed by Sweeney Windchief, 288

The Peyote Road: Religious Freedom and the Native American Church by Thomas C. Maroukis, reviewed by Joshua M. Young, 289

Notes and News, 290

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FALL 2014 VOL. 34/ No. 4

Fiction and Fact: Bess Streeter Aldrich’s The Drum Goes Dead and the Hard Times of the 1930s, Harl A. Dalstrom, 293
    Key words: Cass County (Nebraska), Clarke-McNary Act, cornstalk disease, Great Depression, historical fiction

“Man + Opportunity = Success”: D. Clem Deaver Sells Himself, Susan L. Richards, Rex C. Myers, 317
    Key words: Agriculture, homesteading, land sales, People’s Party, Populism, railroads

Black Bear’s Calendar: Picturing Southern Plains History, Michelle D. Stokely, 341
   Key words: Indian Territory, Kiowa, Oklahoma, Plains Apache, summer count, winter count

Southern Reflections: Evolving Attitudes on Race and Region in Indian Territory, Linda English, 365
   Key words: Indian Territory, women, African Americans, Native Americans, class, Great Depression, slavery

Review Essay: Native American Film outside the Margins of Filmmaking, Beverly R. Singer, 387


Came Men on Horses: The Conquistador Expeditions of Francisco Vásquez de Coronado and Don Juan de Oñate by Stan Hoig, reviewed by Donald J. Blakeslee, 395

The Perilous West: Seven Amazing Explorers and the Founding of the Oregon Trail by Larry E. Morris, reviewed by Peter J. Blodgett, 396

Regionalists on the Left: Radical Voices from the American West edited by Michael C. Steiner, reviewed by J. Dee Kille, 397

Indians, Alcohol, and the Roads to Taos and Santa Fe by William E. Unrau, reviewed by Rowena McClinton, 398

In the Shadow of Billy the Kid: Susan McSween and the Lincoln County War by Kathleen P. Chamberlain, reviewed by Lisa E. Emmerich, 399

Pen and Ink Witchcraft: Treaties and Treaty Making in American Indian History by Colin G. Calloway, reviewed by John R. Wunder, 309

The Last Days of the Rainbelt by David J. Wishart, reviewed by Douglas A. Hurt, 401

Two Worlds: Lost Children of the Indian Adoption Projects edited by Patricia Cotter-Busbee and Trace A. DeMeyer, reviewed by Margaret Jacobs, 402

Unsettling America: The Uses of Indianness in the 21st Century by C. Richard King, reviewed by Michael Taylor, 403

Encounter on the Great Plains: Scandinavian Settlers and the Dispossession of Dakota Indians, 1890–1930 by by Karen V. Hansen, reviewed by Mikal B. Eckstrom, 404

This Place, These People by David Stark, reviewed by Andrew Moore, 404

George Catlin’s American Buffalo by Adam Duncan Harris, reviewed by Janine C. Webb, 406

Notes and News, 408