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WINTER 2017 VOL. 37/ No. 1

Simon Ortiz’s Poetry of Crisis Ordinariness: Spiritual Uncertainty during a Rosebud Reservation Winter, Reginald Dyck, 1
    Key words: Lakota, Native spirituality, South Dakota, trauma

Orsamus Charles Dake: Nebraska’s First Published Poet, Stephen C. Behrendt, 15
    Key words: American literature, Native American literature, Pawnee, poetic rhetoric

Native American Art Today in the Great Plains: An Overview of the Exhibition Contemporary Indigeneity: Spiritual BorderlandsMelynda Seaton, 37

Review Essay: Queerying the Countryside, Ellie Vainker, 56


Beyond the Fruited Plain: Food and Agriculture in U.S. Literature, 1850–1905 by Kathryn Cornell Dolan, reviewed by Emily J. Rau, 63

Old Blue’s Road: A Historian’s Motorcycle Journeys in the American West by James Whiteside, reviewed by Christopher L. “Kit” Salter, 64

Malinche, Pocahontas, and Sacagawea: Indian Women as Cultural Intermediaries and National Symbols by Rebecca Kay Jager, reviewed by Sally Mcbeth, 65

This Is Not Dixie: Racist Violence in Kansas, 1861–1927 by Brent M. S. Campney, reviewed by Paul Emory Putz, 66

Lucy Gayheart Scholarly Edition by Willa Cather, reviewed by Emily J. Rau, 67

Barnstorming the Prairies: How Aerial Vision Shaped the Midwest by Jason Weems, reviewed by Matt Dooley, 68

Out Where the West Begins: Profiles, Visions, and Strategies of Early Western Business Leaders by Philip F. Anschutz, reviewed by Clinton Mohs, 69

Contested Empire: Rethinking the Texas Revolution ed. by Sam W. Haynes and Gerald D. Saxon, reviewed by Graham B. Cox, 70

Echoes of Glory: Historic Military Sites across Texas by Thomas E. Alexander and Dan K. Utley, reviewed by Richard Lowe, 71

The Small-Town Midwest: Resilience and Hope in the Twenty-First Century by Julianne Couch, reviewed by John E. Miller, 72

Surviving Wounded Knee: The Lakotas and the Politics of Memory by David W. Grua, reviewed by Michael Mclean, 73

The Fightin Texas Aggie Defenders of Bataan and Corregidor by John A. Adams, reviewed by Donald K. Mitchener, 74

News and Notes, 75

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SPRING 2017 VOL. 37/ No. 2

Sympathy or Racism?: L. Frank Baum on Native Americans, Hunter Liguore, 77
    Key words: Lakota Sioux, Oneida Nation, South Dakota, The Wizard of Oz

Isolationist Voices in the Truman Era: Nebraska Senators Hugh Butler and Kenneth Wherry, Bernard Lemelin, 83
    Key words: Cold War, conservatism, Great Debate, isolationism, United States Congress

Literary Sociology in a Montana Town: Novelist Thomas Savage Rewrites Old Dillon, Alan Weltzien, 111
    Key words: hotels, ranching culture, satire, whorehouses, Willa Cather

Review Essay: Expanding Interpretations of Native American Women's History, Kiara M. Vigil, 131


Cherokee Reference Grammar by Brad Montgomery-Anderson, reviewed by Benjamin E. Frey, 145

Rekindling the Sacred Fire: Métis Ancestry and Anishinaabe Spirituality by Chantal Fiola, reviewed by Blanca Tovías, 146

The Civil War and Reconstruction in Indian Territory ed. by Bradley R. Clampitt, reviewed by Rowan Faye Steineker, 147

Prairie Bohemian: Frank Gay's Life in Music by Trevor W. Harrison, reviewed by Justina Watt, 148

Baptized with Soil: Christian Agrarians and the Crusade for Rural America by Kevin M. Lowe, reviewed by Daniel Clausen, 148

A Contested Art: Modernism and Mestizaje in New Mexico by Stephanie Lewthwaite, reviewed by Karen Mary Davalos, 150

Lonesome Dreamer: The Life of John G. Neihardt by Timothy G. Anderson, reviewed by Stephanie A. Marcellus, 150

Horace Poolaw: Photographer of American Indian Modernity by Laura E. Smith, reviewed by Katherine Hauser, 151

From Tea Cakes to Tamales: Third-Generation Texas Recipes by Nola McKey, reviewed by Cynthia Culver Prescott, 152

Faces of Béxar: Early San Antonio and Texas by Jesús F. de la Teja, reviewed by Thomas W. Haase, 153

Making the White Man's West: Whiteness and the Creation of the American West by Jason E. Pierce, reviewed by Mikal B. Eckstrom, 154

A Field of Their Own: Women and American Indian History, 1830–1941 by John Rhea, reviewed by Tadeusz Lewandowski, 155

News and Notes, 156

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SUMMER 2017 VOL. 37/ No. 3

Who Was Henry Standing Bear?: Remembering Lakota Activism from the Early Twentieth CenturyKiara M. Vigil, 157

Keywords: Lakota, Native American history, Pine Ridge, South Dakota, US colonization 

David Rankin: America’s Greatest FarmerJason Combs, 183

Keywords: agriculture, cattle, farming, hogs, Missouri, ranching

A President in Indian Country: Calvin Coolidge and Lakota Diplomacy in the Summer of 1927Eric Steven Zimmer, 215

Keywords: Black Hills, Coolidge, diplomacy, Lakota, Pine Ridge


Prairie Man: The Struggle between Sitting Bull and the Indian Agent James McLaughlin by Norman E. Matteoni, reviewed by Billie Kingfisher Jr., 235

The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey by Rinker Buck, reviewed by Kassandra Nelson, 236

Picturing Migrants: The Grapes of Wrath and New Deal Documentary Photography by James R. Swensen, reviewed by David D. Vail, 237

 After Identity: Mennonite Writing in North America ed. by Robert Zacharias, reviewed by James Urry, 238

The Sons of Charlie Russell: Celebrating Fifty Years of the Cowboy Artists of America by B. Byron Price, reviewed by Michael R. Grauer, 238

Narrating the Landscape: Print Culture and American Expansion in the Nineteenth Century by Matthew N. Johnston, reviewed by Carlos A. Schwantes, 240

Against the Grain: Colonel Henry M. Lazelle and the U.S. Army by James Carson, reviewed by Kenneth W. Howell, 241

Native American Almanac: More Than 5,000 Years of the Cultures and Histories of Indigenous People by Yvonne Wakim Dennis, Arlene Hirschfelder, and Shannon Rothenberger Flynnby, reviewed by Cameron Shriver, 242

Beyond Schoolmarms and Madams: Montana Women’s Stories ed. by Martha Kohl, reviewed by Victoria Lamont, 243

Prelude to the Dust Bowl: Drought in the Nineteenth-Century Southern Plains by Kevin Z. Sweeney, reviewed by Donald J. Berg, 244

Our Indian Summer in the Far West: An Autumn Tour of Fifteen Thousand Miles in Kansas, Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, and the Indian Territory by Samuel Nugent, reviewed by Frank H. Goodyear III, 245

Fault Lines: Life and Landscape in Saskatchewan’s Oil Economy by Valerie Zink, reviewed by J. David Henry, 246

Sioux Women: Traditionally Sacred by Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve, reviewed by Majel Boxer, 247

A Civil War History of the New Mexico Volunteers and Militia by Jerry D. Thompson, reviewed by Aaron Anderson, 247

News and Notes: 249

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FALL 2017 VOL. 37/ No. 4

2017 Stubbendieck Great Plains Distinguished Book Prize Winner: Dan Flores's American Serengeti: The Last Big Animals of the Great Plains, George E. Wolf, 251

Editor's Introduction: Invited Essays on Expanding the Map of Great Plains Literature, Charles A. Braithwaite, 257

Epicenter: Deep Mapping Place in Fiction and Nonfiction, Rilla Askew, 259

Mapping the Treacherous Path from Past to Present in Nonfiction Narrative, Richard Edwards, 265

Deep Mapping Little Towns through Fiction, Linda Ray Pratt, 271

Mapping Great Plains Poetry: Nebraska and Beyond, Daniel Simon, 277

Karl Bodmer's Hat: (and Some Missing New Orleans Drawings), Robert Klein Engler, 287

More than a Façade: The Kenekuk Religion Revisited, Matthew Garrett, 293

Diary Notes from a Teenager: Insights into Life on the Great Plains in the Late 1870s, Scott Scheuerell, 311


Welcome to the Oglala Nation: A Documentary Reader in Oglala Lakota Political History ed. by Akim D. Reinhardt, reviewed by Margaret Huettl, 323

Humane Insight: Looking at Images of African American Suffering and Death by Courtney R. Baker, reviewed by Jovonna Jones, 324

Postcard America: Curt Teich and the Imaging of a Nation, 1931–1950 by Jeffrey L. Meikle, reviewed by Emily Godbey, 325

Why I'm an Only Child and Other Slightly Naughty Plains Folktales by Roger Welsch, reviewed by Dwayne Strasheim, 326

Hugh Glass: Grizzly Survivor by James D. McLaird, reviewed by Steven J. Bucklin, 327

Rounded Up in Glory: Frank Reaugh, Texas Renaissance Man by Michael R. Grauer, reviewed by Jana R. Fallin, 327

Horseback Schoolmarm: Montana, 1953–1954 by Margot Liberty, reviewed by Keith Graham, 329

Living on the Land: Indigenous Women's Understanding of Place ed. by Nathalie Kermoal and Isabel Altamirano-Jimenez, reviewed by Ashley Glassburn Falzetti, 330

Black Cowboys in the American West: On the Range, On the Stage, Behind the Badge ed. by Bruce A. Glasrud and Michael N. Searles, reviewed by Gerald R. Butters Jr., 331

Thundersticks: Firearms and the Violent Transformation of Native America by David J. Silverman, reviewed by Matthew Kruer, 331

Portrait of Route 66: Images from the Curt Teich Postcard Archives by T. Lindsay Baker, reviewed by Hadley Jerman, 332

Picturing Indian Territory: Portraits of the Land that Became Oklahoma, 1819–1907 ed. by B. Byron Price, reviewed by Sandy Barnard, 333

News and Notes: 335