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SPRING 2015 VOL. 25/NO. 1

Contributions of Renewable Energy Industries to the Local Economy in North Dakota
Randal C. Coon, Nancy M. Hodur, Dean A. Bangsund, Siew Hoon Lim, 1
Key words: economic impacts, employment, ethanol, North Dakota, renewable energy

Contemporary Use of Wild Fruits by the Lakota in South Dakota and Implications for Cultural Identity
Joanita M. Kant, Gary E. Larson, Suzette R. Burckhard, Bruce W. Berdanier, Richard T. Meyers, 13
Key words: indigenous knowledge, Lakota, Rosebud Reservation, wild fruits

Masked Expression of Life-History Traits in a Highly Variable Environment
Jason A. DeBoer, Joseph J. Fontaine, Christopher J. Chizinski, Kevin L. Pope, 25
Key words: environmental variability, irrigation reservoir, life-history expression, Sander vitreus, walleye

Experimental Flights Using a Small Unmanned Aircraft System for Mapping Emergent Sandbars
Paul Kinzel, Mark Bauer, Mark Feller, Christopher Holmquist-Johnson, Todd Preston39
Key words: fluvial geomorphology, remote sensing, riverine habitat, sandbars, unmanned aircraft systems

Perceptibility of Prairie Songbirds Using Double-Observer Point Counts
Lionel Leston, Nicola Koper, Patricia Rosa, 53
Key words: detectability, double-observer point counts, grasshopper sparrows, perceptibility, prairie birds

Responses of Common Reed (Phragmites australis) to Nitrogen and Temperature Manipulations
Phillip M. Mykleby, Tala Awada, John D. Lenters, Saadia Bihmidine, Adam J. Yarina, Stephen L. Young, 63
Key words: A/Ci, Fv/Fm, carbon isotope, Great Plains, Nebraska, photosynthesis, pnue wue

Avian Use of Black-Tailed Prairie Dog Colonies in Shortgrass Prairie
James D. Ray, Mark C. Wallace, Rachel E. McCaffrey, 75
Key words: birds, black-tailed prairie dogs, habitat, shortgrass, Texas Panhandle


Manufacturing Mennonites: Work and Religion in Post-War Manitoba byJanis Thiessen, reviewed by Patricia F. Harms, 83

Images and Power: Rock Art and Ethics by Polly Schaafsma, reviewed by Jack W. Brink, 84

Roots in the Great Plains: The Applied Psychology of Harry Hollingworth edited by Ludy T. Benjamin Jr. and Lizette Royer Barton, reviewed by C. James Goodwin, 85

Traveling the Power Line: From the Mohave Desert to the Bay of Fundy by Julianne Couch, reviewed by Francis Moul, 85

Wide Rivers Crossed: The South Platte and the Illinois of the American Prairie by Ellen Wohl, reviewed by William L. Graf, 86

Uncovering History: Archaeological Investigations at the Little Bighorn by Douglas D. Scott, reviewed by Stan Wilmoth, 87

Texas Waterfowl by William P. Johnson and Mark W. Lockwood, reviewed by David Haukos, 87

Resistance Is Fertile: Canadian Struggles on the BioCommons by Wilhelm Peekhaus, reviewed by André Magnan, 88

Trash Animals: How We Live with Nature’s Filthy, Feral, Invasive, and Unwanted Species edited by Kelsi Nagy and Phillip David Johnson II, reviewed by James K. Detling, 89

Fighting Colonialism with Hegemonic Culture: Native American Appropriation of Indian Stereotypes by Maureen Trudelle Schwartz, reviewed by Tria Andrews, 90

Gang Life in Two Cities: An Insider’s Journey by Robert J. Durán, reviewed by Daniel Scott, 91

Beyond the Border: Tensions across the Forty-Ninth Parallel in the Great Plains and the Prairies by Kyle Conway and Timothy Pasch, reviewed by Donna A. Shear, 92

The Ogallala Road: A Memoir of Love and Reckoning by Julene Bair, reviewed by Diane Dufva Quantic, 93

A Garden of Marvels: How We Discovered that Flowers Have Sex, Leaves Eat Air, and Other Secrets of Plants by Ruth Kassinger , reviewed by R. F. Diffendal Jr., 93

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FALL 2015 VOL. 25/NO. 2

Understanding and Assessing Projected Future Climate Change for Nebraska and the Great Plains
Robert Oglesby, Deborah Bathke, Donald Wilhite, Clinton Rowe, 97
Review Essay

A Historical Perspective on Nebraska’s Variable and Changing Climate
Martha D. Shulski, William Baule, Crystal Stiles, Natalie Umphlett, 109
Key words: agriculture, climate change, climate variability, drought, Nebraska

Soil Water and Temperature Explain Canopy Phenology and Onset of Spring in a Semiarid Steppe
Lynn M. Moore, William K. Lauenroth, David M. Bell, Daniel R. Schlaepfer, 121
Key words: accumulated soil water, growing degree day, onset of spring, phenology, shortgrass steppe

An Analytic Approach to Climate Dynamics and Fire Frequency in the Great Plains
Richard P. Guyette, Michael C. Stambaugh, Joseph Marschall, Erin Abadir, 139
Key words: dendrochronology, fire scars, Great Plains, modeling, physical chemistry

Historical Drought Events of the Great Plains Recorded by Native Americans
Kevin Gallo, Eric Wood, 151
Key words: climate, drought, Great Plains, Native Americans, weather observations, winter counts

Virtually Constructing a Great Plains: Booster Impacts on Plains Viewing
Christina Dando, 159
Key words: booster brochures, Great Plains, place perception, place promotion, settlers’ photograph albums


Healing Histories: Stories from Canada’s Indian Hospitals by Laurie Maijer Drees, reviewed by Hinemoa Elder, 177

Place and Replace: Essays on Western Canada ed. by Adele Perry, Esyllt W. Jones, and Leah Morton, reviewed by Frances W. Kaye, 178

The Nine-Banded Armadillo: A Natural History by W. J. Loughry and Colleen M. McDonough, reviewed by F. Agustín Jiménez, 178

Paleoindian Lifeways of the Cody Complex ed. by Edward J. Knell and Mark P. Muñiz, reviewed by Nicole M. Waguespack, 179

Making War at Fort Hood: Life and Uncertainty in a Military Community by Kenneth T. MacLeish, reviewed by Keith Brown, 180

Life among the Indians: First Fieldwork among the Sioux and Omahas by Alice C. Fletcher, reviewed by Robin Ridington, 181

The Groundwater Atlas of Nebraska by Jesse T. Korus et. al., reviewed by Michael B. Leite, 182

Home in the City: Urban Aboriginal Housing and Living Conditions ed. by Alan B. Andersen, reviewed by Wilfreda E. Thurston, 183

Prairie Time: A Blackland Portrait by Matt White, reviewed by Charles J. Bicak, 183

Wild Again: The Struggle to Save the Black-Footed Ferret by David S. Jachowski, reviewed by Kent A. Fricke, 184

The Montana Vigilantes, 1863–1870: Gold, Guns, and Gallows by Mark C. Dillon, reviewed by Gordon Morris Bakken, 185

Settling Saskatchewan by Alan B. Anderson, reviewed by John C. Lehr, 185

The Steamboat Bertrand and Missouri River Commerce by Ronald R. Switzer, reviewed by Vergil E. Noble, 186

Sustainable Compromises: A Yurt, a Straw Bale House, and Ecological Living by Alan Boye, reviewed by Richard K. Sutton, 187

Forest Prairie Edge: Place History in Saskatchewan by Merle Massie, reviewed by Shannon Stunden Bower, 188

Hollow Justice: A History of Indigenous Claims in the United States by David E. Wilkins, reviewed by Beth R. Ritter, 188

A Cheyenne Voice: The Complete John Stands In Timber Interviews by John Stands, reviewed by Christina Gish Hill, 189

Fractured Land: The Price of Inheriting Oil by Lisa Westberg Peters, reviewed by Brian Hough, 190

Trace Elements and Radon in Groundwater Across the United States: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2011–5059 by Joseph D. Ayotte, Jo Ann M. Gronberg, and Lori E. Apodaca, reviewed by Jason Nolan, 191

News and Notes, 192

Erratum, 194