GPQ Volume 29

WINTER 2009 VOL. 29/No. 1

The Methodists' Great 1869 Camp Meeting and Aboriginal Conservation Strategies in the North Saskatchewan River Valley by George Colpitts 3

    Key Words: bison, Blackfoot, Cree, hunting, missionaries, native people

"You Have to be Involved ... to Play a Part in it": Assessing Kainai attitudes About Voting in Canadian Elections by Yale D. Belanger 29

    Key Words: Alberta, First Nations, interviewing, Kainai, voting

Jim, Antonia, and the Wolves: Displacement in Cather's My Antonia by Robin Cohen 51

    Key Words: displacement, folklore, marriage, Russia


What's Choctaw History-and Who Gets to Say? by Robert Keith Collins. A review of The Choctaws in Oklahoma: From Tribe to Nation, 1855-1970 and How Choctaws Invented Civilization and Why Choctaws Will Conquer the World 61


Destroying Dogma: Vine Deloria Jr. and His Influence on American Society by Steve Pavlic and Daniel R. Wildcat, eds., reviewed by Tink Tinker (Wazhazhe, Osage) 67

White Man's Paper Trail: Grand Councils and Treaty-Making on the Central Plains by Stan Hoig, reviewed by John R. Wunder 68

Buffalo Soldiers in the West: A Black Soldiers Anthology by Bruce A. Glasrud and Michael N. Searles, eds., reviewed by Dwayne Mack 68

Charles Goodnight: Father of the Texas Panhandle by William T. Hagan, reviewed by Alex Hunt 69

Frontier Farewell: The 1870s and the End of the Old West byGarrett Wilson, reviewed by Ted Binnema 70

The Cypress Hills: An Island by Itself by Walter Hildebrandt and Brian Hubner; foreward by Sharon Butala, reviewed by George Colpitts 71

Lynching to Belong: Claiming Whiteness through Racial Violence by Cynthia Skove Nevels, reviewed by Alwyn Barr 71

North American Indians in the Great War by Susan Applegate Krouse, reviewed by Thomas A. Britten 72

Banned in Kansas: Motion Picture Censorship, 1915-1966 by Gerald R. Butters Jr., reviewed by Thomas Fox Averill 73

This Land This Nation: Conservation, Rural America, and the New Deal by Sarah T. Phillips, reviewed by Brian Q. Cannon 74

Memories of the Branch Davidians: The Autobiography of David Koresh's Mother by Bonnie Haldeman, as told to Catherine Wessinger, reviewed by W. Michael Ashcraft 75

Nuclear Nebraska: The Remarkable Story of the Little County That Couldn't Be Bought by Susan Cragin, reviewed by Francis Moul 76

Charles M. Russell: A Catalogue Raisonné by B. Bryon Price, ed.; foreword by Anne Morand, reviewed by Joan Carpenter Troccoli 77

Landscapes of Colorado: Mountains and Plains by Ann Scarlett Daley and Michael Paglia, reviewed by Rose Glaser Fredrick 78

Picturing a Different West: Vision, Illustration, and the Tradition of Cather and Austin by Janis P. Stout, reviewed by Thomas Austenfeld 79

Cather Studies 7: Willa Cather as Cultural Icon by Guy Reynolds, ed., reviewed by Susan Kress 80

Native American Fiction: A User's Manual by David Treuer, reviewed by James Ruppert 80

So this is the world & here I am in it by Di Brandt, reviewed by Tanis MacDonald 81

Forty Acres and A Fool: How to Live in the Country and Still Keep Your Sanity by Roger Welsch, reviewed by Gwendolyn K. Meister 82

My Nebraska: The Good, the Bad, and the Husker by Roger Welsch, reviewed by Gwendolyn K. Meister 82

Jazz Mavericks of the Lone Star State by Dave Oliphant, reviewed by Jean A. Boyd 83

SPRING 2009 VOL. 29/No. 2

Introduction: Death, Murder, and Mayhem: Stories of Violence and Healing on the Plains by Susan Naramore Maher 91

Deathscapes, Topocide, Domicide: The Plains in Contemporary Print Media by Christina E. Dando 95

    Key Words: critical discourse analysis, landscape, newspaper, perceptions

Open to Horror: The Great Plains Situation in Contemporary Thrillers by E. E. Knight and by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child by A. B. Emrys 121

    Key Words: horror, literature, Kansas, Nebraska, science fiction, Stephen King

Coronado and Aesop: Fable and Violence on the Sixteenth-Century Plains by Daryl W. Palmer 129

    Key Words: Cíbola, Conquistador, Kansas, New Mexico, Quivira


New Views on Custer and the Indian Wars by Robert W. Larson. A review of A Terrible Glory: Custer and the Little Bighorn—The Last Great Battle of the American West; The Day the World Ended at Little Bighorn: A Lakota History; and Custerology: The Enduring Legacy of the Indian Wars and George Armstrong Custer 141


Native America, Discovered and Conquered: Thomas Jefferson, Lewis & Clark, and Manifest Destiny by Robert J. Miller; foreword by Elizabeth Furse, reviewed by Jenry Morsman 147

Dark Storm Moving West by Barbara Belyea, reviewed by Arn Keeling 148

The Chouteaus: First Family of the Fur Trade by Stan Hoig, reviewed by B. Pierre Lebeau 148

William Clark: Indian Diplomat by Jay H. Buckley, reviewed by Stephen Aron 149

The Cherokee Nation and the Trail of Tears by Theda Perdue and Michael D. Green, reviewed by Rowena McClinton 150

The Seminole Freedmen: A History by Kevin Mulroy, reviewed by Murray Wickett 151

William F. Cody's Wyoming Empire: The Buffalo Bill Nobody Knows by Robert E. Bonner, reviewed by Jack R. Preston 152

Last Stand: George Bird Grinnell, the Battle to Save the Buffalo, and the Birth of the New West by Michael Punke, reviewed by Phillip Drennon Thomas 153

Choctaw Nation: A Story of American Indian Resurgence by Valerie Lambert, reviewed by James Taylor Carson 153

Cree Narrative Memory: From Treaties to Contemporary Times by Neal McLeod, reviewed by Bret Nickels 154

Defamiliarizing the Aboriginal: Cultural Practices and Decolonization in Canada by Julia V. Emberley, reviewed by Laura Peers 155

Playing Ourselves: Interpreting Native Histories at Historic Reconstructions by Laura Peers, reviewed by Sandra Dudley 156

Willie Wells: "El Diablo" of the Negro Leagues by Bob Luke; foreword by Monte Irvin, reviewed by Leslie Heaphy 156

Medicine Bundle: Indian Sacred Performance and American Literature, 1824-1932 by Joshua David Bellin, reviewed by Edward W. Huffstetler 157

Violence, the Arts, and Willa Cather by Joseph R. Urgo and Merrill Maguire Skaggs, eds., reviewed by Karsten H. Piep 158

Carol Shields and the Extra-Ordinary by Marta DvoÍák and Manina Jones, eds., reviewed by Alex Ramon 159

Interior Places by Lisa Knopp, reviewed by Becky Faber 160

Postwestern Cultures: Literature, Theory, Space, by Susan Kollin, ed., reviewed by Donna Campbell 160

The Painted Valley: Artists along Alberta's Bow River, 1845-2000 by Christopher Armstrong and H. V. Nelles, reviewed by Mary-Beth Laviolette 162

Russell Lee Photographs: Images from the Russell Lee Photograph Collection at the Center for American History by Russell Lee; foreword by John Szarkowski; reviewed by Connie Todd 162

Reclaiming Charles Weidman (1901-1975): An American Dancer's Life and Legacy by Jonette Lancos; foreword by Sondra Horton Fraleigh, reviewed by Ronald J. Zank 163

Mary Martin, Broadway Legend by Ronald L. Davis, reviewed by John M. Clum 164

Women in Texas Music: Stories and Songs by Kathleen Hudson, reviewed by Gail Folkins 165

Pat Green's Dance Halls & Dreamers by Luke Gilliam; photographs by Guy Rogers III; introduction by Pat Green, reviewed by Cory Lock 166

Texas Dance Halls: A Two-Step Circuit by Gail Folkins; photographs by J. Marcus Weekley, reviewed by Cory Lock 166

SUMMER 2009 VOL. 29 / No. 3

Changing Perceptions of Homesteading as a Policy of Public Domain Disposal by Richard Edwards  179

    Key Words: commutation, fraud, free land, preemption, public land, settlement

A Prairie Parable: The 1933 Bates Tragedy by Bill Waiser  203

    Key Words: Great Depression, murder-suicide, Relief Policy, Saskatchewan

Cultural Survival and the Omaha Way: Eunice Woodhull Stabler’s Legacy of Preservation on the Twentieth-Century Plains by Elaine M. Nelson  219

     Key Words: American Indian women, boarding schools, Nebraska, Omaha Indians, oral history


The Historiography of a Moving Object: Emerging Understandings of the North American Métis by Mike Evans. A review of The Long Journey of a Forgotten People: Métis Identities and Family Histories and The Western Métis: Profile of a People  237


The Comanche Empire by Pekka Hämäläinen, reviewed by Mariah F. Wade 241

Historic Native Peoples of Texas by William C. Foster; Foreword by Alston V. Thoms, reviewed by Michael L. Tate  241

African Creeks: Estelvste and the Creek Nation by Gary Zellar, reviewed by Robbie Ethridge  242

Navigating the Missouri: Steamboating on Nature’s Highway, 1819-1935 by William E. Lass, reviewed by Ken Robison  243

Kiowa Humanity and the Invasion of the State by Jacki Thompson Rand, reviewed by Nathan Wilson  244

Chevato: The Story of the Apache Warrior Who Captured Herman Lehmann by William Chebahtah and Nancy McGown Minor, reviewed by Kathryn Zabelle Derounian-Stodola 245

The Prairie West as Promised Land by R. Douglas Francis and Chris Kitzan, eds., reviewed by J. William Brennan  245

Working Girls in the West: Representations of Wage-Earning Women by Lindsey McMaster, reviewed by Judy Fudge  246

The American Far West in the Twentieth Century by Earl Pomeroy; Edited by Richard W. Etulain; Foreword by Howard R. Lamar, reviewed by Carl Abbott  247

Twentieth-Century Texas: A Social and Cultural History by John W. Storey and Mary L. Kelley, eds., reviewed by Tom Wagy  248

Beyond Red Power: American Indian Politics and Activism since 1900 by Daniel M. Cobb and Loretta Fowler, eds., reviewed by Donna Langston  249

Nebraska Moments by Donald R. Hickey, Susan A. Wunder, and John R. Wunder, reviewed by Kent Blaser  249

Behind the Man: John Laurie, Ruth Gorman, and the Indian Vote in Canada by Ruth Gorman; Edited with an Introduction by Frits Pannekoek, reviewed by Laurie Meijer Drees  250

Imagined Homes: Soviet German Immigrants in Two Cities by Hans Werner, reviewed by Anke Ortlepp  251

A Call to Action: An Introduction to Education, Philosophy, and Native North America by Curry Stephenson Malott, reviewed by Malia Villegas  252

Willa Cather: New Facts, New Glimpses, Revisions by John J. Murphy and Merrill Maguire Skaggs, eds., reviewed by John N. Swift  252

Speak Like Singing: Classics of Native American Literature by Kenneth Lincoln, reviewed by James Ruppert  253

Transatlantic Voices: Interpretations of Native North American Literatures by Elvira Pulitano, ed., reviewed by Laura Castor  254

Before the Country: Native Renaissance, Canadian Mythology by Stephanie McKenzie, reviewed by Jo-Ann Episkenew  255

Out of the Shadow: Ecopsychology, Story, and Encounters with the Land by Rinda West, reviewed by Tom Lynch  256

Trans.Can.Lit.: Resituating the Study of Canadian Literature by Smaro Kamboureli and Roy Miki, eds., reviewed by J’nan Morse Sellery  256

The History of Texas Music by Gary Hartman, reviewed by Kent Blaser  257

Memory and Vision: Arts, Cultures, and Lives of Plains Indian People by Emma Hansen, reviewed by Bill Anthes  258

John Steuart Curry’s “Hoover and the Flood”: Painting Modern History by Charles C. Eldredge; Foreword by Kevin Grogan, reviewed by Wendy Jean Katz  259

Yard Art and Handmade Places: Extraordinary Expressions of Home by Jill Nokes with Pat Jasper; Foreword by Betty Sue Flowers; Principal Photography by Krista Whitson, reviewed by Judith McWillie  259

FALL 2009 VOL. 29/No. 4

“Daughters of British Blood” or “Hordes of Men of Alien Race”: The Homesteads-for-Women Campaign in Western Canada by Sarah Carter 267

    Key Words: ethnicity, first wave feminism, gender, homestead rights

Parallel Tracks, Same Terminus: The Role of Nineteenth-Century Newspapers and Railroads in the Settlement of Nebraska by Charlyne Berens and Nancy Mitchell 287

    Key Words: advertising, Burlington Railroad, immigration, pioneer, trains, Union Pacific Railroad

“Rejoicing in the Beauties of Nature”: The Image of the Western Landscape during the Fur Trade by Kerry R. Oman 301

    Key Words: Hudson River school, mountain men, Rocky Mountains, romanticism, Washington Irving


Keepers of the Record: The History of the Hudson’s Bay Company Archives by Deidre Simmons, reviewed by Scott Stephen 317

Exiles and Pioneers: Eastern Indians in the Trans-Mississippi West by John P. Bowes, reviewed by Tracy Neal Leavelle 318

The Nebraska-Kansas Act of 1854 by John R. Wunder and Joann M. Ross, eds., reviewed by Gary L. Cheatham 318

Seeding Civil War: Kansas in the National News by Craig Miner, reviewed by Bruce R. Kahler 319

Inkpaduta: Dakota Leader by Paul N. Beck, reviewed by John H. Monnett 320

Myth of the Hanging Tree: Stories of Crime and Punishment in Territorial New Mexico by Robert J. Tórres, reviewed by Mark A. Allan 321

Give Me Eighty Men: Women and the Myth of the Fetterman Fight by Shannon D. Smith, reviewed by Ronald Schultz 321

Arc of the Medicine Line: Mapping the World’s Longest Undefended Border across the Western Plains by Tony Rees, reviewed by Molly P. Rozum 322

Stricken Field: The Little Bighorn since 1876 by Jerome A. Greene; foreword by Paul L. Hedren, reviewed by Thomas R. Buecker 323

The Steamboat Montana and the Opening of the West: History, Excavation, and Architecture by Annalies Corbin and Bradley A. Rogers, reviewed by Michael Allen 324

The Nez Perces in the Indian Territory: Nimiipuu Survival by J. Diane Pearson; foreword by Patricia Penn Hilden, reviewed by Alan Marshall 324

Voices from Haskell: Indian Students between Two Worlds, 1884-1928 by Myriam Vučković, reviewed by Michel C. Coleman 325

Buffalo Bill on Stage by Sandra K. Sagala, reviewed by Robert Bonner 326

One Step over the Line: Toward a History of Women in the North American Wests by Elizabeth Jameson and Sheila McManus, eds., reviewed by Renee M. Laegreid 326

The Importance of Being Monogamous: Marriage and Nation Building in Western Canada to 1915 by Sarah Carter, reviewed by Jean Friesen 327

How Cities Won the West: Four Centuries of Urban Change in Western North America by Carl Abbott, reviewed by Timothy Mahoney 328

The Great Plains during World War II by R. Douglas Hurt, reviewed by Greg Hall 329

The Death of Raymond Yellow Thunder and Other True Stories from the Nebraska-Pine Ridge Border Towns by Stew Magnuson: foreword by Pekka Hämäläinen, reviewed by Akim Reinhardt  330

The Line from Here to There: A Storyteller’s Scottish West Texas by Rosanna Taylor Herndon, reviewed by Allan O. Kownslar 330

Does People Do It? A Memoir by Fred Harris, reviewed by Kenny L. Brown 331

Means of Transit: A Slightly Embellished Memoir by Teresa Miller, reviewed by Joy Castro 332

Mayor Helen Boosalis: My Mother’s Life in Politics by Beth Boosalis Davis, reviewed by Jan P. Vermeer 333

The Wide Open: Prose, Poetry, and Photographs of the Prairie by Annick Smith and Susan O’Connor, eds., reviewed by Jim Reese 333

Divining Margaret Laurence: A Study of Her Complete Writings by Nora Foster Stovel, reviewed by Lyall H. Powers   334

Going West!: Quilts and Community by Roderick Kiracofe and Sandi Fox, reviewed by Janneken Smucker 335

A Texas Journey: The Centennial Photographs of Polly Smith by Evelyn Barker, reviewed by Carol Roark 336

Intimate Modernism: Fort Worth Circle Artists in the 1940s by Scott Grant Barker and Jane Myers, reviewed by Katie Robinson Edwards 336

Bertram Goodhue: His Life and Residential Architecture by Romy Wyllie, reviewed by Benet Haller 337

The People Have Never Stopped Dancing: Native American Modern Dance Histories by Jacqueline Shea Murphy, reviewed by Margaret Jacobs 338

To Live’s to Fly: The Ballad of the Late, Great Townes Van Zandt by John Kruth, reviewed by Chuck Vollan 339

A Deeper Blue: The Life and Music of Townes Van Zandt by Robert Earl Hardy, reviewed by Chuck Vollan 339