GPQ Volume 30

WINTER 2010 VOL. 30/ No. 1

  • "This Must Have Been a Grand Sight": George Bent and the Battle of Platte Bridge by Steven C. Haack 3

        Key Words: Caspar Collins, Indian Wars, Kansas, North Platte River, Oregon Trial

    Farmers, Ranchers, and the Railroad: The Evolution of Fence Law in the Great Plains, 1865-1900 by Yasuhide Kawashima 21

        Key Words: cattlemen, frontier, herd law, livestock, trans-Mississippi west, transportation, wheat

    Landscapes of Removal and Resistance: Edwin James’s Nineteenth-Century Cross-Cultural Collaborations by Kyhl Lyndaard 37

        Key Words: American Indian, captivity, conservation, environment, exploration, Indian relocation


    Habits of Empire: A History of American Expansion by Walter Nugent, reviewed by Jeffrey Ostler, 53

    African Cherokkes in Indian Territory: From Chattel to Citizens by Celia E. Naylor, reviewed by Sharlotte Neely, 54

    Race and the Cherokee Nation: Sovereignty in the Nineteenth Century by Fay A. Yarbrough, reviewed by Julie Reed, 54

    Forts of the Northern Plains: Guide to Historic Military Posts of the Plains Indians Wars by Jeff Barnes; Foreword by Senator Ben Nelson, reviewed by Barton H. Barbour, 55

    War of a Thousand Deserts: Indian Raids and the U.S.-Mexican War by Brian DeLay, reviewed by Jesús F. De La Teja, 56

    Death of a Gunfighter: The Quest for Jack Slade, the West’s Most Elusive Legend by Dan Rottenberg, reviewed by J. Randolph Cox, 56

    Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane: Deadwood Legends by James D. McLaird, reviewed by Joseph A. Stout Jr, 57

    Mennonite Women in Canada: A History by Marlene Epp, reviewed by Katherine Jellison, 58

    The Fall of a Black Officer: Racism and the Myth of Henry O. Flipper by Charles M. Robinson III, reviewed by Bruce A. Glasrud, 59

    Sitting Bull by Bill Yenne, reviewed by Carole A. Barrett, 59

    Passion and Preferences: William Jennings Bryan and the 1896 Democratic National Convention by Richard Franklin Bensel, reviewed by Raymond D. Screws, 60

    For All We Have and Are: Regina and the Experience of the Great War by James M. Pitsula, reviewed by Brandon Dimmel, 61

    Their Own Frontier: Women Intellectuals Re-Visioning the American West by Shirley A. Leckie and Nancy J. Parezo, eds., reviewed by Kathleen A. Boardman, 61

    Modern American Indian Leaders: Their Lives and Their Works by Dean Chavers; Foreword by Terry Johnson, reviewed by Deborah Welch, 62

    Looking Close and Seeing Far: Samuel Seymour, Titian Ramsay Peale, and the Art of the Long Expedition, 1818-1823 by Kenneth Haltman, reviewed by Robert Slifkin, 63

    Sentimental Journey: The Art of Alfred Jacob Miller by Lisa Strong, reviewed by Martha A. Sandweiss, 64

    Fire Light: The Life of Angel De Cora, Winnebago Artist by Linda M. Waggoner, reviewed by Nancy Parezo, 65

    Heart of the West: New Painting and Sculpture of the American West by Laura Caruso, ed.; essays by James H. Nottage, Ann Scarlett Daley, Gordon McConnell, and Mindy A. Besaw, reviewed by Monica Kjellman-Chapin, 66

    Laura Ingalls Wilder and Rose Wilder Lane: Authorship, Place, Time, and Culture by Philip Heldrich, reviewed by John E. Miller, 67

    Listening to the Land: Native American Literacy Responses to the Landscape by Lee Schweninger, reviewed by Kelli Lyon Johnson, 68

    Cherokee Thoughts: Honest and Uncensored by Robert J. Conley, reviewed by Kirby Brown, 69

    Notes from Texas: On Writing in the Lone Star State by W. C. Jameson, ed., reviewed by Karl Germeck, 70

    Back in Time: Echoes of a Vanished America in the Heart of France by: Kent Cowgill, reviewed by Juliette Parnell, 71

    Waiting for Coyote’s Call: An Eco-Memoir form the Missouri River Bluff by Jerry Wilson, reviewed by Mark D. Dixon, 71

    Breathing in the Fullness of Time by William Kloefkorn, reviewed by David Pichaske, 72

Spring 2010 Vol. 30/No. 2

  • Collateral Damage: Veterans and Domestic Violence in Mari Sandoz'’s The Tom-Walker by Kathy Bahr 83

        Key Words: Civil War, Cold War, emasculation, fascism, post-traumatic stress, World War I, World War II

    Narrative Mappings of the Land as Space and Place in Willa Cather’'s O Pioneers! by Karen E. Ramirez 97

        Key Words: boundary, ecocriticism, ecology, frontier, plat map

    Scandal on the Plains: William F. Slocum, Edward S. Parsons, and the Colorado College Controversies by Joe P. Dunn 117

        Key Words: AAUP, education, faculty governance, sexual harassment, university presidents


    Seeing Through the Eyes of Maximilian and Bodmer. A review of The North American Journals of Prince Maximilian of Wied, Volume I: May 1832-April 1833, reviewed by Clay S. Jenkinson 135


    Oklahoma: A History by W. David Baird and Danney Goble, reviewed by Bill Corbett 139

    The Early Northwest by Gregory P. Marchildon, ed., reviewed by Emily Spencer 140

    Searching for Tamsen Donner by Gabrielle Burton, reviewed by Susan Badger Doyle 140

    Thomas Ewing Jr.: Frontier Lawyer and Civil War General by Ronald D. Smith, reviewed by Virgil W. Dean 141

    The Black Citizen-Soldiers of Kansas, 1864-1901 by Roger D. Cunningham, reviewed by Donald R. Shaffer 142

    The West the Railroads Made by Carlos A. Schwantes & James P. Ronda, reviewed by Carroll Engelhardt 142

    Where a Hundred Soldiers Were Killed: The Struggle for the Powder River Country in 1866 and the Making of the Fetterman Myth by John H. Monnett, reviewed by Mark Van De Logt 144

    Law and Order in Buffalo Bill’s Country: Legal Culture and Community on the Great Plains 1867-1910 by Mark R. Ellis, reviewed by Keith Edgerton 144

    The Sundance Kid: The Life of Harry Alonzo Longabaugh by Donna B. Ernst; Foreword by Dan Buck & Anne Meadows; Introduction by Paul D. Ernst, reviewed by Kyle Carsten Wyatt 145

    To the Stars, Over Rough Roads: The Life of Andrew Atchison, Teacher and Missionary by Donald F. Nelson, reviewed by Douglas Firth Anderson 146

    Bright Epoch: Women and Coeducation in the American West by Andrea G. Radke-Moss, reviewed by Kristin Mapel Bloomberg 147

    The Lakota Ghost Dance of 1890 by Rani-Henrik Andersson, reviewed by Lee Irwin 148

    Medicine Bags and Dog Tags: American Indian Veterans from Colonial Times to the Second Iraq War by Al Carroll, reviewed by Thomas A. Britten 148

    The South Dakota State Capitol: The First Century by Marshall Damgaard, reviewed by Monty Robinson 149

    The Prairie Agrarian Movement Revisited: Centenary Symposium on the Foundation of the Territorial Grain Growers Association by K. Murray Knuttila and Robert Stirling, eds., reviewed by Shannon Stunden Bower 150

    Chickasaw Lives: Volume One, Explorations in Tribal History by Richard Green, reviewed by Daniel Flaherty 151

    Radio’s Revolution: Don Hollenbeck’s CBS Views the Press by Loren Ghiglione, ed. and introduction, reviewed by Mike Conway 151

    All That Remains: Varieties of Indigenous Expression by Arnold Krupat, reviewed by Joy Porter 152

    Louise Pound: Scholar, Athlete, Feminist Pioneer by Robert Cochran, reviewed by Melissa Homestead 153

    Louise Pound: The 19th Century Iconoclast Who Forever Changed America’s Views about Women, Academics and Sports by Marie Krohn; Foreword by Robert Cochran, reviewed by Melissa Homestead 153

    From the Iron House: Imprisonment in First Nations Writing by Deena Rymhs, reviewed by Nancy Van Styvendale 154

    The Geographical Imagination of Annie Proulx: Rethinking Regionalism by Alex Hunt, ed., reviewed by Julie Scanlon 155

    The Rhizomatic West: Representing the American West in a Transnational, Global, Media Age by Neil Campbell, reviewed by Michael Steiner 156

    Future West: Utopia and Apocalypse in Frontier Science Fiction by William H. Katerberg, reviewed by Patrick B. Sharp 157

    The National Museum of the American Indian: Critical Conversations by Amy Lonetree & Amanda J. Cobb, eds., reviewed by Lynne Goldstein 158

    A Kiowa’s Odyssey: A Sketchbook from Fort Marion by Phillip Earenfight, ed. and introduction, reviewed by Daniel C. Swan 159

    Texas Blues: The Rise of a Contemporary Sound by Alan Govenar; Foreword by Paul Oliver, reviewed by Roger Wood 159


Summer 2010 Vol. 30/No. 3

  • “It'’s Now We'’ve Crossed Pease River”: Themes of Voyage and Return in Texas Folk Songs by Ken Baake 171

        Key Words: narrative, buffalo, cowboy, African American, Mexican border

    Bringing the War Home: The Patriotic Imagination in Saskatoon, 1939-1942 by Brendan Kelly 183

        Key Words: Blitz, Britain, Nazi, newspapers, Prairies, Star-Phoenix

    “Picturing the Past”: Farm Women on the Grasslands Frontier, 1850-1900 by Sara Brooks Sundberg 203

        Key Words: attitudes, images, Minnesota, women’s writing, work


    Regionalism and the Humanities edited and with an introduction by Timothy R. Mahoney and Wendy J. Katz, reviewed by John E. Miller 221

    Savages and Scoundrels: The Untold Story of America’s Road to Empire through Indian Territory by Paul VanDevelder, reviewed by Robert J. Miller 222

    Fort Laramie: Military Bastion of the High Plains by Douglas C. McChristian; Foreword by Paul L. Hedren, reviewed by Mark R. Scherer 222

    Broken Treaties: United States and Canadian Relations with the Lakota and the Plains Cree, 1868-1885 by Jill St. Germain, reviewed by Laura Woodworth-Ney 223

    Agnes Lake Hickok: Queen of the Circus, Wife of a Legend by Linda A. Fisher and Carrie Bowers, reviewed by Kim Warren 224

    Jayhawkers: The Civil War Brigade of James Henry Lane by Bryce Benedict, reviewed by Craig Miner 225

    Staking Her Claim: Women Homesteading the West by Marcia Meredith Hensley, reviewed by Sandra Schackel 225

    Class and Race in the Frontier Army: Miitary Life in the West, 1870-1890 by Kevin Adams, reviewed by Samuel Watson 227

    Seth Bullock: Black Hills Lawman by David A. Wolff, reviewed by Christopher J. Steinke 227

    Reconfigurations of Native North America: An Anthology of New Perspectives, edited by John R. Wunder and Kurt E. Kinbacher; Foreword by Markku Henriksson, reviewed by Clara Sue Kidwell 228

    An Honourable Calling: Political Memoirs by Allan Blakeney, reviewed by John C. Courtney 229

    William Wayne Red Hat, Jr.: Cheyenne Keeper of the Arrows by William Wayne Red Hat, Jr.; Edited by Sibylle M. Schlesier, reviewed by Christina Gish Hill 230

    Warriors in Uniform: The Legacy of American Indian Heroism by Herman J. Viola; Foreword by Carson Walks Over Ice; Introduction by Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell, reviewed by Janne Lahti 231

    We Are All Treaty People: Prairie Essays by Roger Epp, reviewed by J. William Brennan 231

    Braiding Histories: Learning from Aboriginal Peoples’ Experiences and Perspectives by Susan Dion; Including the Braiding Histories stories co-written with Michael R. Dion, reviewed by Lynne Davis 232

    Frontier Medicine: From the Atlantic to the Pacific, 1492-1941 by David Dary, reviewed by Joshua Doležal 233

    Branding Texas: Performing Culture in the Lone Star State by Leigh Clemons, reviewed by Paula Marks 234

    Catlin’s Lament: Indians, Manifest Destiny, and the Ethics of Nature by Joh Hausdoerffer, reviewed by Steven Conn 235

    The Indian Craze: Primitivism, Modernism, and Transculturation in American Art, 1890-1915 by Elizabeth Hutchinson, reviewed by Linda M. Waggoner 235

    Charles Fritz: 100 Paintings Illustrating the Journals of Lewis and Clark: The Complete Collection by Charles Fritz, reviewed by Rock Hushka 236

    Music of the First Nations: Tradition and Innovation in Native North America edited by Tara Browner, reviewed by Anna Hoefnagels 237

    Youth and the Bright Medusa by Willa Cather; Historical essay and explanatory notes by Mark J. Madigan; Textual essay and editing by Frederick M. Link, Charles W. Mignon, Judith Boss, and Kari A. Ronning, reviewed by Mark A. Robison 238

    Under the Big Sky: A Biography of A. B. Guthrie Jr. by Jackson J. Benson, reviewed by Capper Nichols 239

    Survivance: Narratives of Native Presence edited by Gerald Vizenor, reviewed by Lisa Close 239

    Outside Looking In: Viewing First Nations Peoples in Canadian Dramatic Television Series by Mary Jane Miller, reviewed by Doris Baltruschat 240


Fall 2010 Vol. 30/No. 4

  • “If the Lord’s Willing and the Creek Don’t Rise”: Flood Control and the Displaced Rural Communities of Irving and Broughton, Kansas by Robin A. Hanson  251

        Key Words: cultural identity, Milford Lake, Tuttle Creek, rural studies

    On the Road Again: Consumptives Traveling for Health in the American West, 1840-1925 by Jeanne Abrams  271

        Key Words: Colorado, medical history, respiratory diseases, sanatoriums, tuberculosis

    Wishlist: Wilderness Endgame in the Black Hills National Forest by Robert Wellman Campbell

        Key Words: Beaver Park, Black Elk wilderness, Norbeck Wildlife Preserve, RARE II, South Dakota, U.S. Forest Service


    The Lipan Apaches: People of the Wind and Lightning by Thomas A. Britten, reviewed by Deborah Bernsten  307

    Indian Tribes of Oklahoma: A Guide by Blue Clark, reviewed by Ron McCoy  307

    Conquests & Consequences: The American West from Frontier to Region by Carol L. Higham and William H. Katerberg, reviewed by Aubrey Streit Krug  308

    Meriwether Lewis by Thomas C. Danisi and John C. Jackson; Foreword by Robert J. Moore Jr., reviewed by J. I. Merritt  308

    Delaware Tribe in a Cherokee Nation by Brice Obermeyer, reviewed by Dawn G. Marsh  309

    The Last Indian War: The Nez Perce Story by Elliott West, reviewed by Dennis Baird  309

    “I Am a Man”: Chief Standing Bear’s Journey for Justice by Joe Starita, reviewed by John M. Coward  310

    A Marvelous Hundred Square Miles; Black Hills Tourism, 1880-1941 by Suzanne Barta Julin, reviewed by Robert Wellman Campbell  310

    African Americans on the Great Plains: An Anthology edited and with an introduction by Bruce A. Glasrud and Charles A. Braithwaite, reviewed by David J. Peavler  311

    Dakota Philosopher: Charles Eastman and American Indian Thought by David Martínez, reviewed by Gwen N. Westerman  312

    Nicholas Black Elk: Medicine Man, Missionary, Mystic by Michael F. Steltenkamp, reviewed by Dale Stover  312

    A Nation in Transition: Douglas Henry Johnston and the Chickasaws, 1898-1939 by Michael W. Lovegrove, reviewed by Lisa K. Neuman  314

    Addie of the Flint Hills: A Prairie Child During the Depression (1915-1935) by Adaline Sorace, as told to Deborah Sorace Prutzman, reviewed by Karen Manners Smith  314

    Reopening the Frontier: Homesteading in the Modern West by Brian Q. Cannon, reviewed by Benjamin T. Arrington  315

    The Girl in Saskatoon: A Meditation on Friendship, Memory and Murder by Sharon Butala, reviewed by Susan Maher  315

    Crisscrossing Borders in Literature of the American West edited by Reginald Dyck and Cheli Reutter, reviewed by Linda K. Karell  316

    Sapphira and the Slave Girl by Willa Cather; Historical essay and explanatory notes by Ann Romines; Textual essay and editing by Charles W. Mignon, Kari A. Ronning, and Frederick M. Link, reviewed by Robin Hackett  317

    Between Languages and Cultures: Colonial and Postcolonial Readings of Gabrielle Roy by Rosemary Chapman, reviewed by Carol J. Harvey  317

    Wallace Stegner and the American West by Philip L. Fradkin, reviewed by Bonney MacDonald  318

    All Our Stories Are Here: Critical Perspectives on Montana Literature edited by Brady Harrison, reviewed by Sue Hart  319

    Writing Indian, Native Conversations by John Lloyd Purdy, reviewed by Geraldine Mendoza Gutwein  320

    Native Liberty: Natural Reason and Cultural Survivance by Gerald Vizenor, reviewed by Michael Snyder  320

    Charles Deas and 1840s America by Carol Clark, with contributions by Joan Carpenter Troccoli, Frederick E. Hoxie, and Guy Jordan; Foreword by Lewis I. Sharp and Peter H. Hassrick, reviewed by Gail E. Husch  321

    Uprising! Woody Crumbo’s Indian Art by Robert Perry, reviewed by Robert B. Pickering  322

    Faces of the Frontier: Photographic Portraits from the American West, 1845-1924 by Frank H. Goodyear III, with an essay by Richard White and contributions by Maya E. Foo and Amy L. Baskette, reviewed by Mary Murphy  322

    Taming the Land: The Lost Postcard Photographs of the Texas High Plains by John Miller Morris, reviewed by Anne E. Peterson  323

    Lanterns on the Prairie: The Blackfeet Photographs of Walter McClintock edited by Steven L. Grafe, with contributions by William E. Farr, Sherry L. Smith, and Darrell Robes Kipp, reviewed by Brian W. Dippie  323

    Calvin Littlejohn: Portrait of a Community in Black and White by Bob Ray Sanders; Foreword by Don Carleton, reviewed by Carla Williams  324

    He Was Some Kind of a Man: Masculinities in the B Western by Roderick McGillis, reviewed by John M. Clum  325

    Border to Border: Historic Quilts and Quiltmakers of Montana by Annie Hanshew; Introduction by Mary Murphy, reviewed by Barbara Caron  325