GPR Volume 18

SPRING 2008 VOL. 18/NO. 1

Engineer Cantonment, Missouri Territory, 1819-1820: America's First Biodiversity Inventory Hugh H. Genoways and Brett C. Ratcliffe 3

    Key Words: biodiversity, inventory, Engineer Cantonment, fauna, flora, Stephen Long, Nebraska, Titian Peale, Thomas Say

Testing Multigenerational Colonization of Carrion by Blow Flies in the Great Plains Timothy E. Huntington, David O. Carter and Leon G. Higley 33

    Key Words: cadaver, Calliphoridae, carcass, decomposition, Diptera, entomology, forensic resource island, taphonomy

Mapping Agricultural Land Cover for Hydrologic Modeling in the Platte River Watershed of Nebraska Patti R. Dappen, Ian C. Ratcliffe, Cullen R. Robbins and James W. Merchant 39

    Key Words: crops, land cover, Nebraska, satellite remote sensing

Using Schools to Map the Frontier of Settlement on the Canadian Prairies John C. Lehr and Brian McGregor 53

    Key Words: frontier, Manitoba, mapping, settlement, schools

Mapping the Dispossession: Scandinavian Homesteading at Fort Totten, 1900-1930 Karen V. Hansen and Mignon Duffy 67

    Key Words: Fort Totten, homesteading, landowning, Scandinavian, Spirit Lake Dakota Reservation

Developing the Nature-Based Tourism Sector in Southwestern North Dakota Nancy M. Hodur, F. Larry Leistritz, and Kara L. Wolfe 81

    Key Words: agritourism, hunting, nature-based tourism, North Dakota, sector development

Perception of Drought Hazard and Its Sociological Impacts in South-Central Nebraska Donna L. Woudenberg, Donald A. Wilhite, and Michael J. Hayes 93

    Key Words: community, drought, perception, sociological impacts, water restrictions

Personal Characteristics Preceding Pro-Environmental Behaviors that Improve Surface Water Quality Courtney Quinn and Mark E. Burbach 103

    Key Words: motivation, environmental attitude, moral reasoning, conservation practices, pro-environmental behaviors, surface water quality



Eau Canada: The Future of Canada's Water edited by Karen Bakker, ed., reviewed by Henry David Venema 115

Canada's Wheat King: The Life and Times of Seager Wheeler by Jim Shiliday, reviewed by Merle Massie 116

Drought Adaptation in Cereals by Jean-Marcel Ribaut, reviewed by Patrick F. Byrne 117

Greener Pastures: Decentralizing the Regulation of Agricultural Pollution by Elizabeth Brubaker, reviewed by Eva Pip 117

Roots of Change: Nebraska's New Agriculture by Mary Ridder, reviewed by James M. Peterson 118

Genetically Engineered Crops: Interim Policies, Uncertain Legislation by Iain E. P. Taylor, reviewed by Rene C. Van Acker 118

Tied to the Great Packing Machine: The Midwest and Meatpacking by Wilson J. Warren, reviewed by R. Douglas Hurt 119

The Grasslands of the United States: An Environmental History by James E. Sherow, reviewed by Francis Moul 120

Native Americans and the Environment: Perspectives on the Ecological Indian by Michael E. Harken and David Rich Lewis, eds., reviewed by Paula Wagoner 120

Handbook of Forage and Rangeland Insects by William O. Lamp, Richard C. Berberet, Leon G. Higley, and Craig R. Baird, eds., reviewed by J. E. McPherson 121

Predator upon a Flower: Life History and Fitness in a Crab Spider by Douglass H. Morse, reviewed by Hank Guarisco 122

George Miksch Sutton: Artist, Scientist, and Teacher by Jerome A. Jackson, reviewed by Paul A. Johnsgard 122

Scats and Tracks of the Great Plains: A Field Guide to the Signs of Seventy Wildlife Species by James C. Halfpenny, with illustrations by Todd Telander, reviewed by Raymond S. Matlack 123

Folsom: New Archaeological Investigations of a Classic Paleoindian Bison Kill by David J. Meltzer, reviewed by Steven R. Holen 124

Inconstant Companions: Archaeology and North American Indian Oral Traditions by Ronald J. Mason, reviewed by Roger Echo-Hawk 124

The Geography of American Poverty: Is There a Need for Place-Based Policies? by Mark D. Partridge and Dan S. Rickman, reviewed by David J. Peters 125

From Snake Oil to Medicine: Pioneering Public Health by R. Alton Lee, reviewed by Michael H. Fox 125

Drinking and Sobriety among the Lakota Sioux by Beatrice Medicine, reviewed by Teresa Milbrodt 126

Doing Science and Doing Good: A History of the Bureau of Child Research and the Schiefelbusch Institute for Life Span Studies at the University of Kansas by Richard L. Schiefelbusch and Stephen R. Schroeder, eds., reviewed by Warren J. White 127

The Niobrara: A River Running through Time by Paul A. Johnsgard, reviewed by Fritz L. Knopf 127

FALL 2008 VOL. 18/N0. 2


Stated Preferences for Ecotourism Alternatives on Standing Rock Sioux Indian Reservation Robert R. Hearne and Sheldon Tucscherer 131

    Key Words: choice experiments, ecotourism, Native Americans, Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Reservation, willingness to pay

Investigating Psychosocial Well-Being among Ethnically Diverse Rural Women: Expect the Unexpected Rochelle L. Dalla, Catherine A. Huddleston-Casas, and Maria León 143

    Key Words: Non-Latina Caucasian, Latina, Midwest, psychological well-being, rural, women

Moving to the Rural Great Plains: Point of Origin Differences in the Decision Making Process Randy Cantrell, Cheryl Burkhart-Kriesel, Bruce Johnson, Charlotte Narjes, and Rebecca Vogt 155

    Key Words: in-migration, labor force, population, population retention, rural community

Producer Responses to Carbon Sequestration Incentives in the Northern Great Plains Dean A. Bangsund and F. Larry Leistritz 165

    Key Words: cropland management, Great Plains, greenhouse gas emissions (GHGE) mitigation, soil carbon sequestration

Six Centuries of Fire History at Devils Tower National Monument with Comments on Regionwide Temperature Influence Michael C. Stambaugh, Richard P. Guyette, Erin R. McMurry, Joseph M. Marshall, and Gary Willson 177

    Key Words: Devils Tower, drought, fire history, Great Plains, ponderosa pine

Historic and Recent Distributions of Elk in Nebraska Kent A. Fricke, Michael A. Cover, Scott E. Hygnstrom, Scott R. Groepper, Hugh H. Genoways, Kit M. Hams, and Kurt C. VerCauteren 189

    Key Words: Cervus elaphus, distribution, elk, expansion, extirpation, Great Plains, Nebraska

Assessment of Conservation Reserve Program Fields within the Current Distribution of Lesser Prairie-Chicken Dana Ripper, Megan McLachlan, Theodore Toombs, and Tammy VerCauteren 205

    Key Words: conservation practice, Conservation Reserve Program, grassland restoration, grassland structure, lesser prairie-chicken, prairie grouse

Literature Review of Mule Deer and White-Tailed Deer Movements in Western and Midwestern Landscapes Scott E. Hygnstrom, Scott R. Groepper, Kurt C. VerCauteren, Chuck J. Frost, Justin R. Boner, Travis C. Kinsell, and Greg M. Clements 219

    Key Words: dispersal, migration, movements, mule deer, Odocoileus hemionus, Odocoileus virginianus, white-tailed deer



The Flora of Nebraska: Keys, Descriptions, and Distributional Maps of All Native and Introduced Species That Grow Outside Cultivation: With Observations about Their Past, Present, and Future Status by Robert B. Kaul, David Sutherland, and Steven Rolfsmeier, reviewed by James R. Estes 233

Invasive Plants: A Guide to Identification, Impacts, and Control of Common North American Species by Sylvan Ramsey Kaufman and Wallace Kaufman, reviewed by C.R. Allen, A. Alai, A.C. Kessler, T. Kinsell, A.L. Major, K. Nemec, and B.J. Stephen 234

Ladybugs of Alberta: Finding the Spots and Connecting the Dots by John Acorn, reviewed by R.W. Longair 234

Water from Stone: The Story of Selah, Bamberger Ranch Preserve by Jeffrey Greene; illustrations by Margaret Bamberger, reviewed by Louis L. Jacobs 235

Lewis and Clark: Weather and Climate Data from the Expedition Journals edited by Vernon Preston, reviewed by Susan Solomon 236

Storm Warning: The Story of a Killer Tornado by Nancy Mathis, reviewed by Charles A. Doswell III 236

Managing Biodiversity in Agricultural Ecosystems edited by D. I. Jarvis, C. Padoch, and H.D. Cooper, reviewed by Richard K. Baydack 237

Farming in a Changing Climate: Agricultural Adaptation in Canada edited by Ellen Wall, Barry Smit, and Johanna Wandel, reviewed by Debra Davidson 238

Frontiers in Colorado Paleoindian Archaeology: From the Dent Site to the Rocky Mountains edited by Robert H. Brunswig and Bonnie L. Pitblado, reviewed by Jason M. LaBelle 239

Plains Village Archaeology: Bison-hunting Farmers in the Central and Northern Plains edited by Stanley A. Ahler and Marvin Kay, reviewed by John Ludwickson 239

Empowerment of North American Indian Girls: Ritual Expressions at Puberty by Carol A. Markstrom, reviewed by Le Anne E. Silvey 240

Policing the Wild North-West: A Sociological Study of the Provincial Police in Alberta and Saskatchewan, 1905-32 by Zhiqiu Lin, reviewed by Andrew R. Graybill 241

Zhorna: Material Culture of the Ukrainian Pioneers by Roman Paul Fodchuk, reviewed by Svitlana P. Kukharenko 241

Influenza 1918: Disease, Death, and Struggle in Winnipeg by Esyllt W. Jones, reviewed by Mark Osborne Humphries 242

Natives and Settlers Now and Then: Historical Issues and Current Perspectives on Treaties and Land Claims in Canada edited by Paul W. DePasquale, reviewed by Michael Cottrell 242

The Persons Case: The Origins and Legacy of the Fight for Legal Personhood by Robert J. Sharpe and Patricia I. McMahon, reviewed by Jennifer Koshan 243

Slipping Backward: A History of the Nebraska Supreme Court by James W. Hewitt, reviewed by Cloyd Clark 244

The Liberals' Moment: The McGovern Insurgency and the Identity Crisis of the Democratic Party by Bruce Miroff, reviewed by William D. Anderson 245

Twilight of the Texas Democrats: The 1978 Governor's Race by Kenneth Bridges, reviewed by Sean P. Cunningham 245

Aryan Cowboys: White Supremacists and the Search for a New Frontier, 1970-2000 by Evelyn A. Schlatter, reviewed by Mark S. Hamm 246

Patriots, Politics, and the Oklahoma City Bombing by Stuart A. Wright, reviewed by Lane Crothers 247

Reclaiming Assessment: A Better Alternative to the Accountability Agenda by Chris W. Gallagher, reviewed by Mary E. Diez 247

America: Our Next Chapter: Tough Questions, Straight Answers by Chuck Hagel with Peter Kaminsky, reviewed by Charlyne Berens 248