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SPRING 2014 VOL. 24/NO. 1

The Role of Gender in Rural Population Decline in Kansas and Nebraska, 1990-2010
Robert Shepard, 1
Key words: population geography, population change, Great Plains migration, GIS, young adults, Nebraska, Kansas

Screamers, Whiners, and Drive-Bys
Kevin Warneke and David Ogden, 13
Key words: baseball, coaches, umpires, influence tactics, social power

Healthcare Affordability and Access in Nebraska after the Great Recession
Monica Snowden, Joe Blankenau, and Joseph Nitzke, 23
Key words: healthcare access, healthcare affordability, healthcare reform, Great Recession, Nebraska

Religiosity's Impact on Agricultural Investment on the American Frontier
Christopher S. Decker, Mark E. Wohar, and Jaime Denny37
Key words: social capital, religion, agricultural investment, American western development, spatial econometrics

Junk Jaunt Geography: Buying and Selling America's Cultural Past in Central Nebraska
H. Jason Combs and Paul R. Burger, 47
Key words: diffusion, Junk Jaunt, material culture, Sandhills, sense of place

Exploring the Politics of Pork: Industrial Hog Farming and the Role of Local Newspaper Coverage in State Agenda Setting
Joana Chan and Christina Babbitt, 59
Key words: hog industry, news media, state policy, content analysis, Nebraska

Status of Native Stream Fishes within Selected Protected Areas of the Niobrara River in Western Nebraska
Jonathan J. Spurgeon, Richard H. Stasiak, George R. Cunningham, Kevin L. Pope, and Mark A. Pegg, 71
Key words: prairie, streams, protected areas, non-native, diversity

An Assessment of Prairie Restoration at Fort Scott National Historic site
Craig Corpstein, Joseph Arruda, Cynthia Ford, and Amanda Jayawardhana, 79
Key words: big bluestem (Andropogon gerardii), floristic quality assessment, grassland, Kansas, plant guild, prairie, restored prairie


Colorado Politics and Policy: Governing a Purple by Thomas E. Cronin and Robert Loevy, reviewed by Bill Ritter Jr., 101

The Promise of Wilderness: American Environmental Politics since 1964 by James Morton Turner, reviewed by Francis Moul, 101

Shooting from the Lip: The Life of Senator Al Simpson by Donald Loren Hardy, reviewed by James D. King, 102

Rural Women's Health Edited by Beverly D. Leipert, Belinda Leach, and Wilfreda E. Thurston, reviewed by Frances E. Racher, 103

In the Smaller Scope of Conscience: The Struggle for National Repatriation Legislation, 1986-1990 by C. Timothy McKeown, reviewed by Steve Russell, 104

Ghost Dancing with Colonialism: Decolonization and Indigenous Rights at the Supreme Court of Canada by Grace Li Xiu Woo, reviewed by David Leo Milward, 106

Montana before History: 11,000 Years of Hunter-Gatherers in the Rockies and Great Plains by Douglas H. MacDonald, reviewed by Mary Lou Larson, 106

Fort Clark and Its Indian Neighbors: A Trading Post on the Upper Missouri by W. Raymond Wood, William J. Hunt Jr., and Randy H. Williams, reviewed by Michael Fosha, 107

Crow-Omaha: New Light on a Classic Problem of Kinship Analysis edited by Thomas R. Trautmann and Peter M. Whiteley, reviewed by Bradley E. Ensor, 107

Guide to Texas Grasses by Robert B. Shaw, reviewed by Barry Irving, 108

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SPRING 2014 VOL. 24/NO. 2

Survey of Turtles Nesting on the Missouri River on the South Dakota–Nebraska Border
Charles D. Dieter, Laura A. Dixon, Samantha L. Ronningen, Tait Ronningen, 111
Key words: Apalone mutica, Apalone spinifera, false map turtles, Graptemys pseudogeographica, man-made sandbars, Missouri River, Nebraska, softshell turtles, South Dakota, turtle nesting

Distribution and Conservation Status of Sparganium (Typhaceae) in the Canadian Prairie Provinces
Yu Ito, J. Hugo Cota-Sánchez, 119
Key words: Aquatic plants, Canadian Prairie Provinces, flora, Great Plains, herbarium specimens, Sparganium, Typhaceae

Distribution and Population Density of Jackrabbits in South Dakota
Charles D. Dieter, Dustin J. Schaible, 127
Key words: black-tailed jackrabbit, Northern Great Plains, South Dakota, white-tailed jackrabbit

Weather Variables Affecting Canada Goose Harvest in Nebraska
Heather M. Johnson, Mark P. Vrtiska, 135
Key words: Branta canadensis, Canada geese, Central Flyway, harvest, migration, Nebraska, weather

The Influence of a Rapid Drawdown and Prolonged Dewatering on Fishing Effort, Catch, and Harvest in a Nebraska Reservoir
Christopher J. Chizinski, Dustin R. Martin, Caleb G. Huber, Kevin L. Pope, 145
Key words: creel surveys, recreational angling, species sought, sport fish, water drawdown

Climate Change Survey Measures: Exploring Perceived Bias and Question Interpretation
Tarik Abdel-Monem, Lisa M. PytlikZillig, Tonya K. Bernadt, Nicole A. Wall, 153

Women’s Continued Underrepresentation in Elective Office
Gary Aguiar, Meredith Redlin, 169
Key words: candidates, elective office, imposter phenomenon, male privilege, midwestern politics, women

Attitudes toward Immigrants in Nebraska
Miguel Ceballos, Oksana Yakushko, 181
Key words: attitudes, contact theory, cosmopolitanism, immigrants, perceived threat, prejudice, xenophobia

GMOs and Corporate Control of Agriculture
Dennis Keeney, 197    



The Agrarian Vision: Sustainability and Environmental Ethics by Paul B. Thompson, reviewed by Kristen Hessler, 205

We Gambled Everything: The Life and Times of an Oilman by Arne Nielsen. Foreword by Peter C. Newman, reviewed by Allan Edward Ingelson, 206

Legal Executions in Nebraska, Kansas and Oklahoma Including the Indian Territory: A Comprehensive Registry by R. Michael Wilson, reviewed by James E. Potter, 206

Called to Justice: The Life of a Federal Trial Judge by Warren K. Urbom, foreword by William Jay Riley, reviewed by Jessica A. Shoemaker, 207

Let the People In: The Life and Times of Ann Richards by Jan Reid, reviewed by Amy Atchison, 208

Aboriginal Justice and the Charter: Realizing a Culturally Sensitive Interpretation of Legal Rights by David Milward, foreword by Bruce Granville Miller, reviewed by Larry Chartrand, 209

A Twenty-First Century US Water Policy by Juliet Christian-Smith et al, foreword by William K. Reilly, reviewed by Shane Johnston, 210

Ethnic Elites and Canadian Identity: Japanese, Ukrainians, and Scots, 1919–1971 by Aya Fujiwara, reviewed by John Zucchi, 1211

Herbert Has Lots for a Buck: How 12 Small Prairie Towns Reinvented Themselves for the 21st Century edited by Elizabeth McLachlan, reviewed by Murray Knuttila, 212

Integrating Agriculture, Conservation and Ecotourism: Societal Influences edited by W. Bruce Campbell and Silvia López Ortíz, reviewed by Robert Hearne, 213

Defying Palliser: Stories of Resilience from the Driest Region of the Canadian Prairies by Jim Warren and Harry Diaz, reviewed bySterling Evans, 214

Community-Based Archaeology: Research with, by, and for Indigenous and Local Communities by Sonya Atalay, reviewed by Holly Cusack-McVeigh, 214

Canada, the Provinces, and the Global Nuclear Revival: Advocacy Coalitions in Action by Duane Bratt, reviewed by Margot Hurlbert, 215

Geology, Archaeology, and Climate Change in Blackwater Draw, New Mexico: F. Earl Green and the Geoarchaeology of the Clovis Type Site by C. Vance Haynes Jr. and James M. Warnica, reviewed by John D. Seebach, 216

Not That Flat: Physical Geography of Rugged Sedimentary Landscapes of the Great Plains by Anthony J. Dzik, reviewed by R. F. Diffendal Jr., 217