Encyclopedia of the Great Plains

Encyclopedia of the Great Plains
Online Encyclopedia of the Great Plains

African Americans, Agriculture, Architecture, Art, Asian Americans, Cities and Towns, Education, European Americans, Film, Folkways, Gender, Hispanic Americans, Images and Icons, Industry, Law, Literary Traditions, Media, Music, Native Americans, Physical Environment, Politics and Government, Protest and Dissent, Religion, Sports and Recreation, Transportation, War and Water

Encyclopedia of the Great Plains Indians
Encyclopedia of the Great Plains Indians

The Encyclopedia is a single volume more than 900 pages with:

  • twenty-seven major topics
  • an interpretive essay introducing each topic
  • twenty to sixty shorter, individual entries per topic
  • special attention to different experiences by gender, race, and ethnicity
  • extensive cross-referencing
  • a detailed index
  • many maps and illustrations

Published September 2004. To purchase a copy, please contact the University of Nebraska Press.

The Encyclopedia of the Great Plains was produced from 1995 to 2003 with financial support from the National Endowment for the Humanities in the form of two major grants as well as the funds for the cumulative index. Generous support was also provided by the Nebraska Humanities Council; the government of Canada, through the Canadian Embassy in Washington DC; the University of Nebraska Foundation, which raised matching funds from its own endowment, and from Cliff's Foundation, D.B. and Paula Varner, and Frank Hilsabeck; and the Vice Chancellor for Research, the Arts and Sciences Deans Office, the Humanities Center, and the Center for Great Plains Studies, all at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Sample Entries

David Wishart, Professor of Geography, University of Nebraska - Lincoln.

Project Managers

Scarlett Presley (1995-1999), Sonja Rossum (1999-2002)

Research Assistants

Beth Ritter (1995-1999)

Akim Reinhardt (1996-1997)

Pekka Hämäläinen (1996-1998)

Sonja Rossum (1997-1999)

April L. Whitten (1997-1998)

Robert Watrel(1998)

Mark R. Ellis (1999-2001)

Charles Vollan (2000-2002)

Regional Editors

Pamela Brink, President of Associated Authors & Editors, Inc., Lubbock, Texas

Nancy Tystad Koupal, Director of Publications, South Dakota State Historical Society

Theodore Regehr, Professor of History, University of Calgary

Associate Editors from the University of Nebraska

J. Clark Archer, Associate Professor of Geography

Frances W. Kaye, Professor of English

John R. Wunder, Professor of History

Martha Kennedy, Library of Congress, Former Curator of the Great Plains Art Museum