Great Plains Quarterly

Great Plains Quarterly

Edited by Ramón Guerra

ISSN 0275-7664

eISSN 2333-5092


Great Plains Quarterly publishes articles for scholars and interested laypeople on history, literature, culture, and social issues relevant to the Great Plains, which include Colorado, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Wyoming, and the Canadian provinces of Alberta, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan. 

The journal, which is published for the Center for Great Plains Studies, is edited by a faculty member from the University of Nebraska and includes a distinguished international board of advisory editors. 

Table Of Contents

Volume 42, No. 1-2 (Winter/Spring 2022)
Bricklayers, Bronc Busters, and “Peddlers from the Spanish Country”: Nuevomexicanos and the Paradox of Labor and Trade in the Great Plains, 1834–1884
David C. Beyreis

The Thirsty Llano Estacado: The Manuel Maés Ballad Corpus
Timothy M. Foster and John Beusterien

“The Great Divide”: Isolation in Willa Cather’s O Pioneers! and The Song of the Lark
Sophie Farthing

The New Deal’s National Youth Administration in Kansas
Marilyn Irvin Holt 

What Is (Not) Buried with Anton Pučelík? Revisiting Willa Cather’s Prophecy of the Tenacity of Czech American Culture in the Bohemian Alps, Nebraska
Hana Waisserova

Creative Nonfiction
The Women West of Here: Reckoning Their Place in the Western, Pop Culture, and History
Robert James Russell

Book Review Essay
The Meaning of Standing Rock: On Imperialism, Indigeneity, Industrialization, and Imagination
Sebastian Felix Braun

Book Reviews
Aldona Jaworska. Polish War Veterans in Alberta: The Last Four Stories
Anna Mazurkiewicz

Carson Vaughan. Zoo Nebraska: The Dismantling of an American Dream
Stephanie A. Marcellus

Jim Blanchard. A Diminished Roar: Winnipeg in the 1920s
Trevor J. Wideman

Gunlög Fur. Painting Culture, Painting Nature: Stephen Mopope, Oscar Jacobson, and the Development of Indian Art in Oklahoma
Yve Chavez

Mick Gidley. The Grass Shall Grow: Helen Post Photographs the Native American West
Cara A. Finnegan

L. K. Bertram. The Viking Immigrants: Icelandic North Americans
Kirsten Wolf

Guy J. Reynolds, ed. Willa Cather and the Arts. Cather Studies Vol. 12
Maura D’Amore

W. David Baird. Churches of Christ in Oklahoma: A History
Jason Fikes

Louis Kraft. Sand Creek and the Tragic End of a Lifeway
Pierre M. Atlas

Leo K. Killsback. A Sacred People: Indigenous Governance, Traditional Leadership, and the Warriors of the Cheyenne Nation
Joseph H. Morsette

Robert D. Jacobus. Black Man in the Huddle: Stories from the Integration of Texas Football. Foreword by Annette Gordon-Reed
J. Anthony Guillory

Edward Caudill and Paul Ashdown. Inventing Custer: The Making of an American Legend
James E. Mueller 

William C. Meadows. The First Code Talkers: Native American Communicators in World War I
Richard Hughes

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Editorial Board

Ramón Guerra
English, University of Nebraska Omaha

Review Essays Editor
George E. Wolf
English, Emeritus, University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Book Reviews Editor
Rebecca Buller
Geography, University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Editorial Assistant
Melissa A. Amateis

Lona Dearmont

Editorial Board
William E. Farr
History, Emeritus, University of Montana

P. Jane Hafen
English, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Timothy J. Kloberdanz
Anthropology, North Dakota State University

Jessica Metcalfe
Native American Studies, University of Arizona

Elizabeth Theiss Smith
Political Science, University of South Dakota

Victoria Smith
History and Ethnic Studies/Native American Studies, University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Susan Shulten
History, University of Denver

Thomas Sanchez
Sociology and Latino/Latin American Studies, University of Nebraska–Omaha


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Great Plains Symposium 
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Reading List: Willa Cather

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