Great Plains Quarterly

Great Plains Quarterly

Edited by Chuck Braithwaite

ISSN 0275-7664

eISSN 2333-5092

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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-Lincoln and includes a distinguished international board of advisory editors. 

Table Of Contents

Vol. 39, No. 2 (Spring 2019)


African Americans and the Southern Homestead Act
Richard Edwards     

Draft by Draft: The Battle of Sandoz and Her Bighorn Manuscript
Elaine Marie Nelson   

Bullets and Ballots: Destruction, Resistance, and Reaction in 1920s Texas and Oklahoma
Hollie A. Teague         

The Mystery Man of Sand Creek: George Laird Shoup
Joy Masoff    

Book Reviews
Jaskiran Dhillon. Prairie Rising: Indigenous Youth, Decolonization, and the Politics of Intervention
Amanda J. Zink       

Daniel J. Gelo and Christopher J. Wickham. With contributions by Heide Castañeda. Comanches and Germans on the Texas Frontier: The Ethnology of Heinrich Berghaus
Roger L. Nichols         

Verity McInnis. Women of Empire: Nineteenth-Century Army Officers’ Wives in India and the U.S. West
Kara Dixon Vuic        

Michael Corcoran. All Over the Map: True Heroes of Texas Music
Diego Astorga de Ita   

Philip F. Anschutz. Out Where the West Begins, Volume 2: Creating and Civilizing the American West
Derek R. Everett         

Amanda J. Zink. Fictions of Western American Domesticity: Indian, Mexican, and Anglo Women in Print Culture, 1850–1950
Kylie M. Gower       

Richard White. The Republic for Which It Stands: The United States during Reconstruction and the Gilded Age, 1865–1896
Christa Dierksheide    

Story by Jeff Kurrus. Photographs by Michael Forsberg. Can You Dance Like John?
Jeff Fair          

Gary E. Moulton. The Lewis and Clark Expedition Day by Day
Diana L. Ahmad         

John A. Lomax. Adventures of a Ballad Hunter
Michael Lee    

E. Michael Rosser and Diane M. Sanders. A History of Mortgage Banking in the West: Financing America’s Dreams
Lincoln Bramwell       

Sarah Eppler Janda. Prairie Power: Student Activism, Counterculture, and Backlash in Oklahoma, 1962–1972
Sherry L. Smith           

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Editorial Board

Charles A. Braithwaite
Great Plains Studies, University of Nebraska–Lincoln

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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