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. 

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Table Of Contents

Volume 43, Number 2 (Spring 2023)


Signing Dynamics of the Signature Rocks
Conrad Rudolph and Jason Weems

Building New Fort Kearny, 1848: The Pawnee Nation, William Tappan, and Powell’s Missouri Volunteers
Catherine Nealy Judd 

“Phil always did the castrating”: Repression and Cowboy Masculinity in Thomas Savage’s The Power of the Dog
Mark Asquith 

Historic Designation Planning for the Nicodemus National Historic Site and Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park: A Cross-Case Analysis of Representation in Public Memory, Equity-Based Preservation Planning, and Maintenance Backlogs
Ashley C. Adams and Alec C. Edges

Creative Nonfiction
Take Them Back to Tulsa
Russell Cobb

Book Reviews
Louis V. Headman. Foreword by Sean O’Neill. Walks on the Ground: A Tribal History of the Ponca Nation
Beth R. Ritter 

Lynda Beck Fenwick. Prairie Bachelor: The Story of a Kansas Homesteader and the Populist Movement
Michael J. Hightower 

Amy Helene Forss. Borrowing from Our Foremothers: Reexamining the Women’s Movement through Material Culture, 1848–2017
Susan Curtis 

D. J. Mulloy. Years of Rage: White Supremacy in the United States from the Klan to the Alt-Right
Elizabeth Theiss-Morse

Sharon Hoogstraten. Dancing for Our Tribe: Potawatomi Tradition in the New Millennium
Robert E. Lewis Jr.

Maurilio E. Vigil and Helene Boudreau. Donaciano Vigil: The Life of a Nuevomexicano Soldier, Statesman, and Territorial Governor
Scott Fritz 

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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 
Photos from the 45th annual Great Plains Symposium, held April 23-24, 2019 in Omaha, are available on the Center for Great Plains Studies Facebook page.


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