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 1 (Winter 2023)


The Oldest Maps of the Great Plains
Donald J. Blakeslee     

Link to the Past and Prosperity for the Future: Niitsitapi Horse Culture in the Twenty-First Century
Brandi Bethke  

The Early Open-Range Cattle Ranching Industry in Nebraska: America’s Greatest Farmer Plays a Role
H. Jason Combs 

Storms and Swarms: The Role of the US Army Signal Corps’ Weather Observers during the Rocky Mountain Locust Plague of the 1870s
Rebecca Robbins Raines         

Creative Nonfiction
A Letter to Monticello
Bernard Quetchenbach  

Book Review Essay
Climate Change: Localizing a Complex Global Issue
Martha E. Durr 

Book Reviews
James A. Hanson, editor. Spotted Tail: Renaissance Man of the Lakota
Tim Trudell      

Jerome A. Greene, compiler and editor. “All Guns Fired at One Time”: Native Voices of Wounded Knee, 1890
Rani-Henrik Andersson 

Nancy Marie Mithlo, editor. Making History: The IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts
David Titterington       

Justin B. Richland. Cooperation without Submission: Indigenous Jurisdictions in Native Nation–US Engagements
Hayden L. Nelson      

Laurie A. Wilkie. Unburied Lives: The Historical Archaeology of Buffalo Soldiers at Fort Davis, Texas, 1869–1875
Ayme J. Swartz

Thomas Aiello. Hoops: A Cultural History of Basketball in America
Wade Davies    

Ben Railton. Of Thee I Sing: The Contested History of American Patriotism
Brian Whetstone          

Candy Moulton. The Mormon Handcart Migration: “Tounge nor pen can never tell the sorrow”
Danae Jacobson         

Submissions & Book Reviews

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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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