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

Volume 40, Number 1 (Winter 2020)


Restorative Narrative: Nonfiction and the Resetting of the Grasslands’ Future
Susan Naramore Maher

The Nebraska War of the Roses: The Conflict in Founding a Methodist University
John Irwin

A Woman’s Place at the Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition
Jillian Roger

Battle of the Banks: The Genesis and Resilience of Community Banking in Oklahoma
Michael J. Hightower

Book Reviews

Kerry Driscoll. Mark Twain among the Indians and Other Indigenous People
Beverly Lyon Clark

David C. Posthumus. All My Relatives: Exploring Lakota Ontology, Belief, and Ritual
Victoria Sprague

Sandra Rollings-Magnusson. The Homesteaders: From Confederation to the Great War
Bill Waiser

Kim Anderson, Maria Campbell, and Christi Belcourt, editors. Keetsahnak/Our Missing and Murdered Indigenous Sisters
Wendelin Hume

Richard A. Rogers. Petroglyphs, Pictographs, and Projections: Native American Rock Art in the Contemporary Cultural Landscape
Phil R. Geib

Joe Dobrow. Pioneers of Promotion: How Press Agents for Buffalo Bill, P. T. Barnum, and the World’s Columbian Exposition Created Modern Marketing
Libby R. Tronnes

Devon A. Mihesuah. Ned Christie: The Creation of an Outlaw and Cherokee Hero
Justin Gage

Tai S. Edwards. Osage Women and Empire: Gender and Power
Jean Dennison

Kendra Taira Field. Growing Up with the Country: Family, Race, and Nation after the Civil War
Quincy D. Newell

Sara Egge. Woman Suffrage and Citizenship in the Midwest, 1870–1920
Kimberly Jensen

Todd M. Kerstetter. Flood on the Tracks: Living, Dying, and the Nature of Disaster in the Elkhorn River Basin
Thomas W. Haase

Angela Boswell. Foreword by Nancy Baker Jones and Cynthia J. Beeman. Women in Texas History
Sara Egge

Gioia Woods, editor. Left in the West: Literature, Culture, and Progressive Politics in the American West
Daniel Worden

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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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