Great Plains Quarterly

Great Plains Quarterly

Edited by Ramón Guerra

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 and includes a distinguished international board of advisory editors. 

Table Of Contents

Vol. 41, Nos. 3-4 (Summer-Fall 2021)

Announcing a New Feature for Great Plains Quarterly: Creative Nonfiction

A Slave to Yellow Peril: The 1886 Chinese Ouster Attempt in Wichita, Kansas—With an Updated Introduction
Julie Courtwright

The Homestead Act and the Struggle for African American Rights
Richard Edwards

Heart of the Earth: A 1940s Lakota Map of Black Hills Sacred Sites
Linea Sundstrom

“Where Meteorologists Fear to Tread”: Rainmakers and the 1890s Great Plains Drought
Justin Scott Horn

Bias on the Byways: An Indigenous Analysis of Nebraska Historical Markers
Gerry Robinson, Jeff Mohr, and Kurt E. Kinbacher

African American Entrepreneurship in Wichita, Kansas: Past and Present
Robert E. Weems Jr.

Book Review Essay
Empire and Borderlands
Andrew C. Isenberg

Book Reviews
Daniel L. Wuebben. Power Lined: Electricity, Landscape, and the American Mind
Melissa Bollman

Daryl W. Palmer. Becoming Willa Cather: Creation and Career
Charles Johanningsmeier 

David M. Gitlitz. Living in Silverado: Secret Jews in the Silver Mining Towns of Colonial Mexico
Michael P. Carroll 

Jimmy L. Bryan Jr., ed. Inventing Destiny: Cultural Explorations of US Expansion
Donna Rae Devlin  

John Gifford. Red Dirt Country: Field Notes and Essays on Nature
Cheyenne Marco

John White. The Contemporary Western: An American Genre Post-9/11
Mike Kugler

Deborah Hunt, Gregory Cajete, Benjamin Broome, Phyllis Gagnier, and Jonodev Chaudhuri. Re-Creating the Circle: The Renewal of American Indian Self-Determination
David R. M. Beck

Ellen Klinkel and Nick Gerlich. A Matter of Time: Route 66 through the Lens of Change
Adam A. Payne

Richard W. Etulain. Abraham Lincoln: A Western Legacy
Jacob K. Friefeld

Renée M. Laegreid and Shannon D. Smith, eds. Women in the Writings of Mari Sandoz, Sandoz Studies, Volume 1
Betsy Downey

Richard and Shirley Cushing Flint. A Most Splendid Company: The Coronado Expedition in Global Perspective
Patrick Funiciello

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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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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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Reading List: Willa Cather

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