Great Plains Research

Great Plains Research

Edited by Peter J. Longo

ISSN 1052-5165

eISSN 2334-2463

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Great Plains Research publishes original research and scholarly reviews of important advances in the natural and social sciences with relevance to and special emphases on environmental, economic and social issues in the Great Plains. It includes reviews of books and reports on symposia and conferences that included sessions on topics pertaining to the Great Plains. The overall goals are to develop GPR as a centralized outlet for science of regional importance, to communicate important scientific findings to as wide an educated audience as possible, and to help keep scientists, interested citizens, and leaders of this region up to date on scientific progress relevant to the Great Plains.

Great Plains Research is published for the Center for Great Plains Studies at the University of Nebraska.

Table Of Contents

Volume 31, Number 1 (Spring 2021)

Thirsting for Sustainability: Water Conservation in a Great Plains City
Amanda Buday, Brett Zollinger, Anna Hammersmith, and Kiley Heine

An Introduced Tree, Black Locust, and Its Non-Native Treehoppers Augment Nebraska’s Biodiversity
Alfred G. Wheeler Jr.

Advancing Underrepresented Preservation Webs: A Cross-Case Analysis for African American Historic Site Planning
Ashley C. Adams and Alec Edges

Surpassing the Wall of Nebraska Nice: Analysis of Immigration Rhetoric in Nebraska Journalism
Kelly Bauer, Samantha Redfern, Hyeonju Wang, and Sienna Woo

Kill, Camp, and Repeat: Return to the Lindenmeier Folsom Site, Colorado
Jason M. LaBelle and Kelton A. Meyer

Toward a Rural Vision Zero: A Qualitative Exploration of Bicyclist and Pedestrian Traffic Fatalities in Small-Town and Rural Nebraska
Daniel Piatkowski, Justin McCully, and Melissa Piatkowski

Tracking Cumulative Cropland Expansion across the Great Plains: The Plowprint
Sarah K. Olimb and Patrick E. Lendrum

Book Reviews
Anna Zeide. Canned: The Rise and Fall of Consumer Confidence in the American Food Industry
Jonathan Rees

Rebecca M. Schreiber. The Undocumented Everyday: Migrant Lives and the Politics of Visibility
Raquel Andrea González Madrigal

Matthew Roth. Magic Bean: The Rise of Soy in America
E. James (Jim) Dunph

Jim Ellis, ed. Water Rites: Reimagining Water in the West
Ingrid Leman Stefanovic

Stephanie Anderson. One Size Fits None: A Farm Girl’s Search for the Promise of Regenerative Agriculture
Abby M. Dubisar

Todd Allin Morman. Many Nations under Many Gods: Public Land Management and American Indian Sacred Sites
Kari Forbes-Boyte

Kathleen Ratteree and Norbert Hill Jr., eds. The Great Vanishing Act: Blood Quantum and the Future of Native Nations
James W. Oberly

Matthew J. Kauffman, James E. Meacham, Hall Sawyer, Alethea Y. Steingisser, William J. Rudd, and Emilene Ostlind. Wild Migrations: Atlas of Wyoming’s Ungulates
Frances E. Buderman

Robert Lemon. Foreword by Jeffrey M. Pilcher. The Taco Truck: How Mexican Street Food Is Transforming the American City
Sarah Fouts

Craig M. Johnson. Chipped Stone Technological Organization: Central Place Foraging and Exchange on the Northern Great Plains
Alan J. Osborn

Chris Helzer. Hidden Prairie: Photographing Life in One Square Meter
Ted LaGrange 

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Editorial Board

Peter J. Longo
Professor, Department of Political Science
University of Nebraska at Kearney

Book Review Essay Editor
George E. Wolf
Associate Professor Emeritus, English
University of Nebraska – Lincoln

Book Review Editor
Rebecca Buller
Assistant Professor of Practice, Geography
University of Nebraska– Lincoln

Editorial Assistant
Melissa A. Amateis

Editorial Board
Charles J. Bicak
Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs
University of Nebraska at Kearney

Richard Edwards
Director, Center for Great Plains Studies
University of Nebraska—Lincoln

William E. Farr, 
Professor Emeritus, Department of History, and Senior Fellow, Center for the Rocky Mountain West
University of Montana

Susan Fritz
Executive Vice President and Provost and the Dean of Graduate College
University of Nebraska

B. Byron Price
Charles Marion Russell Memorial Chair in Art History
University of Oklahoma

Richard P. Reading
Adjunct Professor of Biology
University of Denver

Eleanor G. Rogan
Professor and Chair, Department of Environmental Agricultural and Occupational Health
University of Nebraska Medical Center

Jessica A. Shoemaker
Assistant Professor of Law
University of Nebraska College of Law

Elizabeth Theiss-Morse
Interim Dean, Professor of Political Science, College of Arts and Sciences
University of Nebraska — Lincoln

Ethel Williams
Director of the School of Public Administration
University of Nebraska at Omaha


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Single articles from Great Plains Quarterly  are now available for purchase through Project MUSE.

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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