Great Plains Research

Great Plains Research

Edited by Peter J. Longo

ISSN 1052-5165

eISSN 2334-2463


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.
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Table Of Contents


Volume 33, Number 1, Spring 2023


Invited Essay

Grief, Loss, and Restoration on America’s Last Prairie

John O’Keefe   


“We Are Now the Owners of the Land”: Black Homesteading and the Rise of Political Participation in Kingfisher County, Oklahoma, 1889–1907

Heidi Dodson and Kalenda Eaton          

North Dakota’s Two William Lemke Campaigns in the 1936 Elections

Adam Chamberlain       

Communicating Native American Cancer Efforts and Resources in the Great Plains

Regina Idoate, Aislinn C. Rookwood, Lisa Spellman, Hannah Robbins, Mi’oux Stabler, Mark Gilbert, Maurice Godfrey, Joyce C. Solheim, and Shinobu Watanabe-Galloway    

Concern, Conflict, and Chaos: Nebraska Educator Experiences during the Pandemic

Amanda L. Witte, Amanda Prokasky, Courtney Boise, Renata T. M. Gomes, Gwen C. Nugent, and Susan M. Sheridan          

Book Reviews

Robert V. Davis. The Search for the First Americans: Science, Power, Politics

G. Richard Scott           

Katherine A. H. Graham and David Newhouse, eds. Sharing the Land, Sharing a Future: The Legacy of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples

Adam Thomas Murry   

William P. Kuvlesky Jr. et al. Wild Turkeys in Texas: Ecology and Management

William D. Gulsby       

Marc Johnson. Tuesday Night Massacre: Four Senate Elections and the Radicalization of the Republican Party

Mark Owens    

Kent Blansett, Cathleen D. Cahill, and Andrew Needham, eds. Indian Cities: Histories of Indigenous Urbanization

Gregory R. Campbell    

Robert Jensen. Foreword by David W. Orr. The Restless and Relentless Mind of Wes Jackson: Searching for Sustainability

Robert Lee Cavazos      

Mary Dartt. Julie McCown, ed. On the Plains, and Among the Peaks: or, How Mrs. Maxwell Made Her Natural History Collection

Carrie Gray-Wood        

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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


Single Article Sales
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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Reading List: Climate Change

Check out this list of peer-reviewed articles focusing on Critical Theory, Environmental Ethics, Economics & Business, and other areas of study on Climate Change.

Reading List: Migration

This list of peer-reviewed materials features articles on many topics spanning Globalization, Genocide, Religion, Diaspora Communities, and other aspects on the topic of Migration.

Reading List: Pandemic

This developing list arose from the COVID-19 pandemic and includes many peer-reviewed articles on topics like Fictional Pandemics, Politics, Cultural Impacts, The Influenza Pandemic of 1918-1919, and other related areas of study

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