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Great Plains Quarterly

1994

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Admiring Advocate Of The Great Plains: Father Pierre, Jean De Smet, S. J., On The Middle Missouri, Robert Carriker Jan 1994

Admiring Advocate Of The Great Plains: Father Pierre, Jean De Smet, S. J., On The Middle Missouri, Robert Carriker

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The Great Plains fascinated Pierre-Jean De Smet. When describing his favorite haunts in the broad trans-Mississippi West, De Smet's letters bulged with superlatives. He used only grand and eloquent adjectives to describe the celestial peaks of the Rocky Mountains, the spewing geysers in the Yellowstone basin, The Dalles of the Columbia River, and the freeform, contorted rock formations that sprawled across the White Cliffs of the upper Missouri River. It was the Great Plains, however, that received from Father De Smet not only some of his most dramatic prose, but also some of his most perceptive comments regarding the ...


Index To Vol.14 No.4 Jan 1994

Index To Vol.14 No.4

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"A Gof-Forsaken Place": Folk Eschatology And The Dust Bowl, Brad Lookingbill Jan 1994

"A Gof-Forsaken Place": Folk Eschatology And The Dust Bowl, Brad Lookingbill

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On an idyllic Sunday in April 1935, people from Lubbock, Texas, to Topeka, Kansas, went on picnics, planted gardens, visited neighbors, and attended church. Communities had been punished with depression and drought, yet on that spring day Plains men and women felt assured that peace and safety had returned. Suddenly in midafternoon the air turned cold, and people noticed then that the sky had become filled with birds, fleeing from some unseen force. Fifteen-year-old Ida Mae Norman, driving home from a Palm Sunday church service with her family, saw a thin strip of black on the horizon north of Guymon ...


The Necessity Of Narrative In William Least Heat-Moon's Blue Highways And Prairyerth, Pamela Walker Jan 1994

The Necessity Of Narrative In William Least Heat-Moon's Blue Highways And Prairyerth, Pamela Walker

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In the essay "Journeys into Kansas," William Least Heat-Moon articulates his theory of travel writing, indicating his understanding of the purposes of travel writing in general and of his two books in particular, along with the problems inherent in achieving those purposes. A reading of Blue Highways and PrairyErth in light of "Journeys into Kansas" reveals how HeatMoon realizes his goals more fully in Blue Highways, which entails a personal narrative, than in PrairyErth, which, unlike Blue Highways, lacks a personal narrative and is as much a meditation on its own writing and HeatMoon's theory of its writing as ...


Notes And News For Vol.14 No.4 Jan 1994

Notes And News For Vol.14 No.4

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Great Plains Quarterly: Table Of Contents Fall 1994 Vol. 14 No. 4 Jan 1994

Great Plains Quarterly: Table Of Contents Fall 1994 Vol. 14 No. 4

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Review Of A Whirlwind Passes: News Correspondents And The Sioux Indian Disturbances Of 1890-1891, Todd Kerstetter Jan 1994

Review Of A Whirlwind Passes: News Correspondents And The Sioux Indian Disturbances Of 1890-1891, Todd Kerstetter

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Newspapers played a key role in disseminating information and, unfortunately, misinformation about the Ghost Dance among the Lakotas. They also contributed to tension between the United States and the Lakotas that resulted in the grisly massacre at Wounded Knee. George R. Kolbenschlag's A Whirlwind Passes: News Correspondents and the Sioux Indian Disturbances of 1890-1891 sheds light on the men and women responsible for reporting on the Ghost Dance and the Wounded Knee Massacre and lends understanding to the nature of the reporters' activities.


Review Of Kansas History: An Annotated Bibliography And Historical Atlas Of Kansas., Patrick G. O'Brien Jan 1994

Review Of Kansas History: An Annotated Bibliography And Historical Atlas Of Kansas., Patrick G. O'Brien

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These two highly disparate reference works will amply serve any inquisitor into Kansas history.


Review Of Pike's Peak Vision: The Broadmoor Art Academy , 1919-1945, Barbara Racker Jan 1994

Review Of Pike's Peak Vision: The Broadmoor Art Academy , 1919-1945, Barbara Racker

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Pike's Peak Vision: The Broadmoor Art Academy, 1919-1945 is a catalog for a 1989/90 exhibition organized by the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center. Co-curators and authors Stanley L. Cuba and Elizabeth Cunningham state that the exhibition was the first survey of the collections of the Broadmoor Art Academy and its successor, the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center.


Review Of A Prairie Populist: The Memoirs Of Luna Kellie., Susan Sessions Rugh Jan 1994

Review Of A Prairie Populist: The Memoirs Of Luna Kellie., Susan Sessions Rugh

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Jane Taylor Nelsen has performed a great service for scholars of agrarian life by making available the autobiographical writings of Luna Kellie. Kellie, who migrated from Minnesota to the Nebraska frontier as a young wife in 1877, played an active part in Populist politics beginning in the 1890s. The awakening of her political consciousness grew out of her own experience as a farm wife struggling to wrest a living from the Nebraska soil while she and her husband raised a large family. Catapulted to the position of secretary to the state league by the popularity of a song she wrote ...


Review Of The Upstream People: An Annotated Research Bibliography Of The Omaha Tribe, Mark J. Swetland Jan 1994

Review Of The Upstream People: An Annotated Research Bibliography Of The Omaha Tribe, Mark J. Swetland

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Michael Tate has gathered nearly 1900 documents related to the Omaha Tribe of Nebraska and Iowa, providing the reader of The Upstream People with a valuable research tool. Divided into 32 sections with cultural or historical subject headings, each entry is accompanied by a summary and/or critique. Since each item is provided with only a single index entry, browsing the book does require a bit of creativity. Nonetheless, it is a handy device for anyone interested in Omaha research materials.


Review Of The Lincoln County War: A Documentary History, Harold J. Weiss Jr. Jan 1994

Review Of The Lincoln County War: A Documentary History, Harold J. Weiss Jr.

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From his home base in the English isles, Frederick Nolan has produced a first-rate source book on the Lincoln County War in New Mexico Territory (1878-1881). His encyclopedic coverage can be seen from two vantage points: as a study of the events themselves and as a research tool for academics and history buffs. As a documentary history the author's use of primary sources is-to say the least-impressive. In addition, his nearly 100 biographical sketches of participants in an appendix add depth to his analysis, and his inclusion of rare photographs, ample notations, and extensive bibliographical citations (with a listing ...


Living In The Depot: The Two-Story Railroad Station On The Northern Plains, H.Roger Grant Jan 1994

Living In The Depot: The Two-Story Railroad Station On The Northern Plains, H.Roger Grant

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The environment of the northern Plains caused settlers to make special adaptations to meet their need for shelter. Buildings were practical and often temporary. Dugouts and sod houses proliferated during the frontier period, then gave way to more permanent structures as settlement matured. By the late nineteenth century the balloon-frame building had become ubiquitous. Instead of requiring experienced carpenters fashioning large timbers with mortise-and-tenon joints as they had often done in the East, balloon framing utilized two-by-fours or similar pieces of lumber that amateur woodworkers could nail together without difficulty. Fabricating a balloon-frame structure became even easier with the accessibility ...


Jejich Antonie: Czechs, The Land, Cather, And The Pavelka Farmstead, David Murphy Jan 1994

Jejich Antonie: Czechs, The Land, Cather, And The Pavelka Farmstead, David Murphy

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The literature of Willa Cather has long been praised for its rich and evocative description of place. Her raw material was drawn primarily from personal experiences in late nineteenth- century Webster County, Nebraska, during the period of initial settlement, and renewed by frequent visits home the first decades of this century. The Pavelka farmstead was one of the important places in her life; it was used as the setting for Book V of My Antonia and for "Neighbour Rosicky," a later short story.1


Writing The Little House: The Architecture Of A Series, Ann Romines Jan 1994

Writing The Little House: The Architecture Of A Series, Ann Romines

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Laura Ingalls Wilder's perennially popular Little House series takes as its central motif the invention, abandonment, and perpetuation of a series of Great Plains houses. In large part Wilder tells the autobiographical story of her childhood and adolescence through a plot of housing, a risky competition and collaboration of male traditions of buying and building and female traditions of furnishing, arrangement, preservation, and housekeeping. With her series, Wilder made Great Plains houses a central metaphor of U. S. culture, one that we continue to rethink and retell, as the Little House books proliferate, spawning everything from television reruns to ...


Architecture And The Great Plains: An Introduction, H.Keith Sawyers Jan 1994

Architecture And The Great Plains: An Introduction, H.Keith Sawyers

Great Plains Quarterly

The four essays in this issue of the Great Plains Quarterly were originally presented at the seventeenth annual symposium of the Center for Great Plains Studies held in April of 1993 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln under the title, "Architecture and the Great Plains: The Built Environment, Past and Present." They provide a sampling of the conference's broad range of inquiry into the character of architecture within the Great Plains region.


"The Best Kind Of Building" The New Deal Landscape Of The Northern Plains, 1993-42, Carroll Van West Jan 1994

"The Best Kind Of Building" The New Deal Landscape Of The Northern Plains, 1993-42, Carroll Van West

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"'VWel are definitely in an era of building; the best kind of building-the building of great public projects for the benefit of the public and with the definite objective of building human happiness," proclaimed President Franklin D. Roosevelt as he introduced his New Deal programs of recovery and reform.1 From 1933 to 1942 such federal agencies as the Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA), the Public Works Administration (PW A), the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), and the Works Progress (later Projects) Administration (WPA) gave a new look to the northern plains landscape by placing a federal facade on the public ...


Notes And News For Vol.14 No.2 Jan 1994

Notes And News For Vol.14 No.2

Great Plains Quarterly

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Great Plains Quarterly: Table Of Contents Spring 1994 Vol. 14 No. 2 Jan 1994

Great Plains Quarterly: Table Of Contents Spring 1994 Vol. 14 No. 2

Great Plains Quarterly

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Review Of Freedom On The Border: The Seminole Maroons In Florida, The Indian Territory, Coahuila, And Texas, Rebecca B. Bateman Jan 1994

Review Of Freedom On The Border: The Seminole Maroons In Florida, The Indian Territory, Coahuila, And Texas, Rebecca B. Bateman

Great Plains Quarterly

The 1992 Festival of American Folklife, held in Washington, D.C., featured an exhibit entitled "Maroon Culture in the Americas," in which members of maroon communities from the Caribbean, Mexico, and South Amer.. ica exhibited their crafts, foodways, and music and dance. Included among these representa.. tives was a contingent from the United States -the Texas Seminole Maroons-whose dis .. play proudly emphasized their historical rela.. tionship with the Seminole Indians and the crucial role played by their forebears in the opening of the southwest to white settlement.


Review Of Nebraska Diamonds: A Brief History Of Baseball Major Leaguers From The Cornhusker State, Stu Fliger Burns Jan 1994

Review Of Nebraska Diamonds: A Brief History Of Baseball Major Leaguers From The Cornhusker State, Stu Fliger Burns

Great Plains Quarterly

Has Nebraska produced baseball players of major league quality? The answer, according to Jerry Clark, is "Over a hundred, thank you." Nebraska Diamonds is a collection of biogra.. phies of major leaguers hailing from the Corn.. husker State. I t does not discriminate according to player quality, detailing the ca.. reers of both Sam Crawford, who had a hall of fame career, and John Sanders, who appeared in one game. Nor does it exclude non..lifetime Nebraska residents like Wade Boggs, born in Nebraska but raised in Florida. Some sketches include personal details, but most concentrate on each athlete's ...


Review Of The Home Plot: Women, Writing And Domestic Ritual, Evelyn I. Funda Jan 1994

Review Of The Home Plot: Women, Writing And Domestic Ritual, Evelyn I. Funda

Great Plains Quarterly

In entitling her book The Home Plot, Ann Romines refers not to a literal territory or the locus of domesticity, nor even to the Aristotelian, linear movement toward a denouement. "Plot," in the sense in which Romines uses it, is rather an on-going process akin to the daily routine of domestic ritual. The "home plot" is the rhythmic movement of the fiction as it is inspired by the nonprogressive, static, repetitive, non...linear domestic rituals of women's traditional lives. The term "domestic ritual," then, is especially significant because "Ritual implies repetition because the repeated act has or creates meaning ...


Review Of A Nebraska Portfolio, Howard Kaye Jan 1994

Review Of A Nebraska Portfolio, Howard Kaye

Great Plains Quarterly

During a year spent driving around Nebraska, Robert Hanna would pull up in front of a deserted barber shop or an old country schoolhouse or a round barn and take out his sketchbook and pen. A Nebraska Portfolio is a collection of the sketches he made.


Review Of Regional Studies: The Interplay Of Land And Peo~ Ple, James N. Mccrorie Jan 1994

Review Of Regional Studies: The Interplay Of Land And Peo~ Ple, James N. Mccrorie

Great Plains Quarterly

In 1987 Baylor University sponsored a national symposium on the concepts and applications of regionalism. From all accounts, the three..day conference was a success and the sponsors were persuaded to publish the proceedings. The result is Regional Studies: The Interplay of Land and People, edited by Glen E. Lich.


Review Of The Eagle Bird: Mapping A New West, Francis Moulton Jan 1994

Review Of The Eagle Bird: Mapping A New West, Francis Moulton

Great Plains Quarterly

In the coming battles over land, wilderness, water, and the quality of life in the West, how are we to reach a compromise and community of interests among all the contending parties? A good place to start, on all sides, would be to read this slim book of essays by one of the West's leading legal minds, Charles Wilkinson.


Review Of Buffalo Guns & Barbed Wire: Two Frontier Accounts By Don Hampton Biggers, Bob Ross Jan 1994

Review Of Buffalo Guns & Barbed Wire: Two Frontier Accounts By Don Hampton Biggers, Bob Ross

Great Plains Quarterly

The killing of the buffalo herds and introduction of domestic livestock was the pivotal ecological event in the recent history of the Great Plains. Don Biggers, a pioneer West Texas journalist, collected eyewitness accounts and produced History That Will Never Be Repeated and Pictures of the Past, published in 1901 and 1902 respectively. These valuable and lively books are now republished, along with diamond..sharp photographs from the same era, an introduction, and a brief biography of Biggers, under the title Buffalo Guns & Barbed Wire.


Review Of From Cody To The World: The First Seventy~Five Years Of The Buffalo Bill Memorial Association, Lawrence Sommer Jan 1994

Review Of From Cody To The World: The First Seventy~Five Years Of The Buffalo Bill Memorial Association, Lawrence Sommer

Great Plains Quarterly

From Cody to the World ... is an interesting little volume about a remarkable place, the Buffalo Bill Historical Center at Cody, Wyoming. Produced in celebration of the seventy' fifth anniversary of the Buffalo Bill Memorial Association (the "parent" organization of the Buffalo Bill Historical Center), this commemorative traces the growth of the center from its log cabin origins in 191 7 to its present status as one of the finest and most important institutions in the United States devoted to the American West.


The Studhorse Man: Translating The Boundries Of Text, Carol L. Beran Jan 1994

The Studhorse Man: Translating The Boundries Of Text, Carol L. Beran

Great Plains Quarterly

"The voice. The voice." Robert Kroetsch wrote the phrase over and over as he planned his novel The Studhorse Man (1969). "Try: limited third and interior first."1


The Mediator Is The Message: Anna Dawe, Cana-Dawe, And Bad Lands As A State Of Mind, Bruce A. Butterfield Jan 1994

The Mediator Is The Message: Anna Dawe, Cana-Dawe, And Bad Lands As A State Of Mind, Bruce A. Butterfield

Great Plains Quarterly

As Hodgins's novel [The Invention of the World] eventually tells us, when you begin to disbelieve in external authority "you can begin to believe in yourself."-Frank Davey


"Gone Back To Alberta": Robert Kroetsch Rewriting The Great Plains, Francis W. Kaye, Robert Thacker Jan 1994

"Gone Back To Alberta": Robert Kroetsch Rewriting The Great Plains, Francis W. Kaye, Robert Thacker

Great Plains Quarterly

Maybe that did it, I thought-maybe that was one of the things that turned me into a writer-my playing [softball] far out in the field. The playing, and the watching that went with it. The listening, out there. The wanting to enter the game while fearing that someone might hit the ball in my direction. The being isolated, out there in the prairie wind and the summer light; my striking up a conversation with a nearby gopher as I watched the pitched ball. . . . The caring so much, so enduringly, for the movements of small creatures, for the ongoing game, for ...