Marilyn Irvin Holt is an independent historian and writer. She is the author of several books, including Linoleum, Better Babies, and the Modern Farm Woman, 1890–1930 (Nebraska, 2006), The Orphan Trains: Placing Out in America (Nebraska, 1992), and her latest, Nebraska during the New Deal: The … Continue reading From the Desk of Marilyn Irvin Holt: Writers are People Too
The following is an excerpt from Great Plains Birds by Larkin Powell (November 2019), the newest addition of the series, Discover the Great Plains. Chapter 1 The Birds: Symbols of the Great Plains You may consider it an unfortunate fact that … Continue reading Excerpt: Great Plains Birds
Hunter Howe Cates is a journalist, author, filmmaker, and creative marketing professional. He is also the author of the newly-released Oklahoma’s Atticus: An Innocent Man and the Lawyer Who Fought for Him (Bison Books, 2019). Save Your Story Your grandfather has … Continue reading From the Desk of Hunter Cates: Save Your Story
The following is an excerpt from Starring Red Wing! by Linda M. Waggoner (November 2019). She is also the author of Fire Light: The Life of Angel De Cora, Winnebago Artist. From Chapter 2: Ochsegahonegah at the Lincoln Institute It was a … Continue reading Excerpt: Starring Red Wing!
SAVE 50% on over a thousand different titles from our rich and capacious backlist. From Native American History to Latin American Studies, from Military History to African Poetry, from books on the Great Plains to the literature of the American West, there’s … Continue reading Announcing the Fall Sale!
Quinn Grover teaches English at Brigham Young University–Idaho. His work has been published in national fly-fishing magazines such as the Flyfish Journal, the Drake, and American Angler as well as literary outlets such as Newfound, Cirque, and Juxtaprose. His new book, Wilderness of Hope: Fly Fishing and Public … Continue reading From the Desk of Quinn Grover: Serious Trivialities
Winner of the Western Literature Association Distinguished Achievement Award, Mary Clearman Blew is back with a new kind of Western story in her novel, Sweep Out the Ashes (Bison Books, 2019). Set in 1970s Verailles, Montana, it reveals that what we … Continue reading New from Mary Clearman Blew
Robert Aquinas McNally is the author of The Modoc War: A Story of Genocide at the Dawn of America’s Gilded Age (Bison Books, 2017), which won a 2018 Commonwealth Club of California’s gold medal for the year’s best book on … Continue reading California Governor Opens the Door on Native Genocide in the State’s Closet and Apologizes
This week UNP will be at the Western Writers of America convention in Tucson, Arizona. Saturday morning at 10:30 join Bison Books author Robert Aquinas McNally as he moderates “Writing Outside the Lines” with panelists Julia Bricklin, Kristi Eaton, and … Continue reading Western Writers of America
The following is an excerpt from Great Plains Weather by Kenneth F. Dewey, the latest edition to the Discover the Great Plains Series, available now. Where, Exactly, Is Tornado Alley? The term “Tornado Alley” was first used in 1952 by U.S. … Continue reading Excerpt: Great Plains Weather