Happy Book Birthday to A Pictographic History of the Oglala Sioux!

Book Birthdays celebrate one year of a book’s life in tweets, reviews, and more. This month we’re saying Happy First Book Birthday to A Pictographic History of the Oglala Sioux, 50th Anniversary Edition (Nebraska, 2017).   About the Book: Originally published in 1967, … Continue reading Happy Book Birthday to A Pictographic History of the Oglala Sioux!

From the Desk of Peter Longo: Community Life on the Great Plains

Peter J. Longo is a professor of political science at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. He is coauthor of The Nebraska State Constitution: A Reference Guide, Second Edition (Nebraska, 2009) and Great Plains Politics (Bison Books, 2018) in the Discover the Great Plains Series.  … Continue reading From the Desk of Peter Longo: Community Life on the Great Plains

NEWS AND REVIEWS

Books How Winter Began by Joy Castro Recommendation from NBC News: “The startling range of these 28 stories (many of them, at two pages, poignant examples of flash fiction) bring depth and dimension to the complex lives of women, mostly Latina and mostly working class. Castro’s compressed narratives are as fulfilling as the longer stories and their purpose is to mine the rich interior of women whose roles in society are usually overlooked, whose voices are seldom heard. A stand-out story is ‘Independence Day,’ a piece of historical fiction based on the little-known life of Josefa Segovia, whose lynching in … Continue reading NEWS AND REVIEWS

NEWS AND REVIEWS

Soccer Diaries By Michael Agovino Soccer America Daily review “More than an insightful account of American soccer’s evolution over the past three decades — it also hits a chord with anyone who’s enjoyed meeting fascinating characters at pickup games, who’s discovered new friends and previously unfamiliar cultures through soccer, and experienced the emotional roller-coaster of soccer fandom.”       Seasons of the Tallgrass Prairie By Paul Johnsgard Lincoln Journal Star review “From sacred sites to majestic wildlife patterns, ‘Seasons of the Tallgrass Prairie’ snaps a unique portraiture of Nebraska as a great sustainer of all who dwell within its … Continue reading NEWS AND REVIEWS