David R. M. Beck is a professor of Native American studies at the University of Montana. His new book, Unfair Labor?: American Indians and the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago is available now. One problem with American history is the … Continue reading From the Desk of David R.M. Beck: What’s in a Name?
The following excerpt is from Sacred Seeds: New World Plants in Early Modern English Literature (January 2019) by Edward McLean Test. This book is in the Early Modern Cultural Studies series. From Chapter One: New Seeds, Strange Countries One place the … Continue reading Excerpt: Sacred Seeds
Robert Jarvenpa is professor emeritus and former chair of the Department of Anthropology at the State University of New York at Albany and a research associate at the New York State Museum. He is the coauthor of Circumpolar Lives and Livelihood: A Comparative … Continue reading From the Desk of Robert Jarvenpa: The Misuses of Biology
Awards The Modoc War: A Story of Genocide at the Dawn of America’s Gilded Age Robert Aquinas McNally Awarded the Gold Californiana medal from the California Book Awards. Books The Lewis and Clark Expedition Day by Day Gary E. Moulton … Continue reading News and Reviews
The following is by Wendy Katz, editor of The Trans-Mississippi and International Expositions of 1898–1899: Art, Anthropology, and Popular Culture at the Fin de Siècle (February 2018). Many of the photos included below can be found at the Omaha Public Library—and Wendy … Continue reading From the Desk of Wendy Katz: The Surprising History of the Everyday American
The following is by Mark Hollabaugh, author of The Spirit and the Sky: Lakota Visions of the Cosmos (Nebraska, 2017). His book examines nineteenth-century Lakota astronomy and its connection to their spirituality. The cover art, Majestic Guardian by Lakota artist … Continue reading From the Desk of Mark Hollabaugh: Once in a Blue Moon
C. Richard King is a professor of comparative ethnic studies at Washington State University. He is the author or editor of more than a dozen books, including Redskins: Insult and Brand (Nebraska, 2016), Team Spirits: The Native American Mascots Controversy (Nebraska, 2001), … Continue reading From the Desk of C. Richard King: Go Redhawks!
The following is by Nicole Tonkovich, professor of American literature at the University of California, San Diego. She is the author of The Allotment Plot: Alice C. Fletcher, E. Jane Gay, and Nez Perce Survivance (Nebraska, 2012). Additionally, she wrote the new … Continue reading From the Desk of Nicole Tonkovich: Chief of War, Chief of Peace
BOOKS Glory Days Melissa Fraterrigo Listed in “The Best Fiction Books of 2017” by the Chicago Review of Books: “[Glory Days is] a quiet Midwestern ghost story with prose as clear and cold as the Nebraska plains in winter.” When Basketball Was … Continue reading News and Reviews
Published in cooperation with the Center for Great Plains Studies, the Discover the Great Plains is a series of concise introductions to the natural wonders, diverse cultures, history, and contemporary life of the Great Plains, written for a general … Continue reading Discover the Great Plains book launch