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
Reading is important for all ages. Here’s a sampling of books for the young reader in your life. Can You Dance Like John? Jeff Kurrus Photographs … Continue reading A List for Younger Readers
The following books are now available in paperback editions. Delphine Red Shirt examines narrative traditions and linguistic cadence in the Lakota language to reveal the underlying processes of a distinct Lakota oral tradition. George Sword’s Warrior Narratives is the winner … Continue reading Now in paperback!
On January 25, 2017, UNP author Paul Johnsgard was honored by the Center for Great Plains Studies with a lifetime achievement award. Johnsgard, professor emeritus at the University of Nebraska, has authored eighty-five books (I apparently missed a couple dozen … Continue reading The Director Dish
The following post is from Joeth Zucco, Senior Project Editor at UNP. I opted outside on Black Friday. Or rather #OptOutside. Outdoor retailer REI started the campaign in 2015. It makes sense. They sell outdoor recreation, and instead of lining up customers outside their stores, they gave their employees the day off (with pay!) and asked them to practice what they preach. It’s really a brilliant marketing idea. I’ve never been a fan of Black Friday. I go out of my way not to spend money on that day. And with Black Friday sales starting earlier and earlier and even … Continue reading People Make Publishing: #OptOutside and Enjoy the Season
The following contribution is from Doreen Pfost, author of This River Beneath the Sky: A Year on the Platte (Nebraska, 2016). What the Platte River Taught Me When I see Fourth of July fireworks, I think of the Platte River. I was … Continue reading From the desk of Doreen Pfost