Indigenous Peoples

Black Elk (Oglala Lakota). Black Elk Speaks. Edited by John Neihardt. New York: W. Morrow and Company, 1932.

Brown, Joseph Epes. Animals of the Soul: Sacred Animals of the Oglala Sioux. Rockport, MA: Element, 1992.

Carlson, Paul H. "Indian Agriculture, Changing Subsistence Patterns, and the Environment on the Southern Great Plains." Agricultural History 66, no. 2 (Spring 1992): 52-60.

Harrod, Howard L. Becoming and Remaining a People: Native American Religions on the Northern Plains. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 1995.

Isenberg, Andrew. The Destruction of the Bison: Social and Ecological Changes in the Great Plains, 1750-1920. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2000.

Lazarus, Edward. Black Hills White Justice: The Sioux Nation versus the United States, 1775 to the Present. New York: Harper Collins, 1991.

Luther Standing Bear (Sioux). Land of the Spotted Eagle. Edited by E.A. Brininstool. Boston: Houghton Mifflin and Co., 1933.

Noyes, Stanley. Los Comanches: The Horse People, 1751-1845. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press.

Plenty-coups (Crow). Plenty-coups: Chief of the Crows. Edited by Frank B. Linderman. New York: John Day Company, 1930.

Price, Catherine. The Oglala People, 1841-1879: A Political History. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1996.

Schleisier, Karl H., ed. Plains Indians, A.D. 500-1500: The Archaeological Past of Historic Groups. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1994.

White, Richard. The Roots of Dependency: Subsistence, Environment, and Social Change among the Choctaws, Pawnees, and Navajos. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1983.

Flora and Fauna

Bozell, John R. "Culture, Environment, and Bison Populations on the Late Prehistoric and Early Historic Central Plains." Plains Anthropologist 40, no. 152 (May 1995): 145-164.

Brandt, C.A., and W.H. Richard. "Alien Taxa in the North American Shrub-Steppe Four Decades After Cessation of Livestock Grazing and Cultivation Agriculture." Biological Conservation 68, no. 2 (1994): 95-105.

Fleharty, Eugene D. Wild Animals and Settlers on the Great Plains. Norman, Oklahoma: University of Oklahoma Press, 1995.

Flores, Dan. "Bison Ecology and Bison Diplomacy: The Southern Plains from 1800 to 1850." Journal of American History 78 (September 1991): 465-485.

Harrington, John A., Jr., and Jay R. Harman. "Climate and Vegetation in Central North America: Natural Patterns and Human Alterations." Great Plains Quarterly (Spring 1991): 103-112.

Hodgson, Bryan. "Buffalo: Back Home on the Range." National Geographic 186, no. 5 (November 1994): 64-90.

Hoover, Herbert T. Wildlife on the Cheyenne River and Lower Brule Sioux Reservations: A History of Use and Jurisdiction. Vermillion: University of South Dakota Press, 1992.

Isenberg, Andrew. The Destruction of the Bison: Social and Ecological Changes in the Great Plains, 1750-1920. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2000.

Luoma, Jon R. "Back Home on the Range" (Dubious Future for the American Bison's Habitat). Audubon 95, no. 2 (March/April 1993): 46-53.

Manning, Richard. Grasslands: The History, Biology, Politics, and Promise of the American Prairie. New York: Viking, 1995.

Raventon, Edward. Island in the Plains: A Black Hills Natural History. Boulder: Johnson Books, 1994.

Webb, Walter Prescott. The Great Plains. Boston: Ginn & Co., 1931.

Wilkinson, Todd. "Back to the Badlands: Black-footed Ferrets, Once Considered Extinct, Are Being Reintroduced..." National Parks 68, no. 11-12 (November/December 1994): 38-43.


Atack, Jeremy. "Tenants and Yeomen in the Nineteenth Century." Agricultural History 62, no. 3 (1988): 6-32.

Baltensperger, Bradley H. "Farm Consolidation in the Northern and Central States of the Great Plains." Great Plains Quarterly 7, no. 4 (Fall 1987): 256-265.

Bogue, Allan G. From Prairie to Corn Belt: Farming on the Illinois and Iowa Prairies in the Nineteenth Century. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1963.

Danbom, David B. "Romantic Agrarianism in Twentieth-Century America." Agricultural History 65, no. 4 (Fall 1991): 1-12.

Flowerday, Charles A., ed. Flat Water: A History of Nebraska and Its Water. Lincoln: Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Nebraska, 1993.

Hurt, R. Douglas. "Irrigation in the West." Journal of the West 30 (April 1991): 63-77.

Kepfield, Sam S. "El Dorado on the Platte: The Development of Agricultural Irrigation and Water Law in Nebraska, 1860-1895." Nebraska History 75 (Fall 1994): 232-243.

Kepfield, Sam S. "The Liquid Gold Rush: Groundwater Irrigation and Law in Nebraska, 1900- 1993." Great Plains Quarterly 13, no. 4 (Fall 1993): 237-250.

Kepfield, Sam S. "'They Were in Far Too Great Want': Federal Drought Relief to the Great Plains, 1887-1895." South Dakota History 28 (Winter 1998): 244-70.

Little, Charles E. "The Great American Aquifer." Wilderness 51 (Fall 1987): 43-46.

Malin, James C. The Grassland of North America: Prolegomena to Its History. Lawrence, KS: [s.n.], 1948.

Malin, James. Winter Wheat in the Golden Belt of Kansas. Lawrence: University of Kansas Press, 1944.

Miner, Craig. Harvesting the High Plains: John Kriss and the Business of Wheat Farming, 1920-1950. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1998.

Opie, John. Ogallala: Water for a Dry Land. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1993.

Rosenberg, Norman J. "Adaptations to Adversity: Agriculture, Climate and the Great Plains of North America." Great Plains Quarterly 6, no. 3 (Summer 1986): 202-217.

Schneiders, Robert Kelley. Unruly River: Two Centuries of Change Along the Missouri.

Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1999.

Smits, David D. "The Frontier Army and the Destruction of the Buffalo: 1865-1883." Western Historical Quarterly 25 (Autumn 1994): 313-338.

Wallace, Henry A. Irrigation Frontier: On the Trail of the Corn-Belt Farmer. Norman: University of Oklahoma, 1909.

Young, James T. "The Origins of New Deal Agricultural Policy." Policy Studies Journal 21, no. 2 (1993): 190-209.

Zwingle, Erla. "Ogallala Aquifer: Wellspring of the High Plains." National Geographic 183, no. 3 (March 1993): 54-80.

Dust Bowl

Bonnifeld, Paul. The Dust Bowl: Men, Dirt, and Depression. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1979.

Cronon, William. "A Place for Stories: Nature, History, and Narrative." Journal of American History 78 (March 1992): 1347-1376.

Gregory, James. American Exodus: The Dust Bowl Migration and Okie Culture in California. New York: Oxford University Press, 1989.

Hurt, R. Douglas. The Dust Bowl: An Agricultural and Social History. Chicago: Nelson-Hall, 1981.

Lewis, Michael E. "National Grasslands in the Dust Bowl." Geographical Review 79, no. 2 (April 1989): 161-171.

Little, Charles E. "Dusty Old Dust." In Hope for the Land. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1992.

McDean, Harry C. "Dust Bowl Historiography." Great Plains Quarterly 6, no. 2 (Spring 1986): 117-126.

Nelson, Paula. The Prairie Winnows Out Its Own: The West River Country of South Dakota in the Years of Depression and Dust. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 1996.

Parfit, Michael. "The Dust Bowl." Smithsonian 20, no. 3 (June 1989): 46-54.

Phillips, Sarah T. "Lessons from the Dust Bowl: Dryland Agriculture and Soil Erosion in the United States and South Africa, 1900-1950." Environmental History 4, no. 2 (April 1999): 245-66.

Popper, Deborah E., and Frank J. Popper. "The Great Plains: From Dust to Dust." Planning (December 1987): 12-18.

Riney-Kehrberg, Pamela. Rooted in Dust: Surviving Drought and Depression in Southwestern Kansas. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1994.

Rutland, Robert. A Boyhood in the Dust Bowl, 1926-1934. Niwot, CO: University Press of Colorado, 1995.

Shindo, Charles J. Dust Bowl Migrants in the American Imagination. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1997.

Steinbeck, John. The Grapes of Wrath. New York: Penguin Classics, 1992.

Svobida, Lawrence. Farming the Dust Bowl: A First-Hand Account from Kansas. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 1968.

Worster, Donald. "The Dirty Thirties: A Study in Agricultural Capitalism." Great Plains Quarterly 6, no. 2 (1986): 107-116.

Worster, Donald. Dust Bowl: The Southern Plains in the 1930s. New York: Oxford University Press, 1979.


Carrels, Peter. Uphill Against Water: The Great Dakota Water Wars. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1999.

Clow, Richmond L. "Timber Users, Timber Savers: Homestake Mining Company and the First Regulated Timber Harvest." South Dakota History 22 (Fall 1992): 213-237.

Eichstaedt, Peter H. If You Poison Us: Uranium and Native Americans. Santa Fe, NM: Red Crane Books, 1994.

Gerland, Jonathan. "Adjusting to Change: Railroads Brought a New Way of Life for East Texans." Crosscut 3-4 (First Quarter 1995).

Harvey, Mark W. T. "North Dakota, the Northern Plains, and the Missouri Valley Authority." North Dakota History 59 (Summer 1992): 28-39.

Johnson, Melvin C. "Sawmill Women: Successes in Home and the Workplace." Crosscut (Fourth Quarter 1994): 5.

Johnson, Melvin C. "The Road to Possum Walk: Immigrants & the East Texas Sawmill Culture." Crosscut (Fourth Quarter 1994): 3-4.

Kehoe, Terrence. Cleaning Up the Great Lakes: From Cooperation to Confrontation. Dekalb: Northern Illinois University Press, 1997.

Vogel, John N. Great Lakes Lumber on the Great Plains: The Laird, Norton Lumber Company in South Dakota. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 1992.


Boyer, Lee R. "Conflict over Hunting Rights: Lightning Creek, 1903." South Dakota History 23 (Winter 1993): 301-320.

Breeden, James O., ed. A Long Ride in Texas: The Explorations of John Leonard Riddell. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 1994.

Cather, Willa. My Antonia. New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1918.

Cather, Willa. O Pioneers. New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1913.

DeVoto, Bernard, ed. The Journals of Lewis and Clark. Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1953.

Frazier, Ian. Great Plains. New York: Penguin Books, 1989.

Furtwangler, Albert. Acts of Discovery: Visions of America in the Lewis and Clark Journals. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1993.

Geores, Martha. Common Ground: The Struggle for Ownership of the Black Hills National Forest. Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, 1996.

Hewes, Leslie. The Suitcase-Farming Frontier: A Study in the Historical Geography of the Central Great Plains. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1973.

Hickey, Joseph V. Ghost Settlement on the Prairie: A Biography of Thurman, Kansas. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1995.

Lange, Dorothea, and Paul S. Taylor. An American Exodus: A Record of Human Erosion. New York: Reynal & Hitchcock, 1930.

Lindgren, H. Elaine. Land in Her Own Name: Women as Homesteaders in North Dakota. Fargo, ND: North Dakota Institute for Regional Studies, 1991.

Matthews, Anne. Where the Buffalo Roam. New York: Grove Weidenfeld, 1992.

McMath, Robert C., Jr. "Populism in Two Counties: Agrarian Protest in the Great Plains and Prairie Provinces." Agricultural History 69, no. 4 (Fall 1995): 517-547.

Olson, Steven. The Prairie in Nineteenth-Century American Poetry. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1994.

Ostergren, Robert C., and Thomas R. Vale, eds. Wisconsin Land and Life. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1997.

Popper, Frank J., and Deborah E. Popper. "The Reinvention of the American Frontier." Amicus (Summer 1991): 4-7.

Richards, Lynne. "Dwelling Places: Long Homes in Oklahoma's Indian Territory, 1850-1909." Material Culture 25 (Summer 1993): 1-24.

Shortridge, James R. Peopling the Plains: Who Settled Where in Frontier Kansas. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1995.

Taniguchi, N.J. "Land, Laws, and Women: Decisions of the General Land Office, 1881-1920: A Preliminary Report." Great Plains Quarterly 13, no. 4 (Fall 1993): 223-236.

Tobey, Ronald C. Saving the Prairies: The Life Cycle of the Founding School of American Plant Ecology, 1895-1955. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1981.

Unger, Douglas. Leaving the Land. New York: Ballantine Books, 1984.

Veregge, N. "Sense of Place in the Prairie Environment: Settlement and Ecology in Geary County, Kansas." Great Plains Quarterly 15, no. 2 (Spring 1995): 117-132.

West, Elliott. The Way to the West: Essays on the Central Plains. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1995.

Environmental Policy and Conservation

Baker, Rollin H. "Texas Wildlife Conservation--Historical Notes." East Texas Historical Journal 33, no. 1 (1995): 59-72.

Gates, Paul W. Fifty Million Acres: Conflicts Over Kansas Land Policy, 1854-1890. New York: Atherton Press, 1966.

Gates, Paul W. Landlords and Tenants on the Prairie Frontier: Studies in American Land Policy. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1973.

Helms, Douglas. "Conserving the Plains: The Soil Conservation Service in the Great Plains." Agricultural History 64, no. 2 (Spring 1990): 58-73.

Jameson, John. "From Dude Ranches to Haciendas: Master Planning at Big Bend National Park, Texas." Forest and Conservation History 38, no. 3 (July 1994).

Licht, Daniel S. "The Great Plains: America's Best Chance for Ecosystem Restoration." Wild Earth 4, no. 2 (Summer 1994): 47-53.

Linn, Amy. "Treaty in the Tallgrass" (Preservation of Kansas Prairie). Audubon 92, no. 2 (March/April 1995): 118-123.

Senft, Dennis, and William J. McGinnies. "Conserving the Great Plains for All." Agricultural Research 40, no. 8 (August 1992): 4-10.

Smiley, Jane. "So Shall We Reap." Sierra 79 (March/April 1994): 74-82, 140-141.