Encyclopedia of the Great Plains

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David J. Wishart
U of Nebraska Press, 2004 - History - 919 pages
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The Encyclopedia of the Great Plains is a cooperative project of the Center for Great Plains Studies and the University of Nebraska Press, with the generous support of the National Endowment for the Humanities, the University of Nebraska Foundation, and the Nebraska Humanities Council.

The Great Plains is a vast expanse of grasslands stretching from the Rocky Mountains to the Missouri River and from the Rio Grande to the coniferous forests of Canada--an area more than eighteen hundred miles from north to south and more than five hundred miles from east to west. The Great Plains region includes all or parts of Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado, Nebraska, Wyoming, South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba.



The region, once labeled ?the Great American Desert,? is now more often called the ?heartland,? or, sometimes, ?the breadbasket of the world.? Its immense distances, flowing grasslands, sparse population, enveloping horizons, and dominating sky convey a sense of expansiveness, even emptiness or loneliness, a reaction to too much space and one's own meager presence in it.



The Plains region is the home of the Dust Bowl, the massacre at Wounded Knee, the North-West Rebellion, the Tulsa race riot, the Lincoln County War, the purported Roswell alien landing, and the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. From it have emerged furs, cattle, corn, wheat, oil, gas, and coal, as well as jazz, literature, and political reform. It has been inhabited for more than twelve thousand years, since Paleo-Indians hunted mammoth and bison. More recent emigrants came from eastern North America, Europe, Latin America, and Asia, resulting in a complex and distinctive ethnic mosaic.



With 1,316 entries contributed by more than one thousand scholars, this groundbreaking reference work captures what is vital and interesting about the Great Plains--from its temperamental climate to its images and icons, its historical character, its folklore, and its politics. Thoroughly illustrated, annotated, and indexed, this remarkable compendium of information and analysis will prove the definitive and indispensable resource on the Great Plains for many years to come.



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Contents

Project Staff
vii
Acknowledgments
ix
Using the Encyclopedia
xi
The Great Plains Region
xiii
African Americans
1
Agriculture
25
Architecture
59
Art
103
Law
439
Literary Traditions
467
Media
499
Music
527
Native Americans
553
Physical Environment
611
Politics and Government
645
Protest and Dissent
697

Asian Americans
133
Cities and Towns
149
Education
191
European Americans
217
Film
253
Folkways
283
Gender
317
Hispanic Americans
343
Images and Icons
371
Industry
401
Religion
729
Sports and Recreation
761
Transportation
791
War
815
Water
843
Index of Contributors
869
General Index
875
Illustration Credits
917
Copyright

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About the author (2004)

David J. Wishart is a professor of geography at the University of Nebraska?Lincoln. He is the author of An Unspeakable Sadness: The Dispossession of the Nebraska Indians and The Fur Trade of the American West: A Geographical Synthesis, both published by the University of Nebraska Press.

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