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Recent Articles Autumn 2000

Agriculture and Ranching

Brown, Stan, “Murder on the Tonto: The 1903 Killing of Sheepherders Wiley Berry and Juan Vigil and Globe’s Last Hanging,” Journal of Arizona History 40 (Autumn 1999): 293--306.

Bryan, Jimmy L., Jr., “‘More Disastrous Than All’: The Surveyors’ Fight, 1838,” East Texas Historical Journal 38, no. 1 (2000): 3--14.

Strom, Claire, “Texas Fever and the Dispossession of the Southern Yeoman Farmer,” Journal of Southern History 66 (February 2000): 49--74.

Volanto, Keith, “Burying White Gold: The AAA Cotton Plow-Up Campaign in Texas,” South Western Historical Quarterly 103 (January 2000): 327--55.


Apperson, George M., “African Americans on the Tennessee Frontier: John Gloucester and His Contemporaries,” Tennessee Historical Quarterly 59 (Spring 2000): 2--19.

Babbitt, James E., “When Hollywood Came to Tuba City: The Filming of Zane Grey’s Sunset Pass,” Journal of Arizona History 40 (Winter 1999): 415--42.

Bloomfield, Susanne George, “‘The Boy’s Mother’: Nineteenth- Century Drug Dependence in the Life of Kate M. Cleary,” Great Plains Quarterly 20 (Winter 2000): 3--18.

Brown, C. Michael, “John K. Hajdukovich and the Tetlin Indians, 1924--1941,” Alaska History 14 (Spring/Fall 1999): 1--29.

Chowder, Ken, “The Father of American Terrorism,” American Heritage 51 (February-March 2000): 81--91.

Grimes, Mary Cochran, “Adversity, Challenge, and Change: The Nebraska Board of control During Governor Cochran’s Administration, 1935--1941,” Nebraska History 80 (Winter 1999): 169--77.

Hutton, Paul Andrew, “Mr. Crockett Goes to Washington,” American History 35 (April 2000): 20--8.

McCroske, Mona Lange, “Henry Brinkmeyer, Baker of Prescott’s Daily Bread: A Photo Essay,” Journal of Arizona History 40 (Autumn 1999): 307--20.

McCullough, A. B., “Gunner Jingo: Thomas Bland Strange, 1831--1925,” Alberta History 48 (Winter 2000): 2--9.

Mansfield, Jennifer S., “‘Yours Fraternally Until Death’: The Civil War Letters of the Brothers Love,” East Texas Historical Journal 38, no. 1 (2000): 53--70.

Pierce, Michael, “The Populist President of the American Federation of Labor: The Career of John McBride, 1880--1895,” Labor History 41 (February 2000): 5--24.

Ronaghan, Allen, “Some Thoughts on Peter Fidler’s Journal of March 1793,” Alberta History 48 (Winter 2000): 14--5.

Seegmiller, Janet Burton, “Walter K. Granger: ‘A Friend to Labor, Industry, and the Unfortunate and Aged’,” Utah Historical Quarterly 67 (Fall 1999): 331--48.

Southworth, John, “Patrick Reddy, Frontier Lawyer,” Dogtown Territorial Quarterly 40 (Winter 1999): 38--45.

Stradley, Scot A., “Senator Lynn Frazier and Federal Agricultural Policy, 1923--1939,” North Dakota History 66 (Summer/Fall 1999): 30--40.

Economics and Labor

Danbom, David B., “Fargo and the Great Depression,” North Dakota History 66 (Summer/Fall 1999): 41--9.

Harner, Ariana, “The Second Time Around: Legal Gambling Returns to Colorado,” Colorado Heritage (Winter 2000): 35--7.

Neill, Robin, “Economic Historiography in the 1950s: The Saskatchewan School,” Journal of Canadian Studies 34 (Autumn 1999): 243--60.

Pickering, Kathleen, “Alternative Economic Strategies in Low-Income Rural Communities: TANF, Labor Migration, and the Case of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation,” Rural Sociology 65 (March 2000): 148--67.

Wells, Miriam J., “Politics, Locality, and Economic Restructuring: California’s Central Coast Strawberry Industry in the Post-World War II Period,” Economic Geography 76 (January 2000): 28--49.


Driscoll, Anne K., “Risk of High School Dropout among Immigrant and Native Hispanic Youth,” International Migration Review 33 (Winter 1999): 857--75.

Garroutte, Eva Marie, “American Indian Science Education: The Second Step,” American Indian Culture and Research Journal 23, no. 4 (1999): 91--114.

Hulan, Renée and Linda Warley, “Cultural Literacy, First Nations and the Future of Canadian Literary Studies,” Journal of Canadian Studies 34 (Fall 1999): 59--86.

Smith, Ken, “The Struggle to Define Higher Education at the University of North Dakota, 1883--1891,” North Dakota History 66 (Summer/Fall 1999): 17--29.


August, Jack L., Jr., “Water, Politics, and the Arizona Dream: Carl Hayden and the Modern Origins of the Central Arizona Project, 1922--1963,” Journal of Arizona History 40 (Winter 1999): 391--414.

Blake, Kevin, “Sacred and Secular Landscape Symbolism at Mount Taylor, New Mexico,” Journal of the Southwest 41 (Winter 1999): 487--509.

Dalstrom, Harl A., and Kay Calamé Dalstrom, “It’s ‘Going Down in History’: The Blizzards of 1949,” South Dakota History 29 (Winter 1999): 263--326.

Harner, Ariana, “The Delicate Salvation of Glenwood Canyon,” Colorado Heritage (Winter 2000): 23--9.

MacLaren, I. S., “Cultured Wilderness in Jasper National Park,” Journal of Canadian Studies 34 (Fall 1999): 7--58.

Pavlik, Steve, “San Carlos and White Mountain Apache Attitudes toward the Reintroduction of the Mexican Wolf to Its Historic Range in the American Southwest,” Wicazo Sa Review 14 (Spring 1999): 129--45.

Sackman, Douglas C., “‘Nature’s Workshop’: The Work Environment and Workers’ Bodies in California’s Citrus Industry, 1900--1940,” Environmental History 5 (January 2000): 27--53.

Udall, Stewart L., “How the Wilderness Was Won,” American Heritage 51 (February/March 2000): 98--105.

Ward, Evan R., “Saline Solutions: Arizona Water Politics, Mexican-American Relations, and the Welton-Mohawk Valley,” Journal of Arizona History 40 (Autumn 1999): 267--92.

White, Richard, “The Nationalization of Nature,” Journal of American History 86 (December 1999): 976--86.

Ethnicity and Race

Abbott, Susan, “Federal Perspective: Interpretations of Mexican American Communities,” Prologue 32 (Spring 2000): 37--45.

Dickson-Gilmore, E. J., “Coming Around: Recent Nim, Choctaw, and Mohawk Ethnohistory,” Ethnohistory 47 (Winter 2000): 241--8.

Kaufmann, Eric, “American Exceptionalism Reconsidered: Anglo-Saxon Ethnogenesis in the ‘Universal’ Nation, 1776--1850,” Journal of American Studies 33, no. 3 (1999): 437--57.

Ronda, James P., “‘We Have a Country’: Race, Geography, and the Invention of Indian Territory,” Journal of the Early Republic 19 (Winter 1999): 739--55.

Sheridan, Richard B., “Charles Henry Langston and the African American Struggle in Kansas,” Kansas History 22 (Winter 1999--2000): 268--83.

Trillo, Mauricio Tenorio, “Stereophonic Scientific Modernisms: Social Science between Mexico and the United States, 1880s--1940s,” Journal of American History 86 (December 1999): 1156--87.

Wallenstein, Peter, “Native Americans are White, African Americans are Not: Racial Identity, Marriage, Inheritance, and the Law in Oklahoma, 1907--1967,” Journal of the West 39 (January 2000): 55--63.


Cleary, Rita, “Charbonneau Reconsidered: A Revisionist Look at the Corps’s Interpreter,” We Proceeded On 26 (February 2000): 18--23.

Moore, Bob, “Pompey’s Baptism: The Christening of Jean Baptiste Charbonneau,” We Proceeded On 26 (February 2000): 10--17.

Volpe, Vernon L., “The Origins of the Frémont Expeditions: John J. Abert and the Scientific Exploration of the Trans-Mississippi West,” Historian 62 (Winter 2000): 245--64.


Barr, Alwyn, “Advancing from History’s Hollow to History’s Mountain: Sources on African American History in Texas,” East Texas Historical Journal 38, no. 1 (2000): 28--34.

Buenger, Walter L., “Texas and the South,” South Western Historical Quarterly 103 (January 2000): 309--24.

Haigh, Jane, “Stephen Foster: Photographing Kantishna River People,” Alaska History 14 (Spring/Fall 1999): 49--55.

Henige, David, “Can a Myth Be Astronomically Dated?” American Indian Culture and Research Journal 23, no. 4 (1999): 127--57.

Journal of the West 39 (January 2000). Special Issue, “Topics in Native American History.”

Nandin Vila, Ma Teresa, “Chicano and African-American Autobiographies: Identities on the Border,” Reden 13 (Año 8, 1997): 17--26.

Pollak, Oliver B., “Fred Morrow Fling: A One-Hundred-Year Retrospective on Historical Methodology,” Nebraska History 80 (Winter 1999): 166--8.

Webster, Anthony, “Lisandro Mendez’s ‘Coyote and Deer’: On Reciprocity, Narrative Structures, and Interactions,” American Indian Quarterly 23 (Winter 1999): 1--24.

Immigration and Settlement

Bjerg, María, “A Tale of Two Settlements: Danish Immigrants on the American Prairie and the Argentine Pampa, 1860--1930,” Annals of Iowa 59 (Winter 2000): 1--34.

Din, Gilbert C., “Captain Francisco Ríu y Morales and the Beginnings of Spanish Rule in Missouri,” Missouri Historical Review 94 (January 2000): 121--45.

Guenther, Todd, “The Burnt Ranch Saga: A History of the Last Crossing of the Sweetwater,” Overland Journal 17 (Winter 1999/2000): 2--32.

Halaas, David F., “A Diary of Drama on the Santa Fe Trail: Susan Shelby Magoffin, 1827--1855,” Colorado History Now (February 2000): 3.

Hawk, Patricia, “The Lyndon Ranch,” Alberta History 48 (Winter 2000): 10--3.

Mitson, Hannah L., “The King-Havenner Bill of 1940: Dashed Hopes for a Jewish Immigration Haven in Alaska,” Alaska History 14 (Spring/Fall 1999): 31--41.

Rozek, Barbara J., “Galvestonians View Immigration, 1875--1914,” East Texas Historical Journal 38, no. 1 (2000): 15--27.


Currie, Janet, and Joseph Ferrie, “The Law and Labor Strife in the United States, 1881--1894,” Journal of Economic History 60 (March 2000): 42--66.

Doyle, William M., “Capital Structure and the Financial Development of the U.S. Sugar-Refining Industry, 1875--1905,” Journal of Economic History 60 (March 2000): 190--215.

Mokyr, Joe, “Why ‘More Work for Mother?’ Knowledge and Household Behavior, 1870--1945,” Journal of Economic History 60 (March 2000): 1--41.

van der Linden, Marcel, “Transnationalizing American LaborHistory,” Journal of American History 86 (December 1999): 1078--92.


Collins, Charles, ed., “On the March with Major Tupper’s Command: John F. Finerty Reports the Cibecue Campaign of 1881,” Journal of Arizona History 40 (Autumn 1999): 233--66.

Journal of the Indian Wars 1, no. 2. Special Issue, “Battles and Leaders: The Indian Wars East of the Mississippi.”

Ream, Merrill L., “The Modoc Indian War,” Journal of the West 39 (January 2000): 35--48.

Schindler, Harold, “The Bear River Massacre: New Historical Evidence,” Utah Historical Quarterly 67 (Fall 1999): 300--8.

Stagg, J. C. A., “Between Black Rock and a Hard Place: Peter B. Porter’s Plan for an American Invasion of Canada in 1812,” Journal of the Early Republic 19 (Fall 1999): 385--422.


Halaas, David F., “Anxieties: The Legacy of Boom and Bust,” Colorado Heritage (Winter 2000): 3--5.

Hulse, James W., “‘The Camp That Came Back’: The Combined Metals Reduction Company and the Revival of Pioche, 1912--1958,” Nevada Historical Society Quarterly 42 (Fall 1999): 160--8.

Kenner, John, “The Man Who Turned Dust to Gold,” Dogtown Teritorial Quarterly 40 (Winter 1999): 4--25, 32--7.

Watkins, T. H., photographs by Peter Essick, “Hard Rock Legacy,” National Geographic 197 (March 2000): 76--95.

Native American

Barrett, Carole, “One Bull: A Man of Good Understanding,” North Dakota History 66 (Summer/Fall 1999): 3--16.

Gelo, Daniel J., “‘Comanche Land and Ever Has Been’: A Native Geography of the Nineteenth-Century Comanchería,” South Western Historical Quarterly 103 (January 2000): 273--307.

Haines, Joe D., Jr., “‘For our sake do all you can’: The Indian Captivity and Death of Clara and Willie Blinn,” Chronicles of Oklahoma 77 (Summer 1999): 170--83.

Hanneman, Carolyn G., “Baffles, Bridges, and Bermuda: Oklahoma Indians and the Civilian Conservation Corps---Indian Division,” Chronicles of Oklahoma 77 (Winter 1999/2000): 428--49.

James, Darcy, “The Continuing Impact of Manifest Destiny in a Small Town,” Wicazo Sa Review 14 (Spring 1999): 147--63.

Kosslak, Renee M., “The Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act: The Death Knell for Scientific Study?” American Indian Law Review 24, no. 1: 129--51.

Langdon, Margaret, “A Hundred Years Ago in Southern California,” News from Native California 13 (Winter 1999/2000): 10--5.

Lankford, George E., “Shawnee Convergence: Immigrant Indians in the Ozarks,” Arkansas Historical Quarterly 58 (Winter 1999): 390--413.

Old Coyote, Jackie, “Flames, Red Flames,” News from Native California 13 (Winter 1999/2000): 4--6.

Richter, Daniel K., “‘Believing That Many of the Red People Suffer Much for the Want of Food’: Hunting, Agriculture, and a Quaker Construction of Indianness in the Early Republic,” Journal of the Early Republic 19 (Winter 1999): 601--28.

Riggs, Christopher K., “The Irony of American Indian Health Care: The Pueblos, the Five Tribes, and Self-Determination, 1954--1968,” American Indian Culture and Research Journal 23, no. 4 (1999): 1--22.

Stoffle, Richard W., Lawrence Loendorf, Diane E. Austin, David B. Halmo, and Angelita Bulletts, “Ghost Dancing the Grand Canyon: Southern Paiute Rock Art, Ceremony, and Cultural Landscapes,” Current Anthropology 41 (February 2000): 11--38.

Stripes, James, “A Strategy of Resistance: The ‘Actorvism’ of Russell Means from Plymouth Rock to the Disney Studios,” Wicazo Sa Review 14 (Spring 1999): 87--101.

Van Hoak, Stephen P., “Waccara’s Utes: Native American Equestrian Adaptations in the Eastern Great Basin, 1776--1876,” Utah Historical Quarterly 67 (Fall 1999): 309--30.

Political and Legal

Boyce, John R., and Mats A. N. Nilsson, “Interest Group Competition and the Alaska Native Land Claims Settlement Act,” Natural Resources Journal 39 (Fall 1999): 755--98.

Bracey, Earnest Norton, “The Political Participation of Blacks in an Open Society: The Changing Political Climate in Nevada,” Nevada Historical Society Quarterly 42 (Fall 1999): 140--59.

Brady, Joel, “‘Land Is Itself a Sacred, Living Being’: Native American Sacred Site Protection on Federal Public Lands Amidst the Shadows of Bear Lodge,” American Indian Law Review 24, no. 1: 153--86.

Burson, James M., “The Blaze Construction Case: An Analysis of the Blaze Construction Tax Cases and the Implications on Avoidance of Taxation in Indian Country,” Natural Resources Journal 39 (Fall 1999): 845--86.

Carter, Kent, “Choctaw--Chickasaw Enrollment, Part 1,” Prologue 31 (Winter 1999): 231--43.

Carter, Kent, “Choctaw and Chickasaw Enrollment, Part 2,” Prologue 32 (Spring 2000): 7--22.

Davidson, John H., “Indian Water Rights, the Missouri River, and the Administrative Process: What Are the Questions?” American Indian Law Review 24, no. 1: 1--20.

Dickason, Olive Patricia, “Making Claim,” Beaver 80 (February/March 2000): 38--43.

Flanagan, John K., “The Invalidity of the Nez Perce Treaty of 1863 and the Taking of the Wallowa Valley,” American Indian Law Review 24, no. 1: 75--98.

Garrison, Tim Alan, “Beyond Worcester: The Alabama Supreme Court and the Sovereignty of the Creek Nation,” Journal of the Early Republic 19 (Fall 1999): 423--50.

Haskew, Derek C., “Federal Consultation with Indian Tribes: The Foundation of Enlightened Policy Decisions, or Another Badge of Shame?” American Indian Law Review 24, no. 1: 21--74.

Leonard, James, “A Damaged Remedy: Disability Discrimination Claims against State Entities under the Americans with Disabilities Act after Seminole Tribe and Flores,” Arizona Law Review 41, no. 3 (1999): 651--752.

Lin, Tse-min, “The Historical Significance of Economic Voting, 1872--1996,” Social Science History 23 (Winter 1999): 561--92.

Merkel, Philip L., “Railroad Consolidation and Late Nineteenth-Century Federalism: Legal Strategy in the Organization of the Southern Pacific System,” Western Legal History 11 (Summer/Fall 1998): 215--57.

Moul, Francis, “The Biggest Partner: The Federal Government and Sioux County, Nebraska,” Nebraska History 80 (Winter 1999): 150--65.

Naske, Claus-M., “Alaska’s Floating Court,” Western Legal History 11 (Summer/Fall 1998): 163--83.

Palmquist, Robert F., “He Was About Half Way Right: Territory v Blount, 1881,” Journal of Arizona History 40 (Winter 1999): 377--90.

Ray, Arthur J., “Treaty 8: A British Columbian Anomaly,” BC Studies 123 (Autumn 1999): 5--58.

Roberts, Phil, “The Prohibition Agency’s First Case: Official Zeal, Mistaken Identity, and Murder in Wyoming, 1919,” Western Legal History 11 (Summer/Fall 1998): 145--61.

Russell, Scott C., and Eric Henderson, “The 1994 Navajo Presidential Election: Analysis of the Election and Results of an Exit Poll,” American Indian Quarterly 23 (Spring 1999): 23--38.

Scruggs, Thomas E., “Davy Crockett and the Thieves of Jericho: An Analysis of the Shackford-Parrington Conspiracy Theory,” Journal of the Early Republic 19 (Fall 1999): 481--98.

Tamir, Orit, “What Happened to Navajo Relocatees from Hopi Partition Lands in Pinon?” American Indian Culture and Research Journal 23, no. 4: 71--90.

Tester, Frank James, Paule McNicoll, and Jessie Forsyth, “With an Ear to the Ground: The CCF/NDP and Aboriginal Policy in Canada, 1926--1993,” Journal of Canadian Studies 34 (Spring 1999): 52--74.

Wasby, Stephen L., “The Loma Prieta Earthquake and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals,” Western Legal History 11 (Summer/Fall 1998): 185--213.

Wilson, Theresa R., “Nations Within a Nation: The Evolution of Tribal Immunity,” American Indian Law Review 24, no. 1: 99--128.


Brock, Peggy, “Building Bridges: Politics and Religion in a First Nations Community,” Canadian Historical Review 81 (March 2000): 67--96.

Kottman, Karl, “Islands of Time Before: The Miraculous Translation of California,” American Indian Culture and Research Journal 23, no. 4: 115--26.

Morita, Sally, “Unseen (and Unappreciated) Matters: Understanding the Reformatory Nature of the 19th-Century Spiritualism,” American Studies 40 (Fall 1999): 99--126.

Van Broekhoven, Deborah Bingham, “A Murderous Preacher: Lessons from the Crimes of an Extreme Baptist,” Baptist History and Heritage 34 (Summer/Fall 1999): 49--66.

Western States Jewish History 28(July, 1996). Special Issue, “Sephardic Jews in the West Coast States. Volume II: The Los Angeles Sephardic Experience,” edited by William M. Kramer.


King, Robert E., “Northern Alaska’s First Printing Press and its Sometimes Curious History,” Alaska History 14 (Spring/Fall 1999): 43--7.

Krause, Kent M., “Changing the Pitch: Americanism, Athleticism, and the Development of Legion Baseball in Nebraska,” Great Plains Quarterly 20 (Winter 2000): 19--33.

Persimmon Hill 27 (Winter 1999). Special Issue, Rodeos and Wild West Shows.


Crossley, Rod, “Guardians of the Coast---A Postal History. Part II: California,” La Posta 31 (February/March 2000): 11--21.

Helbock, Richard W., “Oregon’s Shortest Steamboat RPO Route: Coquille & Bandon,” La Posta 31 (February/March 2000): 22--5.

Kupel, Douglas E., “Roadside Rest: From Stage Station to the Space Age in Gila Bend,” Journal of Arizona History 40 (Winter 1999): 345--76.

Meschter, Daniel Y., “The First Transmountain Mail Route Contracts; Part XII---The Wells Fargo Contracts,” La Posta 31 (February/March 2000): 30--43.

Miller, Lyle, “Earliest Automobiling in Colorado, 1899-- 1904,” Colorado Heritage (Autumn 1999): 22--38.

Robinson, John W., “The Jackass Mail: The Pony Express of the South,” Dogtown Territorial Quarterly 40(Winter 1999): 46--55.

Secrest, Clark, “The Brief Career of Denver’s Bandit Chaser,” Colorado Heritage (Autumn 1999): 45--7.

Secrest, Clark, “Colorado’s Fritchle Electric Auto: Cross-Country in 1908,” Colorado Heritage (Autumn 1999): 39--44.

Wolfe, Mark, “How the Lincoln Highway Snubbed Colorado,” Colorado Heritage (Autumn 1999): 3--21.


Hendershot, Cyndy, “Mythical and Modern: Representations of Los Alamos,” Journal of the Southwest 41 (Winter 1999): 477--85.

Jensen, J. Cory, “Common Types of Architecture in Utah: The Double Cell,” Currents 50 (February 2000): 4.

Roper, Roger, “Homemakers in Transition: Women in Salt Lake City Apartments, 1910--1940,” Utah Historical Quarterly 67 (Fall 1999): 349--66.


Pagh, Nancy, “An Indescribable Sea: Discourse of Women Traveling the Northwest Coast by Boat,” Frontiers 20, no. 3 (1999): 1--26.

Pittser, Sharan E., “Early Women Geography Educators, 1783-- 1932,” Journal of Geography 98 (November/December 1999): 302--7.

Thompson, Jennifer A., “From Travel Writer to Newspaper Editor: Caroline Churchill and the Development of Her Political Ideology Within the Public Sphere,” Frontiers 20, no. 3 (1999): 42--63.

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