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The Western Historical Quarterly strives to be a congenial home for the study and teaching of all aspects of North American Wests, frontiers, homelands, and borderlands. Our mission is to cultivate the broadest appreciation of this diverse history.
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Recent Articles Autumn 2008


Bowden, Charles, “The Emptied Prairie: North Dakota ghost towns speak of an irreversible decline,” National Geographic 213 (January 2008): 140--57.

Clements, Kendrick A., “Managing a National Crisis: The 1924 Foot-and-Mouth Disease Outbreak in California,” California History 84 (Spring 2007): 23--42.

DeJong, David H., “‘The Granary of Arizona’: The Civil War, Settlers, and Pima-Maricopa Agriculture, 1860--1869,” Journal of Arizona History 48 (Autumn 2007): 221--56.


Ball, Larry D., “That ‘Miserable Book’: Life of Tom Horn, Government Scout and Interpreter” Journal of Arizona History 48 (Winter 2007): 323--48.

Mahood, Linda, “Eglantyne Jebb: remembering, representing, and writing a rebel daughter,” Women’s History Review 17 (February 2008): 1--20.

Sturgeon, Melanie, “‘Belgian Jennie’ Bauters: Mining-Town Madam,” Journal of Arizona History 48 (Winter 2007): 349--74.


Brown, Stanley C., “Crossing the Mighty Mazatzals: From Indian Trade Route to Modern Highway,” Journal of Arizona History 47 (Winter 2006): 323--46.

Owen, Thomas C., “Chukchi Gold: American Enterprise and Russian Xenophobia in the Northeastern Siberian Company,” Pacific Historical Review 77 (February 2008): 49--85.


Axelrod, Jeremiah B. C., “Keep the ‘L’ Out of Los Angeles,” Journal of Urban History 34, no. 1 (2007): 3--37.

Barman, Jean, “Erasing Indigenous Indigeneity in Vancouver,” BC Studies no. 155 (Autumn 2007): 3--30.

Flint, Richard, “La Salina of the Estancia Valley, New Mexico: Community Use and Private Ownership, 1830s to 1930s,” New Mexico Historical Review 83 (Winter 2008): 39--55.

Foster, Jonathan, “Stigma Cities: Birmingham and Las Vegas in the National Newspaper Media, 1945--2000,” Nevada Historical Society Quarterly 50 (Winter 2007): 297--324.

Heathcott, Joseph, “The City Quietly Remade,” Journal of Urban History 34, no. 2 (2008): 221--42.

Park, Sohyun, “Prescriptive Plans for a Healthy Central Business District: Seattle Downtown Design, 1956--1966,” Pacific Northwest Quarterly 98 (Summer 2007): 107--14.


DeJong, David H., “‘The Sword of Damocles?’: The Gila River Indian Community Water Settlement Act of 2004 in Historical Perspective,” Wicazo Sa Review 22 (Fall 2007): 57--92.

Stockel, H. Henrietta, “Rocks, Waters, Earth: Chiricahua Apache Spiritual Geography,” Journal of the West 46 (Fall 2007): 18--27.


Hirabayashi, Lane Ryo, and Kenichiro Shimada, “Japanese Americans and the War in Colorado,” Journal of American Ethnic History 27 (Fall 2007): 75--7.

Stenberg, Richard K., “An Unknown Factor?: The Role of African-Americans in the Fur Trade at Fort Union,” Museum of the Fur Trade Quarterly 43 (Fall/Winter 2007): 64--8.

Wei, William, “Sex, Race, and the Fate of Three Nisei Sisters,” Colorado Heritage (Autumn 2007): 3--17.


Hall, Linda B., “Images of Women and Power,” Pacific Historical Review 77 (February 2008): 1--18.

Reynolds, Jean, “Mexican American Women in 1930s’ Phoenix: Coming of Age during the Great Depression,” Journal of Arizona History 47 (Autumn 2006): 213--48.

Turley, Kylie Nielson, “Yesharah: Society for LDS Sister Missionaries,” Journal of Mormon History 34 (Winter 2008): 168--203.

Whaley, Gray, “‘Complete Liberty’? Gender, Sexuality, Race, and Social Change on the Lower Columbia River, 1805--1838,” Ethnohistory 54 (Fall 2007): 669--95.

Worden, Daniel, “Masculinity for the Million: Gender in Dime Novel Westerns,” Arizona Quarterly 63 (Autumn 2007): 35--60.

Young, Neil J., “‘The ERA Is a Moral Issue’: The Mormon Church, LDS Women, and the Defeat of the Equal Rights Amendment,” American Quarterly 59 (September 2007): 623--44.


Clarke, Michael Tavel, “Lessons from the Past: The Cliff Dwellers and New Historicism,” Western American Literature 42 (Winter 2008): 395--425.

Hayes-Bautista, David E., et al., “Empowerment, Expansion, and Engagement: Las Juntas Patrióticas in California, 1848--1869,” California History 85, no. 1 (2007): 4--23.


Canfield, Amy E., “‘The Wheels of Progress Must Not be Closed’: The 1902 Land Rush on the Fort Hall Indian Reservation,” Journal of the West 46 (Fall 2007): 55--61.

Rodman, Rosamond C., “Naming a Place Nicodemus,” Great Plains Quarterly 28 (Winter 2008): 49--62.


Fitzgerald, David, “Colonies of the Little Motherland: Membership, Space, and Time in Mexican Migrant Hometown Associations,” Comparative Studies in Society and History 50 (January 2008): 145--69.

Hurtado, Albert L., “Empires, Frontiers, Filibusters, and Pioneers: The Transnational World of John Sutter,” Pacific Historical Review 77 (February 2008): 19--47.

Ivey, James E., “A Reconsideration of the Survey of the Villa de San Fernando de Béxar in 1731,” Southwestern Historical Quarterly 111 (January 2008): 251--81.

Moore, Stephen T., “Cross-Border Crusades: The Binational Temperance Movement in Washington and British Columbia,” Pacific Northwest Quarterly 98 (Summer 2007): 130--42.

Rodríguez, J. Javier, “The U.S.-Mexican War in James Russell Lowell’s The Biglow Papers,” Arizona Quarterly 63 (Autumn 2007): 1--33.


Clarke, Kenneth F., and B. R. Burg, “The Jerome Deportation: A Tale of Vigilantism, Good Cheer, and the Scuttling of Civil Rights,” Journal of the West 46 (Fall 2007): 72--9.

Tolnay, Stewart E., and Suzanne C. Eichenlaub, “Inequality in the West: Racial and Ethnic Variation in Occupational Status and Returns to Education, 1940--2000,” Social Science History 31 (Winter 2007): 471--507.


Andersen, Nancy J., “Horace Ephraim Roberts: Pioneering Pottery in Nauvoo and Provo,” Journal of Mormon History 34 (Winter 2008): 63--81.

Bowman, Matthew, “A Mormon Bigfoot: David Patten’s Cain and the Concept of Evil in LDS Folklore,” Journal of Mormon History 33 (Fall 2007): 62--82.

Camp, Jennie A., “Angling for Repose: Demythologizing the American West in Wallace Stegner’s The Big Rock Candy Mountain,” North Dakota Quarterly 74 (Spring 2007): 19--39.

Eick, Gretchen Cassel, “U.S. Indian Policy, 1865--1890: As Illuminated through the Lives of Charles A. Eastman and Elaine Goodale Eastman,” Great Plains Quarterly 28 (Winter 2008): 27--47.

Langlois, Karen S., “Mary Austin and Andrew Forbes: Poetry, Photography, and the Eastern Sierra,” California History 85, no. 1 (2007): 24--43.

Lape, Noreen Groover, “The Frontier Origins of North American Realism: Metarealism and the Travel Writings of Susanna Moodie and Caroline Kirkland,” Western American Literature 42 (Winter 2008): 363--94.

Sundstrom, Linea, “The Pageant of Paha Sapa: An Origin Myth of White Settlement in the American West,” Great Plains Quarterly 28 (Winter 2008): 3--26.

Sussex, Lucy, “The Fortunes of Mary: Authenticity, Notoriety and the Crime-writing Life,” Women’s Writing 14 (December 2007): 449--59.

Urish, Ben, “The Case for Harry Langdon: How and Why Frank Capra Was Wrong,” Journal of Popular Culture 41 (February 2008): 141--57.

Weagel, Deborah, “Elucidating Abstract Concepts and Complexity in Louise Erdrich’s Love Medicine through Metaphors of Quilts and Quilt Making,” American Indian Culture and Research Journal 31, no. 4 (2007): 79--95.


Grew, Raymond, “On the Society and History of CSSH,” Comparative Studies in Society and History 50 (January 2008): 9--20.

Lauck, Jon, “The Old Roots of the New West: Howard Lamar and the Intellectual Origins of Dakota Territory,” Western Historical Quarterly 39 (Autumn 2008): xxx--xxx.

Neuman, Lisa K., “Selling Indian Education: Fundraising and American Indian Identities at Bacone College, 1880--1941,” American Indian Culture and Research Journal 31, no. 4 (2007): 51--78.

Tomalin, Marcus, “‘My Close Application to the Language’: William Henry Collison and Nineteenth-Century Haida Linguistics,” BC Studies no. 155 (Autumn 2007): 93--128.


Bigler, David L., “A Lion in the Path: Genesis of the Utah War, 1857--1858,” Utah Historical Quarterly 76 (Winter 2008): 4--21.

Camp, H. Carl, “The Corps of Discovery: Improvisers Extraordinaire,” We Proceeded On 34 (February 2008): 8--20.

Lackenbauer, Whitney, “Guerrillas in Our Midst: The Pacific Coast Militia Rangers, 1942--45,” BC Studies no. 155 (Autumn 2007): 31--67.

Lahti, Janne, “Colonized Labor: Apaches and Pawnees as Army Workers,” Western Historical Quarterly 39 (Autumn 2008): 283--302.

Scott, Kim Allen, “‘Whiskey is the Enemy Most Formidable in This Campaign’: Capt. Gustavus Cheyney Doane’s Fight with Boredom and Vice during the Geronimo Pursuit,” Journal of Arizona History 48 (Spring 2007): 31--52.


Bernstein, David, “‘We are not now as we once were’: Iowa Indians’ Political and Economic Adaptations during U.S. Incorporation,” Ethnohistory 54 (Fall 2007): 605--37.

Blackhawk, Ned, “The Primacy of Violence in Great Basin Indian History,” Journal of the West 46 (Fall 2007): 10--7.

Durham, Walter T., “Noh-Noh-He-Tsu-Nageh and the Cherokee Removal,” Tennessee Historical Quarterly 66 (Fall 2007): 236--49.

Madley, Benjamin, “California’s Yuki Indians: Defining Genocide in Native American History,” Western Historical Quarterly 39 (Autumn 2008): 303--32.

Tanrisal, Meldan, “Borrowed Visions: American Indian and Anglo American Uses of Each Other’s Visions,” Journal of the West 46 (Fall 2007): 48--54.

Wicazo Sa Review 22 (Spring 2007). Special issue. Navajo Studies.

Witgen, Michael, “The Rituals of Possession: Native Identity and the Invention of Empire in Seventeenth-Century Western North America,” Ethnohistory 54 (Fall 2007): 639--68.


Blackhawk, Ned, “The Displacement of Violence: Ute Diplomacy and the Making of New Mexico’s Eighteenth-Century Northern Borderlands,” Ethnohistory 54 (Fall 2007): 723--55.

DuVal, Kathleen, “Cross-Cultural Crime and Osage Justice in the Western Mississippi Valley, 1700--1826,” Ethnohistory 54 (Fall 2007): 697--722.

Hodges, Adam J., “Thinking Globally, Acting Locally: The Portland Soviet and the Emergence of American Communism, 1918--1920,” Pacific Northwest Quarterly 98 (Summer 2007): 115--29.

Hyer, Joel R., “‘It Was My Duty to Protect the Indians’: Senator Thomas R. Bard and the Removal of the Cupeños from Warner’s Ranch,” Journal of the West 46 (Fall 2007): 28--39.

McCammon, Holly J., et al., “Becoming Full Citizens: The U.S. Women’s Jury Rights Campaigns, the Pace of Reform, and Strategic Adaptation,” American Journal of Sociology 113 (January 2008): 1104--47.

Switzer, Jack, “The Ordeal of Sophie Sheinin,” Alberta History 56 (Winter 2008): 16--22.


“Digging Deep at the National Archives,” Prologue 39 (Winter 2007): 36--40.

Herbert, John, and Karen Estlund, “Creating Citizen Historians,” Western Historical Quarterly 39 (Autumn 2008): 333--41.


Cracroft, Richard H., “‘The Assault of Laughter’: The Comic Attack on Mormon Polygamy in Popular Literature,” Journal of Mormon History 34 (Winter 2008): 233--62.

Danver, Steven L., “Metlakatla: Native Leadership and White Resistance in an Alaskan Mission Community,” Journal of the West 46 (Fall 2007): 40--7.

Duffy, John-Charles, “The Use of ‘Lamanite’ in Official LDS Discourse,” Journal of Mormon History 34 (Winter 2008): 118--67.

Olmstead, Jacob W., “The Mormon Hierarchy and the MX,” Journal of Mormon History 33 (Fall 2007): 1--30.


Booth, Peter MacMillan, “‘If We Gave Up the Making of Nawait, It Would Mean Starvation’: Saguaro Wine Defenders of Tohono O’odham Land and Way-of-Life,” Journal of Arizona History 46 (Winter 2005): 375--96.

Boris, Eileen, “On Cowboys and Welfare Queens: Independence, Dependence, and Interdependence at Home and Abroad,” Journal of American Studies 41 (December 2007): 599--621.

Collier, Brian S., “‘To Bring Honor to My Village’: Steve Gachupin and the Community Ceremony of Jemez Running and the Pike’s Peak Marathon,” Journal of the West 46 (Fall 2007): 62--71.

Dubin, Margaret, “‘Pull for the Ancient Ones’: Crossing the Santa Barbara Channel in a Tomol,” News from Native California 21 (Winter 2007/08): 21--9.

Matarrita-Cascante, David, and A. E. Luloff, “Profiling Participative Residents in Western Communities,” Rural Sociology 73 (March 2008): 44--61.

McCorkle, Gerald S., “Busing Comes to Dallas Schools,” Southwestern Historical Quarterly 111 (January 2008): 305--33.

Pierce, J. Kingston, “Night of the Klan: The Rise and Fall of the ‘Invisible Empire’ in the Pacific Northwest,” Columbia (Winter 2007--08): 6--15.

Szasz, Ferenc M., and George E. Webb, “The New Mexican Response to the End of the Second World War,” New Mexico Historical Review 83 (Winter 2008): 1--37.

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