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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 Spring 2008


Libecap, Gary D., “The Assignment of Property Rights on the Western Frontier: Lessons for Contemporary Environmental and Resource Policy,” Journal of Economic History 67 (June 2007): 257--91.

Prochaska, William C., “Farming Operations at the State Hospital, Evanston, Wyoming,” Annals of Wyoming 79 (Winter 2007): 11--7.


Beyer, C. Kalani, “The Connection of Samuel Chapman Armstrong as Both Borrower and Architect of Education in Hawai’i,” History of Education Quarterly 47 (February 2007): 23--48.

Ewig, Rick, “E.T. Payton: Savior or Madman?” Annals of Wyoming 79 (Winter 2007): 18--36.

Foster, Michael, and Barbara Foster, “The Great Bare: Adah Menken, The Naked Lady, Dazzles the Gold Rush West and Young Mark Twain,” California Territorial Quarterly no. 69 (Spring 2007): 14--21.

Gehlbach, Stephen, “Autumnal Fever and Daniel Drake,” Timeline 24 (July-September 2007): 36--49.

Johns, Daniel, “Company Fool or God’s Tool: Robert Terrill Rundle, the Hudson’s Bay Company and the Plains Indians,” Alberta History 55 (Spring 2007): 2--11.

Roberts, Strother, “The Life and Death of Matonabbee: Fur Trade and Leadership Among the Chipewyan, 1736--1782,” Manitoba History 55 (June 2007): 7--17.


Chandler, Robert J., “Wells Fargo’s Stagecoaching: An 1860s Turf War,” California Territorial Quarterly no. 69 (Spring 2007): 36--51.

Keith, H. Lloyd, “‘A Place so Dull and Dreary’: The Hudson’s Bay Company at Fort Okanagan, 1821--1860,” Pacific Northwest Quarterly 98 (Spring 2007): 78--94.


Adler, Jeffrey S., “Shoot to Kill: The Use of Deadly Force by the Chicago Police, 1875--1920,” Journal of Interdisciplinary History 38 (Autumn 2007): 233--54.

Baranski, John, “Something to Help Themselves: Tenant Organizing in San Francisco’s Public Housing 1965--1975,” Journal of Urban History 33 (March 2007): 418--42.

Helquist, Michael, “Portland to the Rescue: The Rose City’s Response to the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fire,” Oregon Historical Quarterly 108 (Fall 2007): 384--409.

Parson, Don, “The Decline of Public Housing and the Politics of the Red Scare: The Significance of the Los Angeles Public Housing War,” Journal of Urban History 33 (March 2007): 400--17.

Perales, Monica, “Fighting to Stay in Smeltertown: Lead Contamination and Environmental Justice in a Mexican American Community,” Western Historical Quarterly 39 (Spring 2008): 41--63.

Winkler, Richelle et al., “Social Landscapes of the Inter-Mountain West: A Comparison of ‘Old West’ and ‘New West’ Communities,” Rural Sociology 72 (September 2007): 478--501.


Bakken, Gordon Morris, “Montana, Anaconda, and the Price of Pollution,” Historian 69 (Spring 2007): 36--48.

Denetdale, Jennifer Nez, “Discontinuities, Remembrances, and Cultural Survival History, Diné/Navajo Memory, and the Bosque Redondo Memorial,” New Mexico Historical Review 82 (Summer 2007): 295--316.

Forest, Marguerite S.E., “Searching for Sea Otters,” We Proceeded On 33 (August 2007): 18--27.

Jengo, John W., “an excellent guide to subsequent explorers,” We Proceeded On 33 (August 2007): 6--17.

Nesheim, David, “How William F. Cody Helped Save the Buffalo without Really Trying,” Great Plains Quarterly 27 (Summer 2007): 163--75.

Schroeder, Tom, “Rediscovering a Coastal Prairie near Friday Harbor,” Pacific Northwest Quarterly 98 (Spring 2007): 55--63.

Sweeney, Kevin, “Twixt Scylla and Charybdis: Environmental Pressure on the Choctaw to Ally with the Confederacy,” Chronicles of Oklahoma 85 (Spring 2007): 72--93.

Zontek, Ken, “Forgotten in the Fur Trade: The Deerskin Trade of the High Plains and Intermountain West, 1540--1882,” Rocky Mountain Fur Trade Journal 1 (2007): 25--46.


Carroll, Jane Lamm, “‘This Higgledy-Piggledy Assembly’: The McLeods, an Anglo-Dakota Family in Early Minnesota,” Minnesota History 60 (Summer 2007): 219--33.

Hipol, Keith ‘Moki,’ “Hawaiians in the American Fur Trade,” Rocky Mountain Fur Trade Journal 1 (2007): 75--84.

Robinson, Charles M., III, “Don’t Ruin a Good Story with the Facts: An Analysis of Henry Flipper’s Account of His Court-Martial in Black Frontiersman,” Southwestern Historical Quarterly 111 ( July 2007): 51--71.

Screws, Raymond, “Tools of Ethnic Identity,” Nebraska History 88 (Spring/Summer 2007): 42--54.

Smith, Aminda M., “Choosing Chinese Medicine: Idaho’s C.K. Ah Fong and Turn-of-the-Century Apothecaries in the American West,” Journal of the West 46 (Summer 2007): 24--31.


Compton, Todd, “Civilizing the Ragged Edge: Jacob Hamblin’s Wives,” Journal of Mormon History 33 (Summer 2007): 155--98.

Frink, Lisa, “Storage and Status in Precolonial and Colonial Coastal Western Alaska,” Current Anthropology 48 (June 2007): 349--74.

Mehlman, Natalia, “Sex Ed . . . and the Reds? Reconsidering the Anaheim Battle over Sex Education, 1962--1969,” History of Education Quarterly 47 (May 2007): 203--32.


Arenson, Adam, “Anglo-Saxonism in the Yukon: The Klondike Nugget and American-British Relations in the ‘Two Wests,’ 1898--1901,” Pacific Historical Review 76 (August 2007): 373--403.

Barr, Juliana, “How Do You Get from Jamestown to Santa Fe? A Colonial Sun Belt,” Journal of Southern History 73 (August 2007): 553--66.

Bashore, Melvin L., “Avoiding Rocky Ridge: Mormons on the Seminoe Cutoff,” Annals of Wyoming 79 (Spring 2007): 2--11.

Englebert, Robert, “Diverging Identities and Converging Interests: Corporate Competition, Desertion, and Voyageur Agency, 1815--1818,” Manitoba History 55 (June 2007): 18--24.


Daniels, James B., “The Battle of Chippewa,” American History 42 (October 2007): 54--8.

Ficken, Robert E., “Glittering Prospect,” Columbia 21 (Summer 2007): 10--6.


Baker, James F., “The St. Louis and Suburban Streetcar Strike of 1900,” Missouri Historical Review 101 (July 2007): 226--45.

Carter, Laura Lee, “Glow in the Dark Tragedy,” American History 42 (October 2007): 32--7.

Jacobs, Margaret D., “Working on the Domestic Frontier: American Indian Domestic Servants in White Women’s Households in the San Francisco Bay Area, 1920--1940,” Frontiers 28 (2007): 165--99.


Allen, Chadwick, “Sight in the Sound: Seeing and Being Seen in The Lone Ranger Radio Show,” Western American Literature 42 (Summer 2007): 117--40.

Dickson, Ephraim D., III, “Capturing the Lakota Spirit,” Nebraska History 88 (Spring/Summer 2007): 2--25.

Glauber, Carole, “Eyes of the Earth: Lily White, Sarah Ladd, and the Oregon Camera Club,” Oregon Historical Quarterly 108 (Spring 2007): 34--67.

Hutton, Paul Andrew, “Silver Screen Desperado: Billy the Kid in the Movies,” New Mexico Historical Review 82 (Spring 2007): 149--96.

Shipers, Carrie, “‘Young Poets Write What They Know’: William Reed Dunroy, Poet of the Plains,” Great Plains Quarterly 27 (Summer 2007): 193--202.


Borneman, Walter R., “Which Road to Fort Duquesne,” Western Pennsylvania History 90 (Summer 2007): 36--43.

Fleek, Sherman L., “Dr. George B. Sanderson: Nemesis of the Mormon Battalion,” Journal of Mormon History 33 (Summer 2007): 199--223.

Johnson, Timothy D., “A Most Anomalous Affair: Gideon Pillow and Winfield Schott in the Mexico City Campaign,” Tennessee Historical Quarterly 66 (Spring 2007): 2--19.

Lubetkin, M. John, “Captain Javan B. Irvine and the 1871 Eastern Yellowstone Surveying Expedition,” South Dakota History 37 (Summer 2007): 125--45.

Maccagno, Tom, “Portage La Biche: The Forgotten Portage,” Alberta History 55 (Spring 2007): 19--26.

Wengert, James W., “Henry Rinaldo Porter: A Surgeon’s Account of Custer’s Last Stand,” Journal of the West 46 (Summer 2007): 32--9.


Clemmons, Linda M., “‘Leagued together’: Adapting Traditional Forms of Resistance to Protest ABCFM Missionaries and the Treaty of 1837,” South Dakota History 37 (Summer 2007): 95--124.

Dixon, Benjamin Y., “Furthering Their Own Demise: How Kansa Indian Death Customs Accelerated Their Depopulation,” Ethnohistory 54 (Summer 2007): 473--508.

Edmunds, R. David, “Blazing New Trails or Burning Bridges: Native American History Comes of Age,” Western Historical Quarterly 39 (Spring 2008): 5--15

Friday, Matthew J., “Morality vs. Legality: Michigan’s Burt Lake Indians and the Burning of Indianville,” Michigan Historical Review 33 (Spring 2007): 88--97.

Gunthrie, Thomas H., “Good Words: Chief Joseph and the Production of Indian Speech(es), Texts, and Subjects,” Ethnohistory 54 (Summer 2007): 509--46.

Kennedy, Dorothy, “Quantifying ‘Two Sides of a Coin’: A Statistical Examination of the Central Coast Salish Social Network,” BC Studies no. 153 (Spring 2007): 3--34.

Steele, Volney, “Charles Alexander Eastman, M.D. (Ohiyesa): A Sioux Physician between Two Worlds,” Journal of the West 46 (Summer 2007): 40--9.

Warren, Scott S., “The Zuni Way,” Smithsonian (April 2007): 77--83.


American Indian Law Review 31, no. 2 (2006--7). Special Issue. “Lands, Liberties, and Legacies: Indigenous Peoples and International Law.”

Heath, Harvard S., “The Reed Smoot Hearings: A Quest for Legitimacy,” Journal of Mormon History 33 (Summer 2007): 1--80.

McFerrin, Randy, and Douglas Wills, “High Noon on the Western Range: A Property Rights Analysis of the Johnson County War,” Journal of Economic History 67 (March 2007): 69--92.

Owens, Robert M., “Law and Disorder North of the Ohio: Runaways and the Patriarchy of Print Culture, 1793--1815,” Indiana Magazine of History 103 (September 2007): 265--89.

Paulos, Michael Harold, “Senator George Sutherland: Reed Smoot’s Defender,” Journal of Mormon History 33 (Summer 2007): 81--118.

Szuberla, Guy, “Yesterday’s City: Miss Chicago and Dad Dearborn,” Chicago History 35 (Summer 2007): 44--63.


Sanchez, Virginia, “Cucharas, Colorado: School Days and Spiritual Life in Huerfano County,” Colorado Heritage (Winter 2007): 32--47.

Zilberstein, Anya, “Objects of Distant Exchange: The Northwest Coast, Early America, and the Global Imagination,” William and Mary Quarterly 64 (July 2007): 591--620.


Jetté, Melinda Marie, “‘we have allmost Every Religion but our own’: French-Indian Community Initiatives and Social Relations in French Prarie, Oregon, 1834--1837,” Oregon Historical Quarterly 108 (Summer 2007): 222--45.

Kanon, Tom, “Seduced, Bewildered, and Lost: Anti-Shakerism on the Early Nineteenth-Century Frontier,” Ohio Valley History 7 (Summer 2007): 1--30.

Kashay, Jennifer Fish, “From Kapus to Christianity: The Disestablishment of Hawaiian Religion and Chiefly Appropriation of Calvinist Christianity,” Western Historical Quarterly 39 (Spring 2008): 17--39.

Shreve, Bradley Glenn, “Of Gods and Broken Rainbows: Native American Religions, Western Rationalism, and the Problem of Sacred Lands,” New Mexico Historical Review 82 (Summer 2007): 369--90.

Quinn, Frederick, “Daniel S. Tuttle: Utah’s Pioneer Episcopal Bishop,” Journal of Mormon History 33 (Summer 2007): 119--54.


Fiege, Mark, “The Atomic Scientists, The Senses of Wonder, and the Bomb,” Environmental History 12 (July 2007): 578--613.

Hilt, Eric, “Investment and Diversification in the American Whaling Industry,” Journal of Economic History 67 (June 2007): 292--314.

Jones, David S., “Healthcare in the Rural West: The Trials and Tribulations of Physicians on the Indian Reservations in the Late Nineteenth Century,” Journal of the West 46 (Summer 2007): 11--23.

Miller, Alex, “The Yankee Pedlar: Introduction of Percussion Lock Firearms into the Far West,” Rocky Mountain Fur Trade Journal 1 (2007): 85--92.

Shortridge, James R., “Edward Miller’s Town: The Reconceptualization of Pleasant Hill by the Pacific Railroad of Missouri,” Missouri Historical Review 101 (July 2007): 205--25.


Bender, Nathan E., Perceptions of a Mountain Man: John ‘Jeremiah Liver-Eating’ Johnston at Old Trail Town, Cody, Wyoming,” Rocky Mountain Fur Trade Journal 1 (2007): 93--106.

Bogart, Barbara, “The Hospital on the Hill,” Annals of Wyoming 79 (Winter 2007): 2--10.

Chin, Frank, “Forgive and Forget,” Amerasia Journal 30, no. 3 (2004/2005): 61--93.

Nokes, R., Gregory, “‘A Most Daring Outrage’: Murders at Chinese Massacre Cove, 1887,” Oregon Historical Quarterly 107 (Fall 2006): 326--53.

Robbins, William G., “On the Banks of the Mid-Columbia,” Columbia 21 (Summer 2007): 17--23.

Tveskov, Mark A., “Social Identity and Culture Change on the Southern Northwest Coast,” American Anthropologist 109 (September 2007): 431--41.

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