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Recent Articles Spring 2012


Goleman, Michael J., “Wave of Mutilation: The Cattle Mutilation Phenomenon of the 1970s,” Agricultural History 85 (Summer 2011): 398–417.

Kalmakoff, Jonathan J., “The Kylemore Doukhobor Colony,” Saskatchewan History 63 (Spring/Summer 2011): 9–18.

Riney-Kehrberg, Pamela, “Wholesome, Home-Baked Goodness: Kansas, the Wheat State,” Kansas History 34 (Spring 2011): 60–9.

Sanderson, Nathan B., “‘We Were All Trespassers’: George Edward Lemmon, Anglo-American Cattle Ranching, and the Great Sioux Reservation,” Agricultural History 85 (Winter 2011): 50–71.

Vaught, David, “Abner Doubleday, Marc Bloch, and the Cultural Significance of Baseball in Rural America,” Agricultural History 85 (Winter 2011): 1–20.


Berg, Erik, “‘The Roads Are For the Timid’: The Western Adventures and Romance of Mai Richie Reed,” Journal of Arizona History 52 (Spring 2011): 1–30.

Griffin, Phil, “‘Maud’s Diary’: Ireland and Manitoba, 1798–1874,” Manitoba History, no. 65 (Winter 2011): 29–38.

Gwartney, Debra, “Plucked from the Grave: The First Female Missionary to Cross the Continental Divide Came to a Gruesome End Partly Caused by Her Own Zeal. What Can We Learn from Her?,” American Scholar 80 (Summer 2011): 71–81.

Jones, Marjorie G., “Bowling Along: Early Travel Adventures of Mary Morris Vaux,” Quaker History 100 (Spring 2011): 22–39.

Kahler, Bruce R., “John A. Martin, Soldier State Visionary,” Kansas History 34 (Spring 2011): 50–9.

Kellough, William, “Judge Royce H. Savage,” Chronicles of Oklahoma 89 (Spring 2011): 52–71.

Marchildon, Jérôme, “The Story of Elzéar Goulet,” Manitoba History, no. 65 (Winter 2011): 39–43.

Putz, Paul, “Jesse ‘Cab’ Renick: In Search of an Indian Identity,” Chronicles of Oklahoma 89 (Spring 2011): 72–97.

Wilson, Bonnie G., “Axel’s Place,” Minnesota History 62 (Spring 2011): 168–73.


Gardner, A. Dudley, “You Could Still Live Off the Land: Sweetwater County During the Great Depression,” Annals of Wyoming 83 (Winter 2011): 2–20.

Hanowski, Elliot, “‘Something Dead Under the House’: Management Conflict in the Hudson’s Bay Company in the 1930s,” Manitoba History, no. 65 (Winter 2011): 2–12.

Marmor, Jason, “‘Carving a Living Out of Stone’: Colorado’s Innovative Depression-era Alabaster Industry,” Colorado Heritage (January/February 2011): 22–31.

Miner, Craig, “A Place of Boom and Bust: Hard Times Come to Kansas,” Kansas History 34 (Spring 2011): 70–9.


Bauroth, Nicholas, “The Reluctant Rise of an Urban Regime: The Exercise of Power in Fargo, North Dakota,” Journal of Urban History 37 (July 2011): 519–40.

Dunae, Patrick A. et al., “Making the Inscrutable, Scrutable: Race and Space in Victoria’s Chinatown, 1891,” BC Studies, no. 169 (Spring 2011): 51–80.

Gouriluk, Brian, “The Building of Starbuck Consolidated School No. 1150,” Manitoba History 65 (Winter 2011): 23–8.

McLaughlin, Malcolm, “The Pied Piper of the Ghetto: Lyndon Johnson, Environmental Justice, and the Politics of Rat Control,” Journal of Urban History 37 (July 2011): 541–61.

Murray, Karen Bridget, “Making Space in Vancouver’s East End: From Leonard Marsh to the Vancouver Agreement,” BC Studies, no. 169 (Spring 2011): 7–49.

Riddel, Mary, “Are Housing Bubbles Contagious?,” Land Economics 87 (February 2011): 126–44.


Altman, Bob, “Historical and Current Distribution and Populations of Bird Species in Prairie Oak Habitats in the Pacific Northwest,” Northwest Science 85 (May 2011): 194–222.

Audretsch, Robert W., “Phantom Ranch: Crucible of the Civilian Conservation Corps,” Journal of Arizona History 52 (Spring 2011): 31–52.

Babalis, Timothy, “Restoring the Past: Environmental History and Oysters at Point Reyes National Seashore,” George Wright Forum 28, no. 2 (2011): 199–215.

Christy, John A., and Edward Alverson, “Historical Vegetation of the Willamette Valley, Oregon, circa 1850,” Northwest Science 85 (May 2011): 93–107.

Dunwiddie, Peter W., Jonathan D. Bakker, Mitchell Almaguer-Bay, and Carson B. Sprenger, “Environmental History of A Garry Oak/Douglas-Fir Woodland on Waldron Island, Washington,” Northwest Science 85 (May 2011): 108–19.

Fiege, Mark, “Toward a History of Environmental History in the National Parks,” George Wright Forum 28, no. 2 (2011): 130–40.

Fourcade, Marion, “Cents and Sensibility: Economic Valuation and the Nature of ‘Nature,’” American Journal of Sociology 116 (May 2011): 1721–77.

Goddard, Joe, “Virginia Lee Burton’s Little House in Popular Consciousness Fuelling Postwar Environmentalism and Antiurbanism?,” Journal of Urban History 37 (July 2011): 562–82.

Porterfield, Sara Almasy, “Wilderness as a Resource: Mount Rainier National Park,” Columbia 24 (Winter 2010/2011): 20–5.

Sayre, Nathan F., “A History of Land Use and Natural Resources in the Middle San Pedro River Valley, Arizona,” Journal of the Southwest 53 (Spring 2011): 87–137.

Sherow, James E., “Kansans and Their Environments: 150 Years of Ambivalence,” Kansas History 34 (Spring 2011): 80–9.

Sprenger, Carson B., and Peter W. Dunwiddie, “Fire History of a Douglas-Fir-Oregon White Oak Woodland, Waldron Island, Washington,” Northwest Science 85 (May 2011): 108–19.


Aguiar, Luis L. M., Ann McKinnion, and Dixon Sookraj, “Repertoires of Racism: Reactions to Jamaicans in the Okanagan Valley,” BC Studies, no. 168 (Winter 2010/2011): 65–79.

Bernstein, Shana, “Interracial Activism in the Los Angeles Community Service Organization: Linking the World War II and Civil Rights Eras,” Pacific Historical Review 80 (May 2011): 231–67.

Graybill, Andrew R., “Helen P. Clarke in ‘the Age of Tribes’: Montana’s Changing Racial Landscape, 1870–1920,” Montana The Magazine of Western History 61 (Spring 2011): 3–19.

HoSang, Daniel, “Race and the Mythology of California’s Lost Paradise,” Boom: A Journal of California 1 (Spring 2011): 36–49.

Marcus, Kenneth H., and Yong Chen, “Inside and Outside Chinatown: Chinese Elites in Exclusion Era California,” Pacific Historical Review 80 (August 2011): 369–400.

Taylor, Quintard, “Facing the Urban Frontier: African American History in the Reshaping of the Twentieth Century American West,” Western Historical Quarterly 43 (Spring 2012): 5–27.

Van Valkenburg, Carol, “Axis Nation ‘Detainees’ and Japanese Enemy Aliens in the West during World War II,” Montana The Magazine of Western History 61 (Spring 2011): 20–39.

Widener, Jeffrey M., “The Latino Impress in Oklahoma City,” Chronicles of Oklahoma 89 (Spring 2011): 22–51.


Hallett, Hilary A., “Based on a True Story: New Western Women and the Birth of Hollywood,” Pacific Historical Review 80 (May 2011): 177–210.

Herbert, Christopher, “‘Life’s Prizes Are by Labor Got’: Risk, Reward, and White Manliness in the California Gold Rush,” Pacific Historical Review 80 (August 2011): 339–68.

Santiago, Mark, “The Greatest Misfortune and Poverty: An Army Widow at the Tucson Presidio,” Journal of Arizona History 52 (Spring 2011): 73–86.

Sherrod, Ricky L., “Strong Southern Women: Female Leadership on the Northwest Louisiana Frontier,” Louisiana History 52 (Winter 2011): 5–34.

Smith, Laura E., “Modernity, Multiples, and Masculinity: Horace Poolaw’s Postcards of Elder Kiowa Men,” Great Plains Quarterly 31 (Spring 2011): 125–45.


Hartley, Rodger, comp., “Index to South Dakota History, Volumes 1–40 (1970–2010),” special issue, South Dakota History 41 (Spring 2011): 1–198.

Wallace, Andrew, “Overland Journeys on Southern Trails: High Spots of the Last Century. A Review Essay,” Journal of Arizona History 52 (Spring 2011): 87–94.


Bukowczyk, John J., ed. “Forum on Teaching Immigration and Ethnic History through Film,” special issue, Journal of American Ethnic History 30 (Summer 2011): 24–62.

Carleton, Sean, “Colonizing Minds: Public Education, the ‘Textbook Indian,’ and Settler Colonialism in British Columbia, 1920–1970,” BC Studies, no. 169 (Spring 2011): 101–30.

Donato, Katherine M., and Ebony M. Duncan, “Migration, Social Networks, and Child Health in Mexican Families,” Journal of Marriage and Family 73 (August 2011): 713–28.

Hernández, José Angel, “From Conquest to Colonization: Indios and Colonization Policies after Mexican Independence,” Mexican Studies 26 (Summer 2010): 291–322.

Jones, Errol D., “Out from Shadows, Up from Fields: From Mining to Farming and Ranching, Mexicans have Transformed the 43rd State,” Idaho Landscapes 4 (Spring 2011): 7–37.

Landon, Michael, “A Continuous Line of Stock and Wagons: A Reappraisal of 1857 Overland Travel,” Overland Journal 29 (Spring 2011): 23–38.

Nobles, Jenna, “Parenting from Abroad: Migration, Nonresident Father Involvement, and Children’s Education in Mexico,” Journal of Marriage and Family 73 (August 2011): 729–46.

Vineberg, Robert, “Welcoming Immigrants at the Gateway to Canada’s West: Immigration Halls in Winnipeg, 1872–1975,” Manitoba History, no. 65 (Winter 2011): 13–22.


Barr, Juliana, “Geographies of Power: Mapping Indian Borders in the ‘Borderlands’ of the Early Southwest,” William and Mary Quarterly 68 (January 2011): 5–46.

Delgado, Grace Peña, “Neighbors by Nature: Relationships, Border Crossings, and Transnational Communities in the Chinese Exclusion Era,” Pacific Historical Review 80 (August 2011): 401–29.

Noel, Linda C., “‘I am an American’: Anglos, Mexicans, Nativos, and the National Debate over Arizona and New Mexico Statehood,” Pacific Historical Review 80 (August 2011): 430–67.

Toudji, Sonia, “‘The Happiest Consequences’: Sexual Unions and Frontier Survival at Arkansas Post,” Arkansas Historical Quarterly 70 (Spring 2011): 45–56.

Yetman, David, “Pedro de Perea and the Colonization of Sonora,” Journal of the Southwest 53 (Spring 2011): 33–86.


Glover, Susan M., and Mary E. King, “Social Mobility and Reproduction Among Nineteenth-Century Colorado Silver Prospectors,” Journal of Family History 36 (July 2011): 316–32.

Kipp, Dustin, “‘We Were Beet Workers, And That Was All’: Beet Field Laborers in the North Platte Valley, 1902–1930,” Great Plains Quarterly 31 (Winter 2011): 23–38.

Safford, Jeffrey J., “The Rise and Fall of Social Welfare in a Frontier Mining Community: Virginia City and Madison County, Montana Territory, 1863–69,” Montana The Magazine of Western History 61 (Summer 2011): 47–58.

Stern, Alexandra Minna, “‘The Hour of Eugenics’ in Veracruz, Mexico: Radical Politics, Public Health, and Latin America’s Only Sterilization Law,” Hispanic American Historical Review 91 (August 2011): 431–43.

Wolfe, Mikael, “Bringing the Revolution to the Dam Site: How Technology, Labor, and Nature Converged in the Microcosm of a Northern Mexican Company Town, 1936–1946,” Journal of the Southwest 53 (Spring 2011): 1–31.


Bonner, Robert E., “‘Not an Imaginary Picture Altogether, but Parts’: The Artistic Legacy of Buffalo Bill Cody,” Montana The Magazine of Western History 61 (Spring 2011): 40–59.

Dykstra, Gretchen, “’Boes in Facultate: The Short, Creative Life of Franz Rickaby,” California History 88, no. 3 (2011): 6–21.

Jerman, Hadley, “Acting for the Camera: Horace Poolaw’s Film Stills of Family, 1925–1950,” Great Plains Quarterly 31 (Spring 2011): 105–23.

Lavin, Matthew J., “Clean Hands and an Iron Face: Frontier Masculinity and Boston Manliness in the Rise of Silas Lapham,” Western American Literature 45 (Winter 2011): 363–82.

López, Marissa, “The Sentimental Politics of Language: Ralph Waldo Emerson’s and José María Sánchez’s Texan Stories,” Western American Literature 45 (Winter 2011): 385–409.

Peterson, Leighton C., “‘Reel Navajo’: The Linguistic Creation of Indigenous Screen Memories,” American Indian Culture and Research Journal 35, no. 2 (2011): 111–34.

Platt, Susan Noyes, “James W. Washington Jr.: Painter, Activist, Sculptor,” Columbia 24 (Winter 2010/2011): 13–8.

Wetherilt Behrens, Jo L., “‘Painting the Town’: How Merchants Marketed the Visual Arts to Nineteenth-Century Omahans,” Nebraska History 92 (Spring 2011): 14–39.


Hart, Roderick P., and Elvin T. Lim, “Tracking the Language of Space and Time, 1948–2008,” Journal of Contemporary History 46 (July 2011): 591–609.

Isern, Thomas D., “The Enterprise of Kansas History,” Kansas History 34 (Spring 2011): 12–27.

Sörlin, Sverker, “The Contemporaneity of Environmental History: Negotiating Scholarship, Useful History, and the New Human Condition,” Journal of Contemporary History 46 (July 2011): 610–30.

Webster, Anthony K., “‘Please Read Loose’: Intimate Grammars and Unexpected Languages in Contemporary Navajo Literature,” American Indian Culture and Research Journal 35, no. 2 (2011): 61–86.


Casserly, Brian G., “Puget Sound’s Security Codependency and Western Cold War Histories, 1950–1984,” Pacific Historical Review 80 (May 2011): 268–93.

Dimmick, Gregg J., “A Newly Uncovered Alamo Account: By Pedro Ampudia, Commanding General of the Mexican Army over Texas Artillery,” Southwestern Historical Quarterly 114 (April 2011): 378–86.

Etter, Patricia A., “Southwestern Vignettes: Eighth Corps of Engineers and the Gila Trail,” Overland Journal 28 (Winter 2010): 175–9.

Gordon, Greg, “Steamboats, Woodhawks, and War on the Upper Missouri River,” Montana The Magazine of Western History 61 (Summer 2011): 30–46.

Kyba, Daniel A., “Chasing the Giants: Mounts Hooker and Brown,” Alberta History 59 (Winter 2011): 18–25.

McDermott, John D., “Guardians of the Pacific Telegraphs,” Annals of Wyoming 83 (Winter 2011): 21–31.

Miyamoto, Melody, “Re-Running the Pony Express Route 150 Years Later: From St. Joe’s to Sacramento in 6 Days,” Overland Journal 29 (Spring 2011): 4–22.

Roe, Joann, “David Thompson’s Columbia River: When Canada’s Master Surveyor Traveled the Length of the Great River of the West,” Columbia 24 (Winter 2010/2011): 27–9.


Bell, Morgan F., “Some Thoughts on ‘Taking’ Pictures: Imaging ‘Indians’ and the Counter-Narratives of Visual Sovereignty,” Great Plains Quarterly 31 (Spring 2011): 85–104.

Cushman, Ellen, “‘We’re Taking the Genius of Sequoyah into This Century’: The Cherokee Syllabary, Peoplehood, and Perseverance,” Wicazo Sa Review 26 (Spring 2011): 67–83.

Dumont, Clayton W., Jr., “Contesting Scientists’ Narrations of NAGPRA’s Legislative History: Rule 10.11 and the Recovery of ‘Culturally Unidentifiable’ Ancestors,” Wicazo Sa Review 26 (Spring 2011): 5–41.

James, Elizabeth, “‘Hardly a Family is Free From the Disease’: Tuberculosis, Health Care, and Assimilation Policy on the Nez Perce Reservation, 1908–1942,” Oregon Historical Quarterly 112 (Summer 2011): 142–69.

Killsback, Leo, “The Legacy of Little Wolf: Rewriting and Rerighting Our Leaders Back into History,” Wicazo Sa Review 26 (Spring 2011): 85–111.

Matthews, Becky, “Changing Lives: Baptist Women, Benevolence, and Community on the Crow Reservation, 1904–60,” Montana The Magazine of Western History 61 (Summer 2011): 3–29.

Ragsdale, John W., Jr., “Values in Transition: The Chiricahua Apache from 1886–1914,” American Indian Law Review 35, no. 1 (2010/2011): 39–105.

Sabol, Steven, “Comparing American and Russian Internal Colonization: The ‘Touch of Civilisation’ on the Sioux and Kazakhs,” Western Historical Quarterly 43 (Spring 2012): 29–51.

Simonsen, Jane, “Descendants of Black Hawk: Generations of Identity in Sauk Portraits,” American Quarterly 63 (June 2011): 301–35.

Wriglesworth, Chad, “Trampling Kamiakin’s Gardens: The Legacy of Theodore Winthrop’s Stay at St. Joseph’s Mission,” Columbia 24 (Winter 2010/2011): 30–5.


Hamilton, Matthew K., “‘To Preserve African Slavery’: The Secession Commissioners to Texas, 1861,” Southwestern Historical Quarterly 114 (April 2011): 354–76.

Irvin, Thomas, “The Political and Journalistic Battles to Create Nebraska’s Unicameral Legislature,” Nebraska History 92 (Spring 2011): 42–9.

Mead, Rebecca, “Votes for Women!: How Winning the Vote for Washington Women Helped Turn the Tide for Women’s Suffrage on a National Scale,” Columbia 24 (Winter 2010/2011): 5–11.

Napier, Rita G., “Origin Stories and Bleeding Kansas,” Kansas History 34 (Spring 2011): 28–39.

Thrift, Gayle, “‘By the West, for the West’: Frederick Haultain and the Struggle for Provincial Rights in Alberta,” Alberta History 59 (Winter 2011): 2–11.

Wiseman, Nelson, “The American Imprint on Alberta Politics,” Great Plains Quarterly 31 (Winter 2011): 39–53.


Bell, Blake, “Homestead National Monument of America and the 150th Anniversary of the Homestead Act,” Western Historical Quarterly 43 (Spring 2012): 73–8.

Leiker, James N., “Imagining the Free State: A 150-Year History of a Contested Image,” Kansas History 34 (Spring 2011): 40–49.

Lenihan, Daniel, “Diving Montezuma Well,” Natural History 119 (May 2011): 14–9.

Levin, Howard, “Authentic Doing: Student-Produced Web-Based Digital Video Oral Histories,” Oral History Review 38 (April 2011): 6–33.

Pinson, John, “A Precious Gift of Culture: Community Basketweaving at the Autry Museum of the American West,” News from Native California 24 (Winter 2010/2011): 6–9.

Zieren, Gregory R., “Negotiating between Generations: A Decade of Experience Teaching Oral History,” Oral History Review 38 (April 2011): 158–74.


Avella, Steven M., “Catholicism in the Twentieth-Century American West: The Next Frontier,” Catholic Historical Review 97 (April 2011): 219–49.

Lowman, Emma Battell, “‘My Name Is Stanley’: Twentieth-Century Missionary Stories and the Complexity of Colonial Encounters,” BC Studies, no. 169 (Spring 2011): 81–99.

Schmidt, Kimberly D., “Moneneheo and Naheverien: Cheyenne and Mennonite Sewing Circles, Convergences and Conflicts, 1890–1970,” Great Plains Quarterly 31 (Winter 2011): 3–22.

Webster, Ross R., “Building a Movement and a Monument: The Rise of Tibetan Buddhism in America and the Construction of Colorado’s Great Stupa,” Colorado Heritage (March/April 2011): 23–31.


Jengo, John W., “‘Blue Earth,’ ‘Clift of White’ and ‘Burning Bluffs’: Lewis and Clark’s Extraordinary Mineral Encounters in Northeastern Nebraska,” We Proceeded On 37 (February 2011): 6–18.

Ore, Janet, “Mobile Home Syndrome: Engineered Woods and the Making of a New Domestic Ecology in the Post-World War II Era,” Technology and Culture 52 (April 2011): 260–86.

Rindfleisch, Bryan, “‘A Very Considerable Mortality’: Federal Indian Health Policy and Disease at the Hayward Indian School and Lac Courte Oreilles Reservation,” Wisconsin Magazine of History 94 (Summer 2011): 2–13.

Roberson, Glen R., “Doctor Forrest Pitt Baker and the History of the Eastern Oklahoma Tuberculosis Sanatorium,” Chronicles of Oklahoma 89 (Spring 2011): 4–21.

Ruuska, Alex, “Ghost Dancing and the Iron Horse,” Technology and Culture 52 (July 2011): 574–97.

Smith, Mark, and Larry Walklin, “The Early Years of Talk Radio: WJAG, Norfolk, Nebraska,” Nebraska History 92 (Spring 2011): 2–13.

Spedden, Rush, “Lansford Hastings, Orson Pratt, Google Earth, and GPS,” Overland Journal 28 (Winter 2010): 153–74.


Averill, Thomas Fox, “Flyover Country: Images of Kansas,” Kansas History 34 (Spring 2011): 90–101.

Dean, Virgil W., “Imagining Kansas at 150: Introduction,” Kansas History 34 (Spring 2011): 4–11.

Drew, Jesse, “Country Music’s California Heart,” Boom: A Journal of California 1 (Spring 2011): 50–61.

Jozic, Jennifer, “No Ordinary Life: Remembering the Miss Roughrider and Miss Grey Cup Pageants, 1951–1991,” Saskatchewan History 62 (Fall 2010): 8–12.

Kerstetter, Todd M., “Rock Music and the New West, 1980–2010,” Western Historical Quarterly 43 (Spring 2012): 53–71.

Nucciarone, Monica, “‘On Mountain and Prairie’: The Possible Playing of Baseball on the Gold Rush Trails,” Overland Journal 28 (Winter 2010): 144–52.

Weeks, Michael, “Winter on the Margins: Promoting Flagstaff as a Winter Playground,” Journal of Arizona History 52 (Spring 2011): 53–72.

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