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University of Nebraska Press

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  • The 1870 Ghost Danceby Cora Du Bois

    University of Nebraska Press 2007; US$ 19.95

    The 1870 Ghost Dance was a significant but too often disregarded transformative historical movement with particular impact on the Native peoples of northern California. The spiritual energies of this ?great wave,? as Peter Nabokov has called it, have passed down to the present day among Native Californians, some of whose contemporary individual and... more...

  • American Indians, the Irish, and Government Schoolingby Michael C. Coleman

    University of Nebraska Press 2007; US$ 49.95

    For centuries American Indians and the Irish experienced assaults by powerful, expanding states, along with massive land loss and population collapse. In the early nineteenth century the U.S. government, acting through the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), began a systematic campaign to assimilate Indians. more...

  • American Silenceby Zeese Papanikolas

    University of Nebraska Press 2007; US$ 29.95

    In American Silence , a complement to his previous study Trickster in the Land of Dreams , Zeese Papanikolas investigates a number of significant American cultural artifacts and the lives of their makers. For Papanikolas, both the private failures and public successes of Clarence King, Henry Adams, Gertrude Stein, Ernest Hemingway, Raymond Chandler,... more...

  • Because a Fire Was in My Headby Lynn Stegner

    University of Nebraska Press 2007; US$ 24.95

    Kate Riley is not the sort of heroine we meet in most American novels. Self-centered, shape-shifting, driven from one man to another and one city to the next, she is all too real?but not at all the loyal and steady homebody of idealized womanhood. When we first encounter her, Kate (or Katherine, or Kate of the Prairie, or Katrina) is about to undergo... more...

  • The Best of All Seasonsby Dan Aadland

    University of Nebraska Press 2007; US$ 24.95

    Since first learning to handle a Winchester .22 as a kid, Dan Aadland has exulted in hunting?not as a sport but as a calling. In this book he takes readers to Montana?s prairies and mountains in search of antelope, whitetail deer, moose, and the occasional upland bird as he vividly describes the rituals and camaraderie of hunting culture. more...

  • Bigger than Lifeby Dinah Lenney

    University of Nebraska Press 2007; US$ 24.95

    Nelson Gross led an outsized life?one in which he played many roles: father, brother, husband, politician, entrepreneur. When he was killed by a couple of teenagers in a botched abduction and robbery, the murder shook his family in predictable and terrible ways. more...

  • Buffalo Nationby Ken Zontek

    University of Nebraska Press 2007; US$ 19.95

    The gruesome story of the devastation of buffalo herds in the late nineteenth century has become uncomfortably familiar. A less familiar story, but a hopeful one for the future, is Ken Zontek?s account of Native peoples? efforts to repopulate the Plains with a healthy, viable bison population. more...

  • The Cowboy Girlby John Clayton

    University of Nebraska Press 2007; US$ 21.95

    In 1901, Philadelphia's celebrity female journalist stepped off a train in Blackfoot, Montana, and into a world of living legends. The miners and frontiersmen, Indians and trappers that Caroline Lockhart met there inspired this beautiful, single, strong-willed woman to live a life she had only dreamed about in what remained of the Wild West. more...

  • Encyclopedia of the Great Plains Indiansby David J. Wishart

    University of Nebraska Press 2007; US$ 24.95

    Until the last two centuries, the human landscapes of the Great Plains were shaped solely by Native Americans, and since then the region has continued to be defined by the enduring presence of its Indigenous peoples. The Encyclopedia of the Great Plains Indians offers a sweeping overview, across time and space, of this story in 123 entries drawn from... more...

  • Ethnicity and Equalityby Azouz Begag

    University of Nebraska Press 2007; US$ 14.95

    In the fall of 2005 the streets of France were rocked by civil disturbances on a scale unseen for decades. Only months earlier Azouz Begag, France?s first minister for equal opportunities and first-ever cabinet minister of North African immigrant origin, wrote an essay laying bare the festering social and ethnic injustices that, as can now be seen... more...