Great Plains Research Annual Index - Vol. 2, No. 2, 1992

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Great Plains Research: A Journal of Natural and Social Sciences

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Gloria Gonzalez-Kruger; Byron L. Zamboanga; Gustavo Carlo; Marcela Raffaelli; Miguel Carranza; David J. Hansen; Rodrigo Cantarero; Joel Gajardo
American Wildflowers; Watercolor Paintings; Botanical Classification; Population Biology; Ecosystem Biology; Grasslands; Land Management and Preservation; Book Review; Latino Population Growth; Midwest; Rural Communities; Current Population Surveys (1988-1997); Nebraska; Population Estimates; US Bureau of the Census; Implications of Latino Population Growth; American Indian cultural traditionalism; American Indian education; American Indian higher educational persistence and attrition; higher education evaluation; death; disability; meatpacking industry; meat processing; Latin American; Latino; workers; hazards; ethnographic accounts; Iowa; Kansas; labor market segmentation; social regulation; injury; corporate conduct; corporate misconduct; regulatory; failure; labor union; public policy; Native American; native american; law; encyclopedia; Northern Cheyenne; Reservation; Tribal Law; Avena Fatua; Wild Oat Plant; Northern Plains; Cultivated Oat; Inflorescence; Floret; Ovule; Pollen Grain; Embryo; Seed; Seedling; Monocotyledons; Evolutionary Interpretations; Seed Dormancy; Wounded Knee; Eyewitness; Massacre; Labor Relations; Public Policy; Race and Ethnicity; Work, Economy and Organizations; History; Military History; United States History; Biology; Life Sciences; Plant Biology; Plant Sciences; Chicana/o Studies; Latin American Languages and Societies; Race, Ethnicity and Post-Colonial Studies; Agriculture; Agronomy and Crop Sciences; Other Plant Sciences; Education; Cultural History; Ecology and Evolutionary Biology; Other International and Area Studies
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In the larger context of Plains Indian history, the Northern Cheyenne seem to drop from public consciousness following their military defeat in the campaigns of 1876-77 and their subsequent removal to an arid reservation in western Indian Territory. Mari Sandoz somewhat rescued these people from obscurity in her partially fictionalized Cheyenne Autumn (1953), which dramatized their mistreatment on the reservation, their heroic efforts to return to traditional homelands in Montana, and the bloody 1879 breakout from Ft. Robinson, Nebraska. Yet it is on that note of tragedy that their story seems to end, amid the battered bodies of fifty or sixty members of Dull Knife's band. Thankfully, Orlan Svingen, Associate Professor of History at Washington State University, demonstrates that the Northern Cheyenne did have a future, and that by 1900 their severed factions had been rejoined once again into a fairly unified whole. His study represents an administrative history of tribal relations with the government and is not intended to be an ethnohistorical account of cultural change, continuity or accommodation. Utilizing a wide variety of archival materials, government documents, legal records and standard published materials, Svingen has produced a tightly organized and well-written account of what often seemed to be Byzantine politics at its most convoluted.