Faces of the Great Plains

Faces of the Great Plains

PRE FACE The wildlife of the Great Plains tends to get overlooked , like its grassland landscapes . This book serves to lessen that undeserved neglect by enhancing the reader's appreciation of some of the animals that can be found in ...

Author: Paul A. Johnsgard

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ISBN: UOM:49015002935352

Category: Nature

Page: 170

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Presents prairie wildlife and the art of nature photography covering one hundred fifty species, explaining the ecology, behavior, and life histories of these creatures.
Categories: Nature

Encyclopedia of the Great Plains

Encyclopedia of the Great Plains

... Blackof the Great Plains , as evidenced by the many lore Society in 1888 , folklorists have been inter- foot , and Crows ... such as this passage rative to the Indian schools ' policy of assimilasets out on a great journey to face ...

Author: David J. Wishart

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803247877

Category: History

Page: 962

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"Wishart and the staff of the Center for Great Plains Studies have compiled a wide-ranging (pun intended) encyclopedia of this important region. Their objective was to 'give definition to a region that has traditionally been poorly defined,' and they have
Categories: History

Corn Flower In Blowing Snow on the Great Plains

Corn Flower In Blowing Snow on the Great Plains

When winter arrives on the Great Plains, Corn Flower faces the icy challenges with activities like sledding, bead making, storytelling, and basket making. As the snowpack hardens, the children participate in winter games.

Author: James D. Lester

Publisher: Sunstone Press

ISBN: 9781611395808

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 118

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Corn Flower, an eleven-year-old Native American girl, is a member of the Kansa tribe living along the Cottonwood River in the 1820s. When winter arrives on the Great Plains, Corn Flower and her best friend Night Sparrow build a sled to challenge their brothers in a hillside race. Because of the icy temperatures, many activities such as bead making, storytelling, and completing the winter count for the yearly history of their tribe remain in their family lodge. As the ice pack hardens, the children participate in the snow snake as they throw a long rod or stick down a narrow channel in the snow. When a stray coyote attacks Corn Flower and her goat along the river, she is saved by her horse Brownie. Along with her father and brothers, Corn Flower travels to the trading post. On her return home, Corn Flower is startled to find that the tribal storyteller Walks at Night has fallen in the snow. Corn Flower nurses Walks at Night back to health by using her wild crafting skills with herbs and roots for healing. At the shell ceremony Corn Flower and Night Sparrow each receive a new shell on their necklace for surviving their twelfth winter season on the Great Plains. Includes Readers Guide.
Categories: Young Adult Fiction

Great Plains Geology

Great Plains Geology

... are the only sites that I know of in the Great Plains where it is possible to view so many earthquake faults. ... The bluffs and their rock faces are kept fresh by erosion from the undermining actions of breaking waves on the bluff ...

Author: Robert Francis Diffendal

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9781496200778

Category: History

Page: 216

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Great Plains Geology concisely guides readers through the geological development of the Great Plains region. It describes the distinct features of fifty-seven geologic sites, including fascinating places such as Raton Pass in Colorado and New Mexico, the Missouri Breaks of Montana, and the Ashfall Fossil Beds in Nebraska. This guide addresses the tricky question of what constitutes the Great Plains, showing that the region is defined in part through its unique geologic features.
Categories: History

Soil Conservation

Soil Conservation

Great Plains Great Plains Hit by Most Extensive Wind Damage in 20 Years . Aug. , p . ... Protecting the Great Plains from Wind and Drought . Barbara Maus , June , p . 4 . ... The Face of Rural America . Oct. , p . 23 .

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ISBN: UCBK:C078458468

Category: Soil conservation

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Categories: Soil conservation

Winter Wheat and Sorghum Production in the Southern Great Plains Under Limited Rainfall

Winter Wheat and Sorghum Production in the Southern Great Plains Under Limited Rainfall

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Author: Oscar Roland Mathews

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105019618326

Category: Sorghum

Page: 60

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Categories: Sorghum

Encyclopedia of the Great Plains Indians

Encyclopedia of the Great Plains Indians

ORAL TRADITIONS For the Indian peoples of the Plains, narratives, or what are often referred to as oral traditions, convey their most ... Alone, he sets out on a great journey to face seemingly overwhelming obstacles and challenges.

Author: David J. Wishart

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803298620

Category: History

Page: 252

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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 the acclaimed Encyclopedia of the Great Plains, together with 23 new entries focusing on contemporary Plains Indians, and many new photographs. ø Here are the peoples, places, processes, and events that have shaped lives of the Indians of the Great Plains from the beginnings of human habitation to the present?not only yesterday?s wars, treaties, and traditions but also today?s tribal colleges, casinos, and legal battles. In addition to entries on familiar names from the past like Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse, new entries on contemporary figures such as American Indian Movement spiritual leader Leonard Crow Dog and activists Russell Means and Leonard Peltier are included in the volume. Influential writer Vine Deloria Sr., Crow medicine woman Pretty Shield, Nakota blues-rock band Indigenous, and the Nebraska Indians baseball team are also among the entries in this comprehensive account. Anyone wanting to know about Plains Indians, past and present, will find this an authoritative and fascinating source.
Categories: History

Great Plains Politics

Great Plains Politics

... 74–76; community partnerships with, 9, 11, 12, 13, 30–32, 88–89, 98 Grand Island ne, xvi, 27, 105 Great Depression, effects of, 61, 62, 105 “Great Faces, Great Places” (South Dakota), 58 Great Plains: community politics in, xiii–xv, ...

Author: Peter J. Longo

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9781496210654

Category: History

Page: 149

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The Great Plains has long been home to unconventional and leading-edge politics, from the fiery Democratic presidential candidate William Jennings Bryan to the country’s first female U.S. representative and first female governor to the nation’s only single-house state legislature. Great Plains Politics provides a lively tour of the Great Plains region through the civic and political contributions of its citizens, demonstrating the importance of community in the region. Great Plains Politics profiles six men and women who had a profound impact on the civic and community life of the Great Plains: Wilma Mankiller, the first woman chief of the Cherokee Nation in Oklahoma and a political activist at both the local and the national levels; Virginia Smith, an educator from Nebraska who served as a U.S. representative in Congress; Junius Groves, an African American farmer and community builder from Kansas; George McGovern, a South Dakota senator whose 1972 presidential campaign galvanized widespread grassroots support; Robert Dole, a Kansas congressman and longtime senator as well as the Republican candidate for U.S. president in 1988; and Harriet Elizabeth Byrd, the first African American elected as a state representative in Wyoming. The lives of these individuals illustrate the robust and enduring civic and community involvement of inhabitants of the Great Plains and presage a hopeful continuation of its storied political tradition.
Categories: History

Reclamation Era

Reclamation Era

For dam faces on the Great Plains , rock riprapping must now be obtained from sources 50 or more miles away . At some sites , Reclamation would have to haul rock by train or truck up to 400 miles , making riprap an expensive part of dam ...

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ISBN: CORNELL:31924055021616

Category: Irrigation

Page: 700

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Categories: Irrigation

The Gift of the Face

The Gift of the Face

Plains Indian Drawings, 1865–1935: Pages from a Visual History. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1996. ... You Have Seen Their Faces. 1937. Reprint. ... Edward S. Curtis: Great Plains. Boston: Little, Brown, 1996. ———.

Author: Shamoon Zamir

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 9781469611761

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

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Edward S. Curtis's The North American Indian is the most ambitious photographic and ethnographic record of Native American cultures ever produced. Published between 1907 and 1930 as a series of twenty volumes and portfolios, the work contains more than two thousand photographs intended to document the traditional culture of every Native American tribe west of the Mississippi. Many critics have claimed that Curtis's images present Native peoples as a "vanishing race," hiding both their engagement with modernity and the history of colonial violence. But in this major reappraisal of Curtis's work, Shamoon Zamir argues instead that Curtis's photography engages meaningfully with the crisis of culture and selfhood brought on by the dramatic transformations of Native societies. This crisis is captured profoundly, and with remarkable empathy, in Curtis's images of the human face. Zamir also contends that we can fully understand this achievement only if we think of Curtis's Native subjects as coauthors of his project. This radical reassessment is presented as a series of close readings that explore the relationship of aesthetics and ethics in photography. Zamir's richly illustrated study resituates Curtis's work in Native American studies and in the histories of photography and visual anthropology.
Categories: Social Science