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AWARD-WINNING TITLES
CONTENTS American Indian, The, Nichols 24 Art from Fort Marion, Szabo 17 At Sword’s Point, Part 1, MacKinnon 39 Bayonets in the Wilderness, Gaff 35 Best of Covered Wagon Women, Holmes 6 Borrowed Soldiers, Yockelson 21 Buffalo Inc., Braun 25 Civil War in Arizona, The, Masich 35 Clodia, Hejduk 34 Cultural Contact and Linguistic Relativity among the Indians of Northwestern California, O’Neill 30 Creating Characters, Swain 10 Does People Do It?, Harris 4 Far Reaches of Empire, The, Grenier 19 Finding a Fallen Hero, Korkuc 9 Forced Federalism, Corntassel/Witmer 28 Guide to Andean Documentary Sources, A, Pillsbury 14 High Country, Wyman 10 Horses That Buck, Case 8 Idaho’s Bunker Hill, Aiken 36 Kiss of the Fur Queen, Highway 36 Legacies of Camelot, Finch 7 Letter to America, A, Boren 1 Letter to My Father, A, Mossman 9 Mack to the Rescue, Lehrer 3 Mary Martin, Broadway Legend, Davis 5 Nahuatl Theater, Volume 3, Sell/Burkhart/Wright 32 Napoleon’s Enfant Terrible, Gallaher 18 Nation of Statesmen, A, Oberly 36 Navigating the Missouri, Lass 38 Nez Perces in the Indian Territory, The, Pearson 26 North American Journals of Prince Maximillian of Wied, The, Witte/Gallagher 15 Texas Journey, A, Barker 13 Oklahoma, Bender/Brune/Raffe 13 Patterns of Exchange, Wilkins 33 Power of Money in Congressional Campaigns, The, Parker 16 Pre-removal Choctaw History, O’Brien 27 Reasoning Together 29 Reflections on American Indian History, Hurtado 31 Saving Jack, Willis 2 Stricken Field, Greene 23 Texas Journey, A, Barker 12 Three Days in the Shenandoah, Ecelbarger 20 Washita, Greene 11 Water Mills of the Missouri Ozarks, Suggs 11 Will Rogers: Courtship and Correspondence, 1900–1915, Collins 12 Will Rogers Says. . ., Collins 12 William Clark: Indian Diplomat, Buckley 22 Previously Announced Paperbacks The Arthur H. Clark Company Books Recent Releases Best-Selling Paperbacks Ordering and Sales Information Index 37 38–39 40–41 42–43 44 45

A Northern Cheyenne Album Photographs by Thomas B. Marquis Edited by Margot Liberty 978-0-8061-3893-0 $29.95 Paper Joan Paterson Kerr Award – Western History Association

Jay Cooke’s Gamble The Northern Pacific Railroad, the Sioux, and the Panic of 1873 By M. John Lubetkin 978-0-8061-3740-7 $29.95 Cloth John M. Carroll Award – Little Bighorn Associates, Best Book Award – Northern Pacific Railway Historical Association,, Spur Award, Best Historical Non-Fiction – Western Writers of America

Indians and Emigrants Encounters on the Overland Trails By Michael L. Tate 978-0-8061-3710-0 $29.95 Cloth Great Plains Distinguished Book Prize – Center for Great Plains Studies

A Danish Photographer of Idaho Indians Benedicte Wrensted By Joanna Cohan Scherer 978-0-8061-3684-4 $29.95 Cloth 2006 Book Award – Idaho Library Association

John Sutter A Life on the North American Frontier By Albert L. Hurtado 978-0-8061-3772-8 $34.95 Cloth Co-Founders Best Book of 2006 – Westerners International Caughey Prize – Western History Association

Crazy Horse A Lakota Life By Kingsley M. Bray 978-0-8061-3785-8 $34.95 Cloth Best Book of 2006 – Custer Battlefield Historical and Museum Association, Spur Award, Best Western Biography – Western Writers of America

Dreams to Dust A Tale of the Oklahoma Land Rush By Sheldon Russell 978-0-8061-3721-6 $26.95 Cloth Oklahoma Book Award, Fiction – Oklahoma Center for the Book, 2006 Langum Prize in American Historical Fiction – Langum Project for Historical Literature

Historical Atlas of Oklahoma Fourth Edition By Charles Robert Goins and Danney Goble 978-0-8061-3482-6 $39.95 Cloth Oklahoma Book Award, NonFiction – Oklahoma Center for the Book

The Civil War in Arizona The Story of the California Volunteers, 1861–1865 By Andrew E. Masich 978-0-8061-3747-6 $32.95 Cloth Southwest Book of the Year – Border Regional Library Association

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2008

Political Science

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A LETTER TO AMERICA
By David Boren
A powerful wake-up call to all Americans
A Letter to America boldly faces the question of how long the United States, with only six percent of the world’s population, can remain a global superpower. University of Oklahoma president David Boren explains with unsparing clarity why the country is at a crossroads and why decisive action is urgently needed. He draws on his experiences as the longest-serving chair of the U.S. Senate’s Select Committee on Intelligence and as a state governor and leader of a major public university. America is in trouble because its people are losing faith in the country’s future. What the country needs, Boren asserts, are major reforms to restore the ability of our political system to act responsibly. We have shared values, and we should use them to replace cynicism with hope and the determination to build a better future. Bipartisan cooperation on behalf of national interests needs to replace destructive partisanship, and we should not rule out electing a president independent of both existing parties. We must fashion a post–Cold War foreign policy that fits twenty-first-century realities—including several contending superpowers. We must adopt campaign finance reform that restores political power to the voters, rather than special interests. Universal health care coverage, budget deficit reduction, affordable higher education, and a more progressive tax structure will strengthen the middle class. Boren also describes how we can renew our emphasis on quality primary and secondary education, revitalize our spirit of community, and promote volunteerism. He urges the teaching of more American history and government, for without educated citizens our system cannot function and our rights will not be preserved. Unless we understand how we became great, we will not remain great. The plan Boren puts forward is ambitious and hopeful. It challenges Americans to look into the future, decide what we want to be and where we want to go, and then implement the policies and actions we need to take us there. A Rhodes Scholar, David Boren is President of the University of Oklahoma. A former governor of Oklahoma, he served as U.S. Senator from Oklahoma from 1979 to 1994 and chaired the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence from 1987 to 1993.
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“Wise, timely, and constructive views from one of the leading public servants and educators of our time.” DAVID McCuLLOuGH Pulitzer Prize–winning historian

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Health/Memoir

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SAVING JACK
A Man’s Struggle with Breast Cancer By Jack Willis Foreword by Alan B. Hollingsworth, M.D.
A moving account of breast cancer from a surprising perspective
It isn’t just a woman’s disease: few men stop to consider it, but one in a thousand males contracts breast cancer. Saving Jack is a moving first-person account of a man’s experience with breast cancer. In a tale of challenge and adversity, Jack Willis relates his personal experience, from first feeling a pea-sized nodule in his breast to being diagnosed, from mastectomy and chemotherapy treatments to positive prognosis. And in telling candidly of his struggles, he conveys his renewed appreciation of life. While there is no shortage of books devoted to helping women with breast cancer, this is the first to address the apprehensions faced by men who contract the disease. As he describes the physical and emotional roller coaster on which he suddenly found himself, Willis shares with readers—especially other new cancer victims—some of the things he and his family didn’t know about cancer when he was diagnosed. In a compelling story of faith, fear, and sometimes just getting through one long day of chemo, Willis shows that cancer is a family disease, affecting spouses and children as well as victims. For anyone whose family has been devastated by this frightening diagnosis, Saving Jack offers a ray of hope—and for men who face this unexpected disease, it offers a much needed source of strength. Jack Willis is retired as Adjunct Professor of Journalism at the University of Oklahoma, Norman, and was Editorial Adviser to the Oklahoma Daily. Alan B. Hollingsworth, M.D., is Medical Director of Mercy Women’s Center and Mercy Cancer Center in Oklahoma City. The founding Medical Director of the University of Oklahoma Breast Institute, he is the author of The Truth About Breast Cancer Risk Assessment.

May 208 pages 4 7/8 X 7 1/2 978-0-8061-3895-4 $16.95 Paper

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2008

Fiction

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new books

MACK TO THE RESCuE
By Jim Lehrer
A new One-Eyed Mack novel takes on the politics of Middle America
When he’s not anchoring the NewsHour on PBS, Jim Lehrer may be found casting a satirical eye at America’s heartland in such books as Crown Oklahoma and The Sooner Spy. Mack to the Rescue is the latest of his successful One-Eyed Mack novels. Set in Oklahoma and tracing the exploits of a fictional lieutenant governor, the series allows Lehrer to address contemporary national issues with a unique blend of humor and insight. When Governor “Buffalo Joe” Hayman calls for privatizing state government, Mack decides to oppose his re-election bid, but a medical mishap prevents Mack from running. While attending a lieutenant governors’ conference in Washington, he suddenly collapses. Hospitalized, he is given a heart bypass operation intended for another patient. Mack backs out of the race and throws his support behind his flaky friend and former state house Speaker, Luther Wallace. Embroiled in a medical malpractice suit while following Luther’s questionable shenanigans, Mack finally has no choice but to come to the rescue when the governor’s race takes a particularly ugly turn. Rife with Oklahoma-isms and brimming with memorable characters, this is political satire at its best, employing ironic twists and sharp dialogue to poke fun at government foibles. Inventive and hilarious, it demonstrates once again that Lehrer knows Middle America and its ways all too well. Volume 6 in the Stories and Storytellers series Jim Lehrer—novelist, playwright, and award-winning journalist—is best known as executive editor and anchor of The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer on PBS. Born in Wichita, Kansas, Lehrer was a political columnist early in his career for the Dallas Times-Herald. In the past five presidential elections, he served as moderator for ten of the nationally televised debates among the candidates. This is his eighteenth novel, and the eighth in the One-Eyed Mack series. Lehrer lives in Washington, D.C., with his novelist wife, Kate. They have three daughters and six grandchildren.

A ONE-EYED MACK MYSTERY

JIM LEHRER
MACK to t he Re sCue

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Some of Tim’s Stories By S. E. Hinton 978-0-8061-3835-0 $19.95 Cloth Harpsong By Rilla Askew 978-0-8061-3823-7 $24.95 Cloth Three Plays The Indolent Boys, Children of the Sun, and The Moon in Two Windows By N. Scott Momaday 978-0-8061-3828-2 $24.95 Cloth

May 216 pages 6X9 978-0-8061-3915-9 $24.95 Cloth

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DOES PEOPLE DO IT?
A Memoir By Fred Harris
The well-known “people’s politician” recalls his life and career
One of Oklahoma’s most famous native sons, Fred Harris faced life’s challenges with the same resolve as a favorite uncle: “Does people do it? If people does it, I can do it.” In this engaging memoir, he describes how he met those challenges head-on. A child of the Great Depression, Harris grew up in the small town of Walters, Oklahoma, where he was born in a two-room house. He describes that upbringing and his initiation into state politics, and tells how he was elected to the U.S. Senate at the age of thirty-three. As he recounts his experiences in national politics, he yields an insightful look at the turbulent 1960s and 1970s. Earning a reputation as a “new populist,” Harris chaired the national Democratic Party and was a serious presidential candidate. Along the way, he encountered such giants as Lyndon B. Johnson, Hubert Humphrey, and Robert F. Kennedy. Enlivening his account with firsthand conversations, Harris contributes to our understanding of the motivations and personalities of these figures—including the infamous tensions between Johnson and Kennedy. Despite rubbing elbows with such power brokers, Harris maintained his own reputation as a down-to-earth man of the people whose advocacy included American Indian causes. Harris accomplished much in his distinguished career, championing human rights at home and around the world. His masterfully written memoir attests to a philosophical consistency and humane liberalism that today are all too rare. Volume 5 in the Stories and Storytellers series Twice elected to the U.S. Senate from Oklahoma, Fred Harris is now Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque. He is the author of numerous works of fiction and nonfiction, including his most recent novel, Following the Harvest.

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Following the Harvest A Novel By Fred Harris 978-0-8061-3713-1 $16.95 Paper

April 248 pages 6X9 13 b&w illus. 978-0-8061-3913-5 $24.95 Cloth

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2008

Biography/Entertainment

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MARy MARTIN, BROADWAy LEGEND
By Ronald L. Davis
The first book-length biography of a theater icon
South Pacific. The Sound of Music. Peter Pan. As the star of these classic Broadway musicals, Mary Martin captivated theater audiences with her impish persona and magnificent voice. Now Ronald L. Davis fills a major gap in theater history, moving beyond Martin’s own 1976 memoir to provide a complete picture of her life and career. Lively and engaging, Davis’s biography is the first book-length portrait of the theater icon, spanning her lifetime to reveal facts about her childhood, marriages, and friendships—as well as artistic collaborations that included the likes of Rodgers and Hammerstein, Cole Porter, and Elia Kazan. Born in Weatherford, Texas, and mother to the future actor Larry Hagman, Martin went to California after the failure of her first marriage. There, she auditioned for every studio without success. “Audition Mary” finally had her big break when she won a talent contest, leading to her breakthrough 1938 performance in Leave It to Me—in which she wowed audiences singing “My Heart Belongs to Daddy.” Davis traces Martin’s numerous appearances on Broadway, in touring productions, and on television, showing how—through hard work and persistent optimism—she built a career that lasted nearly fifty years and earned her the adoration and respect of fans and colleagues alike. Because Martin’s life was entwined with many luminaries of the stage, this biography offers rich insights into theater history, including accounts of how various productions were developed. No other book tells her story in such detail—it is must reading for fans and an essential resource for theater aficionados everywhere. Ronald L. Davis is Professor Emeritus of History at Southern Methodist University, Dallas. He is the author of numerous books, including John Ford: Hollywood’s Old Master, Duke: The Life and Image of John Wayne, and Hollywood Beauty: Linda Darnell and the American Dream.
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Duke The Life and Image of John Wayne By Ronald L. Davis 978-0-8061-3329-4 $16.95 Paper John Ford Hollywood’s Old Master By Ronald L. Davis 978-0-8061-2916-7 $24.95 Paper Hollywood Beauty Linda Darnell and the American Dream By Ronald L. Davis 978-0-8061-3330-0 $16.95 Paper

April 328 pages 6X9 20 b&w illus. 978-0-8061-3905-0 $26.95 Cloth

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Western History

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BEST OF COVERED WAGON WOMEN
Original Introduction and Editorial Notes by Kenneth L. Holmes With a New Introduction by Michael L. Tate
The best eyewitness accounts by women who braved the western trails between 1848 and 1864
“Rich with the sounds of common speech and jargon . . . a gold mine for students of everyday life . . . an essential collection for any library of Western Americana.”— Western Historical Quarterly The diaries and letters of women who braved the overland trails during the great nineteenth-century westward migration are treasured documents in the study of the American West. These eight firsthand accounts are among the best ever written. They were selected for the power with which they portray the hardship, adventure, and boundless love for friends and family that characterized the overland experience. Some were written with the skilled pens of educated women. Others bear the marks of crude cabin learning, with archaic and imaginative spelling and a simplicity of expression. All convey the profound effect the westward trek had on these women. For too long these diaries and letters were secreted away in attics and basements or collected dust on the shelves of manuscript collections across the country. Their publication gives us a fresh perspective on the pioneer experience. Kenneth L. Holmes (1914–95) was Professor of History at Oregon College of Education (now Western Oregon University) in Monmouth. He edited and compiled the eleven volumes of the Covered Wagon Women series. Michael L. Tate is Professor of History at the University of Nebraska, Omaha, and author of Indians and Emigrants: Encounters on the Overland Trails.

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Pioneer Women The Lives of Women on the Frontier By Linda Peavy and Ursula Smith 978-0-8061-3054-5 $24.95 Paper Frontier Children By Linda Peavy and Ursula Smith 978-0-8061-3505-2 $19.95 Paper A Lady’s Life in the Rocky Mountains By Isabella L. Bird 978-0-8061-1328-9 $7.95 Paper

April 304 pages 6X9 3 b&w illus., 1 map 978-0-8061-3914-2 $19.95 Paper

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2008

Biography/Arts

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LEGACIES OF CAMELOT
Stewart and Lee Udall, American Culture, and the Arts By L. Boyd Finch Foreword by Thomas Udall
An insider’s view of cultural innovations in the Kennedy era and beyond
“An intimate portrait of Stewart and Lee Udall, an American canvas painted with considerable perception, sympathy, and candor.”—N. Scott Momaday, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of House Made of Dawn Selected as Secretary of the Interior by President John F. Kennedy, Stewart Udall had the idea to invite Robert Frost to take part in Kennedy’s inauguration. Frost’s unforgettable performance at that event set in motion cultural initiatives that led to the Kennedy Center, Wolf Trap Farm Park, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Humanities, and the revived Ford Theatre. In Legacies of Camelot, L. Boyd Finch describes the growing partnership between government and the arts during the Kennedy-Johnson years, a remarkable story that until now has received only cursory attention. A friend and associate of the Udalls, Finch offers an insider’s view of their roles in American cultural life, telling how the Arizonans brought their western heritage to Washington and, through their tireless efforts on behalf of artists both famous and unknown, helped spark a cultural renaissance in America. Writing with an eye for telling detail, Finch describes the Udalls’ personal contacts with some of the most significant figures of the mid-twentieth century, from Frost and Sandburg, to Khrushchev and Stegner. Dozens of photos put readers into the Washington whirl that we now call Camelot. L. Boyd Finch retired to Tucson, Arizona, following his service as a regional official of the National Park Service. He has written extensively on western history and is the author of Confederate Pathway to the Pacific: Major Sherod Hunter and Arizona Territory, C.S.A. Thomas Udall is a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New Mexico’s 3rd congressional district.

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Three Plays The Indolent Boys, Children of the Sun, and The Moon in Two Windows By N. Scott Momaday 978-0-8061-3828-2 $24.95 Cloth A Western Legacy The National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum 978-0-8061-3731-5 $29.95 Paper

February 208 pages 6X9 49 b&w illus. 978-0-8061-3879-4 $24.95 Cloth

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HORSES THAT BuCK
The Story of Champion Bronc Rider Bill Smith By Margot Case
The world of the rodeo cowboy—from the back of a bucking bronco
When asked in an interview what he most liked about rodeo, three-time world champion saddle-bronc rider “Cody” Bill Smith said simply, “Horses that buck.” Smith redefined the image of America’s iconic cowboy. Determined as a boy to escape a miner’s life in Montana, he fantasized a life in rodeo and went on to earn thirteen trips to the national finals, becoming one of the greatest of all riders. This biography puts readers in the saddle to experience the life of a champion rider in his quest for the gold buckle. Drawing on interviews with Smith and his family and friends, Margot Case recreates the days in the late 1960s and early 1970s when rodeo first became a major sports enterprise. She captures the realities of that world: winning enough money to get to the next competition, and competing even when in pain. She also tells how, in his career’s second phase, Smith married cowgirl Carole O’Rourke and went into business raising horses, gaining notoriety for his gentle hand with animals and winning acclaim for his and Carole’s Circle 7 brand. Inducted into the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame in 1979 and the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum’s Rodeo Hall of Fame in 2000, Smith was a legend in his own time. His story is a genuine slice of rodeo life—a life of magic for those good enough to win. This book will delight rodeo and cowboy enthusiasts alike. Volume 5 in The Western Legacies series Margot Case spent seven years attending rodeos and interviewing and riding with Bill and Carole Smith at their ranch near Thermopolis, Wyoming. She is a graduate of Bates College and Columbia University’s MFA program in nonfiction, and was the recipient of the Ohioana Library Association’s Walter Rumsey Marvin Grant for a promising young writer in 2005. She lives in Seattle.

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May 208 pages 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 25 b&w illus. 978-0-8061-3912-8 $24.95 Cloth

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Military History

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A LETTER TO My FATHER
Growing up Filipina and American By Helen Madamba Mossman
A Filipina American woman recalls her childhood during wartime and peace
Going from the jungles of the wartime Philippines to the schoolyards of northwestern Oklahoma is no easy transition. For one twelve-year-old girl, it meant distance not only across the globe but also within her own family. Born to a Filipino father and an American mother, Helen Madamba experienced terrifying circumstances at a young age. During World War II, her father, Jorge, fought as an American soldier in his native Philippines, and his family camped in jungles and slept in caves for more than two years to evade capture by the Japanese. But once the family relocated to Woodward, Oklahoma, young Helen faced a different kind of struggle. Here Mossman tells of her efforts to repudiate her Asian roots so she could fit into American mainstream culture—and her later efforts to come to terms with her identity during the tumultuous 1960s. As she recounts her father’s wartime exploits and gains an appreciation of his life, she learns to rejoice in her biracial and multicultural heritage. Written with the skill of a gifted storyteller and graced with photos that capture both of Helen’s worlds, A Letter to My Father is a poignant story that will resonate with anyone familiar with the struggle to reconcile past and present identities. Helen Madamba Mossman is an award-winning journalist and former managing editor of the daily newspaper in Woodward, Oklahoma, where she currently resides.

FINDING A FALLEN HERO
The Death of a Ball Turret Gunner By Bob Korkuc Foreword by James M. McCaffrey
An author’s quest to discover what really happened to his uncle in World War II
To all appearances, Anthony “Tony” Korkuc was just another casualty of World War II. A gunner on a B-17 Flying Fortress, Korkuc was lost on a bombing mission over Germany, and his family believed that his body had never been recovered. But when they learned in 1995 that Tony was actually buried at Arlington National Cemetery, his nephew Bob Korkuc set out on a sevenyear quest to learn the true fate of an uncle he never knew. Finding a Fallen Hero is a compelling story that blends a wartime drama with a primer on specialized research. Author Bob Korkuc initially set out to learn how his Uncle Tony came to rest at Arlington. In the process, he also unraveled the mystery of what occurred over the skies of Germany half a century ago. Korkuc dug up military documents and private letters and interviewed people in both the United States and Germany. He tracked down surviving crewmembers and even found the brother of the Luftwaffe pilot who downed the B-17. Dozens of photographs help readers envision both Tony Korkuc’s fateful flight and his nephew’s dogged search for the truth. A gripping chronicle of exhaustive research, Finding a Fallen Hero will strike a chord with any reader who has lost a family member to war. And it will inspire others to satisfy their own unanswered questions. Bob Korkuc is an electrical engineer who lives in Amherst, New Hampshire.
March 272 pages 6X9 72 b&w illus., 1 map 978-0-8061-3892-3 $24.95 Cloth
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April 184 pages 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 8 b&w illus., 2 maps 978-0-8061-3909-8 $24.95 Cloth

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Fiction

Reference/Writing

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HIGH COuNTRy
A Novel By Willard Wyman
A mule packer’s dramatic story in the last days of an old western craft
“The characters are so well drawn, the authenticity of detail so finely wrought, you’d think they come from life. And you’d be right.”—True West During the Great Depression, young Ty Hardin is sent from his family’s failing Montana ranch to learn from the last of the great packers, Fenton Pardee, a legend in the Montana Rockies. High Country follows Ty through his packing apprenticeship and into World War II. Wounded and shipped home, Ty recovers by packing into the Montana mountains he loves, even as he watches human traffic through them take its ecological toll. After his mentor dies, Ty leaves Montana for the Sierra Nevada—the highest country of all—where he becomes a legend in his own right.
High Country captures packer culture in its last vital moments,

CREATING CHARACTERS
How to Build Story People By Dwight V. Swain
A jargon-free manual on the basics of developing interesting fictional characters
Vibrant, believable characters help drive a fictional story. Along with a clever plot, well-drawn characters make us want to continue reading a novel or finish watching a movie. In Creating Characters, Dwight V. Swain shows how writers can invent interesting characters and improve them so that they move a story along. “The core of character,” he says in chapter 1, “lies in each individual story person’s ability to care about something; to feel implicitly or explicitly, that something is important.” Building on that foundation—the capacity to care—Swain takes the would-be writer step-by-step through the fundamentals of finding and developing “characters who turn you on.” This basic but thought-provoking how-to is a valuable tool for both the novice and the seasoned writer. Dwight V. Swain spent a lifetime writing newspaper and magazine articles, pulp fiction, and screenplays. For more than twenty years he taught in the Professional Writing Program at the University of Oklahoma. His popular book Techniques of the Selling Writer is also published by the University of Oklahoma Press.

when it is still rich with the values, social codes, language, and intimate relationship to nature of the frontier culture from which it evolved. Volume 15 in the Literature of the American West series Willard Wyman has been a wrangler, guide, and packer in Montana’s Bob Marshall Wilderness and the Sierra Nevada High Country for more than forty years. He has taught literature and been a dean of students at both Stanford University and Colby College. In 2006, High Country won two Spur Awards from the Western Writers of America for Best Novel of the West and Best First Novel.
April 368 pages 6X9 978-0-8061-3899-2 $16.95 Paper
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February 208 pages 6X9 978-0-8061-3918-0 $16.95 Paper

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WASHITA
The U.S. Army and the Southern Cheyennes, 1867–1869 By Jerome A. Greene
An evenhanded account of a tragic clash of cultures
“The best book about this episode of the plains wars.”—Western Historical Quarterly On November 27, 1868, the U.S. Seventh Cavalry under Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer attacked a Southern Cheyenne village along the Washita River in present-day western Oklahoma. The subsequent U.S. victory signaled the end of the Cheyennes’ traditional way of life and resulted in the death of Black Kettle, their most prominent peace chief. In this remarkably balanced history, Jerome A. Greene describes the causes, conduct, and consequences of the event even as he addresses the multiple controversies surrounding the conflict. As Greene explains, the engagement brought both praise and condemnation for Custer and carried long-range implications for his stunning defeat at the Battle of the Little Bighorn eight years later. Volume 5 in the Campaigns and Commanders series Jerome A. Greene is retired as Research Historian for the National Park Service. His other books include Battles and Skirmishes of the Great Sioux War, 1876–1877: The Military View; Lakota and Cheyenne: Indian Views of the Great Sioux War, 1876–1877; and Morning Star Dawn: The Powder River Expedition and the Northern Cheyennes, 1876, all published by the University of Oklahoma Press.

WATER MILLS OF THE MISSOuRI OzARKS
By George G. Suggs, Jr. Paintings and Illustrations by Jake K. Wells
A nostalgic look at a symbol of earlier, simpler times
“A heartwarming historical journey that’s truly worthwhile.” —St. Louis Post-Dispatch Until the early twentieth century, water mills were the center of the economic and social life of many small communities throughout the nation’s calm rural backwaters, including the Missouri Ozarks. In this book, first published in 1990, George G. Suggs, Jr., presents the stories of twenty Ozark water mills, and Jake Wells illustrates these vignettes with drawings and beautiful watercolors. In introducing his historical sketches, Suggs traces the transatlantic origins and development of water mills, describing their spread throughout Western Europe to North America and noting early American contributions to water mill technology. In an epilogue he emphasizes the economic and social roles of the mills in the early life of the Missouri Ozarks. George G. Suggs, Jr., is Professor Emeritus of History at Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau. He is the author of “My World Is Gone”: Memories of Life in a Southern Cotton Mill Town. Jake K. Wells was Professor of Art at Southeast Missouri State University and is remembered as a highly respected artist of the southeastern Missouri region.

March 304 pages 6X9 23 b&w illus., 3 maps 978-0-8061-3885-5 $19.95 Paper

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February 240 pages 9X6 27 color, 14 b&w illus. 978-0-8061-2432-2 $14.95 Paper

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History/American West

History/American West

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WILL ROGERS SAyS . . .
Edited by Reba Collins
Humor and horse sense from the man who inspired a nation
Read by the most sophisticated audiences in the world, Will Rogers also spoke to and for the great normal majority. He tackled the most complex ideas and cut them down to size. A flying reporter, he traveled the world and wrote about events as if they were happening in the next county. Filling the pages of this book are choice bits of Will Rogers’ wit and wisdom—on President Hoover, taxes, the ongoing depression, Hollywood, and many other subjects. Selected by staff members of the Will Rogers Memorial from Rogers’ collected writings (in twenty-two volumes), the sayings will make you nod your head and say, “You know, he’s right about that!” Reba Collins is Director Emeritus at the Will Rogers Memorial and Research Center in Claremore, Oklahoma. After eighteen years at Central State University (now the University of Central Oklahoma), where she was Professor in the Department of Journalism and served as head of public relations, Dr. Collins was selected to direct the memorial in 1975.

WILL ROGERS: COuRTSHIP AND CORRESPONDENCE, 1900–1915
By Reba Collins With comments by James Blake Rogers and Will Rogers, Jr.
Will Rogers was a one-man news and entertainment industry at the time of his tragic death in 1935. We know Rogers’ public persona from his surviving movies, syndicated newspaper column, and recorded radio performances. But less is commonly known about Rogers the private man. This book reveals much about his origins and early years—in the words of the “Indian Cowboy” himself. Born into a wealthy part-Cherokee family in Indian Territory, Will answered the call of adventure at age twenty-two and embarked on a two-year trek, entertaining audiences in England, South America, Africa, New Zealand, and Australia. Rogers wrote letters home— wonderful letters in which he focuses his remarkable powers of observation on people and places with cultures very different from his own. And he wrote to Betty Blake, the Arkansas girl he courted by mail, and occasionally in person, for eight long years. At last, these letters are available to a wide readership. Reba Collins has written numerous articles and newspaper features on Oklahoma’s most illustrious favorite son and is the author of Will Rogers & Wiley Post in Alaska, The Will Rogers Memorial, and Roping Will Rogers’ Family Tree. In planning this book, she worked closely with Will Rogers’ two living sons, Will Rogers, Jr., and James Blake Rogers, as well as their sister, Mary Rogers Brooks.
February 224 pages 9 1/2 X 12 24 color and 104 b&w illus. 978-1-934397-04-6 $19.95 Cloth
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February 86 pages 5 1/4 x 7 1/4 21 b&w illus. 978-1-934397-03-9 $12.95 Cloth

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Photography/Texas

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OKLAHOMA
A Portrait of America By Libby Bender, Carl Brune, and Scott Raffe
This collaborative work is an ode to the forty-sixth state, to its stereotypes and its surprises. Oklahoma is exactly as expected—and not. It is an old place, shaped by millennia of wind and rain and sun. Yet it is still a young and raw and evolving territory, a mosaic that morphed into a state just one hundred years ago. From the Native Americans who roamed the plains with the buffalo to the cowboys who came with the cattle, from the oil barons to the outlaws, the settlers and Sooners, the proud African Americans who believed this was their Paradise Found, and all the others who came from all directions to make a new life in this territory, all together form the very center of the United States. They are depicted here in 350 photographs, most of which are presented in full color. This is a portrait of Oklahoma. It is a portrait of us. Libby Bender is Vice President and Creative Director of Littlefield, a brand development agency. Graphic designer Carl Brune has designed and produced award-winning exhibition and collection catalogues along with more than seventy-five books. Scott Raffe is an award-winning professional photographer. All three authors live in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

A TExAS JOuRNEy
The Centennial Photographs of Polly Smith By Evelyn Barker
In 1935, Texas was preparing for its biggest celebration to date: a world’s fair to commemorate the centennial of its independence from Mexico. Centennial officials eager to publicize the event needed an abundance of photographic images that would put the state in the best possible light. They hired a young photographer, Polly Smith, who had recently returned from studying in New York, to travel the length and width of the state. Her mission was to capture the people and places that made Texas unique. The result of Smith’s journey is a remarkable collection of images that range from the missions of San Antonio to dockworkers in Houston and on to the cotton fields of East Texas. Only twentyeight when she began the project, Smith traveled alone across the state in a Ford pickup that she converted into a portable darkroom. Since the centennial, the Dallas Historical Society has preserved many of her photographs, and several have been on permanent display in the Hall of State in Fair Park. A Texas Journey: The Centennial Photographs of Polly Smith is the first book-length examination of Smith’s life and work. The images presented here offer a revealing portrait of the Lone Star State in 1935. Evelyn Barker is an information literacy librarian at the University of Texas at Arlington and former Curator of Library and Archives at the Dallas Historical Society. Her essays about Polly Smith have been published in Legacies: The Journal of Dallas History, The New Handbook of Texas, and Texas Highways.
February 248 pages 10 x 10 80 b&w illus. 978-0-9800557-0-2 $49.95 Cloth

February 368 pages 10 x 11 280 color and 70 b&w illus. 978-0-9800214-0-0 $49.95 Cloth

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Latin America

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GuIDE TO DOCuMENTARy SOuRCES FOR ANDEAN STuDIES, 1530–1900
Edited by Joanne Pillsbury
Published in Collaboration with the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, National Gallery of Art A definitive resource for early works on indigenous Andean cultures
Prior to the arrival of Europeans in the first half of the sixteenth century, Andean peoples had no tradition of writing. For this reason, texts written by early modern European chroniclers and later Andean authors are a critical source of information on the Andes. This landmark three-volume reference work inventories the principal sources useful for the study of the region—particularly its Prehispanic and viceregal cultures—covering relevant texts from the sixteenth through the nineteenth century. With written contributions by 122 scholars from nineteen countries and amply illustrated with drawings, engravings, photographs, and maps, the Guide offers new perspectives on key works and reflects substantial changes in historical and cultural studies of the past fifty years. The first volume contains twenty-nine essays about the origin and nature of the sources, focusing on recent research and interpretations. The subjects covered range from Andean knotted-string records and colonial bookmaking to legal affairs and natural history. The essays also address topics relatively new to Andean studies, such as popular drama, travel accounts, and the influence of the classical tradition in the Andes. Volumes 2 and 3 list specific authors alphabetically and discuss their texts. The entries contain such information as biographical data, locations of manuscripts, publication history, translations, and references to secondary literature.
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The Inca World The Development of Pre-Columbian Peru, a.d. 1000–1534 Edited by Laura Laurencich Minelli 978-0-8061-3221-1 $34.95 Cloth Prehistoric Mesoamerica Third Edition By Richard. E. W. Adams 978-0-8061-3702-5 $29.95(s) Paper Tlacuilolli Style and Contents of the Mexican Pictorial Manuscripts with a Catalog of the Borgia Group By Karl Anton Nowotny 978-0-8061-3653-0 $75.00(s) Cloth

The Guide is an indispensable research tool for scholars and students of preColumbian and colonial Andean studies, particularly in anthropology, archaeology, religious studies, history, and art history. It underscores the cultural complexities of the European presence in the Andean region and helps readers gain a deeper understanding of the varied purposes and perspectives of these records. Joanne Pillsbury is Director of Studies, Pre-Columbian Program, Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection. She is the editor of Moche Art and Archaeology in Ancient Peru.

April 7 X 10 Volume 1: 52 b&w illus.; ISBN: 978-0-8061-3817-6; 464 pages Volume 2: 47 b&w illus.; ISBN: 978-0-8061-3820-6; 384 pages Volume 3: 60 b&w illus.; ISBN: 978-0-8061-3821-3; 448 pages Three Volume Set ISBN: 978-0-8061-9963-4; 1,296 pages $80.00(s) Each · $195.00(s) for Three-Volume Set

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History/American West

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THE NORTH AMERICAN JOuRNALS OF PRINCE MAxIMILIAN OF WIED
Volume I: May 1832–April 1833 Edited by Stephen S. Witte and Marsha V. Gallagher Translated by William J. Orr, Paul Schach, and Dieter Karch Foreword by John Wilson, Introduction by Paul Schach
The most complete record of this major expedition ever to appear in English
Made famous through the paintings of Swiss artist Karl Bodmer, the North American expedition of German naturalist Prince Maximilian of Wied in 1832–34 was the first scientific exploration of the Missouri River’s upper reaches since the epic journey of Lewis and Clark almost thirty years earlier. Maximilian’s journal has never been presented fully in English—until now. This collector’s-quality, oversized volume, the first of a three-volume set, draws on the Maximilian-Bodmer Collection at Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha, Nebraska. The North American Journals offer an incomparable view of the upper Missouri and its Native peoples at a pivotal moment in the history of the American West. This meticulous account, newly translated with extensive modern annotation, faithfully reproduces Maximilian’s 110 drawings and watercolors as well as his own notes, asides, and appendices. Volume I, which covers May 1832 to April 1833, documents Maximilian’s voyage to North America and his first encounters with Indians upon reaching the West. This is an essential resource for nineteenth-century western American history and a work of lasting value. Prince Alexander Philip Maximilian (1782–1867) was an explorer, naturalist, and ethnologist from the city of Neuwied, Germany, who first won acclaim for his expedition to Brazil in 1815–17. Stephen S. Witte is Editorial Coordinator for the Maximilian Journals Project of the Margre H. Durham Center for Western Studies, Joslyn Art Museum. Marsha V. Gallagher, Curatorial Advisor for the Durham Center, has curated numerous exhibitions of western American art and is coauthor of Karl Bodmer’s Eastern Views. William J. Orr, a foreign service officer with the U.S. State Department, has translated and edited numerous foreign-language documents pertaining to U.S. history. Paul Schach was Charles J. Mach University Professor in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, University of Nebraska, Lincoln. Dieter Karch, Professor of Modern Languages at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, specializes in the history and dialects of the German language. John Wilson is Director of Curatorial Affairs, Joslyn Art Museum.
May 544 pages 8 X 12 28 color, 112 b&w illus. 978-0-8061-3888-6 $85.00(s) Cloth Promotion • National print advertising in western history journals • On display at Western History Association and Organization of American Historians

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Exploring with Lewis and Clark The 1804 Journal of Charles Floyd By James J. Holmberg 978-0-8061-3674-5 $45.00(s) Cloth After Lewis and Clark The Forces of Change, 1806–1871 By Gary Allen Hood 978-0-8061-9959-7 $24.95 Paper

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Political Science/Congressional Studies

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THE POWER OF MONEy IN CONGRESSIONAL CAMPAIGNS, 10–2006
By David C. W. Parker
A new understanding of what really matters in our elections
Prevailing wisdom holds that the pivot of American political campaigns has shifted over the past century from the parties to the candidate. David C. W. Parker challenges this conventional notion, arguing that campaigns center on neither orientation but are, more simply, resource dependent. The Power of Money in Congressional Campaigns examines the historical development of party, interest-group, and candidate power in the American congressional election process. Parker takes a broad view of the electoral terrain, considering both primary and general elections, and discerns distinct patterns emerging during the twentieth century. He proposes a new theoretical model based on the need for candidates to accumulate enough financing and reputation to compete successfully, showing the importance of the rules governing this process. Analyzing case studies of elections over more than a century, Parker argues that campaign behavior boils down to the determination to gather the resources needed to win. He shows that changes in electoral rules over time have affected the strategies candidates and parties use to accumulate campaign resources. He also suggests how the Bipartisan Campaign Finance Reform Act of 2002 may influence the relationships among political actors and affect the quality of democratic discourse. Unlike many studies of the election process, this book provides a broad understanding of why candidates, parties, and interest groups pursue particular strategies. The Power of Money in Congressional Campaigns is a corrective analysis of how candidates campaign, and how Americans choose their leaders.
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Committee Assignment Politics in the u.S. House of Representatives By Scott A. Frisch and Sean Q. Kelly 978-0-8061-3720-9 $55.00(s) Cloth Women Transforming Congress Edited by Cindy Simon Rosenthal 978-0-8061-3496-3 $29.95(s) Paper Party Wars Polarization and the Politics of National Policy Making By Barbara Sinclair 978-0-8061-3779-7 $24.95 Paper

Volume 6 in the Congressional Studies series David C. W. Parker is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Indiana University, South Bend.

May 296 pages 6X9 21 figures, 18 tables 978-0-8061-3903-6 $45.00(s) Cloth

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Art/American Indian

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ART FROM FORT MARION
The Silberman Collection By Joyce M. Szabo Foreword by Steven L. Grafe
Striking color images depict traditional lifeways and the pain of imprisonment
During the 1870s, Cheyenne and Kiowa prisoners of war at Fort Marion, Florida, graphically recorded their responses to incarceration in drawings that conveyed both the present reality of imprisonment and nostalgic memories of home. Now a leading authority on American Indian drawings and paintings examines an important collection of these drawings to reveal how art blossomed at Fort Marion. The Silberman Collection is an unusually complete group of images that illustrate the artists’ fascination with the world outside the southern plains, their living conditions and survival strategies as prisoners, and their reminiscences of prereservation life. Joyce M. Szabo explains the significance of this preeminent collection, which focuses on seven of the prisoner-artists—most notably Zotom and Making Medicine. Through a selection of 120 striking color images, Szabo shows how each artist creatively recorded his experiences. Szabo compares the artists’ various styles, examines repeated themes to show how each artist approached the same subjects, and considers the distinctiveness of these drawings as representing the emergent culture of Fort Marion. She also surveys how Fort Marion art has been collected since the late 1870s and describes Arthur and Shifra Silberman’s approaches to collecting. Although other books have considered the Fort Marion artists, this is the first to examine their works in such analytical and comparative detail. Art from Fort Marion: The Silberman Collection captures a unique visual form of Native expression. Volume 4 in the Western Legacies series Joyce M. Szabo is Professor of Art History at the University of New Mexico and author of Howling Wolf and the History of Ledger Art. Steven L. Grafe, Curator of American Indian Art at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City, is author of Peoples of the Plateau: The Indian Photographs of Lee Moorhouse, 1898–1915.

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War Dance at Fort Marion Plains Indian War Prisoners By Brad D. Lookingbill 978-0-8061-3739-1 $29.95(s) Cloth The Navajo and Pueblo Silversmiths By John Adair 978-0-8061-2215-1 $19.95 Paper Silver Horn Master Illustrator of the Kiowas By Candace Greene 978-0-8061-3307-2 $34.95 Cloth

February 208 pages 9 X 10 3/4 130 color illus. 978-0-8061-3883-1 $49.95(s) Cloth

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Biography/Military History

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NAPOLEON’S EnfanT TErriblE
General Dominique Vandamme By John G. Gallaher
A rare look at a Napoleonic general who was his own worst enemy
A dedicated career soldier and excellent division and corps commander, Dominique Vandamme was a thorn in the side of practically every officer he served. Outspoken to a fault, he even criticized Napoleon, whom he never forgave for not appointing him marshal. His military prowess so impressed the emperor, however, that he returned Vandamme to command time and again. In this first book-length study of Vandamme in English, John G. Gallaher traces the career of one of Napoleon’s most successful midrank officers. He describes Vandamme’s rise from a provincial youth with neither fortune nor influence to an officer of the highest rank in the French army. Gallaher thus offers a rare look at a Napoleonic general who served for twenty-five years during the wars of the French Revolution and Napoleonic Empire. This was a time when a general could lose his head if he lost a battle. Despite Vandamme’s contentious nature, Gallaher shows, Napoleon needed his skills as a commander, and Vandamme needed Napoleon to further his career. Gallaher draws on a wealth of archival sources in France—notably the Vandamme Papers in Lille—to draw a full portrait of the general. He also reveals new information on such military events as the Silesian campaign of 1807 and the disaster at Kulm in 1813. Gallaher presents Vandamme in the context of the Napoleonic command system, revealing how he related to both subordinates and superiors. Napoleon’s Enfant Terrible depicts an officer who was his own worst enemy but who was instrumental in winning an empire.
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Napoleon and Berlin The Franco-Prussian War in North Germany, 1813 By Michael V. Leggiere 978-0-8061-3399-7 $39.95 Cloth Architects of Empire The Duke of Wellington and His Brothers By John Severn 978-0-8061-3810-7 $34.95(s) Cloth

Volume 15 in the Campaigns and Commanders series John G. Gallaher is Professor Emeritus of History at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, and author of Napoleon’s Irish Legion, The Iron Marshall: A Biography of Louis N. Davout, and General Alexandre Dumas: Soldier of the French Revolution.

May 384 pages 6X9 9 b&w illus., 6 maps 978-0-8061-3875-6 $34.95(s) Cloth

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Military History

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THE FAR REACHES OF EMPIRE
War in Nova Scotia, 1710–1760 By John Grenier
Examines the importance of warfare in the competition for colonial North America
“Few if any books more conclusively demonstrate the centrality of warfare to imperialism than this superb, sobering volume.”—Fred Anderson, author of Crucible of War: The Seven Years’ War and the Fate of Empire in British North America, 1754–1766 The Far Reaches of Empire chronicles the half century of Anglo-American efforts to establish dominion in Nova Scotia, an important French foothold in the New World. John Grenier examines the conflict of cultures and peoples in the colonial Northeast through the lens of military history as he tells how Britons and Yankees waged a tremendously efficient counterinsurgency that ultimately crushed every remnant of Acadian, Indian, and French resistance in Nova Scotia. The author demonstrates the importance of warfare in the Anglo-French competition for North America, showing especially how Anglo-Americans used brutal but effective measures to wrest control of Nova Scotia from French and Indian enemies who were no less ruthless. He explores the influence of Abenakis, Maliseets, and Mi’kmaq in shaping the region’s history, revealing them to be more than the supposed pawns of outsiders; and he describes the machinations of French officials, military officers, and Catholic priests in stirring up resistance. Arguing that the Acadians were not merely helpless victims of ethnic cleansing, Grenier shows that individual actions and larger forces of history influenced the decision to remove them. The Far Reaches of Empire illuminates the primacy of war in establishing British supremacy in northeastern North America. Volume 16 in the Campaigns and Commanders series John Grenier, a Lieutenant Colonel on active duty in the U.S. Air Force, holds a Ph.D. in history from the University of Colorado, Boulder. He is the author of The First Way of War: American War Making on the Frontier, 1607–1814, which won the Society for Military History’s Distinguished Book Award for 2007.
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Never Come to Peace Again Pontiac’s Uprising and the Fate of the British Empire in North America By David Dixon 978-0-8061-3656-1 $34.95(s) Cloth Bayonets in the Wilderness Anthony Wayne’s Legion in the Old Northwest By Alan D. Gaff 978-0-8061-3585-4 $39.95(s) Cloth The Black Hawk War of 132 By Patrick J. Jung 978-0-8061-3811-4 $29.95(s) Cloth

March 288 pages 6X9 9 b&w illus., 7 maps 978-0-8061-3876-3 $34.95(s) Cloth

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Military History/Civil War

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THREE DAyS IN THE SHENANDOAH
Stonewall Jackson at Front Royal and Winchester By Gary Ecelbarger
Cuts through the myths surrounding two famous Civil War battles
The battles of Front Royal and Winchester are the stuff of Civil War legend. Stonewall Jackson swept away an isolated Union division under the command of Nathaniel Banks and made his presence in the northern Shenandoah Valley so frightful a prospect that it triggered an overreaction from President Lincoln, yielding huge benefits for the Confederacy. Gary Ecelbarger has undertaken a comprehensive reassessment of those battles to show their influence on both war strategy and the continuation of the conflict. Three Days in the Shenandoah answers questions that have perplexed historians for generations. Bypassing long-overused sources that have shrouded the Valley Campaign in myth, Ecelbarger draws instead on newly uncovered primary sources—including soldiers’ accounts and officers’ reports—to refute much of the anecdotal lore that for too long was regarded as fact. He narrates those suspenseful days of combat from the perspective of battlefield participants and high commanders to weave a compelling story of strategy and tactics. And he offers new conclusions regarding Lincoln’s military meddling as commander in chief, grants Jefferson Davis more credit for the campaign than previous accounts have given him, and commends Union soldiers for their fighting. Written with the flair of a seasoned military historian and enlivened with maps and illustrations, Three Days in the Shenandoah reinterprets this important episode. Ecelbarger sets a new standard for envisioning the Shenandoah Campaign that will both fascinate Civil War buffs and engage historians.
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The uncivil War Irregular Warfare in the Upper South, 1861–1865 By Robert R. Mackey 978-0-8061-3736-0 $21.95 Paper George Thomas Virginian for the Union By Christopher J. Einolf 978-0-8061-3867-1 $29.95 Cloth Three years with Quantrill A True Story Told by His Scout John McCorkle Written by O. S. Barton 978-0-8061-3056-9 $19.95 Paper

Volume 14 in the Campaigns and Commanders series Gary Ecelbarger, an independent scholar, is the author of Black Jack Logan: An Extraordinary Life in Peace and War and “We Are in for It!”: The First Battle of Kernstown, March 23, 1862. He lives in Annandale, Virginia.

April 288 pages 6X9 10 b&w illus., 12 maps 978-0-8061-3886-2 $29.95(s) Cloth

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Military History/World War I

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new books

BORROWED SOLDIERS
Americans under British Command, 1918 By Mitchell A. Yockelson Foreword by John S. D. Eisenhower
Coalition warfare among the British and Americans in WWI
The combined British Expeditionary Force and American II Corps successfully pierced the Hindenburg Line during the Hundred Days Campaign of World War I, an offensive that hastened the war’s end. Yet despite the importance of this effort, the training and operation of II Corps have received scant attention from historians. Mitchell A. Yockelson delivers a comprehensive study of the first time American and British soldiers fought together as a coalition force—more than twenty years before D-Day. He follows the two divisions that comprised II Corps, the 27th and 30th, from the training camps of South Carolina to the bloody battlefields of Europe. Despite cultural differences, General Pershing’s misgivings, and the contrast between American eagerness and British exhaustion, the untested Yanks benefited from the experience of battle-toughened Tommies. Their combined forces contributed much to the Allied victory. Yockelson plumbs new archival sources, including letters and diaries of American, Australian, and British soldiers to examine how two forces of differing organization and attitude merged command relationships and operations. Emphasizing tactical cooperation and training, he details II Corps’ performance in Flanders during the Ypres-Lys offensive, the assault on the Hindenburg Line, and the decisive battle of the Selle. Featuring thirty-nine evocative photographs and nine maps, this account shows how the British and American military relationship evolved both strategically and politically. A case study of coalition warfare, Borrowed Soldiers adds significantly to our understanding of the Great War. Volume 17 in the Campaigns and Commanders series Mitchell A. Yockelson is an archivist at the National Archives and Records Administration and an instructor at the United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland. John S. D. Eisenhower is a former U.S. Ambassador to Belgium and the author of Yanks: The Epic Story of the American Army in World War I.

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Volunteers on the Veld Britain’s Citizen-Soldiers and the South African War, 1899–1902 By Stephen M. Miller 978-0-8061-3864-0 $29.95(s) Cloth Never Come to Peace Again Pontiac’s Uprising and the Fate of the British Empire in North America By David Dixon 978-0-8061-3656-1 $34.95(s) Cloth Blood in the Argonne The “Lost Battalion” of World War I By Alan D. Gaff 978-0-8061-3696-7 $32.95(s) Cloth

May 256 pages 6X9 39 b&w illus., 9 maps 978-0-8061-3919-7 $29.95(s) Cloth

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Biography/Western History

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WILLIAM CLARK
Indian Diplomat By Jay H. Buckley
Examines the long and influential public career of the famed explorer
For three decades following the expedition with Meriwether Lewis for which he is best known, William Clark forged a meritorious public career that contributed even more to the opening of the West: from 1807 to 1838 he served as the U.S. government’s most important representative to western Indians. This biography focuses on Clark’s tenure as Indian agent, territorial governor, and Superintendent of Indian Affairs at St. Louis. Jay H. Buckley shows that Clark had immense influence on Indian-white relations in the trans-Mississippi region specifically and on federal Indian policy generally. As an agent of American expansion, Clark actively promoted the government factory system and the St. Louis fur trade and favored trade and friendship over military conflict. Clark was responsible for one-tenth of all Indian treaties ratified by the U.S. Senate. His first treaty in 1808 began Indian removal from what became Missouri Territory. His last treaty in 1836 completed the process, divesting Indians of the northwestern corner of Missouri. Although he sympathized with the Indians’ fate and felt compassion for Native peoples, Clark was ultimately responsible for dispossessing more Indians than perhaps any other American. Drawing on treaty documents and Clark’s voluminous papers, Buckley analyzes apparent contradictions in Clark’s relationship with Indians, fellow bureaucrats, and frontier entrepreneurs. He examines the choices Clark and his contemporaries made in formulating and implementing Indian policies and explores how Clark’s paternalism as a slaveholder influenced his approach to dealing with Indians. Buckley also reveals the ambiguities and cross-purposes of Clark’s policy making and his responses to such hostilities as the Black Hawk War. William Clark: Indian Diplomat is the complex story of a sometimes sentimental, yet always pragmatic, imperialist. Buckley gives us a flawed but human hero who, in the realm of Indian affairs, had few equals among American diplomats. Jay H. Buckley is Associate Professor of History at Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah.

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Exploring with Lewis and Clark The 1804 Journal of Charles Floyd By James J. Holmberg 978-0-8061-3674-5 $45.00(s) Cloth By His Own Hand? The Mysterious Death of Meriwether Lewis Edited by John D.W. Guice 978-0-8061-3581-0 $16.95 Paper

April 320 pages 6X9 17 b&w illus., 8 maps 978-0-8061-3911-1 $29.95(s) Cloth

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Western History/Military History/American Indian

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new books

STRICKEN FIELD
The Little Bighorn since 1876 By Jerome A. Greene Foreword by Paul L. Hedren
The first comprehensive history of this hallowed site in fifty years
The Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument is the site of one of America’s most famous armed struggles, but the events surrounding Custer’s defeat there in 1876 are only the beginning of the story. As park custodians, American Indians, and others have contested how the site should be preserved and interpreted for posterity, the Little Bighorn has turned into a battlefield in more ways than one. In Stricken Field, one of America’s foremost military historians offers the first comprehensive history of the site and its administration in more than half a century. Jerome A. Greene has produced a compelling account of one of the West’s most hallowed and controversial attractions, beginning with the battle itself and ending with the establishment of an American Indian memorial early in the twenty-first century. Chronicling successive efforts of the War Department and the National Park Service to oversee the site, Greene describes the principal issues that have confounded its managers, from battle observances and memorials to ongoing maintenance, visitor access, and public use. Stricken Field is a cautionary tale. Greene elucidates the conflict between the Park Service’s dual mission to provide public access while preserving the integrity of a historical resource. He also traces the complex events surrounding the site, including Indian protests in the 1970s and 1980s that ultimately contributed to the 2003 dedication of a monument finally recognizing the Lakotas, Northern Cheyennes, and other American Indians who fought there. Jerome A. Greene is retired as Research Historian for the National Park Service. He is the author of numerous books, including Indian War Veterans: Memories of Army Life and Campaigns in the West, 1864–1898. Paul L. Hedren is a retired National Park Service superintendent residing in Omaha, Nebraska. He is the author of Fort Laramie and the Great Sioux War and, most recently, We Trailed the Sioux: Enlisted Men Speak on Custer, Crook, and the Great Sioux War.

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Where Custer Fell Photographs of the Little Bighorn Battlefield Then and Now By James S. Brust, Brian C. Pohanka, and Sandy Barnard 978-0-8061-3834-3 $24.95 Paper

April 384 pages 6 1/8 x 9 1/4 101 b&w illus., 6 maps 978-0-8061-3791-9 $34.95(s) Cloth

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History/American Indian

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THE AMERICAN INDIAN
Past and Present Sixth Edition Edited by Roger L. Nichols
The sixth edition features 16 new contributions along with 10 classic essays
Widely used in university courses on Native American history through five editions, The American Indian: Past and Present has been thoroughly revised to present an up-to-date view of Indian heritage. This timely anthology brings together pieces written over the last thirty years—most published in the past decade— that represent some of the best scholarship available. The readings offer a broad overview of indigenous peoples of North America from first contact to the present, showing how Indians relied on their cultural strengths and determination to retain their independent identities. These essays trace the ever changing situations of Indians as both tribes and individuals. They bring readers through Native victory and military defeat, relocation, mandatory acculturation, and militant protests to the present era of self-determination, when the meaning of Native identity is sometimes hotly debated. Editor Roger L. Nichols has selected the new readings and organized the collection to reflect a balance of time periods, geographic areas, and historical and political topics for the student’s first exposure to American Indian history. He also includes suggestions for further reading and study questions as aids to those interested in learning more about the subjects covered. A fresh update to a valuable classic, The American Indian: Past and Present remains an accessible resource for undergraduates and a flexible and authoritative set of readings for the instructor.
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American Indians in u.S. History By Roger L. Nichols 978-0-8061-3578-6 $19.95 Paper American Indians Answers to Today’s Questions, Second Edition By Jack Utter 978-0-8061-3309-6 $24.95 Paper

Roger L. Nichols is Professor of History at the University of Arizona. His numerous publications include American Indians in U.S. History, Indians in the U.S. and Canada, and Natives and Strangers: A Multi-Cultural History.

March 448 pages 6 1/8 X 9 1/4 3 maps 978-0-8061-3856-5 $39.95(s) Paper

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American Indian/Economic Development

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BuFFALO INC.
American Indians and Economic Development By Sebastian Felix Braun
Buffalo as a business on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation
Some American Indian tribes on the Great Plains have turned to bison ranching in recent years as a culturally and ecologically sustainable economic development program. This book focuses on one enterprise on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation to determine whether such projects have fulfilled expectations and how they fit with traditional and contemporary Lakota values. Drawing upon on-site fieldwork and using anthropological, economic, and ecological approaches, Sebastian Felix Braun examines the creation of Pte Hca Ka, Inc., and its management styles as they evolved over fifteen years. He paints a compelling picture of cultural change. Braun traces Pte Hca Ka from its origin as a self-sustaining project that sought to combine traditional values with modern technology. He shows how the company tried to operate on cultural and ecological ideals until the tribal government shed its cultural agenda in favor of a pure business orientation. Braun describes these changes and presents the arguments of both sides. In Buffalo Inc., bison serve as a test case for a broader analysis of issues such as sustainability, economic development, tribal politics, and cultural identity. Sebastian Felix Braun holds a Ph.D. in anthropology from Indiana University and is Assistant Professor in the Department of Indian Studies at the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks.

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To Save the Wild Bison Life on the Edge in Yellowstone By Mary Anne Franke 978-0-8061-3683-7 $29.95 Cloth Indian Gaming Tribal Sovereignty and American Politics By W. Dale Mason 978-0-8061-3260-0 $24.95 Paper uneven Ground American Indian Sovereignty and Federal Law By David E. Wilkins and K. Tsianina Lomawaima 978-0-8061-3395-9 $24.95(s) Paper

April 280 pages 6X9 13 b&w illus., 3 maps 978-0-8061-3904-3 $39.95(s) Cloth

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History/American Indian

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THE NEz PERCES IN THE INDIAN TERRITORy
Nimiipuu Survival By J. Diane Pearson Foreword by Patricia Penn Hilden
A compelling story of tragedy and heroism
Following the Nez Perce War of 1877, federal representatives promised the Nimiipuu who surrendered with Chief Joseph repatriation to their Pacific Northwest homes. Instead, they were driven into exile. This book tells the story of the Nimiipuu captivity and deportation and offers an in-depth analysis of the resistant Nez Perce, Cayuse, and Palus bands during their incarceration. Focusing on the tribes’ eight years in exile, J. Diane Pearson describes their arduous forced journey from Montana to the Ponca Agency in Indian Territory. She depicts their everyday experiences in a captivity marked by grueling poverty and disease to weave a compelling story of tragedy and heroism. The resistance of the survivors is a never-before-told story reconstructed through new sources and oral histories. Pearson tells how the Nimiipuu advocated for their aboriginal and civil rights and for the return to their Wallowa Valley homelands. And she describes how they turned their prison odyssey into a time of renewal, learning to adapt to federal strategies in order to force authorities to heed their voices, and finally negotiating their release in 1885. Impeccably researched, with insights into the prisoners’ daily lives, The Nez Perces in the Indian Territory is the only comprehensive record of this phase of Nez Perce history. J. Diane Pearson teaches American Indian Studies in the Ethnic Studies Department at the University of California, Berkeley. She publishes in national and international journals on the history and contemporary issues of Native Americans. Patricia Penn Hilden, Professor Emerita of Native American Studies and Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, is author of From a Red Zone: Critical Perspectives on Race, Politics, and Culture.

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Let Me Be Free The Nez Perce Tragedy By David Lavender 978-0-8061-3190-0 $16.95 Paper Half-Sun on the Columbia A Biography of Chief Moses By Robert H. Ruby and John A. Brown 978-0-8061-2738-5 $24.95 Paper Indians of the Pacific Northwest A History By Robert H. Ruby and John A. Brown 978-0-8061-2113-0 $29.95 Paper

May 416 pages 6X9 25 b&w illus., 1 map 978-0-8061-3901-2 $34.95(s) Cloth

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PRE-REMOVAL CHOCTAW HISTORy
Exploring New Paths Edited by Greg O’Brien
Essential essays on Choctaw history
In the past two decades, new research and thinking have dramatically reshaped our understanding of Choctaw history before removal. Greg O’Brien brings together in a single volume ten groundbreaking essays that reveal where Choctaw history has been and where it is going. Distinguished scholars James Taylor Carson, Patricia Galloway, and Clara Sue Kidwell join editor Greg O’Brien to present today’s most important research, while Choctaw writer and filmmaker LeAnne Howe offers a vital counterpoint to conventional scholarly views. In a chronological survey of topics spanning the precontact era to the 1830s, essayists take stock of the great achievements in recent Choctaw ethnohistory. Galloway explains the Choctaw civil war as an interethnic conflict. Carson reassesses the role of Chief Greenwood LeFlore. Kidwell explores the interaction of Choctaws and Christian missionaries. A new essay by O’Brien explores the role of Choctaws during the American Revolution as they decided whom to support and why. The previously unpublished proceedings of the 1786 Hopewell treaty reveal what that agreement meant to the Choctaws. Taken together, these and other essays show how ethnohistorical approaches and the “new Indian history” have influenced modern Choctaw scholarship. No other recent collection focuses exclusively on the Choctaws, making Pre-removal Choctaw History an indispensable resource for scholars and students of American Indian history, ethnohistory, and anthropology. Volume 255 in The Civilization of the American Indian series Greg O’Brien is Associate Professor of History at the University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, and the author of Choctaws in a Revolutionary Age, 1750–1830.
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The Choctaws in Oklahoma From Tribe to Nation, 1855–1970 By Clara Sue Kidwell 978-0-8061-3826-8 $34.95(s) Cloth History of the Choctaw, Chickasaw, and Natchez Indians By H. B. Cushman 978-0-8061-3127-6 $24.95 Paper Choctaws and Missionaries in Mississippi, 11–191 By Clara Sue Kidwell 978-0-8061-2914-3 $19.95 Paper

Pre-removal Exploring Choctaw New Paths Edited by History Greg O’Brien

April 256 pages 6X9 1 map 978-0-8061-3916-6 $39.95(s) Cloth

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American Indian/Political Science

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FORCED FEDERALISM
Contemporary Challenges to Indigenous Nationhood By Jeff Corntassel and Richard C. Witmer II Foreword by Lindsay G. Robertson
A critical evaluation of a new era in American Indian policy
Over the past twenty years, American Indian policy has shifted from selfdetermination to “forced federalism,” as indigenous nations in the United States have encountered new threats from state and local governments over such issues as taxation, gaming, and homeland security. During the forced federalism era (1988–present), public perceptions of indigenous peoples as “rich Indians” have been just as damaging to Native nations as anti-sovereignty legislation. This book examines how state governments have manipulated “rich Indian” images when setting policies targeting indigenous peoples and discusses how indigenous nations have responded politically to these contemporary threats to their nationhood. Drawing on original survey data collected from Native governments from 1994 to 2000 and on interviews with Chief Chad Smith of the Cherokee Nation as well as other indigenous leaders, Jeff Corntassel and Richard C. Witmer II examine the power dynamics of the indigenous-state compacting system, and show how electoral activism among indigenous peoples has increased their political power while also giving rise to “rich Indian racism” among non-Indians—especially in the wake of the Indian Gaming and Regulatory Act. The authors warn that current widespread Native participation in non-Native politics is undermining both the political and the cultural foundations of indigenous nationhood, especially as the American culture of money gains influence in Native politics. They also offer specific strategies for regenerating indigenous communities in order to meet future challenges to their nationhood.
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Cash, Color, and Colonialism The Politics of Tribal Acknowledgment By Reneé Ann Cramer 978-0-8061-3671-4 $24.95(s) Cloth On the Drafting of Tribal Constitutions By Felix S. Cohen Edited by David E. Wilkins 978-0-8061-3806-0 $34.95(s) Cloth American Indian Tribal Governments By Sharon O’Brien 978-0-8061-2564-0 $26.95 Paper

Volume 3 in the American Indian Law and Policy series Jeff Corntassel is Assistant Professor and Graduate Advisor for the Indigenous Governance Programs at the University of Victoria, British Columbia. Richard C. Witmer II is Assistant Professor of Political Science, Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska. Lindsay G. Robertson, Orpha and Maurice Merrill Professor of Law and Faculty Director of the American Indian Law and Policy Center at the University of Oklahoma, is author of Conquest by Law: How the Discovery of America Dispossessed Indigenous Peoples of Their Lands.
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April 272 pages 6X9 5 b&w illus., 20 tables 978-0-8061-3906-7 $34.95(s) Cloth

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American Indian/Literary Criticism

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REASONING TOGETHER
The Native Critics Collective
A paradigm shift in American Indian literary criticism
“Too often in Native American Studies we pay lip service to the need for collaborative work. These writers actually do it. And Craig Womack’s introduction is a tour de force.”—Jace Weaver author of That the People Might Live: Native American Literatures and Native American Community This collectively authored volume celebrates a group of Native critics performing community in a lively, rigorous, sometimes contentious dialogue that challenges the aesthetics of individual literary representation. Janice Acoose infuses a Cree reading of Canadian Cree literature with a creative turn to Cree language; Lisa Brooks looks at eighteenth- and early-nineteenthcentury Native writers and discovers little-known networks among them; Tol Foster argues for a regional approach to Native studies that can include unlikely subjects such as Will Rogers; LeAnne Howe creates a fictional character, Embarrassed Grief, whose problematic authenticity opens up literary debates; Daniel Heath Justice takes on two prominent critics who see mixed-blood identities differently than he does in relation to kinship; Phillip Carroll Morgan uncovers written Choctaw literary criticism from the 1830s on the subject of oral performance; Kimberly Roppolo advocates an intertribal rhetoric that can form a linguistic foundation for criticism. Cheryl Suzack situates feminist theories within Native culture with an eye to applying them to subjugated groups across Indian Country; Christopher B. Teuton organizes Native literary criticism into three modes based on community awareness; Sean Teuton opens up new sites for literary performance inside prisons with Native inmates; Robert Warrior wants literary analysis to consider the challenges of eroticism; Craig S. Womack introduces the book by historicizing book-length Native-authored criticism published between 1986 and 1997, and he concludes the volume with an essay on theorizing experience. Reasoning Together proposes nothing less than a paradigm shift in American Indian literary criticism, closing the gap between theory and activism by situating Native literature in real-life experiences and tribal histories. It is an accessible collection that will suit a wide range of courses—and will educate and energize anyone engaged in criticism of Native literature.

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Muting White Noise Native American and European American Novel Traditions By James H. Cox 978-0-8061-3679-0 $29.95(s) Cloth Other Destinies Understanding the American Indian Novel By Louis Owens 978-0-8061-2673-9 $19.95 Paper Other Words American Indian Literature, Law, and Culture By Jace Weaver 978-0-8061-3352-2 $24.95 Cloth

April 448 pages 6 1/8 X 9 1/4 978-0-8061-3887-9 $24.95(s) Paper

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American Indian/Linguistics

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CuLTuRAL CONTACT AND LINGuISTIC RELATIVITy AMONG THE INDIANS OF NORTHWESTERN CALIFORNIA
By Sean O’Neill
Examines the linguistic relativity principle in relation to the Hupa, Yurok, and Karuk Indians
Despite centuries of intertribal contact, the American Indian peoples of northwestern California have continued to speak a variety of distinct languages. At the same time, they have come to embrace a common way of life based on salmon fishing and shared religious practices. In this thought-provoking re-examination of the hypothesis of linguistic relativity, Sean O’Neill looks closely at the Hupa, Yurok, and Karuk peoples to explore the striking juxtaposition between linguistic diversity and relative cultural uniformity among their communities. O’Neill examines intertribal contact, multilingualism, storytelling, and historical change among the three tribes, focusing on the traditional culture of the region as it existed during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. He asks important historical questions at the heart of the linguistic relativity hypothesis: Have the languages in fact grown more similar as a result of contact, multilingualism, and cultural convergence? Or have they instead maintained some of their striking grammatical and semantic differences? Through comparison of the three languages, O’Neill shows that long-term contact among the tribes intensified their linguistic differences, creating unique Hupa, Yurok, and Karuk identities. If language encapsulates worldview, as the principle of linguistic relativity suggests, then this region’s linguistic diversity is puzzling. Analyzing patterns of linguistic accommodation as seen in the semantics of space and time, grammatical classification, and specialized cultural vocabularies, O’Neill resolves the apparent paradox by assessing long-term effects of contact. Sean O’Neill is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Oklahoma. He is coeditor of The Collected Works of Edward Sapir, volume 14.

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Indians of California The Changing Image By James J. Rawls 978-0-8061-2020-1 $19.95(s) Paper Choctaw Language and Culture Chahta Anumpa, Volume 2 By Marcia Haag and Henry Willis 978-0-8061-3855-8 $24.95(s) Paper Beginning Creek Mvskoke Emponvkv By Pamela Innes, Linda Alexander, and Bertha Tilkens 978-0-8061-3583-0 $29.95(s) Paper

May 356 pages 6 1/8 X 9 1/4 25 b&w illus., 1 map 978-0-8061-3922-7 $50.00(s) Cloth

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History/American Indian

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REFLECTIONS ON AMERICAN INDIAN HISTORy
Honoring the Past, Building a Future Edited by Albert L. Hurtado Introduction by Wilma Mankiller
Insights into how history continues to influence contemporary Native life
As American Indian communities face the new century, they look to the future armed with confidence in the indigenous perspectives that have kept them together thus far. Now five premier scholars in American Indian history, along with a tribal leader who has placed an indelible mark on the history of her people, show how understanding the past is the key to solving problems facing Indians today. Edited by Albert L. Hurtado and introduced by Wilma Mankiller, this book includes the insights of Colin G. Calloway, R. David Edmunds, Laurence M. Hauptman, Peter Iverson, and Brenda J. Child—scholars who have helped shape the way an entire generation thinks about American Indian history. Writing broadly about twentieth-century Native history, they focus on themes that drive this field of study: Indian identity, tribal acknowledgment, sovereignty, oral tradition, and cultural adaptation. Drawn from the Wilma Mankiller Symposium on American History, these thoughtful essays show how history continues to influence contemporary Native life. The authors carve a broad geographic swath—from the Oneidas’ interpretation of the past, to the perseverance of the jingle dress tradition among the Ojibwes, to community persistence in the Southwest. Wilma Mankiller’s essay on contemporary tribal government adds a personal perspective to understanding the situation of Indian people today. Albert L. Hurtado is Professor and Paul H. and Doris Eaton Travis Chair of Modern American History at the University of Oklahoma. He is the author of several books, including John Sutter: A Life on the North American Frontier. Wilma Mankiller is former principal chief of the Cherokee Nation.

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Native American Perspectives on Literature and History Edited by Alan R. Velie 978-0-8061-2785-9 $16.95(s) Paper

March 176 pages 5 1/2 X 8 978-0-8061-3896-1 $29.95(s) Cloth

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Latin America/Drama

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NAHuATL THEATER, VOLuME 3
Spanish Golden Age Drama in Mexican Translation Edited by Barry D. Sell, Louise M. Burkhart, and Elizabeth R. Wright Foreword by John Frederick Schwaller
European religious drama adapted for an Aztec audience
Don Bartolomé de Alva was a mestizo who rose within New Spain’s ecclesiastical hierarchy when people of indigenous heritage were routinely excluded from the priesthood. In 1640 and 1641 he translated several theatrical pieces from Spanish into Nahuatl, yet this prodigious accomplishment remained virtually unknown for centuries. Nahuatl Theater, Volume 3 presents for the first time in English the complete dramatic works of Alva, the only known plays from Spain’s Golden Age adapted into the lively world of Nahuatl-language theater. Alva’s translations—“The Great Theater of the World,” “The Animal Prophet and the Fortunate Patricide,” “The Mother of the Best,” and a farcical intermezzo—represent ambitious attempts to add complex, Baroque dramatic pieces by such literary giants as Lope de Vega and Pedro Calderón de la Barca to the repertory of Nahuatl theater, otherwise dominated by sober one-act religious plays grounded in medieval tradition. The Spanish sources and Alva’s Nahuatl, set on facing pages with their English translations, show how Alva “Mexicanized” the plays by incorporating Nahuatl linguistic conventions and referencing local symbolism and social life. In their introductory essays, the editors offer contextual and interpretive information that provides an entrée into this rich material. As the only known adaptations of these theatrical works into a Native American language, these plays stand as fine literature in their own right Barry D. Sell is coeditor of A Guide to Confession Large and Small in the Mexican Language, 1634. Louise M. Burkhart is author of Holy Wednesday: A Nahua Drama from Early Colonial Mexico and other works on colonial Nahua religion. Elizabeth R. Wright is author of Pilgrimage to Patronage: Lope de Vega and the Court of Philip III, 1598–1621. John Frederick Schwaller is coeditor of A Guide to Confession Large and Small in the Mexican Language, 1634.

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Nahuatl Theater, Volume 1 Death and Life in Colonial Nahua Mexico Edited by Barry D. Sell and Louise M. Burkhart 978-0-8061-3633-2 $49.95(s) Cloth Nahuatl Theater, Volume 2 Our Lady of Guadalupe Edited by Barry D. Sell, Louise M. Burkhart, and Stafford Poole 978-0-8061-3794-0 $49.95(s) Cloth An Analytical Dictionary of Nahuatl By Frances Karttunen 978-0-8061-2421-6 $29.95(s) Paper

March 432 pages 7 X 10 5 b&w illus. 978-0-8061-3878-7 $49.95(s) Cloth

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PATTERNS OF ExCHANGE
navajo weavers and traders By Teresa J. Wilkins
Reveals the true complexity of the relationship between Navajo weavers and reservation traders
The Navajo rugs and textiles people admire and buy today are the result of many historical influences, particularly the interaction between Navajo weavers and the traders who guided their production and controlled their sale. John Lorenzo Hubbell and other late-nineteenth-century traders were convinced they knew which patterns and colors would appeal to Anglo-American buyers, and so they heavily encouraged those designs. In Patterns of Exchange, Teresa J. Wilkins traces how the relationships between generations of Navajo weavers and traders affected Navajo weaving. The Navajos valued their relationships with Hubbell and others who operated trading posts on their reservation. As a result, they did not always see themselves as exploited victims of a capitalist system. Rather, because of Navajo cultural traditions of gift-giving and helping others, the artists slowly adapted some of the patterns and colors the traders requested into their own designs. By the 1890s, Hubbell and others commissioned paintings depicting particular weaving styles and encouraged Navajo weavers to copy them, reinforcing public perceptions of traditional Navajo weaving. Even the Navajos came to revere certain designs as “the weaving of the ancestors.” Enhanced by numerous illustrations, including eight color plates, this volume traces the intricate play of cultural and economic pressures and personal relationships between artists and traders that guided Navajo weavers to produce textiles that are today emblems of the Native American Southwest. Teresa J. Wilkins is Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of New Mexico, Gallup. A weaver herself, she is a former student of weaving authority Joe Ben Wheat.
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Navajo Land, Navajo Culture The Utah Experience in the Twentieth Century By Robert S. McPherson 978-0-8061-3410-9 $19.95 Paper A Navajo Legacy The Life and Teachings of John Holiday By Robert S. McPherson and John Holiday 978-0-8061-3668-4 $29.95(s) Cloth Navajo Lifeways Contemporary Issues, Ancient Knowledge By Maureen Trudelle Schwarz 978-0-8061-3310-2 $29.95 Cloth

May 248 pages 6X9 8 color illus., 19 b&w illus., 1 map 978-0-8061-3757-5 $34.95(s) Cloth

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Classical Studies

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CLODIA
A Sourcebook By Julia Dyson Hejduk
A striking portrait of one of the most fascinating women in Roman history
Noble and notorious, the flamboyant Clodia Metelli was the object of passion in poetry and prose in ancient Rome and appears in more written sources than any other woman of her day. Cicero, in a famous oration, branded her a whore yet in private correspondence mentions seeking her help. Her stormy affair with the poet Catullus—the Western world’s first recorded romance with a real and richly characterized woman—had a profound influence on erotic literature. Bringing together works by Cicero, Catullus, and others in which Clodia plays a part, Julia Dyson Hejduk has produced a striking portrait of one of the most fascinating women in Roman history. Her accurate and accessible English translations include not only all the classical texts that mention Clodia, but also a substantial selection of Roman erotic poetry by Propertius, Tibullus, and Ovid. While many sourcebooks offer only small illustrative excerpts, Clodia provides most sources in their entirety, such as the Pro Caelio of Cicero, nineteen complete letters, all of Catullus’s poems on “Lesbia” (his pseudonym for Clodia), and many subsequent love elegies. Hejduk’s translations please the ear while remaining faithful to the original meaning. Her introduction reviews topics in classical culture and themes in Roman love poetry, placing the texts in their literary, social, and historical context and making them accessible to high school students and undergraduates. Notes, glossary, and bibliography make the book a well-rounded teaching tool.
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Cleopatra A Sourcebook By Prudence J. Jones 978-0-8061-3741-4 $19.95(s) Paper The Student’s Catullus Third Edition By Daniel H. Garrison 978-0-8061-3635-6 $21.95(s) Paper Women Poets in Ancient Greece and Rome Edited by Ellen Greene 978-0-8061-3664-6 $16.95(s) Paper

Volume 33 in the Oklahoma Series in Classical Culture Julia Dyson Hejduk, Associate Professor of Classics at Baylor University, is the author of King of the Wood: The Sacrificial Victor in Virgil’s Aeneid.

April 288 pages 6X9 978-0-8061-3907-4 $21.95(s) Paper

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Military History

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THE CIVIL WAR IN ARIzONA
The Story of the California Volunteers, 1861–1865 By Andrew E. Masich
A narrative history and firsthand accounts of the Civil War in the Far West
“Riveting—a provocative study of human conflict and development that is both relevant and exceedingly well written.”—Civil War Book Review Bull Run, Gettysburg, Appomattox. For Americans, these battlegrounds, all located in the eastern United States, will forever be associated with the Civil War. But few realize that the Civil War was also fought far to the west of these sites. The westernmost battle of the war took place in the remote deserts of the future state of Arizona. In this first book-length account of the Civil War in Arizona, Andrew E. Masich offers both a lively narrative history of the all-but-forgotten California Column in wartime Arizona and a rare compilation of letters written by the volunteer soldiers who served in the U.S. Army from 1861 to 1866. Enriched by Masich’s meticulous annotation, these letters provide firsthand testimony of the grueling desert conditions the soldiers endured as they fought on many fronts. Andrew E. Masich is President and CEO of the Smithsonianaffiliated Senator John Heinz Pittsburgh Regional History Center, Pennsylvania, and is coauthor of two books, Cheyenne Dog Soldiers: A Ledgerbook History of Coups and Combat and Halfbreed: The Remarkable True Story of George Bent.

BAyONETS IN THE WILDERNESS
Anthony Wayne’s Legion in the Old Northwest By Alan D. Gaff
An authoritative assessment of the U.S. Army’s campaign to conquer the Old Northwest
“Alan Gaff’s graceful and compelling narrative provides the definitive account of Wayne’s Fallen Timbers campaign—a turning point in America’s early history.”—Paul Andrew Hutton, author of Phil Sheridan and His Army In Bayonets in the Wilderness, Alan D. Gaff explores a long-neglected period in American history to tell the complete story of how the U.S. Army conquered the first American frontier—the Northwest Territory. Wayne’s successful campaign led to the creation of a standing army for the country and set the standard for future conflicts and treaties with American Indians. Countering the popular impression of Wayne as “mad,” Gaff depicts him as a thoughtful, resolute, and diplomatic officer whose masterfully organized campaign brought an end in 1794 to forty years of border fighting. Gaff’s account brings to light alliances between Indian forces and the British military, demonstrating that British troops still conducted operations on American soil long after the supposed end of the American Revolution. Volume 4 in the Campaigns and Commanders series Alan D. Gaff is an independent scholar and the author of several books on military history, including Blood in the Argonne: The “Lost Battalion” in World War I.

March 384 pages 6 1/8 X 9 1/4 54 b&w illus., 2 maps 978-0-8061-3900-5 $26.95(s) Paper

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IDAHO’S BuNKER HILL THE RISE AND FALL OF A GREAT MINING COMPANy, 15–191 By Katherine G. Aiken A comprehensive history of a major American mining company
“A solid contribution to the industrial history of the American West.”—Journal of the West For nearly a century, the Bunker Hill Company of Idaho was a leading U.S. mining and smelting corporation that played a key role in the nation’s industrial development. At the same time, it was the catalyst for unprecedented labor strife and environmental desecration. In this richly detailed history, Katherine G. Aiken traces Bunker Hill’s evolution from the mine’s discovery in 1885 to the company’s closure in 1981. Throughout the company’s long history, management’s relentless pursuit of profit and the labor-management conflicts that often resulted were nothing short of legendary. Often a tale of strife, Bunker Hill’s history is at the same time a story of cooperation, dedication, and ingenuity. People literally gave their lives for the production of lead, zinc, and silver. In the end, however, environmental destruction, aging facilities, and mineral shortages, as well as foreign competition, crippled the company’s economic viability. Aiken offers an in-depth profile that illustrates major trends in American corporate culture. Katherine G. Aiken is Professor and Chair in the Department of History, University of Idaho, Moscow. She is the author of Harnessing the Power of Motherhood: The National Florence Crittenton Mission, 1883–1925.

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A NATION OF STATESMEN THE POLITICAL CuLTuRE OF THE STOCKBRIDGE-MuNSEE MOHICANS, 115–1972 By James W. Oberly A history of the Mohican people from the War of 1812 to the Nixon administration
“A splendid tribal history and regional study.”—Western Historical Quarterly Contrary to the impression left by James Fenimore Cooper’s famous novel Last of the Mohicans, the Mohican people, also known as the Stockbridge-Munsee Indians, did not disappear from history. Rather, despite obstacles, they have retained their tribal identity to this day. In this first history of the modern-day Mohicans, James W. Oberly narrates their story from the time of their relocation to Wisconsin through the post–World War II era.

American Indian/Law March 352 pages 6X9 2 b&w illus., 9 maps, 12 tables 978-0-8061-3932-6 $24.95(s) Paper

Since the War of 1812 Mohican history has been marked by astute if sometimes bitter engagement with the American political system, resulting in five treaties and ten acts of Congress, passed between 1843 and 1972. As Oberly traces these political events, he also assesses such issues as tribal membership, intratribal political parties, and sovereignty. Volume 252 in the Civilization of the American Indian series James W. Oberly is Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire. He is author of Sixty Million Acres: American Veterans and the Public Lands before the Civil War and coeditor of United States History: A Bibliography of New Writings on American History.

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KISS OF THE FuR QuEEN A NOVEL By Tomson Highway A lyrical tale of survival in a strange, hostile world
“In his first novel, Kiss of the Fur Queen, noted playwright Tomson Highway tells the story of two Cree brothers who were severely abused at a Catholic residential school, and he uses the full transformative power of magic and myth, as well as a compelling traditional novel plot, to restore to them their dignity and, by implication, that of their people.”—Toronto Globe and Mail “Highway’s novel vibrates with the force of the collision of two cultures, the long history of a people living at one with nature, and the violence of their enforced conversion to Christianity. Emotionally complex, witty, symphonic and sad, Kiss of the Fur Queen is a remarkable novel, filled with blood, guts, life and love.”—Vancouver Sun Volume 34 in the American Indian Literature and Critical Studies series Cree playwright and author Tomson Highway holds seven honorary doctorates and has taught and performed at universities across North America and Europe. Among his many literary, dramatic, and musical works are two award-winning plays, The Rez Sisters and Dry-Lips Oughta Move to Kapuskasing; three children’s books; and a musical drama, Rose.

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Early Fur Trade on the Northern Plains Canadian Traders among the Mandan and Hidatsa Indians, 1738–1818 Edited by W. Raymond Wood 978-0-8061-3198-6 $29.95(s) Paper, 376 pages Redskins, Ruffleshirts, and Rednecks Indian Allotments in Alabama and Mississippi, 1830–1860 By Mary Elizabeth Young 978-0-8061-3435-2 $19.95(s) Paper, 234 pages

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Steamboating on Nature’s Highway, 1819–1935 By William E. Lass
The complete history of steamboating on the Missouri River
Forming the most important river corridor in the trans-Mississippi West, the Missouri and its navigable tributaries were instrumental in opening the continent—but it took the steamboat to make that possible. The flat-bottomed vessel was the technological marvel of its day and provided access to the West before the railroads’ arrival, encouraging settlement and fueling economic growth for decades. The complete and colorful saga of steamboating on the Missouri River is recounted, from its 1819 inception to the removal of the last commercial steamer in 1935. William E. Lass has crafted an engagingly written account that provides a panorama of transportation into and through the West— a story of the fur trade, of Indian relations, and of Euro-American settlement and development. Navigating the Missouri tells of migration and commerce on the Santa Fe Trail, the Platte River Road, and routes to the Montana gold mines. It explores the economic and political milieu of steamboating while savoring the rich social history of life on the Missouri, including the boat captains, who were the heroes of the river. Here too are insights into the operation of the steamboats, and Lass explains how the steamboat companies evolved, exploiting new opportunities and adjusting to change. Because steamboating touched so many dimensions of western expansion, Navigating the Missouri is an essential resource—a cornerstone study that complements nearly every other history of the American West. William E. Lass, Professor Emeritus of History at Minnesota State University, Mankato, is the author of From the Missouri to the Great Salt Lake: An Account of Overland Freighting and Minnesota: A History.

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The Utah War of 1857–58, the unprecedented armed confrontation between Mormon Utah Territory and the U.S. government, was the most extensive American military action between the Mexican and Civil wars. At Sword’s Point presents in two volumes the first in-depth narrative and documentary history of that extraordinary conflict. William P. MacKinnon offers a lively narrative linking firsthand accounts—most previously unknown—from soldiers and civilians on both sides. This first volume traces the war’s causes and preliminary events, including President Buchanan’s decision to replace Brigham Young as governor of Utah and restore federal authority through a large army expedition. Also examined are Young’s defensive-aggressive reactions, the onset of armed hostilities, and Thomas L. Kane’s departure at the end of 1857 for his now-famous mediating mission to Utah. MacKinnon provides a balanced, comprehensive account, based on a half century of research and a wealth of carefully selected new material. Women’s voices from both sides enrich this colorful story. At Sword’s Point presents the Utah War as a sprawling confrontation with regional and international as well as territorial impact. As a nonpartisan definitive work, it eclipses previous studies of this remarkably bloody turning point in western, military, and Mormon history. Volume 10 in the series Kingdom in the West: The Mormons and the American Frontier William P. MacKinnon of Santa Barbara, California, is an independent historian, management consultant, and former General Motors vice president. A widely recognized authority on the Utah War, he has recorded the colorful saga of Utah’s long territorial period and the U.S. Army’s western campaigns.
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Far Reaches of Empire, The, Grenier, 19 Finch, Legacies of Camelot, 7 Finding a Fallen Hero, Korkuc, 9 Forced Federalism, Corntassel/ Witmer, 28

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Reasoning Together, 29 Reflections on American Indian History, Hurtado, 31

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Saving Jack, Willis, 2 Sell/Burkhart/Wright, Nahuatl Theater, Volume 3, 32 Stricken Field, Greene, 23 Suggs, Water Mills of the Missouri Ozarks, 11 Swain, Creating Characters, 10 Szabo, Art from Fort Marion, 17

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Gaff, Bayonets in the Wilderness, 35 Gallaher, Napoleon’s Enfant Terrible, 18 Greene, Stricken Field, 23 Greene, Washita, 11 Grenier, Far Reaches of Empire, The, 19 Guide to Documentary Sources for Andean Studies, 1530-1900, Pillsbury, 14

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Harris, Does People Do It?, 4 Hejduk, Clodia, 34 High Country, Wyman, 10 Highway, Kiss of the Fur Queen, 36 Holmes, Best of Covered Wagon Women, 6 Horses That Buck, Case, 8 Hurtado, Reflections on American Indian History, 31

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Case, Horses That Buck, 8 Civil War in Arizona, The, Masich, 35 Clodia, Hejduk, 34 Collins, Will Rogers Courtship and Correspondence, 1900–1915, 12 Collins, Will Rogers Says…, 12 Corntassel/Witmer, Forced Federalism, 28 Creating Characters, Swain, 10 Cultural Contact and Linguistic Relativity among the Indians of Northwestern California, O’Neill, 30

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Oberly, Nation of Statesmen, A, 36 Oklahoma, Bender/Brune/Raffe, 13 O’Brien, Pre-Removal Choctaw History, 27 O’Neill, Cultural Contact and Linguistic Relativity among the Indians of Northwestern California, 30

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Washita, Greene, 11 Water Mills of the Missouri Ozarks, Suggs, 11 Will Rogers Courtship and Correspondence, 1900–1915, Collins, 12 Will Rogers Says…, Collins, 12 William Clark, Buckley, 22 Willis, Saving Jack, 2 Wilkins, Patterns of Exchange, 33 Witte/Gallagher, North American Journals of Prince Maximilian of Wied, The, 15 Wyman, High Country, 10

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Idaho’s Bunker Hill, Aiken, 36

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Kiss of the Fur Queen, Highway, 36 Korkuc, Finding a Fallen Hero, 9

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Parker, Power of Money in Congressional Campaigns, 1880-2006, The, 16 Patterns of Exchange, Wilkins, 33 Pearson, Nez Perces in the Indian Territory, The, 26 Pillsbury, Guide to Documentary Sources for Andean Studies, 1530-1900, 14 Power of Money in Congressional Campaigns, 1880–2006, The, Parker, 16 Pre-Removal Choctaw History, O’Brien, 27

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Davis, Mary Martin, Broadway Legend, 5 Does People Do It?, Harris, 4

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Lass, Navigating the Missouri, 38 Legacies of Camelot, Finch, 7 Lehrer, Mack to the Rescue, 3 Letter to America, A, Boren, 1 Letter to My Father, A, Mossman, 9

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Ecelbarger, Three Days in the Shenandoah, 20

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Yockelson, Borrowed Soldiers, 21

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