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A Great Plains Reader

Author : Diane Dufva Quantic
ISBN : 0803288530
Genre : History
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The Great Plains are as rich and integral a part of American literature as they are of the North American landscape. In this volume the stories, poems, and essays that have defined the region evoke the world of the American prairie from the days of Native history to the realities of life on a present-day reservation.
Category: History

Great Plains

Author : Ian Frazier
ISBN : 9781466828889
Genre : Travel
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National Bestseller With his unique blend of intrepidity, tongue-in-cheek humor, and wide-eyed wonder, Ian Frazier takes us on a journey of more than 25,000 miles up and down and across the vast and myth-inspiring Great Plains. A travelogue, a work of scholarship, and a western adventure, Great Plains takes us from the site of Sitting Bull's cabin, to an abandoned house once terrorized by Bonnie and Clyde, to the scene of the murders chronicled in Truman Capote's In Cold Blood. It is an expedition that reveals the heart of the American West.
Category: Travel

Bad Land Pastoralism In Great Plains Fiction

Author : Matthew J. C. Cella
ISBN : 9781587299391
Genre : Literary Criticism
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At the core of this nuanced book is the question that ecocritics have been debating for decades: what is the relationship between aesthetics and activism, between art and community? By using a pastoral lens to examine ten fictional narratives that chronicle the dialogue between human culture and nonhuman nature on the Great Plains, Matthew Cella explores literary treatments of a succession of abrupt cultural transitions from the Euroamerican conquest of the “Indian wilderness” in the nineteenth century to the Buffalo Commons phenomenon in the twentieth. By charting the shifting meaning of land use and biocultural change in the region, he posits this bad land—the arid West—as a crucible for the development of the human imagination. Each chapter deals closely with two novels that chronicle the same crisis within the Plains community. Cella highlights, for example, how Willa Cather reconciles her persistent romanticism with a growing disillusionment about the future of rural Nebraska, how Tillie Olsen and Frederick Manfred approach the tragedy of the Dust Bowl with strikingly similar visions, and how Annie Proulx and Thomas King use the return of the buffalo as the centerpiece of a revised mythology of the Plains as a palimpsest defined by layers of change and response. By illuminating these fictional quests for wholeness on the Great Plains, Cella leads us to understand the intricate interdependency of people and the places they inhabit. Cella uses the term “pastoralism” in its broadest sense to mean a mode of thinking that probes the relationship between nature and culture: a discourse concerned with human engagement—material and nonmaterial—with the nonhuman community. In all ten novels discussed in this book, pastoral experience—the encounter with the Beautiful—leads to a renewed understanding of the integral connection between human and nonhuman communities. Propelling this tradition of bad land pastoralism are an underlying faith in the beauty of wholeness that comes from inhabiting a continuously changing biocultural landscape and a recognition of the inevitability of change. The power of story and language to shape the direction of that change gives literary pastoralism the potential to support an alternative series of ideals based not on escape but on stewardship: community, continuity, and commitment.
Category: Literary Criticism

Great Plains Quarterly

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ISBN : UCSD:31822039138185
Genre : Great Plains
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Category: Great Plains

Atlas Of The Great Plains

Author : Stephen J. Lavin
ISBN : 9780803215368
Genre : History
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Explores the history of the Great Plains through more than three hundred full-color maps and extensive explanatory text.
Category: History

The Great Plains

Author : Walter Prescott Webb
ISBN : 0803297025
Genre : History
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A study of the changes initiated into the systems and culture of the plain dwellers
Category: History

The Custer Reader

Author : Paul Andrew Hutton
ISBN : 0806134658
Genre : History
File Size : 29.32 MB
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Here is Custer as seen by himself, his contemporaries, and leading scholars. Combining first-person narratives, essays, and photographs, this book provides a complete introduction to Custer's controversial personality and career and the evolution of the Custer myth.
Category: History

Encyclopedia Of The Great Plains

Author : David J. Wishart
ISBN : 0803247877
Genre : History
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"Wishart and the staff of the Center for Great Plains Studies have compiled a wide-ranging (pun intended) encyclopedia of this important region. Their objective was to 'give definition to a region that has traditionally been poorly defined,' and they have
Category: History

Reader S Theater Theme Collections Westward Expansion

Author : Newmark Learning, LLC
ISBN : 9781607190714
Genre : Education
File Size : 53.95 MB
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Bring curriculum concepts to life with four theme-related scripts per book. Each script has roles at multiple levels so your on-, above-, and below-level readers can build fluency, comprehension, and performance skills together. Click-and-print CD-ROMs make printing script copies easy. 96 pages each.
Category: Education