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Great Plains Research
A Journal of Natural and Social Sciences
Edited by Gary Willson

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Great Plains Research publishes original research and scholarly reviews of important advances in the natural and social sciences with relevance to and special emphases on environmental, economic and social issues in the Great Plains. It includes reviews of books and reports on symposia and conferences that included sessions on topics pertaining to the Great Plains. The overall goals are to develop GPR as a centralized outlet for science of regional importance, to communicate important scientific findings to as wide an educated audience as possible, and to help keep scientists, interested citizens, and leaders of this region up to date on scientific progress relevant to the Great Plains.

Great Plains Research is published for the Center for Great Plains Studies at the University of Nebraska.

 Volume 24, Number 1 (Spring 2014)

Contents
Social Sciences
The Role of Gender in Rural Population Decline in Kansas and Nebraska, 1990–2010
Robert Shepard
Screamers, Whiners, and Drive-Bys: How Umpires View Baseball Coaches' Attempts to Influence Their Calls
Kevin Warneke and Dave Ogden
Healthcare Affordability and Access in Nebraska after the Great Recession
Monica Snowden, Joe Blankenau, and Joseph Nitzke
Religiosity's Impact on Agricultural Investment on the American Frontier
Christopher S. Decker, Mark E. Wohar, and Jaime Denny
Junk Jaunt Geography: Buying and Selling America's Cultural Past in Central Nebraska
H. Jason Combs and Paul R. Burger
Exploring the Politics of Pork: Industrial Hog Farming and the Role of Local Newspaper Coverage in State Agenda Setting
Joana Chan and Christina Babbitt
Natural Sciences
Status of Native Stream Fishes within Selected Protected Areas of the Niobrara River in Western Nebraska
Jonathan J. Spurgeon, Richard H. Stasiak, George R. Cunningham, Kevin L. Pope, and Mark A. Pegg
An Assessment of Prairie Restoration at Fort Scott National Historic Site
Craig Corpstein, Joseph Arruda, Cynthia Ford, and Ananda Jayawardhana
Book Reviews
Thomas E. Cronin and Robert D. Loevy. Colorado Politics and Policy: Governing a Purple State
Bill Ritter Jr.
James Morton Turner. The Promise of Wilderness: American Environmental Politics since 1964
Francis Moul
Donald Loren Hardy. Shooting from the Lip: The Life of Senator Al Simpson
James D. King
Beverly D. Leipert, Belinda Leach, and Wilfreda E. Thurston, eds. Rural Women's Health
Frances E. Racher
C. Timothy McKeown. In the Smaller Scope of Conscience: The Struggle for National Repatriation Legislation, 1986–1990
Steve Russell
Grace Li Xiu Woo. Ghost Dancing with Colonialism: Decolonization and Indigenous Rights at the Supreme Court of Canada
David Leo Milward
Douglas H. MacDonald. Montana before History: 11,000 Years of Hunter-Gatherers in the Rockies and Great Plains
Mary Lou Larson
W. Raymond Wood, William J. Hunt Jr., and Randy H. Williams. Fort Clark and Its Indian Neighbors: A Trading Post on the Upper Missouri
Michael Fosha
Thomas R. Trautmann and Peter M. Whiteley. Crow-Omaha: New Light on a Classic Problem of Kinship Analysis
Bradley E. Ensor
Robert B. Shaw. Guide to Texas Grasses
Barry Irving
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