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Tables of Contents 1966-1977

Spring 1966 (vol. 1, no. 1)

Editorial: A Critical Forum for the Western Muse J. Golden Taylor
Lord Grizzly: Rhythm, Form, and Meaning in the Western Novel John R. Milton
The Mountain Man as Literary Hero Don D. Walker
Two Primitives: Huck Finn and Tom Outland Maynard Fox
Two Views of the American West Jim L. Fife
Emerson Hough’s Heart’s Desire Delbert E. Wylder
West as Myth: Status Report and Call for Action Warren French
Book Reviews Reviewed By
Mountain Man, by Vardis Fisher Frederick Manfred
The Life and Death of John Henry Tunstall, compiled and edited by Frederick W. Nolan John DeWitt McKee
The Grizzly Bear—Portraits from Life, edited by Bessie Doak Haynes and Edgard Haynes Thomas J. Lyon
The Log of a Cowboy, by Andy Adams Levi S. Peterson
I’ve Killed Men, by Jack Ganzhorn Ruth Keenan
Meriwether Lewis: A Biography, by Richard Dillon Richard W. Etulain
Frank Norris, by Warren French Kenneth B. Hunsaker
Letters from Jack London, edited by King Hendricks and Irving Shepard George H. Tweney
Blackfoot Lodge Tales: The Story of a Prairie People, by George Bird Grinnell Alan F. Crooks
The Mountain of Gold, by Max Evans John Herrmann
John Muir, by Herbert F. Smith Thomas J. Lyon
Josiah Royce, by Vincent Buranelli John Clendenning

Summer 1966 (vol. 1, no. 2)

The Western Humanism of Willa Cather Don D. Walker
The Archetypal Ethic of The Ox-Bow Incident Max Westbrook
Alan Swallow and Modern, Western American Poetry Morton L. Ross
Hamlin Garland’s Retreat from Realism Charles T. Miller
Book Reviews Reviewed By
Mary Hunter Austin, by T. M. Pearce Dudley Wynn
Pawnee Hero Stories and Folk-Tales, by George Bird Grinnell Jan Harold Brunvand
Frontier Trails: The Autobiography of Frank M. Canton, edited by Edward Everett Dale Orlan Sawey
Katherine Anne Porter, by George Hendrick Edwin W. Gaston Jr.
Wright Morris, by David Madden Jack Brenner
Lyric and Dramatic Poems of John G. Neihardt, by John G. Neihardt Thomas J. Lyon
Conrad Richter, by Edwin W. Gaston Jr. John DeWitt McKee
The Crying of Lot 49, by Thomas Pynchon Warren French

Fall 1966 (vol. 1, no. 3)

Internal Debate as Discipline: Clark’s The Watchful Gods Max Westbrook
Washington Irving’s Wilderness Thomas J. Lyon
Bards of the Little Big Horn Brian W. Dippie
The Primitive and the Civilized in Western Fiction Levi S. Peterson
Aspects of the Western Comic Novel William T. Pilkington
A Note on “The Mountain Man as Literary Hero” Edgeley W. Todd
Book Reviews Reviewed By
Old Jules Country: A Selection from Old Jules and Thirty Years of Writing Since the Book Was Published, by Mari Sandoz Virginia Faulkner
Wapiti Wilderness, by Margaret Murie and Olaus Murie Thomas J. Lyon
Stephen Harriman Long, 1784–1864, Army Engineer, Explorer, Inventor, by Richard G. Wood Edgeley W. Todd
The Rummy Kid Goes Home and Other Stories of the Southwest, by Ross Santee C. L. Sonnichsen
Timothy Flint, by James K. Folsom Orlan Sawey
The Woman at Otowi Crossing, by Frank Waters Martin Bucco

Winter 1967 (vol. 1, no. 4)

Western Writing and Eastern Publishing Vardis Fisher and Alvin M. Josephy Jr.
The American West: A Challenge to the Literary Imagination John R. Milton
Vardis Fisher: New Directions for the Historical Novel Ronald W. Taber
Book Reviews Reviewed By
The Oldest Maiden Lady in New Mexico and Other Stories, by Clay Fisher; The Last Warpath, by Will Henry; Sons of the Western Frontier, by Will Henry Arnold E. Needham
King of Spades, by Frederick Manfred Russell Roth
Six Faces of Mexico, edited by Russell C. Ewing Frank Waters
Pershing’s Mission in Mexico, by Haldeen Braddy Karl Young
The Recollections of Philander Prescott: Frontiersman of the Old Northwest, 1819–1862, edited by Donald Dean Parker Kenneth A. Spaulding
The Adventures of Big-Foot Wallace, by John C. Duval, edited by Mabel Major and Rebecca W. Smith John Q. Anderson
Pioneer Surveyor—Frontier Lawyer: The Personal Narrative of O. W. Williams, 1877–1902, edited by S. D. Myres Benjamin Capps
Great Basin Kingdom: An Economic History of the Latter-day Saints, 1830–1900, by Leonard J. Arrington Rodman W. Paul
The Company Town in the American West, by James B. Allen Thomas F. Andrews
A Texas Cowboy, or Fifteen Years on the Hurricane Deck of a Spanish Pony, by Charles A. Siringo Robert N. Mullin
Songs of the Cowboys, by N. Howard “Jack” Thorp, edited by Austin E. Fife and Alta S. Fife Hector H. Lee
The Red Man’s West, edited by Michael S. Kennedy; Indian Legends from the Northern Rockies, by Ella E. Clark Brigham D. Madsen
The Rim of the Prairie, by Bess Streeter Aldrich; The Home Place, by Dorothy Thomas Roy W. Meyer
The Great American Desert, Then and Now, by W. Eugene Hollon Edgeley W. Todd

Spring 1967 (vol. 2, no.1)

English Westerns James K. Folsom
The Western Naturalism of Frank Norris Don D. Walker
Charles and Frank Norris Arnold L. Goldsmith
The Dying Cowboy Song John Barsness
A Ballad in Search of Its Author John I. White
Book Reviews Reviewed By
Two Leggings: The Making of a Crow Warrior, by Peter Nabokov Frank Waters
A Woman of the People, by Benjamin Capps Robert A. Roripaugh
With the Ears of Strangers: The Mexican in American Literature, by Cecil Robinson Quincy Guy Burris
Inherit the Earth, Stories from Mexico Ranch Life, by Alvin Gordon Anne Smith
The Spiritual Conquest of Mexico, by Robert Ricard LaVerne Harrell Clark
Jack London: A Bibliography, compiled by Hensley C. Woodbridge, John London, and George H. Tweney King Hendricks
A Treasury of Nebraska Pioneer Folklore, compiled by Roger L. Welsch Louie W. Attebery
Love Song to the Plains, by Mari Sandoz L. A. Hahn
Orrin Porter Rockwell: Man of God, Son of Thunder, by Harold Schindler T. Y. Booth
The Life and Voyages of Captain George Vancouver: Surveyor of the Sea, by Bern Anderson L. L. Lee
Greenville M. Dodge: Soldier, Politician, Railroad Pioneer, by Stanley P. Hirshson Wilson O. Clough
Buckskin Joe: The Memories of Edward Jonathan Hoyt, edited by Glenn Shirley Loy Otis Banks
Texas Riverman: The Life and Times of Captain Andrew Smyth, by William Seale George W. Ewing
History of North Dakota, by Elwyn B. Robinson Don E. Gribble
The Decline of the Californios: A Social History of the Spanish Speaking Californians, 1846–1890, by Leonard Pitt Roscoe L. Buckland
Up and Down California in 1860–1864: The Journal of William H. Brewer, Professor of Agriculture in the Sheffield Scientific School from 1864 to 1903, edited by Francis P. Farquhar Arthur P. Frietzsche
The Letters of George Catlin and His Family: A Chronicle of the American West, by Marjorie Catlin Roehm James C. Austin
Audubon in the West, edited by John Francis McDermott; Thomas Moran: Artist of the Mountains, by Thurman Wilkins Michael McCloskey

Summer 1967 (vol. 2, no. 2)

My Ántonia: A Dark Dimension Sr. Peter Damian Charles
Hamlin Garland and the American Indian Roy W. Meyer
A New Reading of The Sea Wolf James Ellis
Honey in the Horn and “Acres of Clams”: The Regional Fiction of H. L. Davis Jan Harold Brunvard
Book Reviews Reviewed By
Viva Max! by James Lehrer John S. Bullen
The Rocky Mountain West in 1867, by Louis J. Simonin Ronald W. Taber
They Sang for Horses: The Impact of the Horse on Navajo and Apache Folklore, by LaVerne Harrell Clark Karl Young
By Cheyenne Campfires, by George Bird Grinnell; When Buffalo Ran, by George Bird Grinnell Ben Gray Lumpkin
The Shoshoneans: The People of the Basin Plateau, text by Edward Dorn, photographs by Leroy Lucas Paul R. Eldridge
The Sunny Slopes of Long Ago, edited by Wilson M. Hudson and Allen Maxwell Paul T. Bryant
The Christmas of the Phonograph Records, A Recollection, by Mari Sandoz Anne Smith
The Wild Bunch, edited by Alan Swallow C. L. Sonnichsen
The Mormon Conflict 1850–1859, by Norman F. Furness Roscoe L. Buckland
Tales of Frontier Texas: 1830–1860, edited by John Q. Anderson William T. Pilkington
Australians and the Gold Rush: California and Down Under, 1849–1854, by Jay Monaghan A. Grove Day
Exploring the Northwest Territory: Sir Alexander Mackenzie’s Journal of a Voyage by Bark Canoe from Lake Athabasca to the Pacific Ocean in the Summer of 1789, edited by T. H. McDonald Lewis E. Buchanan
Bayou Salado: The Story of South Park, by Virginia McConnell Maynard Fox

Fall 1967 (vol. 2, no. 3)

Bernard DeVoto’s Western Novels Orlan Sawey
Character and Landscape: Frank Waters’ Colorado Triology William T. Pilkington
Ethic and Metaphysic: A Study of John G. Neihardt W. E. Black
The Contributions of Bret Harte to American Oratory Roy F. Hudson
Larry McMurtry and Black Humor: A Note on The Last Picture Show Charles D. Peavy
Nietzsche of the North: Heredity and Race in London’s The Son of the Wolf Richard Vanderbeets
Book Reviews Reviewed By
North of Yesterday, by Robert Flynn John Barsness
Beyond the Desert, by Eugene Manlove Rhodes J. W. Hutchinson
Astoria or Anecdotes of an Enterprise beyond the Rocky Mountains, by Washington Irving, edited by Edgeley W. Todd John Francis McDermott
Adventures at Astoria, 1810–1814, by Gabriel Franchère, translated and edited by Hoyt C. Franchère Edgeley W. Todd
Words for Denver and Other Poems, by Thomas Hornsby Ferril Nicholas Crome
From Scotland to Silverado, by Robert Louis Stevenson, edited by James D. Hart John S. Bullen
The Buffalo Soldiers: A Narrative of the Negro Calvalry in the West, by William H. Leckie Everett L. Jones
Western America in 1846–47: The Original Travel Diary of Lieutenant J. W. Abert Who Mapped New Mexico for the United States Army, edited by John Galvin A. R. Mortensen
The Last Days of the Sioux Nation, by Robert M. Utley; The Truth about Geronimo, by Britton Davis; Sun Chief: The Autobiography of a Hopi Indian, edited by Leo W. Simmons Karl Young
American Indian Life, edited by Elsie Clews Parson Susan Taylor
Century in the Saddle, by Richard Goff and Robert H. McCaffree Don D. Walker

Winter 1968 (vol. 2, no. 4)

Western Canadian Literature Donald Greene
Cannery Row: Steinbeck’s Pastoral Poem Stanley Alexander
Book Reviews Reviewed By
The American Western Novel, by James K. Folsom John R. Milton
From West to East: Studies in the Literature of the American West, by Robert Edsom Lee D. E. Wylder
The Pleasure Garden, by Oakley Hall Robert Narveson
To Be a Man, by William Decker J. W. Hutchinson
Flame on the Frontier: Short Stories of Pioneer Women, by Dorothy M. Johnson Benjamin Capps
Great Western Short Stories, edited by J. Golden Taylor John S. Bullen
Mountain Men: Geogre Frederick Ruxton’s Firsthand Accounts of Fur Trappers and Indians in the Rockies, edited and illustrated by Glen Rounds Edgeley W. Todd
Horse Tradin’, by Ben K. Green; 13 Flat: The Rodeo, Horses and Riders, by Willard H. Porter; The Cowboy, by Vincent Paul Rennert; Cowboys and the Songs They Sang, by S. J. Sackett John Barsness
A Picture Report of the Custer Fight, by William Reusswig Brian W. Dippie
Pedro Vial, and The Roads to Santa Fe, by Noel M. Loomis and Abraham Nasatir; Soldiers on the Santa Fe Trail, by Leo E. Oliva T. M. Pearce

Spring 1968 (vol. 3, no. 1)

H. L. Davis: Viable Uses for the Past Paul T. Bryant
Nebraska Regionalism in Selected Works of Willa Cather Bruce Baker II
Clark’s Man for all Seasons: The Achievement of Wholeness in The Ox-Bow Incident Barclay W. Bates
An Ignored Meaning of the West Thomas J. Lyon
Poe’s Use of Mackenzie’s Voyages in “The Journal of Julius Rodman” Wayne R. Kime
Book Reviews Reviewed By
SOUTHWEST WRITERS SERIES, general editor James W. Lee, (nos. 1–13); J. Frank Dobie, by Francis Edward Abernethy; John C. Duval: First Texas Man of Letters, by John Q. Anderson; Charles A. Siringo: A Texas Picaro, by Charles D. Peavy; Andy Adams: Storyteller and Novelist of the Great Plains, by Wilson M. Hudson; Tom Lea: Artist in Two Mediums, by John O. West; Katherine Anne Porter: The Regional Stories, by Winifred S. Emmons; William Humphrey, by James W. Lee; Paul Horgan, by James M. Day; Oliver LaFarge, by Everett A. Gillis; Fred Gipson, by Sam M. Henderson; Eugene Manlove Rhodes: Cowboy Chronicler, by Edwin W. Gaston Jr.; J. Mason Brewer: Negro Folklorist, by James W. Byrd; George Sessions Perry, by Stanley Alexander Orlan Sawey
The Mysterious West, by Brad William and Choral Pepper Edgeley W. Todd
Palms, Peaks, and Prairies, by Richard Fleck; Dan Freeman, by Dan Jaffe Charles G. Wiley
The Last Jew in America, by Leslie A. Fiedler John Barsness
The Short Novels of Jack Schaefer, introduction by Dorothy M. Johnson Gerald Haslam
Wilderness Kingdom—Indian Life in the Rocky Mountains: 1840–1847, by Nicolas Point, S. J., translated by Joseph P. Donnelly, S. J. Karl Young
Run toward the Nightland, by Jack Frederick and Anne Gritts Kilpatrick Charles Eagle Plume
Literature and Theater of the States and Regions of the U.S.A., edited by Clarence Gohdes Ronald A. Willis
John Steinbeck: A Concise Bibliography (1930–1965), by Tetsumaro Hayashi Bascom Wallis
The Editor’s Essay Review: The Kingdom of Art: Willa Cather’s First Principles and Critical Statements 1893–1896, selected and edited by Bernice Slote; Willa Cather and Her Critics, edited by James Schroeter; Essays on American Literature in Honor of Jay B. Hubbell, edited by Clarence Gohdes; The Pioneer in the American Novel, 1900–1950, by Nicholas J. Karolides J. Golden Taylor

Summer 1968 (vol. 3, no. 2)

The Rise and Fall of Barney Tullus Don D. Walker
Quetzalcoatl versus D. H. Lawrence’s Plumed Serpent Frank Waters
The Western Fiction of Mayne Reid Roy W. Meyer
The Novel of Western Adventure in Nineteenth-Century Germany D. L. Ashliman
An Undiscovered Early Review of Norris’ Octopus Richard Allan Davison
Bulkington as Henry Chatillon William Powers
Book Reviews Reviewed By
Apples of Paradise and Other Stories, by Frederick Manfred Max Westbrook
Max Brand’s Stories, edited by Robert Easton Patrick Morrow
Navaho Folk Tales, by Franc Johnson Newcomb Frank Waters
The Book of Chilam Balam of Chumayel, edited and translated by Ralph L. Roys LaVerne Harrell Clark
Cheyenne Memories, by John Stands in Timber and Margot Liberty Benjamin Capps
Letters from the West; Containing Sketches of Scenery, Manners, and Customs; and Anecdotes Connected with the First Settlements of the Western Sections of the United States (1828), by James Hall Edgeley W. Todd
Bartlett’s West: Drawing the Mexican Boundary, by Robert V. Hine Kenneth Hufford
The Southwest: Old and New, by W. Eugene Hollon Thomas W. Ford
Joe Lane of Oregon: Machine Politics and the Sectional Crisis, 1849–1861, by James E. Hendrickson Preston E. Onstad
Jack London and His Times—An Unconventional Biography, by Joan London George H. Tweney
Joaquin Miller, by O. W. Frost Richard W. Etulain
Montana Adventures, the Recollections of Frank B. Linderman, edited by Harold G. Merriam Ruth Keenan
William Anderson Scott, No Ordinary Man, by Clifford M. Drury Taylor T. Jackman
The Gentle Tamers: Women of the Old Wild West, by Dee Brown Carol I. Bagley
The Editor’s Essay Review: The Mountain of My Fear, by David Roberts; On the Loose, by Terry Russel and Renny Russell; Desert Solitaire: A Season in the Wilderness, by Edward Abbey; The Man Who Walked through Time, by Colin Fletcher; Baja California and the Geography of Hope, by Joseph Wood Krutch; Farewell to Texas, A Vanishing Wilderness, by William O. Douglas; Wilderness and the American Mind, by Roderick Nash; Man in the Landscape: A Historic View of the Esthetics of Nature, by Paul Shepard J. Golden Taylor

Fall 1968 (vol. 3, no. 3)

The Practical Spirit: Sacrality and the American West Max Westbrook
Gary Snyder, A Western Poet Thomas J. Lyon
Listening to the Wilderness with William Stafford J. Russell Roberts Sr.
Words Frank Waters
A Larry McMurtry Bibliography Charles D. Peavy
Book Reviews Reviewed By
The Eastern Establishment and the Western Experience: The West of Frederic Remington, Theodore Roosevelt, and Owen Wister, by G. Edward White Merrill Lewis
Gold Rushes and Mining Camps of the Early American West, by Vardis Fisher and Opal Laurel Holmes John Barsness
On the Western Tour with Washington Irving: The Journal and Letters of Count de Pourtalès, edited with an introduction and notes by George F. Spaulding, translated by Seymour Feiler Edgeley W. Todd
Will James: The Gilt Edged Cowboy, by Anthony Amaral Richard W. Etulain
One More River to Cross, by Will Henry Everett L. Jones
Southwest Writers Anthology, edited by Martin Shockley Martin Bucco
The Old North Trail or Life, Legends and Religion of the Blackfeet Indians, by Walter McClintock Lou Attebery
The War on Powder River, by Helena Huntington Smith; The Johnson County War, by Jack R. Gage H. R. Dieterich
The Editor’s Essay Review: Island in the Sound, by Hazel Heckman; My Rocky Mountain Valley, by James Grafton Rogers; The Rockies, by David Lavender; A Gallery of Dudes, by Marshall Sprague J. Golden Taylor

Winter 1969 (vol. 3, no. 4)

Thomas Berger’s Little Big Man as Literature Delbert E. Wylder
Style in the Literary Desert: Little Big Man Jay Gurian
A New Life: The Frontier Myth in Perspective John A. Barsness
Book Reviews Reviewed By
The Indian Heritage of America, by Alvin M. Josephy Jr.; Man’s Rise to Civilization as Shown by the Indians of North America from Primeval Times to the Coming of the Industrial State, by Peter Farb Frank Waters
The West of Alfred Jacob Miller, by Marvin C. Ross Edgeley W. Todd
Eden Prairie, by Frederick Manfred Max Westbrook
The Eternal Adam and the New World Garden, by David W. Noble; The Brothers of Uterica, by Benjamin Capps Martin Bucco
Poems Southwest, edited by A. Wilber Stevens L. L. Lee
Time for Outrage, by Amelia Bean John S. Bullen
Now You Hear My Horn: The Journals of James Wilson Nichols, 1820–1887, edited by Catherine W. McDowell; M. K. Kellogg’s Texas Journal, 1872, edited by Llerena Friend; Bostonians and Bullion: The Journal of Robert Livermore, 1892–1915, edited by Gene M. Gressley; The Original Journals of Henry Smith Turner: With Stephan Watts Kearny to New Mexico and California, 1846, edited by Dwight L. Clarke; Mary Austin Holley: The Texas Diary, 1835–1838, edited by J. P. Bryan William T. Pilkington
Spanish War Vessels on the Mississippi, 1792–1796, by Abraham P. Nasatir Charles J. Bayard
Doctors of the Old West, by Robert F. Karolevitz Stanley W. Henson Jr.
The Editor’s Essay Review: The Generous Years: Rememberances of a Frontier Boyhood, by Chet Huntley; Hamlin Garland’s Diaries, edited by Donald Pizer; Ambrose Bierce: A Biography, by Richard O’Connor; Mark Twain: A Profile, edited by Justin Kaplan; Estevanico the Black, by John Upton Terrell; The Call to California, by Richard F. Pourade J. Golden Taylor

Spring 1969 (vol. 4, no. 1)

Elizabeth Barrett Meets Wolf Larsen Robert Brainard Pearsall
Beneficial Atavism in Frank Norris and Jack London James R. Giles
The Serialized Novels of Sinclair Lewis Martin Bucco
Owen Wister’s “Hank’s Woman”: The Writer and His Comment Neal Lambert
Washington Irving’s Revision of the Tonquin Episode in Astoria Wayne R. Kime
Book Reviews Reviewed By
Pumpkin Seed Point, by Frank Waters; The Peyote Religion among the Navaho, by David F. Aberle; The Arapaho Way, by Althea Bass Thomas J. Lyon
Emerson Hough, by Delbert E. Wylder; Harvey Fergusson, by James K. Folsom; Alice Corbin Henderson, by T. M. Pearce; Frank Waters, by Martin Bucco Carroll Y. Rich
Land of Many Frontiers: A History of the American Southwest, by Odie B. Faulk T. M. Pearce
The Return of the Vanishing American, by Leslie Fiedler John Barsness
Wyoming: A Political History, 1868–1896, by Lewis L. Gould H. R. Dieterich
The Baron of Arizona, by E. H. Cookridge Donald M. Powell
Twenty Years of Stanford Short Stories, edited by Wallace Stegner and Richard Scowcroft with Nancy Packer Loy Otis Banks
Bret Harte: A Biography, by Richard O’Connor Ken Periman
A Navajo Saga, by Kay Bennett and Russ Bennett Ann Merrill
The Editor’s Essay Review: The Home Book of Western Humor, edited by Phillip H. Ault; Bill Nye’s Western Humor, edited by T. A. Larson; Horse and Buggy West, by Jack O’Connor; Wild Cow Tales, by Ben K. Green. J. Golden Taylor

Summer 1969 (vol. 4, no. 2)

Hamlin Garland’s First Novel: A Spoil of Office Eberhard Alsen
Proponents of Order: Tom Outland and Bishop Latour Maynard Fox
“Westering” in “Leader of the People” Donald E. Houghton
Tom Sawyer: Missouri Robin Hood L. Moffitt Cecil
A. B. Guthrie: A Bibliography Richard W. Etulain
Book Reviews Reviewed By
The Gunfighter: Man or Myth? by Joseph G. Rosa John Barsness
The Study of American Folklore, by Jan Brunvand Ken Periman
The Lord of Experience, by Clinton F. Larson Robert Pack Browning
An Artist on the Overland Trail: The 1849 Diary and Sketches of James F. Wilkins, edited by John Francis McDermott Kenneth Hufford
Sam Houston with the Cherokees, 1829–1833, by Jack Gregory and Rennard Strickland; Sam Houston and His Twelve Women, by Martha Anne Turner Thomas W. Ford
The Frontier against Slavery: Western Anti-Negro Prejudice and the Slavery Extension Controversy, by Eugene W. Berwanger Philip Durham
Cuna Indian Art, by Clyde E. Keeler Frank Waters
Wild Sports in the Far West, by Friedrich Gerstäcker Alfred Kolb
San Juan Bautista: Gateway to Spanish Texas, by Robert S. Weddle William H. Archer
The Cloud-Climbing Railroad, by Dorothy Jensen Neal; The Northern Pacific—Main Street of the Northwest, by Charles R. Wood G. Franklin Ackerman
Fool’s Gold, A Biography of John Sutter, by Richard Dillon John Mark Sorensen
The Editor’s Essay Review: The Oregon Trail, by Francis Parkman; Roughnecks and Gentlemen, by Harold McCracken; Zebulon Pike: The Life and Times of an Adventurer, by John Upton Terrell; Fifty Years on the Owl Hoot Trail, by Harry E. Chrisman; Trail on Water, by Pearl Baker; Man Met along the Trail: Adventures in Archaeology, by Neil M. Judd; The Bureau of American Ethnology: A Partial History, by Neil M. Judd; Wells Fargo, by Noel M. Loomis; A Treasury of Alaskana, by Ethel E. Becker; Alaska Bush Pilots in the Float Country, by Archie Satterfield J. Golden Taylor

Fall 1969 (vol. 4, no. 3)

Coming of Age in Texas: The Novels of Larry McMurtry Charles D. Peavy
Jack Crabb and the Sole Survivors of Custer’s Last Stand Brian W. Dippie
The Bad Man as Hipster: Norman Mailer’s Use of Frontier Metaphor Grace Witt
The Dublin Cowboys of Flann O’Brien L. L. Lee
Book Reviews Reviewed By
Folklore of the Great West: Selections from Eighty-three Years of the Journal of American Folklore, edited with extensive commentary by John Greenway Jan Harold Brunvand
Frank Norris: Instinct and Art, by William B. Dillingham Arnold L. Goldsmith
Zapata and the Mexican Revolution, by John Womack Jr. Karl Young
The Blue God: An Epic of Mesa Verde, by Louis Mertins Maynard Fox
The Tree of Bones, by John R. Milton; This Lonely House, by John R. Milton L. L. Lee
Westward to Promontory: Building the Union Pacific across the Plains and Mountains, by Barry B. Combs; High Road to Promontory: Building the Central Pacific across the High Sierras, by George Kraus G. Franklin Ackerman
SOUTHWEST WRITERS SERIES, general editor James W. Lee, (nos. 14–18); Conrad Richter, by Robert J. Barnes; A. B. Guthrie Jr., by Thomas W. Ford; Mary Austin: The Southwest Works, by Jo W. Lyday; William A. Owens, by William T. Pilkington; Ross Santee, by Neal B. Houston Charles G. Wiley
A Nurse in the Yukon, by Amy V. Wilson, R. N.; This Raw Land, by Wayne Short Craig Mishler
Tales of the 04 Ranch: Recollections of Harold J. Cook, 1887–1909, by Harold J. Cook Robert A. Roripaugh
Ranch on the Ruidoso, by Wilbur Coe Jim Fife
The Editor’s Essay Review: The Sound of Mountain Water, by Wallace Stegner; “A Dirty Hand”, by Winfield Townley Scott; In a Narrow Grave: Essays on Texas, by Larry McMurtry; J. Ross Browne: His Letters, Journals, and Writings, edited by Lina Fergusson Browne; The Trouble Begins at Eight, by Fred W. Lorch; Bernard DeVoto, by Orlan Sawey J. Golden Taylor

Winter 1970 (vol. 4, no. 4)

Prolegomena to the Western John G. Cawelti
Frederick Jackson Turner and Thomas Wolfe: The Frontier as History and as Literature Thomas E. Boyle
Character Portrayal in The Ox-Box Incident Kenneth Andersen
Essay Review
The Popular Western Novel: An Essay Review Delbert E. Wylder
Book Reviews Reviewed By
The White Man’s Road, by Benjamin Capps C. L. Sonnichsen
Joshua Pilcher: Fur Trader and Indian Agent, by John E. Sunder Edgeley W. Todd
Earth House Hold, by Gary Snyder Thomas J. Lyon
My Life with History: An Autobiography, by John D. Hicks S. George Ellsworth
Three Men in Texas: Bedichek, Webb, Dobie: Essays by Their Friends in the Texas Observer, edited by Ronnie Dugger George D. Hendricks
The Editor’s Essay Review: The Frontier in American Literature, edited by Philip Durham and Everett L. Jones; The Land Our Fathers Plowed, compiled and edited by David B. Greenberg; The American Frontier, by D. Duane Cummins and William Gee White; Men on the Moving Frontier, by Roger G. Kennedy; Notorious Ladies of the Frontier, by Harry Sinclair Drago; Chronicles of the Gringos, edited with intro by George Winston Smith & Charles Judah; Tijerina and the Courthouse Raid, by Peter Nabokov J. Golden Taylor

Spring 1970 (vol. 5, no. 1)

The American Rhythm: Mary Austin’s Poetic Principle Thomas W. Ford
American Indians: Poets of the Cosmos Gerald Haslam
J. F. Powers’ Morte D’Urban as Western D. H. Stewart
Vardis Fisher: A Bibliography George Kellogg
Book Reviews Reviewed By
The Lean Lands, by Augstín Yáñez, translated by Ethel Brinton, illustrated by Alberto Beltrán; Recollections of Things to Come, by Elena Garro, translated and introduced by Ruth L. C. Simms, illustrated by Alberto Beltrán; The Precipice, by Sergio Galindo, translated and introduced by John and Carolyn Brushwood, drawings by Luis Eades; The Norther, by Emilio Carballido, translated and introduced by Margaret Sayers Peden, illustrated by Jose Treviño John DeWitt McKee
House Made of Dawn, by N. Scott Momaday John Z. Bennett
Three Friends: Bedichek, Dobie, Webb, by William A. Owens George D. Hendricks
‘Dear Old Kit’: The Historical Christopher Carson, with a New Edition of the Carson Memoirs, by Harvey Lewis Carter Edgeley Woodman Todd
Thomas Nuttall, Naturalist. Explorations in America 1808–1841, by Jeanette E. Graustein Paul Bryant
Max Brand: The Big “Westerner,” by Robert Easton Richard W. Etulain
No Quittin’ Sense, by C. C. White and Ada Morehead Holland G. Franklin Ackerman
The Storyteller “Cousin Wash” Series, Volume I and II, by Curtis Hunt Gerald Haslam
Songs of my Divided Self, by L. W. Michaelson; Running Lucky, by R. P. Dickey L. L. Lee
The Editor’s Essay Review: Lewis and Clark: Pioneering Naturalists, by Paul Russell Cutright; The American West: A Natural History, by Ann and Myron Sutton; Wild Sanctuaries, Our National Wildlife Refuges—A Heritage Restored, by Robert Murphy, foreword by Stewart L. Udall ; Our Vanishing Wilderness, by Mary Louise and Shelly Grossman and John N. Hamlet; Lost Wild America: The Story of Our Extinct and Vanishing Wildlife, by Robert M. McClung, illustrated by Bob Hines; America’s Endangered Wildlife, by George Laycock; Crisis in Eden: A Religious Study of Man and Environment, by Frederick Elder; Back to Nature: The Arcadian Myth in Urban America, by Peter J. Schmitt; In Defense of Nature, by John Hay; Our Precarious Habitat, by Melvin A. Benarde; Since Silent Spring, by Frank Graham Jr.; America the Raped, The Engineering Mentality and the Devastation of a Continent, by Gene Marine; Open Horizons, by Sigurd F. Olson, illustrations by Leslie Kouba; Wilderness Defender, Horace M. Albright and Conservation, by Donald C. Swain J. Golden Taylor

Summer 1970 (vol. 5, no. 2)

St. Petersburg Re-visited: Helen Eustis and Mark Twain Stuart L. Burns
Roughing It as Retrospective Reporting John DeWitt McKee
Vardis Fisher and Wallace Stegner: Teacher and Student Joseph M. Flora
H. L. Davis: A Bibliographical Addendum Richard W. Etulain
Steinbeck’s “The Leader of the People”: A Crisis in Style Philip J. West
In Defense of “Westering” Robert E. Morsberger
Mark Twain’s Chuck-Wagon Specialties C. Merton Babcock
Book Reviews Reviewed By
Walter Van Tilburg Clark, by Max Westbrook L. L. Lee
Clemens of the “Call”: Mark Twain in San Francisco, edited by Edgar M. Branch Patrick Morrow
The Lion of the Lord: A Biography of Brigham Young, by Stanley P. Hirshson Karl Young
True Grit, by Charles Portis Donald A. Hoglin
Six-Horse Hitch, by Janice Holt Giles Robert A. Roripaugh
The Innocents, by Clyde Ware Benjamin Capps
The Armchair Mountaineer, edited by George Alan Smith and Carol D. Smith John Boni
O-kee-pa: A Religious Ceremony and Other Customs of the Mandans, by George Catlin, edited with an introduction by John C. Ewers Mary Ellen Ackerman
The Editor’s Essay Review: Custer Died for Your Sins, by Vine Deloria Jr.; The New Indians, by Stan Steiner; The Way to Rainy Mountain, by N. Scott Momaday; Sweet Medicine, by Peter J. Powell; Song of the Teton Sioux, by Harry W. Paige; Tanaina Tales from Alaska, by Bill Vaudrin; Indian and White: Sixteen Eclogues, by Winston Weathers; Amerian Indian Medicine, by Virgil J. Vogel J. Golden Taylor

Fall 1970 (vol. 5, no. 3)

Consciousness and Social Order: The Theme of Transcendence in the Leatherstocking Tales Henry Nash Smith
Lost—and Found—in the Wilderness: The Desert Metaphor in Cooper’s The Prairie Merrill Lewis
The American West and the Archetypal Orphan Louie Attebery
Owen Wister’s Lin McLean: The Failure of the Vernacular Hero Neal Lambert
Book Reviews Reviewed By
Islands in the Stream, by Ernest Hemingway Max Westbrook
Shadows of Thunder, by Max Evans Martin Bucco
Ballads of the Great West, edited with commentary by Austin Fife and Alta Fife Louie W. Attebery
Workin’ on the Railroad: Reminiscences from the Age of Steam, edited by Richard Reinhardt G. Franklin Ackerman
Pass of the North: Four Centuries on the Rio Grande, by C. L. Sonnischen, edited by S. D. Myres with map and chapter headings by Jose Cisneros John DeWitt McKee
The Editor’s Essay Review: The Men of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, edited by Charles G. Clarke; Battle Drums and Geysers, by Orrin H. Bonney and Lorraine Bonney; A Confederate in the Colorado Gold Fields, by Daniel Ellis Conner, edited with an introduction by Donald J. Berthrong and Odessa Davenport; Tulitas of Torreon: Reminiscences of Life in Mexico, by Tulitas Wulff Jamieson as told to Evelyn Jamieson Payne; Thrashin’ Time: Memories of a Montana Boyhood, by Milton Shatraw; A Place in the Woods, by Helen Hoover; Wyoming Wife, by Rodello Hunter; Pioneer Teacher, by Carrie M. McClain; The Westerners: A Roundup of Pioneer Reminiscences, compiled and annotated by John Myers Myers; Way Out West: Reminiscences and Tales, collected and edited by H. G. Merriam J. Golden Taylor

Winter 1971 (vol. 5, no. 4)

Nature and the Nature of Man in The Ox-Box Incident Robert W. Cochran
Cowboys and Unicorns: The Novels of Walter Van Tilburg Clark Paul Stein
Washington Irving and “The Empire of the West”: An Unacknowledged Review Wayne R. Kime
Book Reviews Reviewed By
Whitewater, by Paul Horgan Max Westbrook
The Gun and the Glory of Granite Hendley, by Ned Conquest Carlos Baker
One Hundred Years of Solitude, by Garbriel García Márquez, translated by Gregory Rabassa George R. McMurray
A Novel in the Making: A Collection of Student Themes, and the Novels BLIX and VANDOVER AND THE BRUTE, edited by James D. Hart Max Westbrook
The World and the Parish: Willa Cather’s Articles and Reviews, 1893–1902, selected and edited with a commentary by William M. Curtin Maynard Fox
The Literature of the American West, edited by J. Golden Taylor Gerald Haslam
Alaska Wilderness, by Robert Marshall ed. and the introductions by George Marshall, foreword by A. Starker Leopold; Deborah: A Wilderness Narrative, by David Roberts John Boni
Calked Boots and Other Northwest Writings, by Bert Russell Barbara Meldrum

Spring 1971 (vol. 6, no. 1)

The Outback and the West: Australian and American Frontier Fiction Roy W. Meyer
Western Canada Fiction: Past and Future Rudy Wiebe
Stephen Crane and the Mexican Raymund A. Paredes
Charles L. McNichols and Crazy Weather: A Reconsideration Robert L. Berner
Wallace Thurman: A Western Renaissance Man Gerald Haslam
Book Reviews Reviewed By
Angle of Repose, by Wallace Stegner J. S. Bullen
Pike’s Peak, by Frank Waters Thomas J. Lyon
The Mountain, by Donald F. Drummond; Graves Registry and Other Poems, by Keith Wilson; Letter to an Imaginary Friend, Parts I & II, by Thomas McGrath R. P. Dicky
The Golden Thread and Other Plays, by Emilio Carballido, translated by Margaret Sayers Peden Marion F. Hodapp
Colorado: A Literary Chronicle, by W. Storrs Lee Martha Scott Trimble
Peyote, by Alice Marriott and Carol K. Rachlin; The Magic World: American Indian Songs and Poems, by William Brandon Paul Pavich
Living Water, photographs by Ernest Braun, words by David Cavagnaro John Boni
The Editor’s Essay Review: Wells Fargo Detective: The Biography of James B. Hume, by Richard Dillon; Under Cover for Wells Fargo: The Unvarnished Recollections of Fred Dodge; The Marquis de Morès: Emperor of the Badlands, by Donald Dresden; Ambrose Bierce, by M. E. Grenander; The Adventures of Dr. Huckleberry, by E. R. Huckleberry, M. D.; The Last of the Mountain Men, by Harold Peterson J. Golden Taylor

Summer 1971 (vol. 6, no. 2)

Very Much Like a Firecracker: Owen Wister on Mark Twain Ben M. Vorpahl
Owen Wister’s Virginian: The Genisis of a Cultural Hero Neal Lambert
Steinbeck and Ricketts: Escape or Commitment in the Sea of Cortez? Richard Astro
Of Mice and Men: John Steinbeck’s Parable of the Curse of Cain William Goldhurst
Paul Horgan: A Bibliography Richard M. M. McConnell and Susan A. Frey
Book Reviews Reviewed By
A Reply to the Headlines, by Martin Robbins; More Collected Poems, by Hugh MacDiarmid; Tree Meditation and Others, by Alan Stephens R. P. Dickey
A Goldenrod Will Grow, by Freya Manfred Max Westbrook
The Color of Dust, by Michael Anania; Mountains in the Wind: An Anthology of Rocky Mountain Poets, edited by L. W. Michaelson and G. B. Morgan; Poetry North, edited by Richard Lyons Martin Bucco
Black Sun, by Edward Abbey Thomas J. Lyon
Arfive, by A. B. Guthrie Jr. Martha Scott Trimble

Fall 1971 (vol. 6, no. 3)

The Big Sky: A. B. Guthrie’s Use of Historical Sources Richard H. Cracroft
“On History and Its Consequences: A. B. Guthrie’s These Thousand Hills David C. Stineback
Structure and Meaning in S. K. Winther’s Beyond the Garden Gate Barbara Meldrum
Late to the Harvest: The Fiction of J. Hyatt Downing Anthony T. Wadden
Man and Animals in “The Indian Well Donald E. Houghton
The Editor’s Essay Review: The Horsemen of the Americas and the Literature They Inspired, by Edward Larocque Tinker; My Dobie Collection, by Jeff Dykes; America’s Last Wild Horses, by Hope Ryden; Rodeo! The Suicide Circuit, by Fred Schnell; The Village Horse Doctor West of the Pecos, by Ben K. Green; Trail of a Wilderness Wanderer, by Andy Russell; Yamsi, by Dayton O. Hyde; The Last Centennial, by Patricia Kilina; The Cowboys, by William Dale Jennings J. Golden Taylor

Winter 1972 (vol. 6, no. 4)

The Book That Would Not Die John Neihardt
Black Elk Speaks: And So Does John Neihardt Sally McCluskey
Tragedy and Western American Literature Levi S. Peterson
A View of the Sublime Awful”: The Language of a Pioneer Donald Zochert
Book Reviews Reviewed By
The Closed Frontier: Studies in American Literary Tragedy, by Harold P. Simonson Merrill Lewis
Garden in the Grasslands: Boomer Literature of the Central Great Plains, by David M. Emmons Roy W. Meyer
Alberta Homestead, a Chronicle of a Pioneer Family, by Sarah Ellen Roberts, edited by Lathrop E. Roberts Rudy Wiebe
Jackson Hole, Wyoming, by David J. Saylor; The Tetons and the Yellowstone, by Ansel Adams and Nancy Newhall Thomas J. Lyon
The Mooney Case, by Richard H. Frost; Frame-up: The Incredible Case of Tom Mooney and Warren Billings, by Curt Gentry Charles J. Bayard
Beyond the Capes: Pacific Exploration from Captain Cook to the Challenger, 1776–1877, by Ernest S. Dodge Wayne R. Kime
Vandenberg, by Oliver Lange L. L. Lee
The Editor’s Essay Review: Bibliography of Bibliographies in American Literature, by Charles H. Nilon; Bibliographical Guide to the Study of the Literature of the USA, by Clarence Gohdes; Articles on American Literature 1950–1967, compiled by Lewis Leary; A Classified Bibliography of the Periodical Literature of the Trans-Mississippi West: A Supplement (1957–1967) , by Oscar Osburn Winther and Richard G. Van Orman; An Annotated Bibliography of California Fiction, 1664–1970, by Newton D. Baird and Robert Greenwood; A Bibliography of the Published Works of Charles M. Russell, compiled by Karl Yost and Frederic G. Renner J. Golden Taylor

Spring 1972 (vol. 7, no. 1)
A Willa Cather Issue

A Lost Lady: The End of the First Cycle Patricia Lee Yongue
Willa Cather and The Professor’s House: “Letting Go with the Heart” David Stouck
Willa Cather’s Southwest Patrick J. Sullivan
A Novelist’s Miracle: Structure and Myth in Death Comes for the Archbishop James M. Dinn
Willa Cather’s Technique and the Ideology of Populism Evelyn J. Hinz
The Bohemian Folk Practice in “Neighbour Rosicky” Cynthia J. Andes
Book Reviews Reviewed By
The Black West, by William Loren Katz Philip Durham
Slickrock, by Edward Abbey and Philip Hyde Thomas J. Lyon
Restless Strangers: Nevada’s Immigrants and Their Interpreters, by William S. Shepperson Robert Brainard Pearsall
The San Francisco Earthquake, by Gordon Thomas and Max Morgan Witts Gerald Haslam
Fire Sermon, by Wright Morris James K. Folsom
Broken Waters Sing, by Gaylord Staveley Mary Ellen Ackerman
Seeing a Bear, by James Taylor Victoria McCabe
The Kid, by John Seelye Ernest L. Bulow
The Light of Common Day: Realism in American Fiction, by Edwin H. Cady James H. Maguire

Summer 1972 (vol. 7, no. 2)

McTeague: The Imagistic Network Suzy Bernstein Goldman
Man and Superwoman in Jack London’s “The Kanaka Surf” Howard Lachtman
Stephen Crane and the Western Myth Robert Glen Deamer
The Incipient Wilderness: A Study of Pudd’nhead Wilson John M. Brand
Pudd’nhead Wilson’s Fight for Popularity and Power Eberhard Alsen
The Use of Military Language in Hamlin Garland’s “The Return of a Private” John H. Irsfeld
Frank Norris’ Literary Terminology: A Note on Historical Context John E. McCluskey
Essay Review:
Larry McMurtry—A Writer in Transition Alan F. Crooks
Book Reviews Reviewed By
Touch the Sun, by Kaye Klem Patrick Morrow
Who Are the Major American Writers? A Study of the Changing Literary Canon, by Jay B. Hubbell James H. Maguire

Fall 1972 (vol. 7, no. 3)

Why Write about the West? A. B. Guthrie Jr.
Jeffers’ “Cawdor” and the Hippolytus Story Robert J. Brophy
An Approach to the Western Poetry of Thomas Hornsby Ferril Jack Scherting
Point of View in “Returned to Say” and the Wilderness of William Stafford Carol Kyle
Charlie Siringo: Reluctant Propagandist Orlan Sawey
Andy Adams and the Real West Barbara Quissell
Folklorists of Texas Martin Staples Shockley
Eugene Cunningham: Realism and the Action Novel Donald G. Pike
Book Reviews Reviewed By
Conversations with Frank Waters, edited by John R. Milton Martin Bucco
All Is But a Beginning, by John G. Neihardt, introduction by Dick Cavett Mildred R. Bennett
The Mighty Sierra, by Paul Webster; The High Adventure of Eric Ryback, by Eric Ryback; Animals of the Artic: The Ecology of the Far North, by Bernard Stonehouse Thomas J. Lyon
Sketches of Early California: A Collection of Personal Adventures, edited by Oscar Lewis and compiled by Donald De Nevi; Mexico and the Old Southwest: People, Palaver, and Places, by Haldeen Braddy; Maverick Tales: True Stories of Early Texas, by Jack D. Rittenhouse Richard N. Ellis
Midwatch, by Keith Wilson; The Old Man and Others, by Keith Wilson; Rocks, by Keith Wilson Kenneth Brewer
The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing, by Marilyn Durham Ernest L. Bulow

Winter 1973 (vol. 7, no. 4)

Butcher’s Crossing: The Husks and Shells of Exploitation Jack Brenner
The Noble Wicked West of Jean Stafford Sid Jenson
William Allen White’s American Adam Joe L. Dubbert
Book Reviews Reviewed By
The True Memoirs of Charley Blankenship, by Benjamin Capps Edgeley Woodman Todd
Ditch Valley, by Daryl Henderson Richard D. Keller
On the Way to the Sky, by Douglas Kent Hall Thomas Baird
Rolvaag: His Life and Art, by Paul Reigstad Richard W. Etulain
Splendor and Death of Joaquin Murieta, by Pablo Neruda, translated by Ben Belitt Henry Joseph Nuwer
Western American Literature: A Bibliography of Interpretive Books and Articles, by Richard W. Etulain James H. Maguire
Spanish Times and Boom Times: Toward an Architectural History of Socorro, New Mexico T. M. Pearce

Spring and Summer 1973 (vol. 8, nos. 1 & 2)

Back West: Time and Place in The Great Gatsby Barry Gross
Community and Isolation: Some Aspects of “Mormon Westerns” Leonard Arrington and Jon Haupt
Thomas Berger’s Little Big Man as History Leo E. Oliva
The Completeness of Washington Irving’s A Tour on the Prairies Wayne R. Kime
Audience Response to A Tour on the Prairies in 1835 Martha Dula
Book Reviews Reviewed By
Wild Pitch, by A. B. Guthrie Jr. Thomas W. Ford
Diamond Wedding, by Wilbur Daniel Steele Martin Bucco
My Dear Wister—The Frederic Remington–Owen Wister Letters, by Ben Merchant Vorpahl, foreward by Wallace Stegner Robert A. Roripaugh
Jessamyn West, by Alfred S. Shivers Loy Banks
A Victorian Gentlewoman in the Far West: The Remininscences of Mary Hallock Foote, edited with an introduction by Rodman W. Paul James H. Maguire
In a Hundred Graves: A Basque Portrait, by Robert Laxalt Henry Joseph Nuwer
Journeys to the Far North, by Olaus Murie Thomas J. Lyon

Fall 1973 (vol. 8, no. 3)
A Bret Harte Issue

Bret Harte and the Power of Sex Jeffrey F. Thomas
Jack Hamlin: Bret Harte’s Romantic Rogue Roscoe L. Buckland
Bret Harte, Popular Fiction, and the Local Color Movement Patrick D. Morrow
Bret Harte’s Civil War Poems: Voice of the Majority Jack Scherting
A Reconsideration of Bret Harte’s Later Work Donald E. Glover
Essay Review Reviewed By
Some Old and New Voices in Western Poetry: A Comfort of My Own Finding, by Gordon Elliott Abshire; Varmint Q, by Charles Boer; Signposts, by Roger Hecht; Miss Liberty, Meet Crazy Horse! by Don Jones; Midnight Was My Cry, by Carolyn Kizer Patrick D. Morrow
Book Reviews Reviewed By
Western Writers Series Nos. 1–5, edited by Wayne Chatterton and James H. Maguire: Vardis Fisher, by Wayne Chatterton; Mary Hallock Foote, by James H. Maguire; John Muir, by Thomas J. Lyon; Wallace Stegner, by Merrill and Lorene Lewis; Bret Harte, by Patrick Morrow Martin Bucco
Oliver La Farge, by T. M. Pearce; Indian Man, A Life of Oliver La Farge, by D’Arcy McNickle Karl Young

Winter 1974 (vol. 8, no. 4)

The Pleasures and Perils of Regionalism Paul Horgan
Annual Bibliography of Studies in Western American Literature John S. Bullen
Research in Western American Literature Richard H. Cracroft
Western Literature Association Membership Directory & Newsletter
Index to Volume VIII

Spring 1974 (vol. 9, no. 1)

“Hateful Reality”: The Failure of the Territory in Roughing It Tom H. Towers
Edward Abbey: Western Philosopher, or How to Be a “Happy Hopi Hippie” Tom Pilkington
Frank Waters and the Native American Consciousness Jack L. Davis and June H. Davis
The Territory of the Past in Hoagland’s Notes from the Century Before Ernest L. Fontana
The Turtle or the Gopher: Another Look at the Ending of The Grapes of Wrath Stuart L. Burns
Book Reviews Reviewed By
The Zunis: Self-Portrayals, by the Zuni People, translated by Alvina Quam Frank Waters
The Warren Wagontrain Raid, by Benjamin Capps C. L. Sonnichsen
Zane Grey, by Carlton Jackson Delbert D. Wylder
Headwaters, by Sid Marty; Coyote Tantras, by Barry Gifford Kenneth Brewer
The Road, by Jack London, with an introduction by King Hendricks Richard W. Etulain
Pictures of the Journey Back, by Jack Matthews James F. Hoy
John Steinbeck and Edward R. Ricketts: The Shaping of a Novelist, by Richard Astro John Ditsky
Frank Waters, by Thomas J. Lyon H. S. McAllister
Democratic Humanism and American Literature, by Harold Kaplan Max Westbrook

Summer 1974 (vol. 9, no. 2)

Philosophical and Literary Implications in the Historiography of the Fur Trade Don D. Walker
The Big Sky and the Limits of Wilderness Fiction Richard Astro
Hustling to Some Purpose: Kesey’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest John Wilson Foster
The Real Vanamee and His Influence on Frank Norris’ The Octopus Charles L. Crow
Book Reviews Reviewed By
Bright Book of Life: American Novelists and Storytellers from Hemingway to Mailer, by Alfred Kazin James H. Maguire
Steinbeck Country, by Steve Crouch Richard Astro
The Old One and the Wind, by Clarice Short Richard C. Poulsen
Americans and the California Dream 1850–1915, by Kevin Starr Philip Durham
D. H. Lawrence: The World of the Five Major Novels, by Scott Sanders Joseph Baim
Hemingway in Our Time, edited by Richard Astro and Jackson J. Benson, with an intro by Jackson J. Benson Edward Stone
The Overland Trail to California in 1852, by Herbert Eaton Richard D. Keller

Fall 1974 (vol. 9, no. 3)

Hemingway’s “Wine of Wyoming” Kenneth G. Johnston
Ambrose Bierce’s “Detestable Creature” Russell Roth
Nathanael West and the Pictorial Imagination Joan Zlotnick
Symbolic Representation in Willa Cather’s O Pioneers! Maynard Fox
Ross Macdonald’s Violent California Elmer R. Pry
Thomas Hornsby Ferril: A Biographical Sketch Robert F. Richards
Book Reviews Reviewed By
Rockspring, by R. G. Vliet Robert E. Morsberger
The Comedy of Survival: Studies in Literary Ecology, by Joseph Meeker Thomas J. Lyon
Return of the Virginian, by H. Allen Smith Elton Miles
Travels in Hawaii, by Robert Louis Stevenson, edited and with an intro by A. Grove Day Ben Merchant Vorpahl
Josh Billings, by David B. Kesterson Joseph H. Gardner
Among the Mescalero Apaches: The Story of Father Albert Braun, OFM, by Dorothy Emerson Norman Lederer
Mody Boatright, Folklorist: A Collection of Essays, edited by Ernest B. Speck, foreword by Wayland D. Hand, biographical essay by Harry H. Ransom Richard C. Poulsen
The Time It Never Rained, by Elmer Kelton James V. Holleran
The Uneasy Chair: A Biography of Bernard DeVoto, by Wallace Stegner Karl E. Young

Winter 1975 (vol. 9, no. 4)

Tales and Legends in Western American Literature Hector Lee
The Incredible Survival of Coyote Gary Snyder
God’s Country, Las Vegas, and the Gunfighter John Cawelti
Annual Bibliography John S. Bullen
Research in Western American Literature Richard Cracroft
Book Reviews Reviewed By
Okies, by Gerald Haslam Max Westbrook
OSCEOLA: The Unconquered Indian, by William and Ellen Hartley Alan Kishbaugh
Boise State Western Writers Series, no. 1 and nos. 6–10, Wayne Chatterton and James H. Maguire, general editors; Vardis Fisher: The Frontier and Regional Works, by Wayne Chatterton; Thomas Hornsby Ferril, by A. Thomas Trusky; Owen Wister, by Richard W. Etulain; Walter Van Tilburg Clark, by L. L. Lee; N. Scott Momaday, by Martha Scott Trimble; Plains Indian Autobiographies, by Lynne Woods O’Brien Priscilla Oaks
The Buffalo Book: The Full Saga of the American Animal, by David A. Dary Roy W. Meyer
The Man to Send Rain Clouds: Contemporary Stories by American Indians, edited by Kenneth Rosen Levi S. Peterson
Thin Men of Haddam, by C. W. Smith Maynard Fox
Should Trees Have Standing? Toward Legal Rights for Natural Objects, by Christopher D. Stone Paul T. Bryant
Bunch Grass, by Robert Sund Robert F. Richards
Dwellers at the Source, Southwestern Indian Photographs of A. C. Vroman, 1895–1904, by William Webb and Robert A. Weinstein Harold Courlander
The Road to Many a Wonder, by David Wagoner Warren French
To Possess the Land: A Biography of Arthur Rochford Manby, by Frank Waters Martin Bucco
On the Shore of the Sundown Sea, by T. H. Watkins, illustrated by Earl Thollander Kenneth C. Risdon
Uncle Valentine and Other Stories: Willa Cather’s Uncollected Short Fiction, 1915–1929, edited with an intro by Bernice Slote; Willa Cather: A Pictorial Memoir, photographs by Lucia Woods and others, text by Bernice Slote; “Cather Family Letters, 1895,” edited by Paul D. Riley; “What Happened to the Rest of the Charles Cather Family,” by Mildred R. Bennett; “Art and Religion in Death Comes for the Archbishop,” by Mary Ann and David Stouck; “Prospective Focus in My Ántonia,” by Mary E. Rucker; “Willa Cather’s Ironic Masterpiece,” by David C. Stineback James Woodress

Spring 1975 (vol. 10, no. 1)

The Enigma of Amado Jesus Muro Gerald Haslam
The Big Rock Candy Mountain and Angle of Repose Kerry Ahearn
“Half Froze for Mountain Doins”: The Influence and Significance of George F. Ruxton’s Life in the Far West Richard H. Cracroft
Romance or Realism? Western Periodical Literature: 1893–1902 Sanford E. Marovitz
Mary Hallock Foote: A Checklist Richard Etulain
Essay Reviews Reviewed By
Turtle Island, by Gary Snyder Ed Zahniser
Don Bartolomeo, by Jaime de Angulo Barry Gifford
Book Reviews Reviewed By
Tales of Power, by Carlos Castaneda H. S. McAllister
Conversations with Frederick Manfred, moderated by John R. Milton, with a foreword by Wallace Stegner and drawings by Arnold John Dyson George H. Spies
Robinson Jeffers: Myth, Ritual, and Symbol in His Narrative Poems, by Robert J. Brophy Arthur B. Coffin
Anasazi, Ancient People of the Rock, by David Muench and Donald G. Pike Clifford Cahoon
The Last West: A History of the Great Plains of North America, by Russell McKee Jack Hafer
Comanche Days, by Albert S. Gilles Sr. Edwin W. Gaston Jr.
Give Me the Wind, by Jan Jordan John DeWitt McKee
THE MAKING OF AN AMERICAN, An Adaptation of Memorable Tales by Charles Sealsfield, by Ulrich S. Carrington Roy F. Hudson
Ulzana, by James R. Olson Brian W. Dippie
The Writer and the Shaman: A Morphology of the American Indian, by Elemire Zolla, translated by Raymond Rosenthal Charles A. Nicholas

Summer 1975 (vol. 10, no. 2)

The Ambivalent Apache C. L. Sonnichsen
Malamud’s Allusive Design in A New Life Paul Witherington
Narrative Voice in Stegner’s Angle of Repose Audrey C. Peterson
Raymond Chandler’s Sentimental Novel Howard Kaye
Book Reviews Reviewed By
The Lariat, by Jaime de Angulo Barry Gifford
Western Writers Series nos. 11–15, edited by Wayne Chatterton and James H. Maguire: H. L. Davis, by Robert Bain; Ken Kesey, by Bruce Carnes; Frederick Manfred, by Joseph M. Flora; Washington Irving: The Western Works, by Richard H. Cracroft; George Frederick Ruxton, by Neal Lambert Sanford E. Marovitz
The Hawkline Monster, by Richard Brautigan L. L. Lee
Breakheart Pass, by Alistair MacLean Michael T. Marsden
Voices of Aztlan: Chicano Literature of Today, edited by Dorothy E. Harth and Lewis M. Baldwin James K. Folsom
Handloggers, by W. H. Jackson with Ethel Dassow T. W. Daniel
Tales of California, by Hector Lee John T. Flanagan
Doc Middleton, by Harold Hutton Charles W. Knox
The Forests of the Night, by J. P. S. Brown James W. Lee
Colonel Greene and the Copper Skyrocket: The Spectacular Rise and Fall of William Cornell Greene: Copper King, Cattle Baron, and Promoter Extraordinary in Mexico, the American Southwest, and the New York Financial District, by C. L. Sonnichsen James H. Maguire
Behind the Trail of Broken Treaties, by Vine Deloria Jr. Robert L. Berner
Dog Soldiers, Bear Men and Buffalo Women: The Societies and Cults of the Plains Indians, by Thomas E. Mails R. H. Crapo
Four Masterworks of American Indian Literature: Quetzalcoatl / The Ritual of Condolence / Cuceb / The Night Chant, edited by John Bierhorst Ted. N. Weissbuch
Aurifodina, or Adventures in the Gold Region, by George Washington Peck W. H. Hutchinson
Ring of Bone: Collected Poems, 1950–1971, by Lew Welch, edited by Donald Allen; How I Work as a Poet & Other Essays/Plays/Stories, by Lew Welch, edited by Donald Allen Fred L. Lee
John G. Neihardt, the Man and His Western Writings, the Bancroft Years, 1900–1921, by Fred L. Lee Sally McCluskey
Bright Eyes: The Story of Susette La Flesche, an Omaha Indian, by Dorothy Clarke Wilson Norman Lederer

Fall 1976 (vol. 10, no. 3)

John Muir’s Public Voice Michael P. Cohen
Robinson Jeffers and the Paeon Edward Nickerson
Men, Mice, and Moths: Gradation in Steinbeck’s “The Leader of the People” Max L. Autrey
Large Man in the Mountains: The Recent Work of Richard Hugo Frederick Garber
Ken Kesey: A Bibliography Joseph Weixlmann
Book Reviews Reviewed By
Mexico Mystique: The Coming Sixth World of Consciousness, by Frank Waters Jack L. Davis
Regeneration through Violence: The Mythology of the American Frontier, 1600–1860, by Richard Slotkin Richard W. Etulain
Wise Man’s Gold, by Elsa Gidlow Mary Washington
The Blue Belly of the World, by John Milton Glenn E. Selander
The Milagro Beanfield War, by John Nichols Motley Deakin
The Middle Western Farm Novel in the Twentieth Century, by Roy W. Meyer Stan Nelson
One Time, I Saw Morning Come Home, by Clair Huffaker Robert H. Woodward
Siskiyou Trail: The Hudson’s Bay Fur Company Route to California, by Richard Dillon. The American Trails Series, edited by A. B. Guthrie Jr. Arthur Frietzsche
Coyote’s Bones, by Jaime de Angulo Barry Gifford
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, by Robert M. Pirsig Eugene Washington
The Man Who Believed in the Code of the West, by George L. Voss William A. Bate
Five Essays on Willa Cather: The Merrimack Symposium Henry Hahn
Sneaky People, by Thomas Berger Robert D. Harper
Publishing in the West: Alan Swallow, edited by William F. Claire Richard Moseley

Winter 1976 (vol. 10, no. 4)

A New Direction (speech given at the acceptance of the 1975 Distinguished Achievement Award) Jack Schaefer
The Bum as Scapegoat in William Inge’s Picnic Philip M. Armato
Western Motifs in the Thrillers of Donald Hamilton Fred Erisman
“The Language of Shamans”: Jermone Rothenberg’s Contribution to American Indian Literature H. S. McAllister
Annual Bibliography J. S. Bullen
Research in Progress Richard Cracroft
Book Reviews Reviewed By
Seven Novelists in the American Naturalist Tradition: An Introduction, edited by Charles Child Walcutt Max Westbrook
Modern Poetry of Western America, anthology edited by Clinton F. Larson and William Stafford Barry Gifford
North Book, poems by Jim Green, illustrations by Nauya Gary Paul Nabhan
White Logic: Jack London’s Short Stories, by James I. McClintock Craig Mishler
The Eskimo Storyteller: Folktales from Noatak, Alaska, by Edwin S. Hall Jr. Craig Mishler
My Blood’s Country: Studies in Southwestern Literature, by William T. Pilkington Delbert E. Wylder
The Monkey Wrench Gang, by Edward Abbey Thomas J. Lyon
George Sessions Perry: His Life and Works, by Maxine Cousins Hairston George D. Hendricks
The Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway: Critical Essays, edited with an overview and checklist by Jackson J. Benson Gregory S. Sojka
A Glimpse of Nothingness: Experiences in an American Zen Community, by Janwillem van de Wetering Thomas J. Lyon
So Far from Heaven, by Richard Bradford James V. Holleran
The Grassman, by Len Fulton J. Pyros
A Believing People: Literature of the Latter-day Saints, edited by Richard H. Cracroft and Neal E. Lambert Levi S. Peterson
Coutnry Music, by C. W. Smith; Cry Macho, by N. Richard Nash; Dolly Purdo, by M. M. B. Walsh; I, Tom Horn, by Will Henry; The Terrible Teague Bunch, by Gary Jennings Henry L. Alsmeyer Jr.

Spring 1976 (vol. 11, no. 1)

Frank Norris’s Western Metropolitans Glen A. Love
Realizing “A Whole Oder of Things”: E. W. Howe’s The Story of a Country Town Charles W. Mayer
Journeying as a Metaphor for Cultural Loss in the Novels of Larry McMurtry Janis P. Stout
Joaquin Miller and His “Shadow” A. H. Rosenus
Book Reviews Reviewed By
Willard and His Bowling Trophies, by Richard Brautigan Patrick D. Morrow
The Far Side of the Storm: New Ranges of Western Fiction, edited by Gary Elder Orlan Sawey
Ole Rølvaag, Artist and Cultural Leader, edited by Gerald Thorson Maynard Fox
Nothing Seemed Impossible: William C. Ralston and Early San Francisco, by David Lavender Arthur Frietzsche
BIDATO Ten Mile River Poems, by Duane BigEagle Barry Gifford
Charles Olson & Ezra Pound: An Encounter at St. Elizabeth’s, edited by Catherine Seelye Michael Sprinker
An American Bestiary, by Jack Schaefer, illustrated by Linda K. Powell Kit Flannery
Conrad Richter’s America, by Marvin J. LaHood Edwin W. Gaston Jr.
The Selected Poems of Norman Macleod T. M. Pearce
The Mountainway of the Navajo, by Leland C. Wyman, with a myth of Female Branch recorded and translated by Father Berard Haile, OFM Lawrence J. Evers
The Massacre at Fall Creek, by Jessamyn West Kerry Ahearn
The House on Marshland, by Louise Glück Alice Gorton Hart
History of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway, by Keith L. Bryant Jr. John T. Smith

Summer 1976 (vol. 11, no. 2)

Jack London’s Agrarian Vision Earle Labor
Jack London as Wolf Barleycorn Jon Yoder
Androgyny in the Novels of Jack London Clarice Stasz
“Rattling the Bones”: Jack London, Socialist Evangelist Carolyn Willson
The Lives of Jack London Richard Etulain
Book Reviews Reviewed By
Harvey Fergusson, by William T. Pilkington John R. Milton
Rivers West, by Louis L’Amour Hank Nuwer
The Hollywood Posse, by Diana Serra Cary Judy Alter
WESTERN WRITERS SERIES nos. 16–20, edited by Wayne Chatterton and James H. Maguire. Frederic Remington, by Fred Erisman; Zane Grey, by Ann Ronald; Stewart Edward White, by Judy Alter; Robinson Jeffers, by Robert J. Brophy; Jack Schaefer, by Gerald Haslam Delbert E. Wylder
The Western Story: Fact, Fiction, and Myth, edited by Philip Durham and Everett L. Jones Louie W. Attebery
Dancers in the Scalp House, by William Eastlake Constance Rooke
A Fair and Happy Land, by William A. Owens George Ewing
The Last Valley, by A. B. Guthrie Jr. Delbert E. Wylder
Northern Lights, by Tim O’Brien; Power, by Richard Martin Stern Robert A. Roripaugh
Sad Dust Glories, by Allen Ginsberg Raymond L. Neinstein
The Grass Roots Primer, edited by James Robertson and John Lewallen Mary Ellen Ackerman
The Wichita Poems, by Michael Van Walleghen Paul T. Bryant
Steinbeck: A Life in Letters, edited byElaine Steinbeck and Robert Wallsten Robert E. Morsberger
Let ’er Buck! by Douglas Kent Hall James F. Hoy
About Fiction: Reverent Reflections on the Nature of Fiction with Irreverent Observations on Writers, Readers, & Other Abuses, by Wright Morris James K. Folsom
Literature and Ideas in America: Essays in Memory of Harry Hayden Clark, edited by Robert Falk; The Literary Journal in America to 1900, by Edward E. Chielens John T. Flanagan
Waving Arms at the Blind, by W. M. Ransom Gary Nabhan
American Odyssey, by Len Fulton with Ellen Ferber Gary Elder
Lamy of Santa Fe: His Life and Times, by Paul Horgan Max Westbrook
Trails of the Iron Horse, edited by Don Russell G. Franklin Ackerman

Fall 1976 (vol. 11, no. 3)

Wright Morris’s Ceremony in Lone Tree Robert D. Harper
Mark Twain’s Western Sequel to Huckleberry Finn Paul Delaney
The Western as Jadai-Geki Kenneth S. Nolley
Sexual Conflict in The Sea-Wolf Charles N. Watson Jr.
Willa Cather as a Canadian Writer Benjamin George
Book Reviews Reviewed By
The Rhetoric of History, by Savoie Lottinville C. L. Sonnichsen
Prose Ocean, by Gus Blaisdell L. L. Lee
Custer in’76: Walter Camp’s Notes on the Custer Fight, edited by Kenneth Hammer John W. Bailey
Even Cowgirls Get the Blues, by Tom Robbins Constance Rooke
John Muir’s America, by T. H. Watkins, photography by Dewitt Jones; John Muir’s Wild America, by Tom Melham, photography by Farrell Greghan; The Wilderness World of John Muir, edited by Edwin Way Teale Thomas J. Lyon

Winter 1977 (vol. 11, no. 4)

Criticism of the Cowboy Novel: Retrospect and Reflections Don D. Walker
Words and Place: A Reading of House Made of Dawn Lawrence J. Evers
A Dharma Bum Goes West to Meet the East Keith N. Hull
Annual Bibliography Richard E. Keller
Research in Progress Richard Cracroft
Essay Review
Pulp King of the Post Oaks:
The Last Celt: A Bio-Bibliography of Robert Erwin Howard, by Glenn Lord
Dale L. Walker
Book Review Reviewed By
Milk the Wolves, by Frederick Manfred Max Westbrook
Papa, A Personal Memoir, by Gregory H. Hemingway, M.D. Eugene Washington
Waltz across Texas, by Max Crawford Jack Hafer
Terms of Endearment, by Larry McMurtry Roberta Sorensen
A River Runs Through It and Other Stories, by Norman Maclean Patrick D. Morrow
Carriers of the Dream Wheel: Contemporary Native American Poetry, edited by Duane Niatum; The First Skin around Me: Poems by Native Americans, edited by Mark Vinz & James L. White; Voices of the Rainbow: Contemporary Poetry by American Indians, edited by Kenneth Rosen Mick McAllister
Pyramids of Sacrifice: Political Ethics and Social Change, by Peter L. Berger Lee Nash
Notes from Custer, by Jim Heynen James R. Hepworth
Death Was the Black Horse, by Dale Walker Howard Lachtman
Yurok Myths, by A. L. Kroeber Roy F. Hudson
The Water of Light: A Miscellany in Honor of Brewster Ghiselin, edited by Henry Taylor Mildred R. Bennett
Mistr Jory, by Milton Bass Jack Hafer
The Sweetwater, by Jean Rikhoff Jack Hafer
Setting in the American Short Story of Local Color, by Robert D. Rhode Richard R. Rasche
And Now We’ll Play a Man’s Game: Montana Stories, by Dean Phelps Kerry Ahearn
The Kingdom or Nothing: The Life of John Taylor, Militant Mormon, by Samuel W. Taylor Richard C. Poulsen

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