Encyclopedia of the Great Plains

Comprised of over 900,000 square miles stretching from the Missouri River to the Rocky Mountains, crossed by migrant wagon trains, scoured by the Dust Bowl, a witness to the extirpation of the Native American, site of the building of the transcontinental railroad, a background for Natty Bumppo in The Prairie, the Great Plains has played a large role in the development of this country. The Encyclopedia of the Great Plains is a vast compendium of over 1300 articles written by 1000 scholars, supervised by editor David J Wishart. The work is broken into broad subject areas from African-Americans to Water; within each group are arranged numerous articles, many with suggestions for further reading. An excellent introduction to such a varied area.

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