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The Great Plains Region free pdf The Great Plains region has cast an indelible image on the panorama of American culture. The vast expanses of land encompassed in Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota and surrounding areas have been home to an often overlooked cultural diversity. The Sun Dance of the Kiowan tribe, the folk ballads of Woody Guthrie, the fiction of Willa Cather and Louise Erdrich, the Great Plains school of architecture, bierocks (a.k.a. savory pie sandwiches), Buffalo soldier fashion, Territory Jazz and Native American hip-hop-all these elements and countless other have contributed to the patchwork of Great Plains regional cultures. Detailed narrative chapters on thirteen categories, each with illustrations and sidebars, of Great Plains culture provide an unprecedented look at the many ways in which America's Heartland have served as an oft-unheralded cross-section of America's melting pot, and each concludes with recommended further resources on the topic. This volume also includes an introductory essay on Great Plains regional identity as well as a timeline, bibliography, and index. The Greenwood Encyclopedia of American Regional Cultures is the first rigorous reference collection on the many ways in which American identity has been defined by its regions and its people. Each of its eight regional volumes presents thoroughly researched narrative chapters on Architecture- Art- Ecology

About Amanda Rees

AMANDA REES is a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Geography at the University of Wyoming. She contributed to Imagining the Big Open: Nature, Identity, and Play in the New West and to Suburban Sprawl: Culture, Ecology, and Politics.

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Author : Amanda Rees
Publisher : Greenwood Press
Data Published : 30 December 2004
ISBN : 0313327335
EAN : 9780313327339
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 512 pages
Age + : 5-9 years
Language : English
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