Plains Anthropologist

Quarterly journal that publishes papers on anthropology of the Great Plains and adjacent areas of North America. Content covers more general nature or issues of theoretical importance and problematic assessment.

Articles from Vol. 49, No. 189, February

2003 DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD: Mary Jane and Fred E. Schneider
Drs. Fred E. and Mary Jane Schneider, recently retired from the University of North Dakota, are recipients of the 2003 Plains Anthropological Society Distinguished Service Award at the 61st Plains Anthropological Conference in Fayetteville, Arkansas....
Common & Contested Ground: A Human and Environmental History of the Northwestern Plains
Common & Contested Ground: A Human and Environmental History of the Northwestern Plains. By THEODORE BINNEMA. University of Oklahoma Press, Norman. 2001. xvi + 263 pp., figures, bibliography. $29.95 (Cloth, ISBN 0-8061-3361-9).This book is aptly...
Dating the Deadmond Bison Robe: A Seriation of Blackfeet Biographic Art
ABSTRACTThe Deadmond bison robe was only recently recognized to be a surviving example of late Historic period Plains Indian biographic art. Using characteristic motifs from the more than 20 biographic scenes painted on the robe, the authors identify...
Early Archaic Subsistence in the Central Plains: The Spring Creek (25FT31) Fauna
ABSTRACTThe Spring Creek site (25FT31) in southwestern Nebraska has been an important part of understanding Early Archaic adaptations to the central Plains since its excavation in 1961. A reanalysis of faunal remains from these excavations suggests that...
Editor's Note and Acknowledgement
Please take a moment to read the enclosed letter. If you published an article in the Plains Anthropologist between 1978 and 1998, this letter is for you. The Board of Directors of the Plains Anthropological Society would like to distribute back issues...
Five Corner Tang Bifaces from the Silo Site, 41KA102, a Late Archaic Mortuary Site in South Texas
ABSTRACTFive corner tang bifaces were recovered as grave inclusions with two burials, a young adult male and a child, at the Silo site (4IKA102), a Late-Transitional Archaic mortuary and habitation locale in the northern portion of south Texas. Analysis...
MEMORIAL: James Ridgley Whiteman 1910 - 2003
James Ridgley Whiteman, 93, artist, Native American craftsman, and avocational archaeologist, died August 20, 2003, at Laurel Plains Nursing Home in Clovis, New Mexico. Born January 15, 1910, in nearby Portales, Ridgley was the eldest of three children...
Pottery and People: A Dynamic Interaction
Pottery and People: A Dynamic Interaction. Edited by JAMES M. SKIBO and GARY M. FEINMAN. The University of Utah Press, Salt Lake City. 1999. xiii+240 pp., 92 figures, 41 tables. $ 55.00 (Cloth, ISBN 0-8748-0576-7), S 25.00 (Paper, ISBN 0-8748-0577-5).Pottery...
President's Column
It is indeed an honor to be elected President of the Plains Anthropological Society (PAS). I would like to express my sincere appreciation to the Board of Directors for showing confidence in my ability to successfully execute this office, and I want...
Reply to Kehoe: Rock Art and Shamanism
ABSTRACTKehoe 's comments (2004) underscore the controversial and divisive nature of rock art research, especially application of the neuropsychological model of Lewis-Williams and Dowson (1988). In contrast to her assumptions, we are familiar with controversy...
Testing for "Shamanic Trance" in Rock Art: A Comment on Greer and Greer
ABSTRACTGreer and Greer uncritically apply Lewis-Williams' interpretation of rock art to pictographs in Dillinger Cave, Montana, apparently unaware of the model's serious flaws.Keywords: rock art, shamanism, Montana, northern PlainsAlthough Greer and...
The Archaeology of the Bobtail Wolf Site. Folsom Occupation of the Knife River Flint Quarry Area, North Dakota / the Big Black Site (32DU955C). A Folsom Complex Workshop in the Knife River Flint Quarry Area, North Dakota
The Archaeology of the Bobtail Wolf Site. Folsom Occupation of the Knife River Flint Quarry Area, North Dakota. Edited by MATTHEW J. ROOT. Washington State University Press, Pullman. 2000. xxii+387 pp., 123 figures, 104 tables, 1 appendix, bibliography....
The Changing Presentation of the American Indian: Museums and Native Cultures
The Changing Presentation of the American Indian: Museums and Native Cultures. National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution. University of Washington Press, Seattle. 2000. 118 pp., figures, appendices, bibliography. $25.00 (Cloth,...
Tobacco Use by Native North Americans: Sacred Smoke and Silent Killer
Tobacco Use by Native North Americans: Sacred Smoke and Silent Killer. Edited by JOSEPH C. WINTER. University of Oklahoma Press, Norman. 2000. xviii + 454 pp., 78 photographs, 30 maps, 50 figures, 60 tables, references, index. $65.00 (Cloth, ISBN 0-8061-3262-0).Here...