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Paul H. Carlson, The Plains Indians (College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 1998).

Geoff Cunfer, On the Great Plains: Agriculture and Environment (College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2005).

Edward Everett Dale, The Range Cattle Industry: Ranching on the Great Plains from 1865 to 1925 (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1960).

Gilbert C. Fite, The Farmers’ Frontier, 1865–1900 (New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1966).

Katherine Harris, Long Vistas: Women and Families on Colorado Homesteads (Niwot: University Press of Colorado, 1993).

Leslie Hughes, The Suitcase Farming Frontier (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1973).

R. Douglas Hurt, The Big Empty: The Great Plains During the Twentieth Century (Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 2011).

R. Douglas Hurt, The Dust Bowl: An Agricultural and Social History (Chicago: Nelson-Hall, 1981).

Ernest Staples Osgood, The Day of the Cattleman (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1970).

Rodman W. Paul, The Far West and the Great Plains in Transition, 1859–1900  (New York: Harper & Row, 1988).

David J. Wishart, ed., Encyclopedia of the Great Plains (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2004).

David J. Wishart, ed. Encyclopedia of the Great Plains Indians (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2007).

Additional Information: 

Ken Burns, The Dust Bowl (Public Broadcasting System, 2012).

Pekka Hämäläinen, The Comanche Empire (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2009).

Elliot West, Contested Plains: Indians, Goldseekers and the Rush to Colorado (Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1998).