Arapaho Articles in Historical Journals

Compiled by Randy Vance

Reference Department,

Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library

Telephone: (806) 742-9070


American Indian Culture and Research Journal (E75 A5124)

Carocci, Max. “Visualizing Gender Variability in Plains Indian Pictographic Art.” Vol. 33 No. 1 2009. (Plains/Ind)

Clough, Josh. “A Victim of Its Own Success: The Story of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Indian Fair, 1910-1913.” Vol. 30 No. 2 2006. (Arapaho/Cheyenne)


Arizona and the West (F806 A69)

Berthrong, Donald J. “Cattlemen on the Cheyenne-Arapaho Reservation, 1883-1885.” Vol. 13 No. 1 Spring 1971. (Cheyenne/Arapaho/Cattlemen)

_____. “Legacies of the Dawes Act: Bureaucrats and Land Thieves at the Cheyenne-Arapaho agencies of Oklahoma.” Vol. 21 No. 4 Winter 1979. (Cheyenne/Arapaho agencies/land)


Chronicles of Oklahoma (F691 C55)

Buntin, Martha. “Difficulties Encountered in Issuing Cheyenne and Arapaho Subsistence 1861-1870.” Vol. 13 No. 1 March 1935 Pp. 37-45. (Ind)

Dale, Edward Everett. “The Cheyenne-Arapaho Country.” Vol. 20 No.4 Dec 1942 Pp. 360-371. (Ind) 

Hodge, Patt. “The History of Hammon.” Vol. 44 No. 2 1966 Pp.130-139. (Cheyenne/Arapaho) 

Meserve, Charles Frances. “First Allotment of Lands in Severalty among the Cheyenne and Arapaho Indians.” Vol. 11 No. 4 Dec. 1933. (Ind) 

Mitchell, Michael Dan. “Acculturation Problems among the Plains Indians.” Vol. 44 No. 3 1966 Pp. 281-289. (Plains Ind)

Pennington, William D. “Government Policy and Indian Farming on the Cheyenne and Arapaho Reservation: 1869-1880.” Vol. 57 No. 2 1979 Pp. 170-189.  (Ind/ Res)


Ethnohistory (E51 E8)

 Anderson, Jeffery D. “Northern Arapaho Conversion of the Christian Text.” Vol. 48 No. 4 2001. (Ind)

_____.“The History of Time in the Northern Arapaho Tribe.” Vol. 58 No. 2 2011. (Arapaho)

Ewers, John C. “Symmes C. Oliver, Ecology and Cultural Continuity as Contributing Factors in the Social Organization of the Plains Indians.” Vol. 10 No. 1 Winter 1963. (Plains Indians/ Comanche)

Fowler, Loretta. “Presidential Lecture: Wives and Husbands: Arapaho Gender in Time.” Vol. 56 No. 4 2009. (Arapaho)


Great Plains Journal (F591 G76)

Taylor, Morris F. “Some Aspects of Historical Indian Occupation of Southeastern Colorado.” Vol. 4 No. 1 Fall 1964. (Comanche/Ute/Apache/Plains tribes)


Great Plains Quarterly (F591 G762)

Hack, Steven C. “This Must Have Been a Grand Sight: George Bent and the Battle of Platte Bridge.” Vol. 30 No. 1 Winter 2010. (Cheyenne/Arapaho)

Hamalainen, Pekka. “The First Phase of Destruction: Killing the Southern Plains Buffalo, 1790-1840.” Vol. 21 No. 2 Spring 2001. (Buffalo/Comanche/ Plains Ind)


Kansas Historical Quarterly (F676 K33)

Kansas Historical Collection Section I: 1875-1928

Connelley, William Elsey. “The Treaty Held at Medicine Lodge.” Vol. 17 1926-1928 Pp. 601-606. (US Gov/Plains Ind/ Comanche)

Daster, Frank Judge. “Eleventh Indiana Cavalry in Kansas in 1865.” Vol. 15 1919-1922 Pp. 524-529. (US Mil/Plains Ind/Comanche/Cheyenne/Arapaho/others)

Hurst, John and Sigmund Shlesinger (scout). “The Beecher Island Fight.” Vol. 15 1919-1922 Pp. 530-547. (US Mil/Scouts/Plains Ind)

Jenness, George B. “ The Battle of Beaver Creek.” Vol. 9 1905-1906 Pp. 443. (US Mil/Arapaho/Cheyenne) 

McBee, John, edited by William E. Connelley. “John McBee’s Account of the Expedition of the Nineteenth Kansas, as He Told It to William E. Connelley.” Vol. 17 1926-1928 Pp. 361-374. (US Mil/Plains Ind/Battle of Washita)

Whitney, Chauncey B. “Diary of Chauncey B. Whitney: A Scout with Forsyth at Beechers Island.” Vol. 12 1911-1912 Pp. 296-302. (Scout/US Mil/Ind)


Kansas Historical Quarterly 1931-1977

Garfield, Marvin H. “The Military Post as a Factor in Frontier Defense of Kansas, 1865-1869.” Vol. 1 No. 1 Nov. 1931 Pp. 50-62. (US Mil./Ind.)

_____. “Defense of the Kansas Frontier, 1864-1865.” Vol. 1 No. 2 Feb.1932. (US Mil/Ind)

_____. “Defense of the Kansas Frontier, 1866-1867.” Vol. 1 No. 4 Aug. 1932 Pp. 326-344. (US Mil/Comanche/Kiowa/Cheyenne/Arapaho)

_____ .“Defense of the Kansas Frontier, 1868-1869.” Vol. 1 No. 5 Nov. 1932 Pp. 451-473. (US Mil/ Southern Plains Ind)

Kingman, Samuel A. “Diary of Samuel A. Kingman at Indian Treaty in 1865.” Vol. 1 No. 5 Nov. 1932 Pp. 442-450. (US Gov/Southern Plains Tribes & Osage)

Stanley, Henry M. “A British Journalist Reports the Medicine Lodge Peace Councils of 1867.” Vol. 33 No. 3 Autumn 1967. (US Gov/Southern Plains Tribes)

Unrau, William E. “The Story of Fort Larned.” Vol. 23 No. 3 Autumn 1957. (US Mil/Southern Plains Tribes/Comanche/Kiowa/Cheyenne/Arapaho)

Wellman, Paul I. “Some Famous Kansas Frontier Scouts.” Vol. 1 No. 4 Aug. 1932 Pp. 345-359. (US Mil/Scouts/Cheyenne/Kiowa/Comanche)

Welty, Raymond L. “The Policing of the Frontier by the Army, 1860-1870.” Vol. 7 No. 3 Aug. 1938. (US Mil/Comanche/Plains Ind)

White, Lonnie J. “Indian Raids on the Kansas Frontier, 1869.” Vol. 38 No. 4 Winter 1972. (US Mil/Southern Plains Tribes)

Zwinke, Timothy A. “E.W. Wynkoop and the Bluff Council 1866.” Vol. 43 No. 2 Summer 1977. (Treaty/US Gov/Plains Indians/Comanche/Kiowa/Cheyenne/Arapaho) 


Kansas History 1978- to present (F676 K333)

Berthrong, Donald J. “From Buffalo Days to Classrooms: The Southern Cheyennes and Arapahos and Kansas.” Vol. 12 No. 2 Summer 1989. (Cheyenne/Arapaho)

Clapsaddle, David. “Conflict and Commerce on the Santa Fe Trail: The Fort Riley-Fort Larned Road, 1860-1867.” Vol. 16 No 2 Summer 1993. (Trails/ US Mil/Comanche/Kiowa/Cheyenne)

Trennert, Robert A. “Indian Policy on the Santa Fe Road: The Fitzpatrick Controversy of 1847-1848.” Vol. 1 No. 4 Winter 1978. (US Mil/Southern Plains Tribes/Comanche/ Roads) 


Military History of the West (F381 T35)

Anderson, John Q. “Fort Elliot, Texas, Last Guard of the Plains Indians.” Vol. 2 No. 4 November 1962 Pp. 243-254. (Mil/Indians)

Cruse, J. Brett. “The Battle of Round Timber Creek and the use of Experiment Carbines During the Red River War of 1874.” Vol. 38 No. 1 2008 Pp. 51-84. (Mil/Ind/Map and Photos) 

Harrison, Lowell H. “The Two Battles of Adobe Walls” Vol. 5 No. 1 Spring 1965 Pp. 1-11. (Ind/Mil/Buffalo Hunters)

Leach, John A. “Search and Destroy: Counter-Insurgency on the American Plains.” Vol.9 No. 1 1971 Pp. 55-60. (Mil/Ind)

Rogers, Jerry L. “Luck, Logistics and Major Price: Problems of the Indian Territory Expeditions Autumn, 1874.” Vol. 8 No. 1 1970. (Mil/Ind)

_____. “The Indian Territory Expedition: Winter Campaign, 1874-1875.” Vol. 8 No. 1 1970 Pp. 233-248. (Ind/Mil/ Map)

_____. “The Flint and Steel: Background to the Red River War of 1874-1875.” Vol.7 No. 3 Fall 1969. (Ind/Mil) 

_____ . “To the Canyons of the Tule: Colonel Nelson A. Miles and the Indian Territory Expedition 1874.” Vol. 7 No. 4 Winter 1968 Pp. 267-294. (Ind/Mil)

Wallace, Ernest. “Prompt in the Saddle: The Military Career of Ranald S. Mackenzie.” Vol. 9 No. 3 Pp. 161-190. (Mil)

White, Lonnie J. “The Santa Fe Trail in ’65: The Military Defense of the Road.” Vol. 9 No. 2 1970 Pp. 107-128. (Trail/Mil/Ind) 

_____.“New Sources Relating to the Battle of Adobe Walls, 1874.” Vol. 8 No. 1 1970 (Ind/Mil)

_____. “Letters of a Sixth Cavalryman Stationed at ‘Cantonment’ in Texas Panhandle, 1875.” Vol. 7 No. 2 Summer 1968 Pp. 77-102.  (Ind/Mil)

_____. “The First Battle of the Palo Duro Canyon.” Vol. 6 No. 3 Fall 1967 Pp. 222-235. (Mil/Ind/ Map & Photos) 

Wooster, Robert. “Military Strategy in the Southwest 1848-1860.” Vol. 15 No. 2 1979 Pp. 4-16. (Mil & Ind)


Mississippi Valley Historical Review (later, Journal of American History) (E171 J87)

Flores, Dan. “Bison Ecology and Bison Diplomacy: The Southern Plains from 1800 to 1850.” Vol. 78 No. 2 Sept. 1991. (Comanche/Bison)

Hamalainen, Pekka. “The Rise and Fall of Plains Indian Horse Cultures.” Vol. 90 No. 2 Dec. 2003. (Comanche/Horses)

Young, Otis E. “The United States Mounted Ranger Battalion, 1823-1833.” Vol. 41 No. 3 Dec 1954. (US Mil/Plains Ind) Also known as the First Dragoons


New Mexico Historical Review (F791 N65)

Taylor, Morris F. “Plains Indians on the New Mexico- Colorado Border: The Last Phase 1870-1876.” Vol. 46 No. 4 1970. (Cheyenne/Kiowa/Kiowa Apache/Comanche)


Order of the Indian Wars Journal (PER 31 o65 i39)

Agonito, Joseph. “The Art of Plains Indian Warfare.” Vol. 1 No. 1 Winter 1980. (Plains Ind.)

Battaly, Robert J. “The Effects of the Buffalo Life Cycle on the Military History of the Indian Wars, 1866-1891.” Vol. 1 No. 2  Spring 1980. (US Mil/Buffalo).

Remington, Frederic. “Horses of the Plains.” Vol. 2 No. 1 1981. (Plains/Horses).

Pettis, George H., 1st Regiment California Volunteer Infantry. “Kit Carson’s Fight with the Comanche and Kiowa Indians.” Vol. 1 No. 3 Summer 1980. (Comanche/Kiowa/US Mil)


Panhandle Plains Historical Review (F381 P2)

Alexander, Thomas E. “Custer on the Washita: A Rehearsal for His Own Destruction.” Vol. 1998. (US Mil/Ind)

McClure, C. B. editor “The Battle of Adobe Walls.” Vol. 21 1948.

McKinley, J. W. “‘J. W. McKinley’s Narrative’: Battle of Adobe Walls & Lyman’s Wagon Train Fight, Firsthand Account?” Vol. 36 1963 Pp. 61-70. (Ind/US Mil/Buffalo hunter)

Rea, Bob, editor. “The Red River War Diary of Private John Hechner.” Vol. 71 1998. (US Mil/Ind)

Sheffy, L. F. “The Spanish Horse on the Great Plains.” Vol. 5 1932. (Plains/Horse/Ind)

Taylor, Joe F., compiled & edited. “The Indian Campaign on the Staked Plains, 1874-1875.” Vol. 34 1961. (US Mil/Ind)

_____.“The Indian Campaigns on the Staked Plains, 1874-1875.” conclusion, Vol. 35 1962. (US Mil/Ind) 


Plains Anthropologist (E78.G73 P52)

Banks, Kimball M. and Snortland, J. Signe. “Every Picture tells a Story: Historic Images, Tipi Camps, and Archaeology.” Vol. 40 No. 152 May 1995. (Tipi/Archaeology) 

Brasser, Ted J. “The Tipi as an Element in the Emergence of Historic Plains Indians Nomadism.” Vol. 27 No. 98 Part I Nov. 1982. (Plains Ind)

Jacobsen, Brooke R. and Eighmy, Jeffrey L. “A Mathematical Theory of Horse Adoption on the Northern American Plains.” Vol. 25 No. 90 Nov. 1980. (Horse)

Hanson, Jeffrey R. “Structure and Complexity of Medicine Bundle Systems of Selected Plains Tribes.” Vol. 25 No. 89 Aug. 1980. (Plains Ind)

Keyser, James D. and Mitchell, Mark. “Decorated Bridles: Horse Tack in Plains Biographic Rock Art.” Vol. 46 No. 177 May 2001. (Horses) 

Maxwell, Joseph A. “The Evolution of Plains Indian Kin Terminologies: A Non-Reflectionist Account.” Vol. 23 No. 79 1978. (Plains/Ind) 

Neuman, Robert W. “North American Indian Tent Encampments: Tipi Rings, Wooden Wall Anchors and Windbreaks.” Vol. 55 No. 215 Aug 2010. (Plains/Ind/Tipi)

Oetelaar, Gerald A. “Beyond Activity Areas: Structure and Symbolism in the Organization and Use of Space Inside Tipis.” Vol. 45 No. 171 Feb. 2000. (Ind)

Schlesier, Karl H. “Rethinking the Midewiwin and the Ceremonial Called the Sun Dance.” Vol. 35 No. 127 Feb. 1990. (Sun Dance)

Turpin, Solveig. “The End of the Trail: An 1870s Plains Combat Autobiography in Southwest Texas.” Vol. 34 No. 124 Part I May 1989. (Comanche/Kiowa/Mil)


Red River Valley Historical Review (PER 31 R318 R621)

Carlson, Paul H. “William R. Shafter, Black Troops, and the Finale to the Red River War.” Vol. 3 No. 2 Spring 1978. (US Mil/Ind). 

Harris, Charles W. “The Red River War of 1874-75: The End of an Era on the Great Plains.” Vol. 3 No. 2 Spring 1978. (US Mil/Ind).

Leckie, William H. “Buell’s Campaign.” Vol. 3 No. 2 Spring 1978. (Comanche/US Mil).

Shaw, Virginia. “The End of the Cheyenne-Arapaho Alliance.” Vol. 5 No. 1 1980. (Cheyenne/Arapaho)

Schilz, Thomas F. “Ponies, Pelts, and Pemmican: The Arapahoes and Early Western Trade” Vol. 7 No. 2. (Arapaho)

Stout, Joseph A., Jr. “Davidson’s Campaign.” Vol. 3 No. 2 Spring 1978. (Trail)

Tate, Michael L. “Indian Scouting Detachments in the Red River War, 1874-1875.” Vol. 3 No. 2 Spring 1978. (Ind/US Mil)


Southwestern Historical Quarterly (F381 T341)

Cruse, Brett J. “Archaeological Investigation at the Battle of Red River Site: New Perspectives on the 1874 Indian Campaign in the Texas Panhandle.” Vol. 106 No. 2 Oct. 2002 Pp. 169-194.