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DAVID BEYREIS. Blood in the Borderlands: Conflict, Kinship, and the Bent Family, 1821-1920

DAVID BEYREIS. Blood in the Borderlands: Conflict, Kinship, and the Bent Family, 1821-1920. University of Nebraska Press. Hardcover, 249 pages. $50, nebraskapress.unl.edu

Blood in the Borderlands is the first comprehensive history of the Bent family to appear in print. Covering

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GABRIELLE BURTON. Searching for Tamsen Donner

GABRIELLE BURTON. Searching for Tamsen Donner. University of Nebraska Press. Hardcover, $26.95, www.nebraskapress.unl.edu.

Witty, compelling and sobering memoir is drawn from location to location through the Burtons’ eyes we finally arrive at the area where one of the saddest episodes in American history – the ill-fated

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H. ALAN DAY. The Horse Lover: A Cowboy’s Quest to Save the Wild Mustangs

H. ALAN DAY. The Horse Lover: A Cowboy’s Quest to Save the Wild Mustangs. University of Nebraska Press. Hardcover, 264 pages, $24.95, www.nebraskapress.unl.edu.

Those who don’t know horses will find this book an engaging introduction. Readers who do will find themselves

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NANCY PLAIN. This Strange Wilderness: The Life and Art of John James Audubon

NANCY PLAIN. This Strange Wilderness: The Life and Art of John James Audubon. University of Nebraska Press. Paperback, 136 pages, $19.95, nebraskapress.unl.edu

Nancy Plain brings together the amazing story of this American icon’s travels and the beautiful bird paintings that are his

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RICHARD SCHILLING. Portraits of the Prairie: The Land that Inspired Willa Cather

RICHARD SCHILLING. Portraits of the Prairie: The Land that Inspired Willa Cather. University of Nebraska Press, Hardcover, $33.23.

It is often called “Catherland” — Webster County, Nebraska, where the novelist Willa Cather spent her childhood and found inspiration for her

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VIRGINIA DRIVING HAWK SNEVE (author) and THOMAS FLOYD (illustrator). Standing Bear of the Ponca

VIRGINIA DRIVING HAWK SNEVE (author) and THOMAS FLOYD (illustrator). Standing Bear of the Ponca. University of Nebraska Press. Paperback, 48 pages, $14.95, bisonbooks.com.

Part of the “Notable Nebraskans” series, Standing Bear of the Ponca is a straightforward telling of the

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SALLY ZANJANI. Sarah Winnemucca

SALLY ZANJANI. Sarah Winnemucca. University of Nebraska Press. Paperback. www.nebraskapress.unl.edu

One of the most influential of all Indian women, Sarah Winnemucca’s biography won the Evans Biography Award and the Westerners International Award, bringing attention to this charismatic and important Paiute woman.

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