“The prairie, in all its expressions, is a massive, subtle place, with a long history of contradiction and misunderstanding. But it is worth the effort at comprehension. It is, after all, at the center of our national identity.” – Wayne Fields, Lost Horizon, 1988 Advertisements
The following essay is reprinted from Grass Roots: The Universe of Home by Paul Gruchow. A big thank you goes to Milkweed Editions for granting me permission to use this wonderful essay.