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Introduction: Manifest Destinies Buffalo Bill, Gowongo Mohawk, and the Genealogy of American Frontier Performance

Matthew Rebhorn

in Pioneer Performances: Staging the Frontier

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199751303
eISBN:
9780199932559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751303.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature, Drama

The introduction sets the familiar story of the frontier emblemized by Buffalo Bill's Wild West against the unfamiliar story of his contemporary, the cross-dressing Native American performer, Gowongo ... More


. What Counts as History and Whose History is it?

Matthew Carter

in Myth of the Western: New Perspectives on Hollywood's Frontier Narrative

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780748685585
eISBN:
9780748697038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748685585.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The fourth chapter brings us up to the current century by considering the so-called post-Western. It analyses the scholarship of the New Western historians. In particular, it considers their attempt ... More


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