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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


“The Latest Fad of These Silly Days”: Buffalo Bill in Darkest London

Monica Rico

in Nature's Noblemen: Transatlantic Masculinities and the Nineteenth-Century American West

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300136067
eISBN:
9780300196252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300136067.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter focuses on William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody and the running of his Wild West show at Earls' Court in 1882. In 1887, when Cody brought the Wild West show across the Atlantic for the first ... More


Inner and Outer Influences

Ann M. Axtmann

in Indians and Wannabes: Native American Powwow Dancing in the Northeast and Beyond

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813049113
eISBN:
9780813050010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049113.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Dance

Powwow history continues in this chapter, picking up from the early colonial dance societies and moving to discussion of the performance genres of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. As ... More


Epilogue: The Cowboy Becomes Myth

Jacqueline M. Moore

in Cow Boys and Cattle Men: Class and Masculinities on the Texas Frontier, 1865-1900

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814757390
eISBN:
9780814759844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814757390.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This concluding chapter briefly traces the evolution of the historical cowboy to the mythic hero through dime novels, literature, art, and film. Even during a time when cowboys were already seen as ... More


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