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    Distant horizon : documents from the nineteenth-century American West
    University of Nebraska Press,
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    xviii, 467 p. ;
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    1 copy available in Shelved by call number, A-L 4th Floor, N-Z 3rd Floor.
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0803283717 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9780803283718 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Distant horizon : documents from the nineteenth-century American West / collected and edited by Gary Noy.
Publication info:
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, c1999.
Physical descrip:
xviii, 467 p. ; 24 cm.
General Note:
"A Bison original"--P. [4] of cover.
Bibliography note:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 445-455) and index.
Preface -- Spirit and the myth: Spirit -- Myth -- Explorers and mountain men -- Farmers and townsfolk -- Bury me in a tree: Mining frontier -- Iron horse: Railroad in the American west -- People and the response: Native Americans and dominant culture: People -- Response -- On both sides of the tin badge -- Women of the American west -- Westerners of color -- Far-flung battle line: Soldiers in the American west -- Cowboys and cowmen -- Sources -- Index.
From Thomas Hart Benton's famous speech in the Senate when he argued that nonwhite civilizations must fall before the western expansion of white Americans to Black Elk's story of a way of life lost on the frozen ground at Wounded Knee, Gary Noy offers a representative sampling of the many Wests that historians have struggled to define for over a century. Distant Horizon chronicles the dusty world of the cowboy, the hardscrabble existence of the farmer and the settler, and the miner's vision of golden glory. It examines the independent nature of the explorer and mountain man and the sometimes heroic, sometimes cruel existence of the soldier. We hear the voices of those outside the mainstream of power - women and westerners of color - and explore the most tragic element of western history: the confinement, subjugation, and extermination of Native Americans. No other single volume provides as many readings on as many topics in the history of the American West.
Geographic term:
West (U.S.)--History--19th century--Sources.
Added author:
Noy, Gary, 1951-

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