The Resource Wild West shows and the images of American Indians, 1883-1933, L.G. Moses

Wild West shows and the images of American Indians, 1883-1933, L.G. Moses

Label
Wild West shows and the images of American Indians, 1883-1933
Title
Wild West shows and the images of American Indians, 1883-1933
Statement of responsibility
L.G. Moses
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • An Ihanktonwan-Sicangu Sioux, explaining why he enjoyed his years spent performing in Wild West shows, remarked: "It gave me a chance to get back on a horse and act it out again." Between the 1880s and the 1930s Show Indians depicted their warfare with whites and portrayed scenes from their culture in productions that traveled throughout the United States and Europe and drew huge audiences - well over a million people in 1885 alone. Were they simply tipi-and-war bonnet Indians exploited by entrepreneurs like Buffalo Bill? That view, commonly held by reformers of the 1890s, has been uncritically accepted ever since. This book is the first to examine the lives and experiences of Show Indians from their own point of view. Their dances, re-enactments of battles, and village encampments, the author demonstrates, helped preserve the Indians' cultural heritage through decades of forced assimilation
  • This book also looks at Wild West shows as ventures in the entertainment business. By considering financing, scripting, recruitment, logistics, and public and creditor perceptions, L.G. Moses reveals the complexity of the enterprise and the numerous - and often contradictory - meanings the shows had for Indians, entrepreneurs, audiences, and government officials
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Moses, L. G.
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GV1833
LC item number
.M67 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Wild west shows
  • Dakota Indians
  • Public opinion
  • Stereotypes (Social psychology)
  • Ethnic attitudes
  • Indians in popular culture
  • Indians, Treatment of
  • Wild West Shows
  • Dakota (Indiens)
  • Opinion publique
  • Stéréotypes
  • Attitudes ethniques
  • Indiens d'Amérique dans la culture populaire
  • Indiens d'Amérique, Attitudes envers les
  • Stereotyp
  • Indianerpolitik
  • Show
  • Indianerbild
  • Dakota Indians
  • Ethnic attitudes
  • Ethnic relations
  • Indians in popular culture
  • Indians, Treatment of
  • Public opinion
  • Stereotypes (Social psychology)
  • Wild west shows
  • United States
  • États-Unis
  • USA
  • Indianer
  • Wilder Westen
  • United States
Label
Wild West shows and the images of American Indians, 1883-1933, L.G. Moses
Instantiates
Publication
Contributor
Donor
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 341-350) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Before the Wild West show -- The first years of Cody's Wild West -- The Wild West of London -- Reformers and the image of the show Indian -- Indians abroad, 1889-1890 -- Ghost dancers of London, 1891-1892 -- Indians on the midway : fairs and expositions, 1893-1903 -- Show-Indian students in St. Louis, 1904 -- The Wild West show in its prime, 1900-1917 -- Federal policies and alternate images, 1900-1917 -- Filming the Wild West, 1896-1913 -- Decline of the Wild West shows, 1917-1933
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvii, 364 pages
Isbn
9780826316851
Lccn
95032450
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center's copy gift of the Estate of Thomas Berger ; includes extensive marginalia by Thomas Berger.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)32778887
  • (OCoLC)ocm32778887
Label
Wild West shows and the images of American Indians, 1883-1933, L.G. Moses
Publication
Contributor
Donor
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 341-350) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Before the Wild West show -- The first years of Cody's Wild West -- The Wild West of London -- Reformers and the image of the show Indian -- Indians abroad, 1889-1890 -- Ghost dancers of London, 1891-1892 -- Indians on the midway : fairs and expositions, 1893-1903 -- Show-Indian students in St. Louis, 1904 -- The Wild West show in its prime, 1900-1917 -- Federal policies and alternate images, 1900-1917 -- Filming the Wild West, 1896-1913 -- Decline of the Wild West shows, 1917-1933
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvii, 364 pages
Isbn
9780826316851
Lccn
95032450
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center's copy gift of the Estate of Thomas Berger ; includes extensive marginalia by Thomas Berger.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)32778887
  • (OCoLC)ocm32778887

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