Mild West and Wild West: Canadian and American Frontiers in Comparative Perspective

Lecture Description

Using the Canadian Mounties and the Texas Rangers as a frame, this lecture explores the differences as well as the surprising similarities that characterized the nineteenth-century frontiers at either end of the Great Plains, with particular attention to ecology, Native peoples, and the persistence of myth.


American Indian West

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