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Wild West Shows and the Images of American Indians, 1883-1933 Paperback – January 1, 1999


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  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: University of New Mexico Press (January 1, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0826320899
  • ISBN-13: 978-0826320896
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.2 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #893,964 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West Show, begun in 1883, was a classic example of American show business: a cowboy-and-Indian spectacular starring 36 real Pawnees, a bunch of rodeo cowboys, 180 horses, and 18 buffalo. Cody treated his mostly eastern audiences to thrilling displays of shooting and riding, exotic Indian ceremonial dances, and blood-curdling reenactments of famous western battles. The show, a huge success, helped perpetuate the Wild West myth for the millions who saw it; in London, even Queen Victoria was impressed. Imagining the lives of Cody's Indians, one might predict a level of exploitation. Not so, Moses argues in this historical study. He provides first-hand narratives and fascinating photos that venture behind the curtain of Cody's show to suggest that as Cody's Indians traveled the world, they preserved their cultural heritage and had a good time doing it. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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"Insightful and imaginative. . . . Moses's argument is convincing because he takes Show Indians seriously, something that previous historians have failed to do." -- Western Historical Quarterly

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on December 1, 2014
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Why do we think of American Indians as wearing feather headdresses and living in tepees? L.G. Moses explores this question in his examination of one of the major contributors to the image of Native Americans, namely the wild west show. These show, organized by Buffalo Bill and others, were popular in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Presenting Plains Indian culture as Indian culture, they made an indelible impression on audiences in the United States and Europe. Moses also the participation of Native Americans as a way to make a living and to preserve their culture. This analysis is interesting if controversial, but for me the great value of the book is in attention to the way that wild west shows contributed to the formation of the popular perception of what an "Indian" is like.
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