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Custer on canvas : representing Indians, memory, and violence in the new west

Author: Norman K Denzin
Publisher: Walnut Creek, Calif. : Left Coast Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The 1876 events known as Custer's Last Stand, Battle of Little Big Horn, or Battle of Greasy Grass have been represented over 1000 times in various artistic media, from paintings to sculpture to fast food giveaways. Norman Denzin shows how these representations demonstrate the changing perceptions--often racist--of Native America by the majority culture, juxtaposed against very different readings shown in works  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Drama
Pictorial works
Portraits
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Denzin, Norman K.
Custer on canvas.
Walnut Creek, Calif. : Left Coast Press, ©2011
(DLC) 2011009011
Named Person: George A Custer; George A Custer; George A Custer; George A Custer
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Norman K Denzin
ISBN: 9781611327984 1611327989 1598745980 9781598745986 1598745999 9781598745993
OCLC Number: 759158051
Description: 1 online resource (279 pages, [16] pages of plates) : color illustrations, color portraits
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
Dramatis personae --
Chapter One: A good day to die: the Battle of Many Names --
Chapter Two: Whose last stand? The early paintings --
Chapter Three: Whose Custer? --
Chapter Four: Killing Custer --
Section of color plates --
Chapter Five: Here Fell Custer: an autoethnography of a painting --
Chapter Six: Custer's Last Rally --
Chapter Seven: The Last Stand --
Appendix A: Timeline: The Plains Indian wars (1860-1890) and the Battle of Many Names (1876) --
Appendix B: Timeline: Paintings of the Battle of Many Names --
Appendix C: Timeline: William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody.
Responsibility: Norman K. Denzin.

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