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Looking far West : the search for the American West in history, myth, and literature

Author: Frank Bergon; Zeese Papanikolas
Publisher: New York : New American Library, ©1978.
Series: Mentor book.
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Looking far West.
New York : American Library, ©1978
(OCoLC)756442413
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frank Bergon; Zeese Papanikolas
ISBN: 0451616456 9780451616456
OCLC Number: 4055993
Description: xx, 476 pages, [8] leaves of plates : illustrations ; 18 cm.
Contents: I. The West without a West: the Indians: Introduction to Part I --
Beginnings: A Navajo creation song; In a hard land / Margaret M. Wheat; In a land of plenty / Frank Boas ; Timeless laughter: Coyote and Doctor Duck; Indian wit / Edwin James; Indian love-call / Andrew Garcia ; A visionary world: A warrior's vision / Two Leggings; A Pawnee war song : testing the vision; Indian justice / Claude Levi-Strauss ; New, strange, white people: A Tewa prophecy: the coming of the Whites; Medicine-man's reply to an English temperance society / George Catlin ; Claiming the land: An Indian's view / Chief Luther Standing Bear; As a future president saw it / Theodore Roosevelt ; Inventing the Indian: Indians as Greeks / Alfred Jacob Miller --
The Indian as sentimentalized victim / Henry Wadsworth Longfellow; Indians as degenerates / Horace Greeley; The metaphysics of Indian-hating / Herman Melville ; Hostilities: Cleaning up the Shoshones / Washington Irving; After the Battle of the Little Bighorn / Wooden Leg; Smallpox destroys the Mandans / George Catlin ; Survivors: Broken promises / Chief Joseph; A messianic movement: Four Ghost-Dance songs; The last wild Indian in North America / Theodora Kroeber; Why should the Gosiutes fight the Germans? / Joseph H. Peck; Hands / Robinson Jeffers. II. The West as mythical topography: Introduction to Part II --
First across the West, 1528-1536: Naked among Indians / Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca; Hints of riches / Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca; Rescued by Christians / Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca ; The West as El Dorado: The seven cities of Cibola / Marcos de Niza; Coronado enters Cibola / Pedro de Castaneda; Rumors of Quivira / Pedro de Castaneda; Report to the King / Francisco Vasquez Coronado ; O strange new world: Frightening beasts, remarkable events / Pedro de Castaneda; Imaginary island of the West / Garci Rodriguez Ordonez de Montalvo; California is not an island / Eusebio Francisco Kino; These new heathendoms / Eusebio Francisco Kino ; Looking far west: Route to the western sea / Louis-Joseph de la Verendrye; The Great Unknown / Philip Freneau; Land of promise / Timothy Dwight; Paradise glimpsed / John Bolt; It might be a dream / Meriwether Lewis; The romantic West / Edgar Allan Poe; The Great American Desert / Zebulon Montgomery Pike; The gardens of the desert / William Cullen Bryant; The end of the far West / Zenas Leonard ; Fremont maps the West: John C. Fremont and Charles Preuss ; Western dreams: Land of the free / Josiah Gregg; Land of regeneration / William Perkins; The West as waste / George McDuffie; Manifest destiny / William Gilpin; The West as Eden; Passage to India / Thomas Hart Benton ; Westward movement: metaphor and fact: A country of the mind / Henry David Thoreau; A country for the mindless / Henry David Thoreau ; A country of extremes: New senses, new joy / Walt Whitman; Waterfalls / Meriwether Lewis; Colter's Hell / Pierre-Jean de Smet; The prairie / James Fenimore Cooper; Illusions / Josiah Gregg; Mono Lake / Mark Twain; Tempests / Stephen Crane; Hail / Mari Sandoz; Grasshoppers / Everett Dick; Mojave Desert / John C. Van Tramp; Yosemite / Clarence King; Winds / John Muir; The Grand Canyon / John Wesley Powell; The big sky / Robert Louis Stevenson; Loneliness / John Noble ; The closing of the West: The significance of the frontier in American history / Frederick Jackson Turner; Facing west from California's shores / Walt Whitman. III. The West as frontier: the mountain men: Introduction to Part III --
St. Louis want ads, 1822-1823: To enterprising young men / Missouri Gazette; For the Rocky Mountains / St. Louis Enquirer ; White Indians: The mountaineers / Washington Irving; Falstaff's Battalion / James Clyman; Wild and wandering life / Samuel Parker; Rubbed out / Smith, Jackson, & Sublette; A trapper's gear and method / George F. Ruxton; A trapper's routine / James Ohio Pattie ; Portrait of a mountain man: The journal of Jedediah Smith / Jedediah Strong Smith; A lesson to remember / James Clyman; A eulogy for the great American pathfinder / Illinois Monthly Magazine, June, 1832 ; Rendezvous: Mountain business / Washington Irving; Days of jubilee / William Drummond Stewart; Devil's Den / Myra F. Eells ; Rocky Mountain college: Winter camp / Osborne Russell; Mountain politics / Osborne Russell; Jim Bridger and Shakespeare / J. Lee Humfreville ; Tall tales: Indian fighting / J. Lee Humfreville; The petrified forest / George F. Ruxton; A trip to hell, or, What the mountain man saw during delirium tremens / Lewis F. Garrard ; Shaping the legend: Kit Carson: Scalping Indians / Kit Carson; Promoting the myth / John C. Fremont; Deflating the hero / Charles Preuss; The mythic hero / Charles Burdett; The man meets the myth / Kit Carson ; Leaving the mountains: Ashley's farewell address / Jim Beckwourth; A trapper's reflections / Osborne Russell. IV. The West as Promised Land: Introduction to Part IV --
Propaganda for a promised land: The emigrants' guide / Lansford W. Hastings; How to make the trek / J.M. Shively ; First white women over the Rockies: The diary of Eliza Hart Spalding / Eliza Hart Spalding; The diary of Narcissa Prentiss Whitman / Narcissa Prentiss Whitman ; Who they were: A pioneer's view / Jesse Applegate; A Boston intellectual's view / Francis Parkman; A pioneer woman / John Minto ; On the trail: Alkali country / Bernard DeVoto; A handcart company / Edmund Ellsworth; Crossing the Plains / John A. Stone ; Disasters: The Donner-Reed tragedy / Virginia Reed; A handcart disaster / John Chislett; Song of the Handcart Expedition; By their own kind : the Mountain Meadows Massacre / John D. Lee ; End of the trail: Out of the desert / Sarah Royce; Over the Sierra Nevada / J. Goldsborough Bruff; Making do in the wilderness / Jesse A. Applegate ; A Mormon Zion: Brigham Young's vision / Wilford Woodruff; A pioneer woman's view / Harriet Young; Building the kingdom / Thomas Bullock; A British adventurer on Mormon marriage / Richard Burton; On polygamy and Brigham Young / Mark Twain; Paradise as a police state / Arthur Conan Doyle; A new alphabet for a peculiar people ; Looking back: The frontier and the American identity / Erik H. Erickson; The men of Forty-nine / Joaquin Miller. The wild West: Introduction to Part V --
Code of the West: Cowboy wisdom / Ramon F. Adams; When you call me that, "Smile!" / Owen Wister; A Basque learns the Code / Robert Laxalt ; Rush for gold: The Californian; Gold Rush letters / J.D.B. Stillman; Journal of life at Sonora, 1849-1852 / William Perkins; A view from the East / Ralph Waldo Emerson; The Luck of Roaring Camp / Bret Harte; Silver mining in Nevada / Mark Twain ; Working cowboys: The prototype: vaquero / William H. Emory ; How to become a cowboy / Charles A. Siringo ; A message to Congress about "cowboys" / Chester A. Arthur ; In defense of the cowboy / Theodore Roosevelt ; On the trail / Andy Adams ; From black slave to Texas cowboy / James Cape ; The Old Chisholm Trail [song lyrics] ; Inventing the cowboy: The genesis of a hero / Frederic Remington; The evolution of a cow-puncher / Owen Wister; The finished product: The Virginian / Owen Wister ; Frontier justice: A day in court / Dodge City Times; Swift and terrible retribution / Thomas J. Dimsdale; Their majesties, the Mob / Louisa Amelia Knapp Smith Clappe; The vigilantes / Margaret Ashmun ; Western culture: Impressions of a world traveler / Anthony Trollope; Art criticism of the West / Oscar Wilde ; Gunslingers: Ben Thompson dies with his boots on / Richard Harding Davis; A gunslinger's own story / John Wesley Hardin; Billy the Kid; Facts about Billy the Kid / Ramon F. Adams; Billy the Kid; The disinterested killer, Bill Harrigan / Jorge Luis Borges; The myth lives on [song lyrics] / Bob Dylan ; The mild West: The trooper / Richard Harding Davis; Galveston, Texas, in 1895 / Stephen Crane; The West from a car-window / Richard Harding Davis ; The fading West: Leaving Cheyenne [song lyrics]; Settling down / Zane Grey; Carrion spring / Wallace Stegner ; Promoting the myth: Buffalo Bill: Buffalo Bill's own story / William F. Cody; Buffalo Bill's Wild West [script]; The Wild West in England / William F. Cody; Buffalo Bill's defunct / E.E. Cummings. VI. A second frontier: Farmers, miners, militants: Introduction to Part VI --
The dream of the Garden: The dream of the Garden / Josiah Gregg; Letter from a woman homesteader / Elinore Pruitt Stewart; Facing the great unknown / O.E. Rolvaag; A first crop / Ole Edvart Rolvaag; A black Moses in Kansas / Pap Singleton; Marching to Kansas: song of the Exodusters; Democracy on the sodhouse frontier / Hamlin Garland; A defense of cattlemen / Walter Prescott Webb; Fence war begins in Wyoming / Asa Shinn Mercer; Bonanza farming triumphant / C.C. Coffin ; The opening of the industrial West: The railroad: a practical plan / Theodore D. Judah; Personal life of a Chinese coolie / Wallace A. Clay; Working on the Great Northern / Stoyan Christowe; The railroad squeezes the farmer / Frank Norris; A mine in the Comstock Lode / Dan De Quille; Boomtown philosophy in Oklahoma / Woody Guthrie; Bust in El Dorado, Kansas / Willa Cather ; Workers on the second frontier: A lumberjack's life / J.G. Brown; Cowboy proletarians / Edward and Eleanor Marx Aveling; Big Bill Haywood goes to the Coeur d'Alene / Bill Haywood; Big Bill organizes the bronc busters / Bill Haywood; Labor war in Colorado / John D. Rockefeller, Jr.; L.M. Bowers; The Ludlow Massacre / John Reed; Hard times in a land of plenty / Henry George; Hoboes that pass in the night / Jack London; Around a western water tank [song lyrics]; Wobbly mythology / John Dos Passos; Remembering Joe Hill [song lyrics] / Alfred Hayes, Earl Robinson ; Bleak vistas, reclaimed dreams: Beyond the 98th Meridian / A.M. Simons; Drought in Nebraska / Mari Sandoz; A plan that failed / Mary Hallock Foote; A town of the plain / Hamlin Garland; Fresno / William Saroyan; The last trek / John Steinbeck; The war of the flowers / Stan Steiner. VII. Beyond the West: Introduction to Part VII --
Looking for the West: Wild West week in Cheyenne / Jack Kerouac; Moving to New Mexico / Paul Johnson; The San Francisco Indians / Simon J. Ortiz; A lot of cowboys / Judith Roscoe; Cowboy politics / Henry Kissinger; A West to be saved / Bill Moyers ; The West on film: The search for authenticity: a mechanical horse / William S. Hart; Dreaming of cowboys / Sherwood Anderson; Dreaming and waking: cowboys / Helen Zeese Papanikolas; Cowboys, movie, myth, and Cadillacs / Larry McMurtry; The Westerner / Robert Warshow; The Marlboro Man / Frank Bergon ; The look of the West: Herreid, South Dakota / Robert M. Pirsig; The Clark's Fork Valley, Wyoming / Ernest Hemingway; A painter's West / Georgia O'Keeffe; A photographer's West / Edward Weston; Camas Prairie School / Richard Hugo; The west from a car window / Thomas Wolfe; Northwest lodgepole pine / Gary Snyder; Boulder Dam / J.B. Priestly; The great Central Valley of California / Joan Didion; San Narciso, California / Thomas Pynchon; The West from the air / W.H. Auden; November surf / Robinson Jeffers. Fresno / William Saroyan (p. 416-418).
Series Title: Mentor book.
Responsibility: edited by Frank Bergon and Zeese Papanikolas.

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