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Circle the wagons! : attacks on wagon trains in history and Hollywood films

Author: Gregory Michno; Susan Michno
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book examines actual and fictional wagon-train battles and compares them for realism. It also describes how Hollywood portrayed the concept of westward migration, but as the evolving industry became more accurate in historical detail, how filmmakers lost sight of the big picture"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gregory Michno; Susan Michno
ISBN: 9780786439973 0786439971
OCLC Number: 231671302
Description: vi, 239 pages : illustrations, map ; 27 cm
Contents: 1. Utter-Van Ornum Wagon Train --
2. Bent and Towne-Tevis Wagon Trains --
3. Horn-Harris Wagon Train (The Searchers, Ulzana's Raid) --
4. Webster Wagon Train (In the Days of the Pilgrims, The Missing) --
5. Wilson Wagon Train (The Comancheros, Comanche Station) --
6. Oatman Wagon Train (The Unforgiven, Sioux Blood, White Comanche) --
7. Ward-Masterson Wagon Train (Soldier Blue, Rio Grande) --
8. Fancher-Baker Wagon Train (The Last Wagon, Dawn on the Great Divide) --
9. Shepherd and Miltimore Wagon Trains (Fighting Caravans, The Painted Stallion) --
10. Box Wagon (The Unforgiven) --
11. Rose-Baley Wagon Train --
12. Sager Wagons (Seven Alone) --
13. Morton-Marble Wagon Train (The Forest Rose, The Half Breed, Two Rode Together) --
14. Anna Brewster Morgan (Stolen Women, Captured Hearts) --
15. Fletcher Wagon Train (Duel at Diablo, Fort Apache, Ulzana's Raid) --
16. Smart and Adams Wagon Trains --
17. Townsend Wagon Train (The Big Trail) --
18. Kelly-Larimer Wagon Train --
19. Fisk Wagon Train (Kentucky Rifle) --
20. Ake-Wadsworth Wagon Train (The Outriders, How the West Was Won) --
21. Blinn-Buttles Wagon Train (Little Big Man, The Searchers) --
22. Templeton, Kirkendall, and Floyd Wagon Trains (Red River) --
23. Hayden, Crow, Blanchard, Snyder, and Baca Wagon Trains (Two Mules for Sister Sara) --
24. Cooke and Custard Wagon Trains (The Massacre, Chuka) --
25. Lyman Wagon Train and Beecher Island (The Plainsman, The Oregon Trail) --
26. Lyons, Shurly, Reel, and Hartz Wagon Trains (Apache Rifles, Rio Grande, Broken Arrow, Hondo) --
27. Sawyers Wagon Train (Wagon Tracks) --
28. Burrell-Foster Wagon Train (The Red Raiders, Westward Ho the Wagons) --
29. German Wagon Train (Rio Grande, Lonesome Dove, Last Train from Gun Hill) --
30. Trail Deaths (The Covered Wagon, The Big Trail, Westward the Women, How the West Was Won) --
31. Stagecoach Attacks (Stagecoach) --
32. Elm Creek Raid (The Searchers) --
33. Charles Goodnight and Oliver Loving (Lonesome Dove) --
34. How the West Was Won and Into the West --
35. Riding into the Sunset --
App. A. Wagon Train Movies --
App. B. Wagon Trains Referenced in This Study.
Responsibility: Gregory F. Michno and Susan J. Michno.
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