GGR240H1 Lecture Notes - Lecture 9: Buffalo Bill

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American progress : feminized america: bringing the light of the east to the west, the angel is bringing the telegraph, on the other hand there is a book (textbook/school book), bringing education and knowledge to the dark west. Indigenous warriors looking like they"re going to be swept aside: minors with axes, an advertisement for the journey to the west, this was the destiny of us, to conquer the western portion. But also an advertisement for the technologies that they brought to the west. Buffalo bill"s wild west show in front of 18k people, twice a day. This show was described as wild west reality, a correct representation . Turner didn"t go to the show and bill wasn"t in turner"s lecture. Their stories were contradictory: turner"s story about free land and emptiness getting occupied by impressive farmers building a unique american identity. Heroes are pioneers and farmers who are overcoming things. In bb show, the west is about gunfights.

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