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This history shows just why, for a fifty year period in the 19th century, the American West was an extraordinary place. Dramatic storytelling are combined with engaging graphics and archival photographs.

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The legendary characters of the American Wild West.

The American West was a wild, wild place. During a brief but sensational period, the West was a collision of rough terrain and rougher players.

Why the West was Wild is a historically-accurate and colorful book that explores: Real and imagined promises of opportunityThe certainty of adventureThe few laws that governed an immense frontierLively individuals who populated the region

The diverse mix of ranchers and farmers, cheats, swindlers and pioneers, all contributed to shaping the Wild West. Many Civil War soldiers, newly discharged and not afraid of a fight, migrated to the western states. They were resisted by fierce warriors, such as the Comanches, who fought the incoming pioneers and newly arrived immigrants. Gamblers followed the gold rush prospectors and risked their lives for lucrative poker wins. Gangs of thieves pulled daring heists and were pursued by lawmen who had to be as ruthless as the criminals they pursued.

From tales of cowboy showmen like Buffalo Bill Cody to outlaw legends like Billy the Kid, young readers will thrill to the dramatic storytelling that shows why the Old West was so extraordinary. As well, engaging graphics, vivid artwork and evocative archival photographs combine to bring the West to life in a way that celebrates the enduring spirit of those who braved a menacing frontier.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781550378375
Author:
Swanson, Wayne
Publisher:
Annick Press
Subject:
History - United States/19th Century
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - History - General
Subject:
West (US) - Social life and customs - 19th ce
Subject:
Frontier and pioneer life - West (US) - Juven
Subject:
Frontier and pioneer life
Subject:
Frontier and pioneer life -- West (U.S.)
Subject:
Children s Nonfiction-US History
Publication Date:
20040331
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
48
Dimensions:
1100x800
Age Level:
08-12

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Product details 48 pages Annick Press - English 9781550378375 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The legendary characters of the American Wild West.

The American West was a wild, wild place. During a brief but sensational period, the West was a collision of rough terrain and rougher players.

Why the West was Wild is a historically-accurate and colorful book that explores: Real and imagined promises of opportunityThe certainty of adventureThe few laws that governed an immense frontierLively individuals who populated the region

The diverse mix of ranchers and farmers, cheats, swindlers and pioneers, all contributed to shaping the Wild West. Many Civil War soldiers, newly discharged and not afraid of a fight, migrated to the western states. They were resisted by fierce warriors, such as the Comanches, who fought the incoming pioneers and newly arrived immigrants. Gamblers followed the gold rush prospectors and risked their lives for lucrative poker wins. Gangs of thieves pulled daring heists and were pursued by lawmen who had to be as ruthless as the criminals they pursued.

From tales of cowboy showmen like Buffalo Bill Cody to outlaw legends like Billy the Kid, young readers will thrill to the dramatic storytelling that shows why the Old West was so extraordinary. As well, engaging graphics, vivid artwork and evocative archival photographs combine to bring the West to life in a way that celebrates the enduring spirit of those who braved a menacing frontier.

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