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Western Legacies #9: Western Heritage: A Selection of Wrangler Awardwinning Articles

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The enduring fascination of the American West marks this collection of essays by distinguished historians, investigative reporters, a novelist, and a celebrated screenwriter. All of these articles have won Wrangler Awards—the western equivalent of the Oscars—presented annually by the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City.

Exciting storytelling, a hallmark of western writing, shapes every selection. C. L. Sonnichsen's 1986 revisionist account of Geronimo's life foreshadows the work of younger historians who continue to deepen our understanding of American Indian history. Jeffrey Pearson's story of the death of Crazy Horse and Greg Michno's novelistic rendering of the Lakota view of the Battle of the Little Bighorn represent history as practiced by scholars who are also powerful writers.

Journalist-screenwriter William Broyles's narrative of the King family and ranch is a Texas saga as captivating as anything by Larry McMurtry. The renowned novelist Oakley Hall writes with a historian's precision about Wyoming, setting for The Virginian and site of the Teapot Dome scandal and the Johnson County range war. Focusing on Charles M. Russell, Raphael Cristy establishes the western artist's importance as a writer who overturned stereotypes about American Indians.

Environmental studies are showcased in Dan Flores's essays on the demise of the great buffalo herds and the history of the horse trade. And no overview of the West would be complete without military and law enforcement history, amply represented by Robert M. Utley's work on the Texas Rangers, Paul Hutton's panoramic recounting of the Alamo, and Sally Denton's new look at the controversial Mountain Meadows Massacre, incorporating the latest forensic evidence. In what serves as a fitting coda to the violent yet inspiring history of the American West, Hutton offers a stirring account of Teddy Roosevelt's leadership at the Battle of San Juan Hill.

This is a collection as pleasurable to read as it is rich with great and significant stories about one of the most enduring national epochs—the history of the great American West.

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The magazine articles collected here have all won Wrangler Awards, presented annually by the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City. Their authors include historians, investigative reporters, a novelist, and a screenwriter. Selection is based on content, style, and length, with essays chosen to reflect varied approaches used in interpreting frontier history and selected to appeal to general readers. The pieces focus on the 19th and early 20th century, and are grouped in sections on the native West, cowboys and cattle country, and battles lost and won. The articles tell of clashes over race, religion, ethnicity, and commerce, as well as challenges to the establishment of law and order. Highlights include a novelistic rendering of the Lakota perspective of the Battle of Little Bighorn, the art of Charles Russell, the death of Crazy Horse, the demise of the buffalo herds, and the history of the Texas Rangers. The book includes three b&w maps and a list of Western Heritage Magazine Article Award winners 1961-2010. Hutton (history, U. of New Mexico) directs the Western Writers of America. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

The enduring fascination of the American West marks this collection of essays by distinguished historians, investigative reporters, a novelist, and a celebrated screenwriter. All of these articles have won Wrangler Awards—the western equivalent of the Oscars—presented annually by the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City.

About the Author

Paul Andrew Hutton is Professor of History, University of New Mexico. His books include Phil Sheridan and His Army, The Custer Reader, and Soldiers West.

Charles P. Schroeder is Executive Director of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780806142067
Author:
Hutton, Paul Andrew
Publisher:
University of Oklahoma Press
Author:
Schroeder, Charles P.
Author:
Hutton, Paul A.
Author:
Hutton, Paul Andrew
Subject:
United States - 19th Century
Subject:
US History-19th Century
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Western Legacies Series
Series Volume:
9
Publication Date:
20110531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
3 maps
Pages:
292
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 x 0.78 in 0.98 lb

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The enduring fascination of the American West marks this collection of essays by distinguished historians, investigative reporters, a novelist, and a celebrated screenwriter. All of these articles have won Wrangler Awards—the western equivalent of the Oscars—presented annually by the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City.
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