Winning The West With Words

Author by : James Joseph Buss
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Publisher by : University of Oklahoma Press
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Description : Indian Removal was a process both physical and symbolic, accomplished not only at gunpoint but also through language. In the Midwest, white settlers came to speak and write of Indians in the past tense, even though they were still present. Winning the West with Words explores the ways nineteenth-century Anglo-Americans used language, rhetoric, and narrative to claim cultural ownership of the region that comprises present-day Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois. Historian James Joseph Buss borrows from literary studies, geography, and anthropology to examine images of stalwart pioneers and vanished Indians used by American settlers in portraying an empty landscape in which they established farms, towns, and “civilized” governments. He demonstrates how this now-familiar narrative came to replace a more complicated history of cooperation, adaptation, and violence between peoples of different cultures. Buss scrutinizes a wide range of sources—travel journals, captivity narratives, treaty council ceremonies, settler petitions, artistic representations, newspaper editorials, late-nineteenth-century county histories, and public celebrations such as regional fairs and centennial pageants and parades—to show how white Americans used language, metaphor, and imagery to accomplish the symbolic removal of Native peoples from the region south of the Great Lakes. Ultimately, he concludes that the popular image of the white yeoman pioneer was employed to support powerful narratives about westward expansion, American democracy, and unlimited national progress. Buss probes beneath this narrative of conquest to show the ways Indians, far from being passive, participated in shaping historical memory—and often used Anglo-Americans’ own words to subvert removal attempts. By grounding his study in place rather than focusing on a single group of people, Buss goes beyond the conventional uses of history, giving readers a new understanding not just of the history of the Midwest but of the power of creation narratives.


Words From The West

Author by : Erik Zürcher
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Western Words

Author by : Ramon F. Adams
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Description : Western Words has 5,000 words of cowboy language as vibrant now as it was in the old American frontier. "Within the cowman's figures of speech lie the rich field of his subtle humor and strength-unique, original, full-flavored. With his usually limited education he squeezes the juice from language, molds it to suit his needs, and is a genius at making a verb out of anything. He 'don't have to fish 'round for no decorated language to make his meanin' clear, ' and has little patience with the man who 'spouts words that run eight to the pound.' Perhaps the strength and originality in his speech are due to the solitude, the nearness of the stars, the bigness of the country, and the far horizons-all of which give him a chance to think clearly and go into the depths of his own mind. Wide spaces 'don't breed chatterboxes.' On his long and lonely rides, he is not forced to listen to the scandal and idle gossip that dwarf a man's mind. Quite frequently he has no one to talk to but a horse..." -from the author's Introduction


Introduction To Sino Tibetan

Author by : Robert Shafer
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Journal Of The West

Author by : Lorrin L. Morrison
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Stephen Watts Kearny Soldier Of The West

Author by : Dwight Lancelot Clarke
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Description : Sympathetic biography of the father of the U.S. cavalry system who built more frontier posts than any of his contemporaries, the epic of whose achievement added a third to the territory of the United States.


Journal

Author by : Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland
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Foreign Affairs Reports

Author by : Angadipuram Appadorai
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The American West

Author by : Michael P. Malone
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Description : Chronicles the history of the American West in the twentieth century, tracing economical, political, social, and cultural developments in the region from the turn of the century to the 1980s


Words From The West

Author by : Siskiyou County Historical Society
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Writers Markets Methods

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Acen News

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Words In The Making

Author by : George Henry Vallins
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Philosophy East West

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Country Life

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The World Of Words

Author by : Margaret Ann Richek
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Publisher by : Houghton Mifflin School
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Bulletin Of The New York Public Library

Author by : New York Public Library
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Description : Includes its Report, 1896-19 .


Treasury Of Living Words

Author by : Kumudben Joshi
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Publisher by : Stosius Incorporated/Advent Books Division
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Words From The West

Author by : Australian National Dictionary Centre
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Description : Western Australia's history, climate, its comparatively large aboriginal population, its size and its concomitant isolation from other Australian centres of population, have all contributed to the words used uniquely or more frequently in that region. Words From the West contains some 750 dictionary entries of words found in Western Australian newspapers -- words related to topics as diverse as drinking, sport, strains of wheat, and lupins, mirror the diversity and colour of WA life.