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dc.contributor.authorAoki, Eric
dc.contributor.authorOtt, Brian L.
dc.contributor.authorDickinson, Greg
dc.date.accessioned2007-01-03T07:42:14Z
dc.date.available2007-01-03T07:42:14Z
dc.date.issued2005
dc.descriptionBrian Ott was a professor in the Department of Speech Communication at Colorado State University.
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (pages 105-108).
dc.description.abstractFew places tell the myth of the American frontier more vigorously than the Buffalo Bill Museum does in Cody, Wyoming. Traveling to the museum through the 'Western' landscape of Wyoming into the foothills of the Rockies prepares visitors for the tale of Western settlement. This narrative, which works to secure a particular vision of the West, draws upon the material artifacts of Cody's childhood and his exploits as scout, Pony Express rider and showman. The museum retells the story that Cody first told to millions at the turn of the twentieth century in his Wild West arena show. In this paper, we argue that the museum privileges images of masculinity and Whiteness, while using the props, films, and posters of Buffalo Bill's Wild West to carnivalize the violent conflicts between Anglo Americans and Native Americans.
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dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationDickinson, Greg, Brian L. Ott, and Erik Aoki, Memory and Myth at the Buffalo Bill Museum. Western Journal of Communication 69, no. 2 (April 2005): 85-108. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10570310500076684
dc.identifier.doihttps://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10570310500076684
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10217/60072
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherColorado State University. Libraries
dc.publisher.originalWestern States Communication Association
dc.relation.ispartofFaculty Publications - Department of Communication Studies
dc.rights©2005 Western States Communication Association
dc.subjectwhiteness
dc.subjectmasculinity
dc.subjectpublic memory
dc.subjectmuseums
dc.subjectThe American West
dc.subjectnational identity
dc.subjectBuffalo Bill Cody
dc.subject.lcshNative Americans
dc.titleMemory and myth at the Buffalo Bill Museum
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