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Promised Lands Book Study

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This Power Point discusses the main points in the book, "Promised Lands."

This Power Point discusses the main points in the book, "Promised Lands."

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  • 1. The Enduring Frontier Heritage The Ghosts of the American West Created By: Angela Carter
  • 2. Boosters of Earlier Era Settlers would not be taken away from civilization Completion of the Pacific Railroad (1869) Courtesy of Western History and Genealogy from the Denver Public Library [http://history.denverlibrary.org/images/index.html]
  • 3. Today’s Developers Promise an escape from the modern world Continue to draw people on the premise of “promise.”
  • 4. The West was a Land of Promise Elevated Attachment to Place Identity Formation in the West
  • 5. Need for Self-Validation Gaining a Sense of Place Old Mission Church (1873) Courtesy of Western History and Genealogy from the Denver Public Library [http://history.denverlibrary.org/images/index.html]
  • 6. •Must convince others that we made the right decision •Highly critical of one’s former place •Have experienced a “raw deal” and triumphed
  • 7. C. E. Doyle and cowboys on the Doyle ranch near Englewood, Kansas (1897) Courtesy of Kansas Memory [www.kansasmemory.org]
  • 8. Is not Permanent and Unchanging Sam Gabbert's ranch between Englewood and Ashland, Kansas (1898) Courtesy of Kansas Memory [www.kansasmemory.org]
  • 9. Affected By Changes In: •Social •Political •Cultural •Economical •Environmental
  • 10. The frontier theme is still key Wild West Show original company (1884) Courtesy of Western History and Genealogy from the Denver Public Library [http://history.denverlibrary.org/images/index.html]
  • 11. Who Belongs? Group: American Horse, Red Cloud, Dakota Chiefs, seated, with Johnny Baker (1880) Courtesy of Western History and Genealogy from the Denver Public Library [http://history.denverlibrary. org/images/index.html]
  • 12. Think Back to “The-Good-Old-Days” Leadville (1890) Courtesy of Western History and Genealogy from the Denver Public Library [http://history.denverlibrary.org/images/index.html]
  • 13. Californians are “unwestern” and bring baggage with them William F. Cody driving Deadwood Stage (1895) Courtesy of Western History and Genealogy from the Denver Public Library [http://history.denverlibrary.org/images/index.html]
  • 14. Leadville, Colorado southwestern section of city from between 3rd and 4th streets (1900) Courtesy of Western History and Genealogy from the Denver Public Library [http://history.denverlibrary.org/images/index.html]
  • 15. Continue to worry that new immigration is closing the last frontiers Cattlemen's Celebration, Gunnison, Colo (1910) Courtesy of Western History and Genealogy from the Denver Public Library [http://history.denverlibrary.org/images/index.html]
  • 16. Our actions and attitudes in the present reflect 1868 Dakota delegation those of Courtesy of Western History and Genealogy from the Denver Public Library [http://history.denverlibrary.org/images/index.html] the past