The Enduring Frontier Heritage
        The Ghosts of the American West




            Created By:
           Angela Carter
Boosters of Earlier Era
              Settlers would not be taken away from
                            civilization




 ...
Today’s Developers
  Promise an escape from the
       modern world



Continue to draw people on the
    premise of “prom...
The West was a Land of Promise




 Elevated Attachment to Place



Identity Formation in the West
Need for Self-Validation                                                Gaining a Sense of Place




                     ...
•Must convince others that we made the right decision

•Highly critical of one’s former place

•Have experienced a “raw de...
C. E. Doyle and cowboys on the Doyle ranch near Englewood, Kansas (1897)
                Courtesy of Kansas Memory [www.ka...
Is not Permanent and Unchanging




             Sam Gabbert's ranch between Englewood and
             Ashland, Kansas (1...
Affected By Changes In:
•Social
•Political
•Cultural
•Economical
•Environmental
The frontier theme is still key




        Wild West Show original company (1884)
     Courtesy of Western History and Ge...
Who Belongs?


Group: American Horse, Red
Cloud, Dakota Chiefs, seated,
with Johnny Baker (1880)



                      ...
Think Back to “The-Good-Old-Days”




                                 Leadville (1890)
                    Courtesy of We...
Californians are “unwestern” and
               bring baggage with them




William F. Cody driving Deadwood Stage (1895) ...
Leadville, Colorado southwestern section
of city from between 3rd and 4th streets
(1900)


                               ...
Continue to worry that new
    immigration is closing the last
              frontiers




                        Cattlem...
Our
                                                                            actions
                                  ...
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Promised Lands Book Study

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Promised Lands Book Study

  1. 1. The Enduring Frontier Heritage The Ghosts of the American West Created By: Angela Carter
  2. 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. 3. Today’s Developers Promise an escape from the modern world Continue to draw people on the premise of “promise.”
  4. 4. The West was a Land of Promise Elevated Attachment to Place Identity Formation in the West
  5. 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. 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. 7. C. E. Doyle and cowboys on the Doyle ranch near Englewood, Kansas (1897) Courtesy of Kansas Memory [www.kansasmemory.org]
  8. 8. Is not Permanent and Unchanging Sam Gabbert's ranch between Englewood and Ashland, Kansas (1898) Courtesy of Kansas Memory [www.kansasmemory.org]
  9. 9. Affected By Changes In: •Social •Political •Cultural •Economical •Environmental
  10. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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
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