Message #398:
From: AzTeC SW Archaeology SIG
To:   "'Matthias Giessler'" 
Subject: The American Frontier Comes to the Southwest
Date: Wed, 04 Dec 96 10:17:00 MST
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[ Clipped from H-West -- SASIG Ed. ]

From: Elliott West

"The Frontier in American Culture": is a national traveling exhibition 
organized by the American Library Association in cooperation with the 
Newberry Library, Chicago. It will travel to 44 libraries around the country 
between September 1996 and the end of 1998.

Through photographs, maps, pictographs and advertisements, and educational 
and interpretive materials, The Frontier in American        Culture examines 
how stories and images of the frontier and the settling of the West have 
played an integral role in shaping American identity and values. It focuses 
on two conflicting stories about the settling of the West,historian 
Frederick Jackson Turner's account of free land and peaceful settlement, and 
Buffalo Bill Cody's depiction in his Wild West Shows of bloody conflict and 
violent confrontation. A third perspective is that of the Indians, who were 
virtually ignored by Turner and demonized by Cody.

This traveling exhibition is based on an exhibition of the same name 
produced by the Newberry Library's Dr. William M. Scholl Center for Family 
and Community History. The exhibition is curated by Richard White, Professor 
of History at the University of Washington, Seattle. It is funded by a grant 
from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

See http://www.ala.org/West/frontier_home.html and 
http://www.ala.org/West/index.html for full details.

Exhibition Itinerary (in and near the greater Southwest):
November 28, 1997-January 8, 1998 Scottsdale (Arizona) Public Library
March 19-April 30, 1998 San Diego (Calfornia) Public Library
October 29-December 10, 1998 Brigham City (Utah) Library; San Antonio 
(Texas) Public Library