February 14, 2017. Plains Warfare, Indian Reservations, and Boarding Schools

February 16, 2017. Ghost Dance to Wild West Shows


Above: UC Davis History Professor Louis Warren on The Ghost Dance

Above: Buffalo Bill Wild West Footage (Silent Film) 1908.

Above: Annie Oakley Original Silent Film; Documentary on Buffalo Bill Cody produced by The History Channel; Ghost Dance Silent Film


Select two images from the gallery above and one of the assigned readings. Analyze the photograph in-depth in relation to one of the readings. What are the photographs arguing? What elements of the photograph support your claim? What is your document arguing? How do these images signify a major turning point in Native American history in the West?



Rhae Lynn Barnes is an Assistant Professor of American Cultural History at Princeton University (2018-) and President of the Andrew W. Mellon Society of Fellows in Critical Bibliography. She is the co-founder and C.E.O. of U.S. History Scene and an Executive Advisor to the documentary series "Reconstruction: America After the Civil War" (now streaming PBS, 2019).

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