There are various myths that have been created regarding the American West due to the lack of accuracy in the retelling stories of the West in the form of a cinematic film. Westerns focus on the action of the moment and heroics or misdeeds of the characters. These acts of heroism or crime are fantastically… Continue reading Bank Robbers in the American West
Often in the west the life of an outlaw is seen in a darker light. A life full of violence, running, hiding, sleeping under the stars and living the life of an outcast. According to the stories of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, told by the popular 1969 movie, many of these myths were… Continue reading Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
When people think about the 19th century American West they see a violent, lawless place filled with shoot outs, guns, and robberies. The myth I will be investigating is if the West really was a violent and uncontrolled place as depicted in pop culture. In my analysis, I would like to exclude large massacres and… Continue reading How Violent was the West?