A Western Legacy: The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum

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University of Oklahoma Press, 2005 - 246
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From its vantage point in Oklahoma City, the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum commands a rare view of the American West. In half a century it has grown from a Hall of Fame honoring the American cowboy to a world-class institution housing extraordinary collections of art, artifacts, and archival materials. A Western Legacy celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of this premier museum, offering both an institutional history and a captivating collection of photographs representing its extensive holdings.

Opening with a history of the museum by David Dary, A Western Legacy presents for the first time in one volume numerous color images of the museum’s signature artworks and artifacts, selected for their rarity, superior quality, or historic importance, each accompanied by an interpretive essay. These include examples of western art by Charles M. Russell, Frederic Remington, and others; stunning boots, chaps, and saddles; a diverse selection of traditional and fine art by American Indians; military artifacts; antique photographs; an assortment of rodeo trophies; superlative firearms; and memorabilia from the entertainment world.

This volume, which marks the inauguration of The Western Legacies Series, is a stirring testament both to the museum’s holdings and to the persistence of western heritage in a new century.

 

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History of the Museum
3
SUSAN HALLSTEN MCGARRY
25
RATTENBURY
129
DONALD W REEVES
155
RATTENBURY
173
DONALD W REEVES
195
Suggested Reading
238
About the Contributors
244
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Steven L. Grafe,nbsp;Curator of Art at the Maryhill Museum of Art, is author ofnbsp;Lanterns on the Prairie: The Blackfeet Photographs of WalterMcClintock and Peoples of the Plateau: The Indian Photographs of Lee Moorhouse, 1898-1915.

David Dary is a writer, journalist, and social historian. Dary worked for newspapers in Kansas and Texas early on in his career and eventually moved on to work for both CBS and NBC news. He then took the position of professor at the William Allan White School of Journalism at the University of Kansas. The themes of Dary's books center on many aspects of life in the western United States. Dary has written Red Blood and Black Ink: Journalism in the Old West, Entrepreneurs of the Old West, and Seeking Pleasure in the Old West, which received a Western Writers of America Spur Award. He has also received a Cowboy Hall of Fame Wrangler Award and the Westerner's International Award for his book Cowboy Culture.

Ed Muno is former Curator of Art at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum and an object photographer of wide repute.

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