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1800-1860: The Arts

1800-1860: Chapter Two: The Arts

by JAMES MANCALL

CONTENTS

CHRONOLOGY 32

OVERVIEW 41

TOPICS IN THE NEWS

Among the Mountain Men 42

Charles Sealsfield and German American Literature 45

Daniel Boone as an Icon 46

Early Women Writers of the West 48

A New HomeWholl Follow? 48

Genre Painting and George Caleb Bingham 49

Gold Rush San Francisco 50

Oh, California 51

Grand Opera in San Francisco 53

The Hudson River School and Western Expansion 53

Moving Panorama 54

Native Oral Traditions 56

Native American Written Language 58

The Cherokees 60

Painting the First Encounter 60

The Native Americans 62

Periodicals of the Old West 64

Popular Music in the West 65

Quilts of the Old West 66

Tall Tales and Sketches of the Old Southwest 67

Grinning the Bark Off a Tree 68

The West as Seen From the East 69

HEADLINE MAKERS

George Catlin 72

James Fenimore Cooper 73

Caroline Kirkland 74

John Rollin Ridge 75

PUBLICATIONS 77

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