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Contents Introduction 1. "This Strange Land of Sunshine and Beauty": Selig Polyscope and the Invention of the Western Film Genre 2. "Plenty of Soldiers, Cowboys, Indians, Trappers, Et Cetera": The Chicago Studios and the Western Film Boom of 1909-1911 3. "A Genuine Indian and His Wife": James Young Deer, Lillian Red Wing, and the Bison-Brand Western 4. "Cogs of the Big Ince Machine": New York Motion Picture Introduces "Bison-101" Western Features 5. "The Making of Broncho Billy": G. M. Anderson Creates the Western-Film Hero 6. "The Aryan": William S. Hart and the Cowboy Hero in the Era of Features 7. "No More Laces and Plumes": Neighborhood Theaters, Boy Culture, and the Shaping of "Shoot-'em-up" Stars Epilogue: Galloping out of the Silents Index
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Western films United States History and criticism, Silent films United States History and criticism