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INTRODUCTION 3 CHAPTER 1 "My Dress Was Purely in the Indian Stile": Transformation and Manhood on the American Frontier 21 CHAPTER 2 Civilized Manliness on the South Dakota Frontier 69 CHAPTER 3 "You Have Got to Be the Man All Through This Mess": Performing Gender in The Life and Adventures of Nat Love, Winona, and The Virginian 98 CHAPTER 4 "Half a Man at Best": The Ritual Hunt and Manhood Denied 147 CHAPTER 5 "How Does It Feel to Be a White Man?": New Frontiers in The Stone Face 179 CHAPTER 6 The Frontier Myth and Metaphors of Vision in The Man Who Cried IAm 207 CONCLUSION 239