Charles M. Russell: The Storyteller's Art

Charles M. Russell: The Storyteller's Art

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ISBN-13: 9780826332851
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
Publication date: 04/16/2007
Pages: 367
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author


Raphael James Cristy of Albuquerque received his bachelor's degree in English literature at Stanford, a master's degree in American history at the University of Montana, and a doctorate in American history at the University of New Mexico. He has performed "Charlie Russell's Yarns" since 1976 in a variety of venues: the Northern Appalachian Storytelling Festival in Pennsylvania, the Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko, Nevada, the Palm Springs Desert Arts Museum, Michael Martin Murphy's WESTFEST, the Fringe Festival in Edmonton, Alberta, and Australia's Festival of Sydney.

Table of Contents


List of Illustrations     ix
Foreword   B. Byron Price     xv
Preface     xvii
Acknowledgments     xix
Introduction     1
Telling Stories     7
Stories into Print     35
Stories about Northern Plains Indians     55
Survival and Humor in Wildlife Stories     97
Cattle Range Transitions     131
Color plates     172
Modern Times in the Twentieth-Century West     173
Building the Book     215
A Niche in American Literary History     231
Critical Observers     257
Notes     273
Selected Bibliography     323
Index     341

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