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Where the Tall Grass Grows: Becoming Indigenous and the Mythological Legacy of the American West
     

Where the Tall Grass Grows: Becoming Indigenous and the Mythological Legacy of the American West

by Bobby Bridger
 

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In this entertaining and thought-provoking book, noted historian and musician Bobby Bridger explores the impact of Native American culture on the American psyche. The book also examines the impact of indigenous American mythology on contemporary identity and the development of modern popular entertainment, particularly the Hollywood film industry.

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In this entertaining and thought-provoking book, noted historian and musician Bobby Bridger explores the impact of Native American culture on the American psyche. The book also examines the impact of indigenous American mythology on contemporary identity and the development of modern popular entertainment, particularly the Hollywood film industry.

Renowned for "A Ballad of the West," Bobby Bridger has written three books and has had a career in show business that spans the rockabilly to the cosmic cowboy scene in Austin, Texas; the flowering of folk music; and Broadway theater. His multifaceted talents have found expression in singing, acting, writing, painting, and sculpting.

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"Using a deft touch and some sly humor, Bridger entertains his readers with a shrewd analysis of the underlying themes played out in the American West. The book’s title refers to the Trans-Missouri area “where Americans will always go to reinvent themselves- and America is about reinvention, if nothing else,” Bridger writes. “The heart and soul of the people live in this region.”

-“Where Myths Are Made: Bobby Bridger;s New Book Showcases Reinvention,” by Carol Berry, December 8, 2011 of Indian Country Today.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781555918521
Publisher:
Fulcrum Publishing
Publication date:
09/27/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
464
File size:
4 MB

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Using a deft touch and some sly humor, Bridger entertains his readers with a shrewd analysis of the underlying themes played out in the American West. The book’s title refers to the Trans-Missouri area “where Americans will always go to reinvent themselves- and America is about reinvention, if nothing else,” Bridger writes. “The heart and soul of the people live in this region.”

-“Where Myths Are Made: Bobby Bridger;s New Book Showcases Reinvention,” by Carol Berry, December 8, 2011 of Indian Country Today.

Meet the Author

Bobby Bridger: Renowned for "A Ballad of the West," his epic trilogy about the American West from the era of mountain man Jim Bridger to the closing of the frontier, Bobby Bridger has had a career in show business that spans the rockabilly to "Music City, USA" era in Nashville, the cosmic cowboy scene in Austin, the flowering of folk music, and even Broadway theater. His multifacited talents have found expression in singing, acting, writing, painting, and sculpting.

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