Real cowboys and Indians

Before Riding Snake, Round-up 1915, W. S. Bowman, 1915
Bruce McCarroll Collection of the Bonnie & Frank McCarroll Rodeo Archives
Before Riding Snake, Round-up 1915

I bookmarked the National Cowboy Museum’s amazing rodeo history archive at (now defunct) but the site has many other amazing assets, including a library of photographs of native Americans by late Nineteenth Century European photographers.

(I updated this post because the old links were all dead. The new links are approximately correct. All very sad).

Belgium in the West

There’s an excellent profile of Kofi Annan by Philip Gourevitch in the March 3rd issue of The New Yorker but it’s not at the web site, which is annoying. In looking for it, though, I learn from Simon Schama’s article about the history of European anti-Americanism that Baudelaire called America “the Belgium of the West”, which is funny.

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