“Making a Difference: Cowboy Ethics in the Classroom”
Ann Moore. Denver Post. December 7, 2009.
The Code of the West
1. Live each day with courage.
2. Take pride in your work.
3. Always finish what you start.
4. Do what has to be done.
5. Be tough but fair.
6. When you make a promise, keep it.
7. Ride for the brand.
8. Talk less, and say more.
9. Remember that some things aren’t for sale.
10. Know where to draw the line.
Colorado Beef. Denver Post. January 22, 2010.
2.6 million head of cattle; 13,000 beef producers; $497 million beef exports in 2008; $2.5 billion cash receipts from the sale of cattle and calves
University of Colorado's 2009 Business Economic Outlook, Colorado Department of Agriculture:
Corn: $535 million; Dairy: $570 million; Wheat: $380 million; Hay: $390 million
Article for Unit VII Required Reading:
New River Media Interview with William Cronon on Frederick Jackson Turner’s Thesis from The First Measured Century. PBS Online. http://www.pbs.org/fmc/interviews/cronon.htm
Online Articles of Interest at the Gilder Lehrman Institute:
The Myth of the Frontier: Progress or Lost Freedom. John Mack Faragher. History Now. Issue 9. September 2006.
Born Modern: An Overview of the West. Richard White. History Now. Issue 9. September 2006.
Online Podcasts of Interest at the Gilder Lehrman Institute:
Patricia Limerick, Goverment Incentives to Settle the West
Richard White, Born Modern: An Overview of the West:
Websites of Interest:
Northern Arapaho Tribe: http://www.colorado.edu/csilw/newarapproj2.htm
Music from John Ford's and Henry Hathaway's movie How the West Was Won: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=fvwp&NR=1&v=GZ7ZMS_QM2g
The General Mining Act of 1872 Has Left a Legacy of Riches and Ruin, Robert McClure and Andrew Schneider, The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, June 2001. http://www.seattlepi.com/news/article/The-General-Mining-Act-of-1872-has-left-a-legacy-1056919.php
Cleaning Up Abandoned Hardrock Mines in the West: Prospecting for a Better Future, Patricia Nelson Limerick, Joseph N. Ryan, Timothy R. Brown, and T. Allan Comp. Center of the American West publication: http://www.centerwest.org/publications/pdf/mines.pdf
Photographs of the American West from the Denver Public Library Collection: http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/award97/codhtml/hawphome.html
Center of the American West: http://www.centerwest.org/
Trailer from John Ford’s 1939 film Stagecoach: http://www.imdb.com/video/screenplay/vi4149215257/
Annie Oakley video:http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/r?ammem/papr:@field(NUMBER @band(edmp 4030))
Cowboy Life and Lore: www.cowboyshowcase.com