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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?little+house+on+the+prairie'''Little House on the Prairie'''], by Laura Ingalls Wilder *[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?little+house+on+the+prairie'''Little House on the Prairie'''], by Laura Ingalls Wilder
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?angle+of+repose'''Angle of Repose'''], by Wallace Stegner *[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?angle+of+repose'''Angle of Repose'''], by Wallace Stegner
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?doc'''Doc'''], by Mary Doria Russell
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?sudden+country+fisher'''A Sudden Country'''], by Karen Fisher *[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?sudden+country+fisher'''A Sudden Country'''], by Karen Fisher
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?butchers+crossing'''Butcher's Crossing'''], by John Williams *[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?butchers+crossing'''Butcher's Crossing'''], by John Williams
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**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?rooster+the+life+and+times'''Rooster: the Life and Times of the real Rooster Cogburn, the Man who Inspired True Grit'''], by Brett Cogburn **[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?rooster+the+life+and+times'''Rooster: the Life and Times of the real Rooster Cogburn, the Man who Inspired True Grit'''], by Brett Cogburn
**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?wyatt+earp+isenberg'''Wyatt Earp: a Vigilante Life'''], Andrew C. Isenberg **[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?wyatt+earp+isenberg'''Wyatt Earp: a Vigilante Life'''], Andrew C. Isenberg
-**Black Gun, Silver Star: The Life and Legend of Frontier Marshal Bass Reeves [link], by Art T. Burton+**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?black+gun+silver+star'''Black Gun, Silver Star: The Life and Legend of Frontier Marshal Bass Reeves'''], by Art T. Burton
*Civil War Veterans in the West *Civil War Veterans in the West
-**Sing not war : the lives of Union & Confederate veterans in Gilded Age America / James Marten. [link]+**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?sing+not+war+the+lives'''Sing Not War: the Lives of Union & Confederate Veterans in Gilded Age America'''], by James Marten
 +*Native Americans in the 19th c.
 +**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?blood+and+thunder+an+epic'''Blood and Thunder: an Epic of the American West'''], by Hampton Sides
 +**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?oh+what+a+slaughter'''Oh What a Slaughter: Massacres in the American West, 1846-1890'''], by Larry McMurtry
*Visual inspiration - Landscape Art *Visual inspiration - Landscape Art
-**Land Art in Town: Simple Inspiration Through the Seasons+**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?land+art+in+town'''Land Art in Town: Simple Inspiration Through the Seasons''']
-**Landscape photography : from snapshots to great shots / Rob Sheppard.+**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?landscape+photography+sheppard'''Landscape Photography: from Snapshots to Great Shots'''], by Rob Sheppard
-**Mastering landscape photography : the luminous-landscape essays / Alain Briot.+**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?mastering+landscape+photography'''Mastering Landscape Photography: the Luminous-Landscape Essays'''], by Alain Briot
-**Lens, light, and landscape / Brian Bower.+**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?lens+light+and+landscape'''Lens, Light, and Landscape'''], by Brian Bower
-**Drawing and painting the landscape / Adrian Bartlett.+**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?drawing+and+painting+the+landscape'''Drawing and Painting the Landscape'''], by Adrian Bartlett.
-**The American landscape tradition : a study and gallery of paintings / Joseph S. Czestochowski.+**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?american+landscape+tradition'''The American Landscape Tradition: a Study and Gallery of Paintings'''], by Joseph S. Czestochowski
-**Landscape painting in watercolor, by Zoltan Szabo+**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?landscape+painting+in+watercolor'''Landscape Painting in Watercolor'''], by Zoltan Szabo
-**For more inspiration, try subject searches for "landscape photography" [link], "landscape drawing" [link], "landscape painting" [link], or "landscape in art" [link].+**For more inspiration, try subject searches for [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/d?landscape+photography'''landscape photography'''], [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/d?landscape+drawing'''landscape drawing'''], [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/d?landscape+painting'''landscape painting'''], or [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/d?landscape+in+art'''landscape in art'''].
*Culinary inspiration - Cooking on the Range *Culinary inspiration - Cooking on the Range
-**Cooking the Cowboy Way: Recipes Inspired by Campfires, Chuck Wagons, and Ranch Kitchens, by Grady Spears and June Naylor+**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?cooking+the+cowboy+way'''Cooking the Cowboy Way: Recipes Inspired by Campfires, Chuck Wagons, and Ranch Kitchens'''], by Grady Spears and June Naylor
-**Little Cowpokes Cookbook, by Zac Williams+**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?little+cowpokes+cookbook'''Little Cowpokes Cookbook'''], by Zac Williams
-**Cowboy Cocktails: Boot-Scooting' Beverages and Tasty Vittles from the Wild West, by Grady Spears+**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?cowboy+cocktails'''Cowboy Cocktails: Boot-Scooting' Beverages and Tasty Vittles from the Wild West'''], by Grady Spears
-**The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food From My Frontier, by Ree Drummond.+**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?pioneer+woman+cooks'''The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food From My Frontier'''], and others by Ree Drummond
*Urban homesteading - Be Self-Sufficient and Live Like a Pioneer *Urban homesteading - Be Self-Sufficient and Live Like a Pioneer
-**Your farm in the city : an urban dweller's guide to growing food and raising livestock / Lisa Taylor [link]+**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?your+farm+in+the+city'''Your Farm in the City: an Urban Dweller's Guide to Growing Food and Raising Livestock'''], by Lisa Taylor
-**Made from scratch : discovering the pleasures of a handmade life / Jenna Woginrich. [link]+**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?made+from+scratch'''Made From Scratch: Discovering the Pleasures of a Handmade Life'''], by Jenna Woginrich
-**Backyard homesteading : a back-to-basics guide to self-sufficiency / David Toht. [link]+**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?backyard+homesteading'''Backyard Homesteading: a Back-to-Basics Guide to Self-Sufficiency'''], by David Toht
-**The city homesteader : self-sufficiency on any square footage / by Scott Meyer. [link]+**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?city+homesteader'''The City Homesteader: Self-Sufficiency on any Square Footage'''], by Scott Meyer
-**The modern-day pioneer : simple living in the 21st century / Charlotte Denholtz. [link, OO]+**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?modern+day+pioneer'''The Modern-Day Pioneer: Simple Living in the 21st Century'''], by Charlotte Denholtz
-**Modern Pioneering: More Than 150 Recipes, Projects, and Skills for a Self-sufficient Life / Pellegrini [link, OO]+**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?modern+pioneering'''Modern Pioneering: More Than 150 Recipes, Projects, and Skills for a Self-Sufficient Life'''], by Georgia Pellegrini
-*1870s+
*Tracking and Survival Skills *Tracking and Survival Skills
-*Arkansas 
-*Native Americans in the 19th c. 
-**Blood and thunder : an epic of the American West / Hampton Sides.[link] 
-**Oh what a slaughter : massacres in the American West, 1846-1890 / Larry McMurtry.[link] 
==DVDs to Watch== ==DVDs to Watch==
Film Adaptations of the Book and Sequels Film Adaptations of the Book and Sequels
-*True Grit (John Wayne)[link]+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?true+grit+john+wayne'''True Grit (with John Wayne)''']
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-*True Grit (Coen Brothers) [link]+ 
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?true+grit+coen'''True Grit (Coen Brothers)''']
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-*Rooster Cogburn[link] (movie licensing) (on order)+ 
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?rooster+cogburn'''Rooster Cogburn''']
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Feature Films Feature Films
-*Cheyenne Autumn[link] (movie licensing) (on order) - John Ford's last Western, this 1964 epic portrays the Northern Cheyenne Exodus of 1878-9, and the mistreatment of Native Americans during that time.+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?cheyenne+autumn'''Cheyenne Autumn'''] - John Ford's last Western, this 1964 epic portrays the Northern Cheyenne Exodus of 1878-9, and the mistreatment of Native Americans during that time.
-*Dances with Wolves[link] (movie licensing) - Based on the 1988 novel by Michael Blake [link], this film garnered many awards in 1990 and revitalized the Western genre. Kevin Costner plays a Union soldier who becomes involved with the Lakota Sioux when he is stationed at a frontier outpost.+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?dances+with+wolves+costner'''Dances with Wolves'''] - Based on [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?dances+with+wolves+blake'''the 1988 novel by Michael Blake'''], this film garnered many awards in 1990 and revitalized the Western genre. Kevin Costner plays a Union soldier who becomes involved with the Lakota Sioux when he is stationed at a frontier outpost.
-*Django Unchained[link] - A recent take on the classic trope of revenge and adventure with Western flair, Quentin Tarantino directed this ultra-violent 2012 award winner.+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?django+unchained'''Django Unchained'''] - A recent take on the classic trope of revenge and adventure with Western flair, Quentin Tarantino directed this ultra-violent 2012 award winner.
-*The Outlaw Josey Wales[link] (on order) - Based on the novel "Rebel Outlaw: Josey Wales" by Forrest Carter, this 1976 film features Clint Eastwood as a Civil War veteran driven to avenge the murder of his wife and son. +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?outlaw+josey+wales'''The Outlaw Josey Wales'''] - Based on the novel [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?rebel+outlaw'''Rebel Outlaw: Josey Wales (also published as 'Gone to Texas')'''] by Forrest Carter, this 1976 film features Clint Eastwood as a Civil War veteran driven to avenge the murder of his wife and son.
-*Open Range[link] (on order) - Kevin Costner plays a Civil War veteran - turned cowboy fighting a corrupt Marshall in this 2003 Western romance based on the novel "The Open Range Men" by Lauran Paine.+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?open+range+costner'''Open Range'''] - Kevin Costner plays a Civil War veteran - turned cowboy fighting a corrupt Marshall in this 2003 Western romance based on the novel "The Open Range Men" by Lauran Paine.
-*The Quick and the Dead[link] (on order) - Sharon Stone plays a female gunslinger avenging her father in this modern Western.+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?quick+and+the+dead+stone'''The Quick and the Dead'''] - Sharon Stone plays a female gunslinger avenging her father in this modern Western.
-*The Searchers[link] (movie licensing) (replacement on order) - In this 1956 classic, John Wayne is an ex-Confederate soldier searching for his niece, who has been captured by Comanches.+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?searchers'''The Searchers'''] - In this 1956 classic, John Wayne is an ex-Confederate soldier searching for his niece, who has been captured by Comanches.
-*Shoot Out[link] (on order) - Gregory Peck stars in this 1971 tale of an outlaw saddled with the responsibility of looking after a feisty orphan girl. Made by the same team that made the 1969 John Wayne version of "True Grit"[link], and features many of the same locations.+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?shoot+out+videorecording'''Shoot Out'''] - Gregory Peck stars in this 1971 tale of an outlaw saddled with the responsibility of looking after a feisty orphan girl. Made by the same team that made the 1969 John Wayne version of [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?true+grit+john+wayne'''True Grit'''], and features many of the same locations.
-*Unforgiven[link] (1992) (movie licensing) - In 1992, Clint Eastwood re-examined the romanticization of the Western film genre with this Academy Award Best Picture winner about an aging outlaw asked to kill again.+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?unforgiven+eastwood'''Unforgiven'''] - In 1992, Clint Eastwood re-examined the romanticization of the Western film genre with this Academy Award Best Picture winner about an aging outlaw asked to kill again.
Television Series Television Series
-*Justified[link] - based on stories and characters from Elmore Leonard [link], this series features US marshals in modern-day Kentucky.+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?justified'''Justified'''] - based on stories and characters from [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?elmore+leonard+raylan'''Elmore Leonard'''], this series features US marshals in modern-day Kentucky.
Documentaries Documentaries
-*The Real West[link] - 4 disc documentary series+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?real+west'''The Real West'''] - This eight-part documentary series brings to life the most legendary cowboys and notorious outlaws of America's western frontier.
-*Wild Horse, Wild Ride[link] - documentary to show? (on order)+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?wild+horse+wild+ride'''Wild Horse, Wild Ride'''] - This documentary tells the story of the Extreme Mustang Makeover Challenge, an annual contest that dares 100 people to each tame a totally wild mustang in order to get it adopted into a better life beyond federal corrals.
==Books for Teens== ==Books for Teens==
Fiction Fiction
-*Shane, by Jack Schaefer+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?shane+schaefer'''Shane'''], by Jack Schaefer
-*The Legend of Bass Reeves, by Gary Paulsen+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?legend+of+bass+reeves'''The Legend of Bass Reeves'''], by Gary Paulsen
-*Hattie Big Sky, by Kirby Larson, and its sequel Hattie Ever After+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?hattie+big+sky'''Hattie Big Sky'''], by Kirby Larson, and its sequel [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?hattie+ever+after'''Hattie Ever After''']
-*The Ballad of Lucy Whipple, by Karen Cushman+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?ballad+of+lucy+whipple'''The Ballad of Lucy Whipple'''], by Karen Cushman
-*Black Storm Comin', by Diane Lee Wilson+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?black+storm+comin'''Black Storm Comin''''], by Diane Lee Wilson
-*Ghetto Cowboy, by G. Neri+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?ghetto+cowboy'''Ghetto Cowboy'''], by G. Neri
-*The Adventurous Deeds of Deadwood Jones, by Jelen Hemphill+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?adventurous+deeds+of+deadwood+jones'''The Adventurous Deeds of Deadwood Jones'''], by Jelen Hemphill
-*Another Kind of Cowboy, by Susan Juby+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?another+kind+of+cowboy'''Another Kind of Cowboy'''], by Susan Juby
 +* '''The Tucket adventure series''' by Gary Paulsen
 +**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?mr+tucket'''Mr. Tucket''']
 +**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?call+me+francis+tucket'''Call Me Francis Tucket''']
 +**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?tuckets+ride'''Tucket’s Ride''']
 +**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?tuckets+gold'''Tucket’s Gold''']
 +**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?tuckets+home'''Tucket’s Home''']
Nonfiction Nonfiction
-*Venom, by Marilyn Singer+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?venom+singer'''Venom'''], by Marilyn Singer
==Books for Youth== ==Books for Youth==
Wild West - Fiction for Older Children Wild West - Fiction for Older Children
-*Case of the Deadly Desperadoes, by Caroline Lawrence+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?case+of+the+deadly+desperados'''Case of the Deadly Desperados'''], by Caroline Lawrence
-*Alice Rose & Sam, by Kathryn Lasky+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?alice+rose+and+sam'''Alice Rose & Sam'''], by Kathryn Lasky
-*Danger at the Wild West Show by Alison Hart (American Girl: History Mysteries)+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?danger+at+the+wild+west+show'''Danger at the Wild West Show'''] by Alison Hart (American Girl: History Mysteries series)
-*Missing on Superstition Mountain by Elise Broach, and its sequel: Treasure on Superstition Mountain+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?missing+on+superstition+mountain'''Missing on Superstition Mountain'''] by Elise Broach, and its sequel, [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?treasure+on+superstition+mountain'''Treasure on Superstition Mountain''']
-*Call Me Oklahoma! by Miriam Glassman+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?call+me+oklahoma'''Call Me Oklahoma!'''] by Miriam Glassman
-*The Journal of Joshua Loper : Black cowboy by Walter Dean Myers ( My Name is America)+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?journal+of+joshua+loper'''The Journal of Joshua Loper: Black Cowboy'''] by Walter Dean Myers (My Name is America series)
-*The adventures of Midnight Son by Denise Lewis Patrick+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?adventures+of+midnight+son'''The Adventures of Midnight Son'''] by Denise Lewis Patrick
-*Rapunzel's Revenge and its sequel Calamity Jack, graphic novels by Shannon Hale+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?rapunzels+revenge'''Rapunzel's Revenge'''] and its sequel [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?calamity+jack'''Calamity Jack'''], graphic novels by Shannon Hale
-*Tall : Great American folktales : the comics anthology editor Donald Lem+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?tall+great+american'''Tall: Great American Folktales, the Comics Anthology'''], edited by Donald Lem
Wild West - Nonfiction for Older Children Wild West - Nonfiction for Older Children
-*Wild Women of the Wild West by Jonah Winter, ill by Susan Guevara+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?wild+women+of+the+wild+west'''Wild Women of the Wild West'''] by Jonah Winter, illustrations by Susan Guevara
Wild West - Nonfiction Picturebooks Wild West - Nonfiction Picturebooks
-*Bill Pickett: Rodeo-Ridin’ Cowboy by Andrea D. Pinkney, ill by Brian Pinkney+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?bill+pickett+rodeo+ridin'''Bill Pickett: Rodeo-Ridin’ Cowboy'''] by Andrea D. Pinkney, illustrated by Brian Pinkney
-*Boss of the Plains: The Hat That Won the West by Laurie Carlson, illustrated by Holly Meade - The story of John Stetson and how he came to create the most popular hat west of the Mississippi.+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?boss+of+the+plains'''Boss of the Plains: The Hat That Won the West'''] by Laurie Carlson, illustrated by Holly Meade - The story of John Stetson and how he came to create the most popular hat west of the Mississippi.
-*Bad news for outlaws : the remarkable life of Bass Reeves, deputy U.S. Marshall, by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?bad+news+for+outlaws'''Bad News for Outlaws: the Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U.S. Marshall'''], by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson
Cowboy Stories! - Picture Books Cowboy Stories! - Picture Books
-*Ten-Gallon Bart by Susan Stevens Crummel, illustrated by Dorothy Donohue+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?ten+gallon+bart'''Ten-Gallon Bart'''] by Susan Stevens Crummel, illustrated by Dorothy Donohue
-*Cowboy Kid by Max Eilenberg ; illustrated by Sue Heap+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?cowboy+kid'''Cowboy Kid'''] by Max Eilenberg, illustrated by Sue Heap
-*She’ll Be Coming ‘round the Mountain by Jonathan Emmett and Deborah Allwright+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?shell+be+coming+round+the+mountain+emmett'''She’ll Be Coming ‘round the Mountain'''] by Jonathan Emmett and Deborah Allwright
-*Buster Goes to Cowboy Camp by Denise Fleming+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?buster+goes+to+cowboy+camp'''Buster Goes to Cowboy Camp'''] by Denise Fleming
-*Cowboy Baby by Sue Heap also in Spanish as: Pequeno Cowboy by Sue Heap +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?cowboy+baby'''Cowboy Baby'''] by Sue Heap - also in Spanish as: [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?pequeno+cowboy'''Pequeno Cowboy'''] by Sue Heap
-*The Adventures of Granny Clearwater & Little Critter by Kimberly Willis Holt, illustratedl by Lara Huliska-Beith+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?adventures+of+granny+clearwater'''The Adventures of Granny Clearwater & Little Critter'''] by Kimberly Willis Holt, illustrated by Lara Huliska-Beith
-*Levi Strauss Gets a Bright Idea: A Fairly Fabricated Story of a Pair of Pants by Tony Johnston, illustrated by Stacy Innerst+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?levi+strauss+gets+a+bright+idea'''Levi Strauss Gets a Bright Idea: A Fairly Fabricated Story of a Pair of Pants'''] by Tony Johnston, illustrated by Stacy Innerst
-*Giddy up, Cowgirl by Jarrett J. Krosoczka+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?giddy+up+cowgirl'''Giddy up, Cowgirl'''] by Jarrett J. Krosoczka
-*Tex by Dorie McCullough Lawson+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?tex+dorie+lawson'''Tex'''] by Dorie McCullough Lawson
-*Cowpoke Clyde and Dirty Dawg by Lori Mortensen ; illustrated by Michael Allen Austin.+*'''Cowpoke Clyde and Dirty Dawg''' by Lori Mortensen, illustrated by Michael Allen Austin
-*Are You a Horse? by Andy Rash+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?are+you+a+horse'''Are You a Horse?'''] by Andy Rash
-*Pirates vs. Cowboys by Aaron Reynolds illustrated by David Barneda+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?pirates+vs+cowboys'''Pirates vs. Cowboys'''] by Aaron Reynolds, illustrated by David Barneda
-*Saving Sweetness by Diane Stanley+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?saving+sweetness'''Saving Sweetness'''] by Diane Stanley
-*How I Spent My Summer Vacation by Mark Teague+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?how+spent+summer+vacation+teague'''How I Spent My Summer Vacation'''] by Mark Teague
-*Let’s Sing a Lullaby with the Brave Cowboy by Jan Thomas+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?lets+sing+a+lullaby+with+the+brave+cowboy'''Let’s Sing a Lullaby with the Brave Cowboy'''] by Jan Thomas
-*Dirty Cowboy by Amy Timberlake+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?dirty+cowboy'''Dirty Cowboy'''] by Amy Timberlake
-*Dust Devil by Anne Isaacs ill by Paul O. Zelinsky+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?dust+devil+isaacs'''Dust Devil'''] by Anne Isaacs, illustrated by Paul O. Zelinsky
-*The Ghosts of Luckless Gulch by Anne Isaacs Ill by Dan Santat+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?ghosts+of+luckless+gulch'''The Ghosts of Luckless Gulch'''] by Anne Isaacs, illustrated by Dan Santat
-*Black Cowboy Wild Horses: A True Story by Julius Lester, ill by Jerry Pinkney+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?black+cowboy+wild+horses'''Black Cowboy Wild Horses: A True Story'''] by Julius Lester, illustrated by Jerry Pinkney
==External Links== ==External Links==
*[http://neabigread.org/books/truegrit/readers-guide/ '''The NEA's Big Read website'''] has a Reader's Guide and more information about the book and the author. *[http://neabigread.org/books/truegrit/readers-guide/ '''The NEA's Big Read website'''] has a Reader's Guide and more information about the book and the author.
- +*Still looking for more to read? We got inspiration from these booklists on goodreads:
- +**[http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/9853.Literary_Westerns'''Literary Westerns''']
-Others?+**[http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/9697.Best_Contemporary_Western_Novels'''Contemporary Westerns''']
-*Doc, by Mary Doria Russell+**[http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/1243.Best_Westerns'''Best Westerns''']
-*Cottonwood, by Scott Phillips+
-*Literary Westerns on goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/9853.Literary_Westerns+
-*Contemporary Westerns on goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/9697.Best_Contemporary_Western_Novels+
-*Best Westerns on goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/1243.Best_Westerns+

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VERY MUCH A DRAFT

Contents

About the Author

Works by Charles Portis

Fiction:

Short pieces:

Guns for Hire and Hardscrabble Heroes: Adventures & Untamed Characters

Home on the Range: Tales from the Frontier

Classic and Not-so-Classic Westerns

Lawmen & White Hats: Featuring Texas Rangers and US Marshals

Gals with Gumption: More Tenacious Heroines

Nonfiction

DVDs to Watch

Film Adaptations of the Book and Sequels

Feature Films

  • Cheyenne Autumn - John Ford's last Western, this 1964 epic portrays the Northern Cheyenne Exodus of 1878-9, and the mistreatment of Native Americans during that time.
  • Dances with Wolves - Based on the 1988 novel by Michael Blake, this film garnered many awards in 1990 and revitalized the Western genre. Kevin Costner plays a Union soldier who becomes involved with the Lakota Sioux when he is stationed at a frontier outpost.
  • Django Unchained - A recent take on the classic trope of revenge and adventure with Western flair, Quentin Tarantino directed this ultra-violent 2012 award winner.
  • The Outlaw Josey Wales - Based on the novel Rebel Outlaw: Josey Wales (also published as 'Gone to Texas') by Forrest Carter, this 1976 film features Clint Eastwood as a Civil War veteran driven to avenge the murder of his wife and son.
  • Open Range - Kevin Costner plays a Civil War veteran - turned cowboy fighting a corrupt Marshall in this 2003 Western romance based on the novel "The Open Range Men" by Lauran Paine.
  • The Quick and the Dead - Sharon Stone plays a female gunslinger avenging her father in this modern Western.
  • The Searchers - In this 1956 classic, John Wayne is an ex-Confederate soldier searching for his niece, who has been captured by Comanches.
  • Shoot Out - Gregory Peck stars in this 1971 tale of an outlaw saddled with the responsibility of looking after a feisty orphan girl. Made by the same team that made the 1969 John Wayne version of True Grit, and features many of the same locations.
  • Unforgiven - In 1992, Clint Eastwood re-examined the romanticization of the Western film genre with this Academy Award Best Picture winner about an aging outlaw asked to kill again.

Television Series

  • Justified - based on stories and characters from Elmore Leonard, this series features US marshals in modern-day Kentucky.

Documentaries

  • The Real West - This eight-part documentary series brings to life the most legendary cowboys and notorious outlaws of America's western frontier.
  • Wild Horse, Wild Ride - This documentary tells the story of the Extreme Mustang Makeover Challenge, an annual contest that dares 100 people to each tame a totally wild mustang in order to get it adopted into a better life beyond federal corrals.

Books for Teens

Fiction

Nonfiction

  • Venom, by Marilyn Singer

Books for Youth

Wild West - Fiction for Older Children


Wild West - Nonfiction for Older Children


Wild West - Nonfiction Picturebooks


Cowboy Stories! - Picture Books

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