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Some Collective Thoughts on Frontiers

Sorry, in restructuring this post I did not get the title right....here is the revised title. "Some Collective Thoughts on Frontiers" to go with the previous post by Andrew Offenburger.

Some Creative Thought on Frontiers

 
This is a revised post from Andrew Offenburger. We are having trouble with formatting. (editor)

 

Dear All,

I am forwarding (below) a brief essay, written collectively by my students, that I thought might intrigue some H-West readers. We welcome any thoughts and responses.

Regards,

Andrew Offenburger
Ph.D. Candidate
Department of History
Yale University

Some Collective Thoughts on Frontiers

Mongolian cowboys?

This query comes from a Canadian scholar/friend who has a project centered
around Fort Macleod in the period after 1885, when his grandfather arrived
there. He asks whether anyone has ever heard of Mongolians, even if only a
few, who might have come along with Chinese rail workers, and then turned
to riding the range? There is a family story about seeing riders using
techniques that are pure Mongolian, surprising the cowboys and vaqueros and
delighting the Blackfoot. Nothing yet in the written record that he can
find. Family legend or does it seem like a possibility?

Some Collective Thoughts on Frontiers

Dear All, I am forwarding (below) a brief essay, written collectively by my students, that I thought might intrigue some H-West readers. We welcome any thoughts and responses. Regards, Andrew OffenburgerPh.D. CandidateDepartment of HistoryYale University Some Collective Thoughts on Frontiers A recent post to the H-West listserv asked how current scholars view the term "frontier" in light of past debates among New Western historians.

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