| Suggestions for some general
themes & specific elements:
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- Pioneers, Wagon trains, Chuck wagon, 'Round the campfire,
Circled wagons surrounded by indians on horseback.
- The Pony Express
- The Lewis and Clark expedition & Sacagawea
Hunters & Trappers. Frontiersmen. The Buffalo hunt (white man's
perspective) Indian Village - A Day in the Life... Drying
skins and weaving baskets, Storyteller, Chief in full regalia, Medicine
- The Gold Rush...
- Old west mining town. Train depot, Hardware store. One room
school, w/ marm & kids at lessons. Blacksmith forging horseshoes.
Livery stables/ horses
- Hotel / Saloon; bar fight, on stage piano player &
can-can dancers; gamblers at the tables.
- Prospector & Mule
- Panning for gold & digging in mines
- The Railroad...
- Train Stations, freight depot.
- The great train robberies.
- Robber barons / Chinese laborers building the railways
- Indian Nations...
- Village life, drying skins / weaving baskets. Medicine
man /Chief in full regalia
- Buffalo Hunt -(native Americans' perspective)
Rites of passage, Indian rituals
- Law &
Order....Judge Roy Bean The Hangin' Judge
- Gunfights / duels,
- Bank Robberies
- Boot Hill Cemetery.. undertaker/ horse drawn hearse
- Stagecoach Robbery
- The murder of "Wild" Bill Hickok
- Indian Wars. Little Big Horn /Custer's last stand. Sitting
Bull, Red Cloud, Crazy Horse
- Shootout at the OK Coral. Wyatt Earp / Doc Holiday / the
- Tombstone, Carson City, Deadwood, Hole In The Wall, San
- Legendary wild west gangs,
gunslingers and & notable & savory characters.
Buffalo Bill Cody, Jesse James, Billy the Kid, Butch Cassiday,
Wild Bill Hickok, Annie Oakley, Black Bart, Calamity Jane & others