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Cattle Kate and the Myth of the West

Course number : 120076   ID : 3551    Section Number : OLLI
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CourseGraphic Cattle Kate (Ellen Watson) is an example of all that was good and bad about western expansion and the “myth of the West.” Some see her as a victim of vigilante justice, while others see her as an iconic symbol of independent women formed by the growing social movements and opportunities of her day. Her hanging is often viewed as the first volley fired in the battle between small landholders and moneyed cattle barons during the range wars of the 1800s. We will encounter one of the most enduring and wildly popular tales of the West and expose a controversial Wyoming legend as we examine Ellen Watson's life.

Class Details

4 Sessions
Weekly - Mon, Wed

Fox Skelton Energy Institute

Cynthia Grieve 



Registration Closes On
Monday, April 13, 2020 @ 11:59 PM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
4/13/2020 - 4/22/2020 Weekly - Mon, Wed 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Casper, Fox Skelton Energy Institute  Map, Room: EI 125 Cynthia Grieve