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Josh Garrett-Davis

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Josh Garrett-Davis is the Gamble Associate Curator of Western History, Popular Culture, and Firearms at the Autry Museum of the American West. He is the author of What Is a Western? Region, Genre, Imagination (2019) and Ghost Dances: Proving Up on the Great Plains (2012).

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An illustration of different Western images in pop culture.
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Artbound

From Lil Nas X to 'Nomadland': How the American West is Being Re-Imagined

The American West has always been a national and international place for stories, good, bad and ugly. Today, storytellers and storytelling industries are upending and reevaluating which stories and which characters they place at the center of histories, legends, fictions and works of art.
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Earth Focus

Standing Rock: Art and Solidarity

An art and history museum responds to history in the making.
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Tending the Wild

'We Are Part of A Living Culture'

If we see Native people as expert colleagues instead of historical figures, we all stand a greater chance of working together.
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Tending the Wild

How Forest Burning Could Have Become Federal Policy

How the U.S. Forest Service chose fire suppression as its official policy a century ago.
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