TV Westerns

While doing the Boag and Sears I remember being surprised about the amount of information they had about these transgender and cross-dressing people in the West. I remember thinking while reading ‘wow this never made it into a Bonanza episode.’ Which then made me think there were a lot of western shows that aired on American television and most of those portrayals are not accurate. I think that is one of the reason’s today we have such a skewed idea of what the western frontier should be. TV can be very powerful so when you are shown that these white cowboys living off the land and I think people tend to believe that to be true. When really there all these faucets that are totally ignored. Not all cowboys were white and the land they ‘owned’ was actually stolen by Native Americans. I think this just shows you that TV can also push a false narrative that can spread lies for many generations.

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