Hate Crimes of the Old West

Robert C. Lightfoot

ABSTRACT
The legends of the Old West have produced a mythology which has been accepted as fact by many. The genocidal treatment of the Native Americans has been examined by several authors and forced a new look at such "history". Other groups (Chinese, Irish, African-descended) have been subjected to hate crimes and genocidal treatment during the same period. Some of these incidents and their "sanitzation" will be examined.

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Updated 05/20/2006