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Abstract

The nature and definition of the lone hero and the ways in which the West has generated various myths have a complex history. There are ways in which existing theories about the hero and myth in Western films can be applied to comics. Many of these comics feature Native American characters, which gives rise to problematic issues about the naming of the “Indian”.

Keywords

Buffalo Bill Cody Myth Western comics Western films Lone heroes Native Americans 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • David Huxley
    • 1
  1. 1.Film and Media StudiesManchester Metropolitan UniversityManchesterUK

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