Date of this Version
JOW, Jan, 1998, Vol. 37, No.1
European immigrants are the forgotten people of the American West. Their stories are not told in the many books, paintings, and movies that have created the mythic West. Immigrants have not easily fit into the image of the West as the bastion of unfettered individualism and self-reliance - a region peopled by the free, brave, and pure battling against the urbanized, industrialized, and economically dominant East.