CONTENIDO: Introduction : Westerns through history / Janet Walker. Historical metafiction: the 1990s western. -- Generic subversion as counterhistory : Mario van Peeble's Posse / Alexandra Keller. -- A tale N/nobody can tell : the return of a repressed western history in Jim Jarmusch's Dead man / Melinda Szakoly. -- The burden of history and John Sayles's Lone star / Tomás F. Sandoval, Jr. -- Historiophoty: buffalo bill, the indians, and the western biopic. -- Cowboy wonderland, history and myth : "It ain't all that different than real life" / William G. Simon and Louise Spence. -- Life-like, vivid, and thrilling pictures : Buffalo Bill's Wild West and early cinema / Joy S. Kasson. -- Buffalo Bill (himself) : history and memory in the western biopic / Corey K. Creekmur. -- Film history: widening horizons. -- How the West was sung / Kathryn Kalinak. -- Drums along the L.A. River : scoring the Indian / Claudia Gorbman. -- Beyond the western frontier : reappropriations of the "good badman" in France, the French colonies, and contemporary Algeria / Peter J. Bloom. -- History through narrative. -- Captive images in the traumatic western : The searchers, Pursued, Once upon a time in the West, and Lone star / Janet Walker.