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The Daltaí Boards » Archive: 1999-2004 » 2004 (July-September) » Archive through September 27, 2004 » Irish influence in Western / Victorian U.S. western states 1860's « Previous Next »

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Jt_gallagher
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Username: Jt_gallagher

Post Number: 3
Registered: 09-2004
Posted on Tuesday, September 21, 2004 - 08:38 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

I've thought about developing a comic book serial - and ended up wondering how the Irish influenced culture in the Southwestern States, such as California.

My original plan is to just develop "episodes" and just get them translated in the Irish Language for folks who enjoy the Western Genre.

How would this help Daltai ?

There's been a lot of urban myths about the American Civil War. For instance - why did the Irish famlies play against each other between the Union and Confederate sides ?

How did the Irish Americans embrace new Cultures such as Mexican, Native American, and eventually the Asian Influence ?

This is rather important --- because I know that immigrants had to of wanted to continue to write in 18th century style calligraphy, and it really gives it that "dated" feeling like "sepia" colored films.

posting this was a bit 'less' painful than I thought.

temathi

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James
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Post Number: 26
Registered: 08-2004
Posted on Wednesday, September 22, 2004 - 09:04 am:   Edit Post Print Post

I think if you look at the history of Montana and some of the more "northerly" western states you'll find a larger Irish influence. Essentially, follow the routes of the major east-west rail lines. That's what took many of the Irish westward...not as passengers, though!

Le meas,

James

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Posted on Friday, September 24, 2004 - 12:18 am:   Edit Post Print Post

JT,

See Al Evans' post under the American and Irish music post that is just above this one. The story on Chief O'Neill is a fiction writer's dream...this guy was a living comic book hero if you ask me!

It'll also give you some real-life insight into an Irishman and his influence in this country as well as his native one.

Le meas,

James

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Lúcas
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Post Number: 12
Registered: 01-2004


Posted on Friday, September 24, 2004 - 09:54 am:   Edit Post Print Post

JT,

Consider the story of the San Patricos. It was a Mexican artillery batallion of mostly Irish deserters from the American Army. They fought in the Mexican-American War under the leadership of John Riley of County Galway. Many Irish switched sides in this war because they thought the US was going to do to Mexico what England had done to Ireland. Read Michael Hogan, The Irish Soldiers of Mexico, Fondo Editorial Universitario, 1997.

Mise le meas,

Lúcas



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