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By Colin Divall

For almost all folks the chance to go back and forth hasn't ever been higher, but changes in mobility spotlight inequalities that experience wider social implications. Exploring how and why attitudes in the direction of move have developed throughout generations, the case reviews during this essay assortment diversity from medieval to fashionable instances and canopy a number of continents.

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Women’s artistic expression flowered in the first quarter of the nineteenth century. Painting, beadwork and quillwork adorned everything from moccasins to horse ornaments, clothing to cradle boards. Within the bison economy, skilled women began to specialize in particular crafts. Elected female elders headed religious societies, which taught and enforced strict design rules for women’s arts. We have abundant evidence of women’s creative responses to life on the move. For example, the parfleche, a folded hide container used to store food, clothing and personal possessions, appeared among newly equestrian tribes in the eighteenth century.

Native-born Anglos and European immigrants began to insist more and more on racial separation. More and more, Denver’s African Americans were forced into the Five Points neighbourhood out of necessity, rather than by choice, while whites fled to the suburbs. The Car Culture The Western urban landscape we have come to take for granted, the commercial downtowns and sprawling bedroom communities so familiar to city-dwellers today, was a product of white pursuit of racial segregation. Such a geography might have come into being without the automobile.

The tipi was an elegant solution to the challenge of life on the move. Made from hides stitched together over a frame of poles, a tipi could be moved from place to place using a travois hitched to a packhorse. 4 Still, for women, the transformation from a horticultural to an equestrian way of life meant losing their status as owners of gardens and leaders of clans. Before the horse, women had joined in the hunt. indd 18 18/11/2014 15:54:16 Home Lands: How Women on the Move Made the West 19 more bison, with greater speed and ease, with women or children moving in for the butchering.

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