Manifest Destiny Image
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  • Summary: Who were the people who settled the American West in the 1800s? Howare they different from the people moving west today? How did peopleget to the West? And how is the idea of Manifest Destiny expressed inJohn Gast’s famous 1872 painting? This fun, interactive app filled withvoices fromWho were the people who settled the American West in the 1800s? Howare they different from the people moving west today? How did peopleget to the West? And how is the idea of Manifest Destiny expressed inJohn Gast’s famous 1872 painting? This fun, interactive app filled withvoices from the past and present allows the user to move all the figures outof Gast’s painting, learning more about the American West and ManifestDestiny as each figure is dragged back into the painting. Designed toconnect yesterday with today, the app also looks at the contemporary Westin a parallel view that allows the player to drag contemporary images intothe painting, now updated to present time. Featuring artifacts and art fromthe Autry National Center’s collection, the app brings the West to life forplayers as they learn more about the Pony Express, the TranscontinentalRailroad, and the role the stagecoach played in westward expansion.This is an interactive learning tool based on a work of art from thecollection of the Autry National Center in Los Angeles. It is appropriatefor all audiences. Collapse
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