Exhibition Overview

“You have died of Dysentery” is a line from the famous game over screen from The Oregon Trail series of computer games. The quote also calls out the connection between Western themed play and the often-dark realities of history. You Have Died of Dysentery the exhibition focuses on playing Western through games, books and videos after 1970. Video games like Oregon Trail and Red Dead Redemption will be explored alongside Western themed boardgames, role playing games, young adult novels, comic books and cartoons. Let loose your inner child and explore the ways we play Western.