April 2018 Table of Contents | HistoryNet MENU

April 2018 Table of Contents

By HistoryNet Staff
1/26/2018 • Wild West Magazine

FEATURES

Cover Story

JUMPING BUFFALO
By Todd J. Kristensen and Michael Donnelly
From the cliffs at western Canada’s aptly named Head-Smashed-In ancient hunters drove some 125,000 bison to their deaths

DEADWOOD’S BLACK FRIDAY FIRE
By Chuck Lyons
The Dakota Territory boomtown rebuilt quickly after its destructive 1879 blaze, but it never regained its status

FLASH-IN-THE-PAN CREEDE
By Joe Johnston
The late-blooming Colorado silver boomtown was also rich in characters, from Soapy Smith to Poker Alice

CAPTIVE ARTISTS
By Jim Winnerman
While imprisoned at Florida’s Fort Marion, Plains Indians produced ledger art depicting life beyond bars

RIGHT PLACE, WRONG MAN
By Richard Selcer with James W. Johnson
A Fort Worth lawman was gunned down in 1879—but was George Alford his killer? If so, was he justified?

LEGENDARY CALIFORNIA JOE
By John Koster
His real name was Moses Milner, but George Custer knew his scout only by nickname and storied reputation


On the Cover:
For millennia bison have meant food and wealth to American Indians, and the ancient method of harvesting them was to drive the confused beasts from grassy gathering basins over cliffs. (Valerie Shaff/Getty Images)

Subscribe to Wild West today!
 

DEPARTMENTS

EDITOR’S LETTER

LETTERS

ROUNDUP

INTERVIEW
By Candy Moulton
Emmy-winning filmmaker Kirk Ellis has a passion for storytelling and the West

WESTERNERS
Jim White discovered Carlsbad Caverns, a bat haven now on tourists’ bucket lists

GUNFIGHTERS AND LAWMEN
By Lazelle Jones
In an anachronistic criminal act, three Nevada badmen robbed a
mail stage in 1916

PIONEERS AND SETTLERS
By Chuck Lyons
Stranded in the Rockies as winter set in, Janette Riker refused to give up

WESTERN ENTERPRISE
By John Koster
Colorful Venetian and Bohemian beads became emblems of Indian culture

ART OF THE WEST
By Johnny D. Boggs
Ron Lesser renders film posters and paints the West from back East

INDIAN LIFE
By John Koster
Conquering Bear, reluctant chief of the Lakotas, predicted his short reign

STYLE
Showcasing the West in art, film, fashion and more

COLLECTIONS
By Linda Wommack
Tonopah silver gave Nevada a lift in 1900, as does the town’s historic mining park today

GUNS OF THE WEST
By George Layman
The Model 1895 was the last of the Old West lever-action Winchester rifles

GHOST TOWNS
By Jim Pettengill
Sheepmen built Trementina, New Mexico, one dry-stacked stone at a time

REVIEWS
Todd Kristensen tracks down bison in books and videos. Plus reviews of recent nonfiction books and a review of the Netflix miniseries Godless

GO WEST
Colorado Springs is earthly home to a Garden of the Gods


ONLINE EXTRAS

LAUGHING SAM, HARRY YOUNG AND BUMMER DAN WERE EMBROILED IN A DEADWOOD FEUD
By Bill Markley
This trio of colorful but largely forgotten residents clashed, though none lingered in the deadly Dakota Territory town much longer than ill-fated James Butler “Wild Bill“ Hickok

DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTIONS
Wild West is now available in digital versions for any device, including PC, iPad, iPhone and Kindle. Visit www.historynet.com/wild-west-digital. To add the digital edition to an existing subscription, call 800-435-0715 and mention code 83DGTL

FACEBOOK AND TWITTER
Yes, you can now friend and tweet us on these popular social networking site

, , , , ,



Sponsored Content: