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August 2016 Table of Contents

By HistoryNet Staff
5/27/2016 • Wild West Magazine

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Cover Story

KIT CARSON’S 2 O’CLOCK HAT
By Paul Andrew Hutton
Timely service against the Jicarilla Indians earned the famed scout acclaim and a new beaver felt hat

SHOOTOUT AT MESCAL SPRINGS
By Douglas C. McChristian
All was calm at the soldier camp till a mescal-fueled Mexican ranch hand responded to an insult in deadly fashion

NO PROSPECTS FOR A SCRAP
By Arnold Blumberg
Formed to fight southern Plains Indians, the 19th Kansas Volunteer Cavalry instead battled hunger and cold

FALLEN STAR
By Rod Cook
Marshal Henry Brown of Caldwell, Kan., rode to nearby Medicine Lodge on a mission—to rob its bank

REAPING THE WHIRLWIND
By Chuck Lyons
Indian raiders in frontier Texas and Mexico faced retribution from John “Whirlwind” Bullis and his black Seminole scouts

HE WHO HAS NO EARS
By John Koster
Bear Ribs, first chief of all the Sioux, didn’t listen to warnings and took a fatal bullet from a tribesman


On the Cover:
Frontiersman Kit Carson became a legend in his own time as a guide, scout, trapper, Indian agent and Indian fighter. Best known for his campaign against the Navajos, Carson also clashed with the Jicarilla Apaches. (Heritage Auctions, Dallas; colorized by Brian Walker)

 

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DEPARTMENTS

EDITOR’S LETTER

LETTERS

ROUNDUP

INTERVIEW
By Candy Moulton
Author Philip Burnham won a Spur Award for his biography Song of Dewey Beard

WESTERNERS
“Indian Pete” was all show

GUNFIGHTERS AND LAWMEN
By Mark McLaughlin
Constable Jake Teeter patrolled rough-and-tumble Truckee, California

PIONEERS AND SETTLERS
By Harry Murray
“Rocky Mountain Harry” Yount was the first national park ranger

WESTERN ENTERPRISE
By Rita Ackerman
“Copper King” W.A. Clark found fortune if not lasting fame in Montana

ART OF THE WEST
By Johnny D. Boggs
Crystal Bridges spans five centuries of American art

INDIAN LIFE
By John Koster
Charger and his Lakota “Fool Soldiers” chose the path of peace

COLLECTIONS
By Linda Wommack
This Wyoming museum relates millennia of Sweetwater County history

GHOST TOWNS
By Melody Groves
Glenrio sat along the rails and Route 66 in two states

GUNS OF THE WEST
By George Layman
Civil War–era Starrs saw double action in the West

REVIEWS
Paul Andrew Hutton scouts for Kit Carson in books and movies, plus a review of Hutton’s 2016 book The Apache Wars

GO WEST
Time flows through the Grand Canyon

 

ONLINE EXTRAS

WHERE THE PRONGHORNS PLAY
New Mexico historian Dan Flores is a Western Writers of America 2016 Spur finalist in short nonfiction for this close look at a wild Western animal whose size, form and speed call to mind African antelopes.

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