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August 2017 Table of Contents

By HistoryNet Staff
5/25/2017 • Wild West Magazine

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TRUTHS ABOUT THE FRONTIER ARMY
By Peter Cozzens
The officers and men were ill-prepared for frontier service and often hated the conditions more than they did their American Indian foes

FELONIOUS FEMALE NEVADANS
By R. Michael Wilson
The Silver State usually went easy on female convicts, but one bad woman had a noose waiting for her

STILL THE PLACE AT 170
Arriving in the Salt Lake Valley of what would become Utah on July 24, 1847, Mormon leader Brigham Young proclaimed to his fellow emigrants, “This is the place”

GOMORRAH OF THE PLAINS
By Ron Soodalter
With the coming of the Union Pacific, Nebraska’s “Cowboy Capital” of Ogallala became a raucous cow town

A TOUR ON THE PRAIRIES
By John Koster
Celebrated American author Washington Irving went west in 1832 and published a sympathetic account of real Indians

BURNED ALIVE
By Ron J. Jackson Jr.
The list of suspects is long, but freighter Pat Hennessey’s 1874 murder on the Chisholm Trail remains unsolved


On the Cover:
William Tecumseh Sherman, who served as a lieutenant general and the nation’s commanding general in the post–Civil War West, voiced extreme proposals regarding American Indians but did not seek their actual extermination. (National Archives; colorization by Brian Walker)

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DEPARTMENTS

EDITOR’S LETTER

LETTERS

ROUNDUP

INTERVIEW
By Candy Moulton
David Grann has traced a string of Osage murders

WESTERNERS
“Pop” the peace officer posed for postcards in Hobbs, New Mexico

GUNFIGHTERS AND LAWMEN
By Nicholas R. Cataldo
Rancho Cucamonga owner John Rains’ murder wove a tale of greed, betrayal and mystery

PIONEERS AND SETTLERS
By Neal Lewing
Irish hero Thomas Meagher was Montana Territory’s acting governor when he vanished

WESTERN ENTERPRISE
By John Koster
Bad roads and badmen made stagecoach driving a perilous occupation

ART OF THE WEST
By Johnny D. Boggs
Dan Namingha puts a contemporary spin on traditional Hopi symbolism

INDIAN LIFE
By John Koster
Skidi Pawnee Chief Petalesharo hated his band’s ritual of human sacrifice

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

COLLECTIONS
By Linda Wommack
This Wyoming museum celebrates the city Casper and a fort named Caspar

GUNS OF THE WEST
By Jim Winnerman
Storied Texas Ranger Lee Queen owned this historic collection

GHOST TOWNS
By Jay L. Warner
The life of Riley, New Mexico, blew away during the Dust Bowl

REVIEWS
Peter Cozzens suggests five worthwhile books and five interesting films about the frontier Army. Plus reviews of recently published books

GO WEST
Horsepower is alive and kicking in Deadwood, S.D.


ONLINE EXTRAS

HENRI CHATILLON’S HEART OF LIGHTNESS
When Francis Parkman Jr. went west in 1845, writes John Koster, he learned much from Missouri-born Chatillon, then serving as a hunter for the American Fur Co. One thing the future author of The Oregon Trail learned was to both accept and appreciate the Lakota Indians.

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