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August 2018 Table of Contents

By HistoryNet Staff
5/24/2018 • Wild West Magazine

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Cover Story

HOW JIM MILLER KILLED PAT GARRETT
By Jerry Lobdill
The author contends ‘Killin’ Jim’ assassinated the man who shot Billy the Kid—and he knows how it was done

BOUND AND DETERMINED
By Daniel R. Seligman
Did Sarah Wakefield, who was captured with her two children in the 1862 Dakota Uprising in Minnesota, collude with the enemy to survive?

BLOODSHED IN ‘MAGIC VALLEY’
By Mike Coppock
In 1915 Mexican rebels fomented a race war between Hispanics and Anglo newcomers in Texas’ Rio Grande Valley

FURY ON THE SPOKANE PLAINS
By Jerry Keenan
During the 1855–58 Yakima War Indian warriors fought mostly federal troops for control of Washington Territory

THE KILLING OF BILL TILGHMAN
By Kent Frates
The famed Oklahoma lawman lost a 1924 face-off with prohibition agent Wiley Lynn, but just where does the blame lie?

GUNFIGHT AT OLD FORT STANTON
By Jerry Thompson
In 1862 volatile Captain “Paddy” Graydon shot it out with a mouthy surgeon at the New Mexico Territory post


On the Cover: 
Pat Garrett died from a bullet to the back of the head in southern New Mexico Territory in 1908. Had the former sheriff looked over his shoulder, would he have seen Killin’ Jim Miller? (Everett Collection Inc./Alamy Stock Photo; inset: Jerry Lobdill Collection)

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DEPARTMENTS

EDITOR’S LETTER

LETTERS

ROUNDUP

INTERVIEW
By Candy Moulton
Author Dan Flores knows the Great Plains as well as an ancient hunter or his prey

WESTERNERS
Army scout Ray “Arizona Bill” Gardner counted a burro as his best friend

GUNFIGHTERS AND LAWMEN
By Antone Pierucci
Buck English ran into trouble robbing and riding California stagecoaches

PIONEERS AND SETTLERS
By Daniel R. Seligman
Scout Frank Grouard lived with the Sioux before tracking them for the Army

WESTERN ENTERPRISE
By Lazelle Jones
The Pitchfork Ranch has had its share of Texas-sized trials and triumphs

ART OF THE WEST
By Johnny D. Boggs
Cathy A. Smith fashions wearable “Indian” art for filmmakers and collectors

INDIAN LIFE
By David McCormick
The girls’ basketball team at one Montana Indian school was world-class

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

COLLECTIONS
By Linda Wommack
Kansas’ Fort Wallace Museum reveals the “Fightin’est Fort in the West”

GUNS OF THE WEST
By George Layman
Merwin, Hulbert revolvers were more than the “other” Old West six-shooters

GHOST TOWNS
By Jessica Wambach Brown
Longtime residents have battled to keep Liberty alive in the Evergreen State

REVIEWS
Texas author and history professor Jerry Thompson shares his favorite Western books and documentaries. Plus reviews of recent nonfiction books, including Douglas C. McChristian’s Regular Army O!

GO WEST
The ghosts of the ancient ones hold council in Utah’s Canyonlands


ONLINE EXTRAS

PAT GARRETT: THE LIFE AND DEATH OF A GREAT SHERIFF
By Mark Lee Gardner
Author Gardner profiles the lanky New Mexico Territory lawman who shot Billy the Kid but has never been as understood or appreciated as the young outlaw with whom he is forever linked

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