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February 2016 Table of Contents

11/26/2015 • Wild West Magazine

FEATURES

Cover Story

CODY VS. CARVER
By William B. Secrest
Splitting off from Buffalo Bill Cody, sharpshooter Doc Carver started a rival Wild West of his own

THEY ROSE WITH TEXAS
By Ron Soodalter
The true stories about Lone Star luminaries depicted in the History channel miniseries Texas Rising

THE LEGEND OF ALAMO JOE
By Ron J. Jackson Jr. and Lee Spencer White
The slave of Alamo co-commander Lt. Col. William Barret Travis lived to tell the tale of the 1836 battle

CHASING JUAN CORTINA
By Will and John Gorenfeld
After the Mexican raider targeted Anglos in Texas, Robert E. Lee and other U.S. soldiers gave chase

ONE LITTLE INDIAN BOY
By Richard F. Selcer
Captain Sul Ross came away from a December 1860 raid with a trophy—a Comanche boy named Pease

THE ROBE
By Richard F. Selcer
When “rescued” from Comanches, Cynthia Ann Parker was wrapped in a buffalo robe—but is this the one?

On the Cover: It is well known that much photographed William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody was a showman extraordinaire who started the entertaining Wild West. Less well known is that he brought in a partner, William F. “Doc “Carver—and that led to trouble (Heritage Auctions, Dallas)

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DEPARTMENTS

EDITOR’S LETTER

LETTERS

ROUNDUP

INTERVIEW
By Johnny D. Boggs
Native Texan Stephen L. Moore provides Lone Star insight

WESTERNERS
Is this Wyatt Earp in Ellsworth?

GUNFIGHTERS AND LAWMEN
By Chris Penn
Why Dave Rudabaugh and Little Allen forced their way into the jail in Las Vegas, New Mexico Territory

PIONEERS AND SETTLERS
By Harry Murray
Taos trapper George Yount helped forge a branch of the Old Spanish Trail to California

WESTERN ENTERPRISE
By John Koster
Norwegian immigrants in Dakota Territory seldom enlisted, but many worked at the forts

ART OF THE WEST
By Les Kruger
The Kiowa Five (make that Six) rendered animated watercolors that went beyond ledger art

INDIAN LIFE
By Johnny D. Boggs
For a half-century Frances Densmore fought to preserve traditional Indian music

COLLECTIONS
By Linda Wommack
The Powell Museum in Page, Ariz., celebrates explorer Major John Wesley Powell

GHOST TOWNS
By Melody Groves
Mobeetie, Texas, was once the rowdy ‘Mother City of the Texas Panhandle’

GUNS OF THE WEST
By George Layman
The Brown-Merrill Military Rifle’s new bolt action surprised many shooters

REVIEWS
Ron J. Jackson Jr. and Lee Spencer White recommend Alamo books and videos, and we review their book about an Alamo legend

GO WEST
The Rio Grande hooks a left at Texas’ Big Bend

 

ONLINE EXTRAS

BUFFALO BILL’S SKIRMISH AT WARBONNET CREEK
William Frederick Cody (above) was a scout before becoming a showman, and his signature frontier triumph came against the Cheyenne Yellow Hair in Nebraska

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