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February 2018 Table of Contents

By HistoryNet Staff
11/22/2017 • Wild West Magazine

FEATURES

Cover Story

OUT ON A LIMB
By Paul Andrew Hutton
Santa Anna won at the Alamo but lost Texas, later lost a leg in battle and lost its stand-in after fleeing another fight

MISSING ALAMO MISSIVES
By Ron J. Jackson Jr.
Whatever happened to letters that left the Alamo by courier on March 3, 1836, three days before the deadly attack?

MUCH MISUNDERSTOOD MISS CHISUM
By David S. Turk
Niece of a pioneer New Mexico cattleman, Sallie Chisum befriended Billy the Kid and set the rumor mill spinning

SETTLER TROUBLE AT TOWSON
By Gregory F. Michno
Frontier soldiers at the Arkansas Territory post had a tougher time restraining illegal white settlers than renegade Indians

THE FLIP SIDE OF DISGRACE
By Jane Eppinga
Henry Flipper, the first black graduate of West Point, was unfairly dismissed but found redemption in Arizona Territory

STEPHEN CRANE’S WESTERN VENTURE
By Matthew Bernstein
In Nebraska he met Willa Cather and tried to break up a bar fight, while in Texas he remembered to visit the Alamo


On the Cover: 
Antonio López de Santa Anna (1794–1876), who posed for this circa 1858 oil portrait by Paul L’Ouvrier, showed no mercy to defeated Texians at the Alamo, though he received mercy from Sam Houston after losing the Battle of San Jacinto. (Collection of the New York Historical Society/Bridgeman Images)

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DEPARTMENTS

EDITOR’S LETTER

LETTERS

ROUNDUP

INTERVIEW
By Johnny D. Boggs
Matthew Mayo of Maine often wanders West in search of surprising stories

WESTERNERS
Was Andrea Castañón Villanueva at the Battle of the Alamo?

GUNFIGHTERS AND LAWMEN
By Jim Pettengill
Colorado lawman Jesse Benton was bent on serving justice

PIONEERS AND SETTLERS
By Gregory F. Michno
Frontiersmen Daniel Boone and Davy Crockett, like lesser-known settlers, had their human flaws

WESTERN ENTERPRISE
By John Koster
For 106 years the Empire Mine kept above water—literally and figuratively

ART OF THE WEST
By Johnny D. Boggs
Harold Holden has sculpted Will Rogers, Bass Reeves and other Oklahomans

INDIAN LIFE
By David McCormick
Carlos Montezuma rose from captive Indian boy to physician and noted Indian advocate

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

COLLECTIONS
By Linda Wommack
The North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum, in the capital city of Bismarck, is wide-open to history buffs

GUNS OF THE WEST
By Ramon Vasconcellos
Remembering the Kentucky rifle and other weapons used at the Alamo

GHOST TOWNS
By Terry Halden
The Indian Queen was the chief mine in Farlin, Montana, but its owners were no princes

REVIEWS
Paul Andrew Hutton examines the treatment of Mexican leader Santa Anna in books and film. Plus reviews of recent books

GO WEST
Spanning time in old St. Louis, Missouri


ONLINE EXTRAS

CHISUM: ‘CATTLE KING OF THE PECOS’
By Terry Halden
In the 1860s enterprising cattle dealer John Simpson Chisum began trailing Longhorns from Texas to New Mexico Territory, and in 1875 he established South Spring Ranch near the Pecos River, about 4 miles southeast of present-day Roswell, N.M.

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