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June 2016 Table of Contents

By HistoryNet Staff
3/24/2016 • Wild West Magazine

FEATURES

Cover Story

‘THE MOST HARTRENDERING TALE’
By Bruce R. Liddic
Seventh U.S. Cavalry Private Thomas W. Coleman survived the Little Bighorn—as did his diary

FIVE IN THE VALLEY FIGHT
By John Koster
Of these privates at the Little Bighorn, four lived to relate Reno’s failed attack and harried retreat

BLACK MAN AT THE LITTLE BIGHORN
By Lilah Morton Pengra
Civilian interpreter Isaiah Dorman joined George Custer’s fated column at the colonel’s own request

WOLF WEST
By Dan Flores
The bold predator startled frontier travelers used to civilization—till their fear gave way to loathing

PATTON’S SHOOTOUT AT SAN MIGUELITO
By Matt Braun
The future general used his iconic ivory-handled Colt .45 in a 1916 gunfight below the Mexican border

WHEN SOLDIERS WORE SPIKES
By John Koster
Seventh Cavalry troopers proudly wore their Prussian-inspired helmets, but not at the Little Bighorn


On the Cover: 
Lt. Col. George Custer poses several years before the June 1876 Battle of the Little Bighorn. While most of Major Marcus Reno’s men survived, they too faced a tough fight. (Heritage Auctions, Dallas; colorized by Brian Walker)

 

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DEPARTMENTS

EDITOR’S LETTER

LETTERS

ROUNDUP

INTERVIEW
By Johnny D. Boggs
Paul Andrew Hutton tells how a kidnapped kid helped trigger the Apache wars

WESTERNERS
A still photo of “Comanche Jack” Stilwell

GUNFIGHTERS AND LAWMEN
By Eric Bryan
Boise City Sheriff “Big Dave” Updyke was also a big outlaw in Idaho Territory

PIONEER AND SETTLERS
By Pam Potter
Arizona Territory stage line owner J.D. Kinnear landed many jobs—and wives

WESTERN ENTERPRISE
By Kellen Cutsforth
Outlaws Cole Younger and Frank James found show business a slow business

ART OF THE WEST
By Kellen Cutsforth
Venturesome Helen Chain was Colorado Territory’s first resident female artist

INDIAN LIFE
By John Koster
Crazy Horse was ultimately captured, but never on film—or was he?

COLLECTIONS
By Linda Wommack
Coffeyville, Kan., pays tribute to townsmen who shot down the Dalton Gang

GHOST TOWNS
By Les Kruger
Tin Cup was among the wickedest towns in early Colorado

GUNS OF THE WEST
By C. Lee Noyes
The reliable Model 1873 Springfield carbine wasn’t the cause of Custer’s fall

REVIEWS
Books and movies to wolf down, a review of T.J. Stiles’ new Custer book and reviews of three recent films

GO WEST
Mount St. Helens has risen from the ashes

 

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WILD BILL’S BRAWL WITH TWO OF CUSTER’S TROOPERS
Everyone knows Plains Indians killed many 7th U.S. Cavalry troopers in battle, but did you know the famed gunfighter killed one trooper and injured another in a saloon fight? See Jeff Broome’s award-winning article.

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