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June 2018 Table of Contents

By HistoryNet Staff
3/22/2018 • Wild West Magazine

FEATURES

Cover Story

SITTING BULL SPEAKS
By John Koster
In an exclusive 1877 interview the iconic Lakota Sioux leader told of the Battle of the Little Bighorn and George Custer

IN ON A HIGHNOTE
By Richard F. Selcer
Texas-born lawman Rufus Highnote went from the heights of living legend to the depths of certifiable crackpot and along the way shot many a man

FROM TEPEE TO CAPITOL DOME
By Deb Goodrich
From humble roots on a Kansas reservation mixed-blood Charley Curtis grew up to become the 31st U.S. vice president

DISHONORABLY CHARGED
By Will and John Gorenfeld
In his memoir of service in the 1st U.S. Dragoons Private Percival Lowe failed to mention his unjust six-month confinement

SAVED BY ‘PHIL SHERIDAN’
By John Koster
French-born Sergeant Stanislas Roy survived the 1876 Battle of the Little Bighorn thanks to a horse named for the Civil War general

FORTING UP—BUT AGAINST WHOM?
By Gregory F. Michno
In the first half of the 19th century frontier forts mainly served to protect Indian lands from grasping white intruders


On the Cover:
Sitting Bull inspired the Sioux during the June 1876 Battle of the Little Bighorn. From self-exile in Canada in 1877 he spoke candidly to a New York Herald correspondent about that infamous clash and George Custer. (Granger Historical Picture Archive; colorization by Brian Walker)

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DEPARTMENTS

EDITOR’S LETTER

LETTERS

ROUNDUP

INTERVIEW
By Johnny D. Boggs
Michael Wallis suggests Manifest Destiny sealed the Donner Party’s fate

WESTERNERS
Naturalist Martha Maxwell “immortalized” specimens in her Rocky Mountain Museum

GUNFIGHTERS AND LAWMEN
By Les Kruger
“Buzz” Caven survived his association with outlaw-lawman Henry Plummer

PIONEERS AND SETTLERS
By C. Lee Noyes
Dr. James DeWolf vowed the Little Bighorn campaign would be his last

WESTERN ENTERPRISE
By John Koster
Westbound emigrants who drove Studebakers were in fine company

ART OF THE WEST
By Johnny D. Boggs
The Sid Richardson Museum boasts works by Russell, Remington and others

INDIAN LIFE
By John Koster
Sitting Bull may have sat out the Little Bighorn, but he was no coward

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

COLLECTIONS
By Linda Wommack
Eager to learn more about John “Duke” Wayne? Head to Winterset, Iowa

GUNS OF THE WEST
By George Layman
Dentist Edward Maynard sank his teeth into making innovative firearms

GHOST TOWNS
By Jim Pettengill
Yankee Girl and National Belle thrilled miners at Red Mountain, Colorado

REVIEWS
Texas author Richard F. Selcer sizes up Lone Star books and movies. Plus reviews of recent books and the Western film Hostiles

GO WEST
Arizona’s Hubbard Trading Post has bridged cultures since 1878


ONLINE EXTRAS

THE INFERNAL BUT NECESSARY FORT GIBSON
By Kevin Cook
In 1824 the Army, seeking to keep the peace between Osage Indians and displaced Cherokees, established this Indian Territory (present-day Oklahoma) fort near the Arkansas Territory border on the Neosho River. Living conditions were abysmal

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