Published: April 02, 2010 at 11:00 am
One-hundred thirty-four years after the Battle of the Little Bighorn, historians continue to debate just who was to blame for the massacre of the 7th Cavalry. Custer? Reno? Benteen? How about the Sioux and Northern Cheyenne?
Published: February 05, 2010 at 4:50 pm
The April 2010 issue of Wild West features stories about the Pony Express sesquicentennial, an all-town gunfight in Ballarat (Calif.), a battle between Texas Rangers and a Comanche raiding party, Western Jekyll/Hyde Jack Slade and Laramie outlaw Jack Watkins.
Published: February 05, 2010 at 12:38 pm
'I was rather shocked to read the interview with Boyer and not see a single mention of the fact that the University of Arizona Press dropped I Married Wyatt Earp from publication'
If you shaved off the beard, …
Published: February 05, 2010 at 10:47 am
This year marks the 150th anniversary of the Pony Express - a short-lived, failed enterprise that nevertheless continues to spark Americans' imagination.
Published: December 16, 2009 at 4:35 pm
The February 2010 issue of Wild West features stories about horse trading in the early West, bear-tamer extraordinaire Grizzly Adams, a Valentine's Day shootout at the Montana Territory hamlet of Stoneville, the lawyer who stood up to Jesse James, and a case of soldier justice at Fort Walla Walla, Washington.
Published: December 16, 2009 at 2:52 pm
Wild West editor confronts his fears - from wild mustangs to grizzly bears to Jesse James. Oh, and of course, romance.
Published: December 16, 2009 at 2:10 pm
'The man sleeping next to Roosevelt was Bill Jones, who was wanted for shooting up a passenger train the day before. Teddy's Mingusville education had been extended.'
Thanks much for R.K. DeArment's October 2009 article "The Cowboy Brigade's …
Published: October 01, 2009 at 3:19 pm
The December 2009 issue of Wild West features stories about Tombstone lawman Virgil Earp, the 1841 fight between Texas Rangers and Comanches at Pinta Trail Crossing, the tragic killing of Dodge City doyenne Dora Hand, Cornelia Adair's rise to ranch baroness and a gruesome 1891 lynching in Bridgeport, Calif.
Published: October 01, 2009 at 11:34 am
Virgil Earp was the man with the star at O.K. Corral, but younger brother Wyatt stole his thunder in the history books.
Published: October 01, 2009 at 11:25 am
'Thus the sources these authors cite do not hold up to scrutiny when closely examined as to any role Crazy Horse definitely and personally played in the Fetterman Fight'
Crazy Horse Image
I read the news item on P. 8 …
Published: August 10, 2009 at 12:57 pm
The October 2009 issue of Wild West features stories about Teddy Roosevelt's Dakota days and the cowboys that rode in his inaugural parade three decades later, as well as classic Western quotes, poet bandit Red McNeil, Wyatt Earp biographer Glenn Boyer and massive Lewis freight wagons.
Published: August 07, 2009 at 11:34 am
'Those animals on the Navajo Reservation are crossbred Angora goats. Yes, the Navajos also raise sheep, but those are hair goats'
I loved the article "Squaring Custer's Triangle," by John Koster, in the June 2009 issue of Wild …
Published: August 07, 2009 at 10:23 am
Print newsmen were the chroniclers of the the Old West, but now newspapers, too, are fading into history.
Published: June 03, 2009 at 3:00 pm
The August 2009 issue of Wild West features stories about legendary lawman Bat Masterson, John Wesley Powell's rafting trek down the Grand Canyon, mountain man Joe Walker, the fate of outlaw Jessie Evans and the restoration of a Yosemite touring stagecoach.
Published: June 03, 2009 at 1:28 pm
Such intrepid 19th-century explorers as Joe Walker, John Wesley Powell, Benjamin Bonneville, Jedediah Smith and others explored much of the West, yet there remain corners for curious minds to explore.
Published: June 03, 2009 at 1:25 pm
'The historical record documents rather conclusively that cannibalism did occur at the Donner Lake campsite, as well as at Alder Creek'
Charlie Russell's Mountains
Those are not the Bitterroot Mountains in Charles M. Russell's 1912 painting Lewis and Clark Meeting …