Published: April 02, 2009 at 5:15 pm
Monument Valley, Arizona, has long stood a symbol of the American West, from its early history as a home to the Anasazi and Navajos through pioneer days to its modern-day incarnation as iconic Western film backdrop.
Published: January 30, 2009 at 4:26 pm
Following the 1864 Elm Creek Raid, Britt Johnson went in search of his family, taken captive by Kiowa and Comanche Raiders. His story would later inspire the book and movie The Searchers.
Published: January 30, 2009 at 12:43 pm
'I had occasion to visit the Infernal Caverns…and what an experience it was. Stickers everywhere, and hardened clay potholes and plenty of mosquitoes….But it was worth the trip'
Two He Dogs
I am a Swedish photo historian who has a …
Published: January 29, 2009 at 6:32 pm
Abraham Lincoln, bandit Joaquin Murrieta, outlaw Bill Downing, the ingenious chuck wagon and the incident that inspired the film The Searchers are all featured in the April 2009 issue of Wild West magazine
Published: November 26, 2008 at 2:46 pm
Buffalo Bill Cody, Wells Fargo guard Eugene Blair, Charley Nebo, buffalo and mules are
featured in the February 2009 issue of Wild West magazine
Published: November 11, 2008 at 12:41 pm
Readers of Wild West magazine express their views on the Antebellum period in the Old West and on the Plains Indians Wars. There is also information about a DVD of the 1908 film, A Bank Robbery.
Published: November 11, 2008 at 12:40 pm
Buffalo Bill was more than just the world-famous showman of Wild West fame. He was also a tested frontier scout who daunted Indians and impressed generals.
Published: October 14, 2008 at 5:36 pm
Table of Contents for the December 2008 issue of Wild West magazine, featuring articles on Wild Bill Hickok, Deadwood, John and Jessie Fremont, staghounds, and the 1838 fight at Battle Creek, Texas.
Published: October 14, 2008 at 5:16 pm
Readers of Wild West magazine draw a bead on Roger Pocock and Butch Cassidy and perceived challenges to the Second Amendment.
Published: October 14, 2008 at 5:14 pm
Did John Wesley Hardin face down Wild Bill Hickok? Legend has it the two famous gunfighters confronted each other in Abilene.
Published: August 14, 2008 at 5:47 pm
War and Peace Section
Peace on Paper, War on the Plains
By Robert M. Utley
Although many well-intentioned people strived for a fair and humane Indian policy, treaties, reservations and attempts …
Published: August 14, 2008 at 5:21 pm
Historian Robert Utley examines how the white men in charge made a mess of relations with Indians on the Western frontier. Extermination, if never an official policy, was in fact the order of the day in mid-19th-century California and elsewhere.
Published: August 14, 2008 at 5:19 pm
Readers express their opinions on Bill Tilghman, what the "wild" in Wild West means, and Western movies from 1908's "A Bank Robbery" to 1976's Western comedy "Hawmps!"
Published: June 02, 2008 at 10:45 am
Law and Disorder
By Robert Barr Smith
Having law was good—unless the law was inept, lazy or downright crooked. But when there was little law, exasperated citizen bands took matter into their own …
Published: June 01, 2008 at 8:11 pm
Did the Code of the West really exist, or was it a Hollywood invention like singing cowboys and white hats for the good guys? Was it a code of honor or codified killing?
Published: June 01, 2008 at 8:03 pm
Readers' comments on Wyatt Earp, Bill Tilghman, and camel drivers of the Old West.