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    Archaeologist Scott Digs Western History

    Battle grounds inspire him. Douglas D.Scott,former Great Plains team leader for the National Park Service’s Midwest Archaeological Center, has dug into the battlefields at the Little Bighorn,Sand Creek and the Nez Perce Big Hole,...

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    Wild West Review: Gun- Showdown

    Gun: Showdown Wild West Rating: (four stars out of five),Release date: October 2006,Rated Mature,Genre:Action Adventure,Publisher:Activision Inc.,Developer:Rebellion Studios/Neversoft Entertainment, $39.99, Formatted for PSP (PlayStation...

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    Wild West Review: Rawhide

    Rawhide—The Complete First Season 1959, DVD 2006 (Paramount Home Video), 7 discs, 1,150 minutes. Although the show is remembered today primarily for having introduced Clint Eastwood to the Western world, Rawhide had a lot more going for...

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    Wild West Review: September Dawn

    September Dawn Release date: May 4, 2007, Distributor: Black Diamond Pictures, R rated, 110 minutes. Imagine a love story between a good-looking, blue-eyed Nazi guard and a pretty dark-haired Jewish girl at the Dachau concentration camp or...

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    Wild West Book Review: Deadly Affrays

    Deadly Affrays: The Violent Deaths of the U.S. Marshals by Robert Ernst (assisted by retired Deputy U.S. Marshal George R. Stumpf), ScarlettMask Enterprises, Avon, Ind., 2006, $35.  John Hicks Adams served as a deputy U.S. marshal in...

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    Wild West Book Review: War Dance at Fort Marion

    War Dance at Fort Marion: Plains Indian War Prisoners by Brad D. Lookingbill, University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, 2006, $29.95. On April 28, 1875, eight wagons loaded with Arapaho, Caddo, Cheyenne, Comanche and Kiowa detainees, escorted...

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    Wild West Book Review: Beyond the Missouri

    Beyond the Missouri:The Story of the American West by Richard W. Etulain, Univ. of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque, 2006, $39.95 cloth, $24.95 paperback. Trying to tell the story of the American West in one volume is like trying to tell your...

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    Wild West Book Review: Indian Yell

    Indian Yell:The Heart of an American Insurgency by Michael Blake, Northland Publishing, Flagstaff, Ariz., 2006, $21.95.  Coming 36 years after the publication of Dee Brown’s monumental Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, Michael...

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    Jeweler Magnus Buckles Down

    A turquoise cow skull belt buckle. The cow skull has long been a symbol of the Old West, and turquoise has an even longer history in the West. Those were just two of the reasons that Santa Fe, New Mexico, jewelry artist Douglas Magnus of...

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    The Winchester 94 Gone With the Wind

    Iconic rifles won’t soon be forgotten. The year 2006 saw the last of a Western icon. The venerable Winchester Model 94 lever-action rifle was discontinued, along with the Model 70 boltaction rifle and the Model 1300 pump-action shotgun....

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    Little Bighorn Battlefield Also Has Museum Treats

    Custer relics are part of the large collection. The June 1876 Battle of the Little Bighorn shocked a nation, and almost immediately the survivors (perhaps only one from Custer’s immediate command, see related story, P. 40) wanted another...

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    Ghost Town: Dawson, New Mexico

    John Barkley Dawson opened mines in the Raton coalfield of northeastern New Mexico Territory, perhaps as early as 1899 but definitely by 1902; he sold the mines and town site to the Phelps Dodge Mining Company in 1906. In 1910, 70 percent...

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    Captive Clara Blinn’s Plea: ‘If you love us save us’

    “A fate worse than death” was a common frontier phrase for what was thought to be the destiny of any woman unfortunate enough to be taken by the Indians. White settlers were captured by Indians for about 300 years, from when the first...

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    Utah Uncovered: A Tale of Three Photos

    A pioneer railroad man, an old mountain man and a prominent Indian chief are featured in images taken 140 years ago in Utah Territory. In the mid-1970s, in my quest to find original photos of the Old West for my personal research archives,...

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    A Plains Romance: George and Libbie Custer

    The intelligent, educated and spirited wife of the one-time Civil War ‘Boy General’ turned Western Indian fighter stuck by her almost-true-blue Autie, even after his death kept them apart for 57 years. July 5, 1876, dawned with the...

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    Custer’s First Fight With Plains Indians

    During an expedition in June 1867, Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer received orders to locate Pawnee Killer, but that supposedly friendly Oglala Sioux leader found him first. Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer, with about...