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Wild West - June 2015 - Table of Contents

Published: March 27, 2015 at 2:27 pm
The June 2015 issue of Wild West features stories about the company of Arikara soldiers that fought under Reno at the Little Bighorn, artist George Catlin's "Cartoon Collection," Texas-born paid assassin Felix Jones, the 1871 Wickenburg Massacre in Arizona Territory and California cop killer Ed Moore

Wild West Discussion - June 2015

Published: March 27, 2015 at 2:23 pm
In the Southwest the U.S. Army used Apache scouts to hunt Navajos and other Apaches. To the north the Army used a handful of Lakota scouts, as well as scouts from various friendly tribes—Crow, Pawnee, Shoshone, Arikara—to track down renegade …

Interview With Author Brian Dippie

Johnny D. Boggs | Published: March 27, 2015 at 1:25 pm
Canadian author Brian Dippie sure knows his Western artists, with books on Frederic Remington, Charlie Russell and George Catlin

Robb Kendrick - Art of the West

Johnny D. Boggs | Published: March 27, 2015 at 12:59 pm
Texas photographer Robb Kendrick turns back the clock to capture today’s cowboys in tintypes

Lone Star Hit Man Felix Jones

Jerry J. Lobdill | Published: March 26, 2015 at 6:11 pm
Convicted killer Felix Robert Jones hailed from the same Texas county and worked with the same partners in crime as paid assassin par excellence ‘Killin’ Jim’ Miller

Book Review: The Life and Legends of Calamity Jane, by Richard W. Etulain

HistoryNet Staff | Published: March 26, 2015 at 3:13 pm
Richard Etulain sifts through the many myths surrounding Martha "Calamity Jane" Canary to profile a woman far more complex than popular fiction might suggest

Book Review: Last Train to El Paso, by Jerry J. Lobdill

HistoryNet Staff | Published: March 26, 2015 at 2:05 pm
Jerry Lobdill looks into the murder of Thomas Lyons, committed by that "other" paid Texas assassin Felix Robert Jones, who made a career of killing — and who largely evaded justice

Book Review: Logan, by Jackie Boor

HistoryNet Staff | Published: March 26, 2015 at 1:39 pm
Jackie Boor relates the interesting and ultimately tragic life of her great-grandfather, Nevada lawman Tom Logan, who tangled with Wyatt Earp and showed restraint up to his last breath

Book Review: Death for Dinner, by Phyllis de la Garza

HistoryNet Staff | Published: March 26, 2015 at 1:31 pm
Phyllis de la Garza set out to write a book about mass murders committed on the 1870s Kansas frontier by the mysterious Bender family, but the author has since solved some of the mystery

Book Review: The Legendary Life of Bee Ho Gray, by Clark Gray

HistoryNet Staff | Published: March 26, 2015 at 1:21 pm
Western entertainer Bee Ho Gray rubbed shoulders with the likes of Will Rogers and Quanah Parker, but for various reasons little of their lasting celebrity rubbed off on Bee Ho

Book Review: Z.S. Liang, by Tom Saubert

HistoryNet Staff | Published: March 26, 2015 at 1:13 pm
Painter Z.S. Liang was born in the Far East but earned his reputation for capturing the Old West in his spectacular works.

Letter From Wild West - June 2015

Gregory Lalire | Published: March 26, 2015 at 12:51 pm
Most Western history buffs are familiar with the role of the Sioux, Cheyennes and even Crows at the 1876 Battle of the Little Bighorn. But who knew about the Arikaras?

Wild West - April 2015 - Table of Contents

Published: January 29, 2015 at 4:23 pm
The April 2015 issue of Wild West features stories about Sam Houston, Indian attacks on stagecoaches, five Kansas cow towns in photographs, the wild and woolly Whoop-Up Trail from Montana to Canada, and Charley Utter, a friend to the end of James Butler "Wild Bill" Hickok.

Wild West Discussion - April 2015

Published: January 29, 2015 at 4:09 pm
Big names participated in the birth, growth, independence and identity of 19th-century Texas, but who made the biggest impression: Stephen F. Austin, Sam Houston, David Crockett, William B. Travis, Jim Bowie, Antonio López de Santa Anna, Mirabeau Lamar, Sul Ross, …

Stagecoach Attacks—Roll ’em

Gregory Michno | Published: January 29, 2015 at 3:16 pm
Think all those action-packed film scenes of Indian warriors chasing the lone stage were pure Hollywood hokum? Well, think again, as such attacks did happen in the real West

Interview With Author Lynda A. Sánchez

Candy Moulton | Published: January 29, 2015 at 12:46 pm
In her latest book New Mexico author Lynda A. Sánchez delves further into the history of the Apache people
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