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Letter From Wild West – October 2015

Geronimo the Apache Gunfighter? In two famous images of Geronimo he holds a gun. Think A. Frank Randall’s 1884 photo of the legendary Chiricahua Apache kneeling with Springfield carbine in hand at the...

Book Review: Pioneer Girl

Pioneer Girl: The Annotated Biography, by Laura Ingalls Wilder, edited by Pamela Smith Hill, South Dakota State Historical Society Press, Pierre, 2014, $39.95 Mention Laura Ingalls Wilder or Little House on...

Book Review: Historic Colorado Mansions & Castles

Historic Colorado Mansions & Castles, by Linda Wommack, The History Press, Charleston, S.C., 2014, $21.99 Mr. Large seems a fitting name for the wealthy silver-mining investor who had a home built in...

Movie Review: Slow West

Slow West, 2015, on Blu-ray, DVD and, A24 It saw limited theatrical release yet was one of the most thoroughly enjoyable Westerns in years. Written and directed by Scotsman John Maclean, Slow...
In his 1832 oil "Timberline" W.H. "Buck" Dunton (1878–1936) emphasizes color, line and form, though viewers can't miss the true focal point of the canvas. (Images: Buffalo Bill Center of the West, Whitney Western Art Museum, Cody, Wyo.)

Whitney Western Art Museum

Merging the old and new West, the Whitney Western Art Museum in Cody, Wyo., holds everything from Remington to Ross
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August 2015 Readers’ Letters

In the August issue of Wild West readers share dispatches about Annie Oakley, a long-ago Nebraska Indian trade, the redesigned Wild West, pioneer cooking and Baby Peggy

August 2015 • Table of Contents

The August 2015 issue of Wild West features stories about Missouri's savage son Jesse James, the death of Dakota cattle town LeBeau, Western detective agency patriarch Allan Pinkerton, a horrific California case of sibling murder by poison and the natural history of the Plains pronghorn

Book Review: Charles M. Russell

Author and art collector Larry Len Peterson explores the life of Charlie Russell through photos of the iconic Western painter and sculptor

Rough on Rats and Siblings

In November 1897 a doctor in Dixon, Calif., diagnosed several patients with indigestion, but the subsequent deaths of Susie and Louis Belew turned out to be a poisonous family affair
Author of the comprehensive Encyclopedia of Indian Wars, Michno does his research and welcomes informed debate.

Author Gregory Michno

Indian wars expert Gregory Michno doesn’t shy from controversy in his books about the 1864 Sand Creek massacre and other conflicts

Letter From Wild West – August 2015

Pinkerton, then and now, kept an ever-watchful eye on criminal activity in the East and out West — but the detective agency just couldn't seem to get a handle on the James-Younger Gang.

Wild West – June 2015 – Table of Contents

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

Author Brian Dippie

Canadian author Brian Dippie sure knows his Western artists, with books on Frederic Remington, Charlie Russell and George Catlin
Kendrick captures modern-day cowboys on old-time tintypes, like this timeless image of, from left, Quentin Marburger, Tim Stout, Cliff Foster and Steve Eytcheson at JA Ranch in Paloduro, Texas.

Robb Kendrick

Texas photographer Robb Kendrick turns back the clock to capture today’s cowboys in tintypes