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Movie Review: The Homesman, by EuropaCorp

Published: January 27, 2015 at 3:15 pm
Director/actor Tommy Lee Jones recently said he wasn't particularly interested in making Westerns, and his latest release is certainly "unconventional."

DVD Review: Bronco, by Warner Archive

Published: January 27, 2015 at 2:31 pm
An offshoot character of the popular Warner TV Western "Cheyenne," Bronco Layne rubbed elbows with historical figures of dubious authenticity.

Disorder in the Court: 'The Lamentable Occurence'

Dorothy Daniels Anderson | Published: December 28, 2014 at 7:32 pm
That’s what Arizona Territory Chief Justice Charles G.W. French told reporters who flocked to Prescott after an 1883 water rights case erupted into a bloody courtroom brawl

Wild West - February 2015 - Table of Contents

Published: November 25, 2014 at 6:04 pm
The February 2015 issue of Wild West features stories about Annie Oakley lawsuits targeting William Randolph Hearst, the death of gunslinger James Leavy, personal ads on the frontier West, stagecoach visionary John Butterfield and Lillian Smith, the California sharpshooter who transformed herself into Wenona, the Indian Princess.

Wild West Discussion - February 2015

Published: November 25, 2014 at 5:58 pm
If you were able to attend Buffalo Bill's Wild West and take in just one attraction, what would it be: Annie Oakley shooting the ashes from husband Frank Butler's cigarette? Young sharpshooter Lillian Smith breaking glass balls with her .22? …

Letter From Wild West - February 2015

Gregory Lalire | Published: November 25, 2014 at 5:12 pm
When longtime Wild West contributor Lee Silva died in August 2014, he left a big hole in the Wyatt Earp research field — and in this editor's heart

Lillian Smith: The On-Target 'California Girl'

Julia Bricklin | Published: November 25, 2014 at 4:59 pm
Young Lillian Smith was Annie Oakley’s rival as a trick-shot artist in Buffalo Bill's Wild West, but her most astonishing act was her transformation at age 30 into ‘Princess Wenona’

Interview With Colorado Historian Jeff Broome

Kellen Cutsforth | Published: November 25, 2014 at 4:17 pm
Colorado historian Jeff Broome’s latest Indian wars book relates Plains Indian depredations and settlers' claims during the Cheyenne War

Jack Sorenson - Art of the West

Johnny D. Boggs | Published: November 25, 2014 at 1:41 pm
Jack Sorenson, who boasts a unique background with stagecoaches, captures all the drama of an unfolding holdup in "The Attempt on the Stage"

Book Review: Reshaw, by Jefferson Glass

HistoryNet Staff | Published: November 25, 2014 at 12:54 pm
Trailblazing frontier entrepreneur John Baptiste Richard (or "Reshaw") gets his historical due in this biography by Jefferson Glass.

Book Review: Gold, by John Richard Stephens

HistoryNet Staff | Published: November 25, 2014 at 12:46 pm
John Richard Stephens compilation of firsthand accounts from the California Gold Rush provides rich diggings for those interested in learning more about that tumultuous time.

Book Review: Ishi’s Return Home, by Richard Burrill

HistoryNet Staff | Published: November 25, 2014 at 12:35 pm
Richard Burrill's latest book about Ishi, "Last of the Yahi," describes a 1914 anthropological trek up into the famed "rediscovered" Indian's ancestral California lands.

Book Review: The Death Row All Stars, by Howard Kazanjian and Chris Enss

HistoryNet Staff | Published: November 25, 2014 at 12:06 pm
The strange, short-lived career of a team of baseball-playing convicts from the Wyoming State Penitentiary is the subject of the latest book from writing team Howard Kazanjian and Chris Enss.

Book Review: Stagecoach Robberies in California, by R. Michael Wilson

HistoryNet Staff | Published: November 25, 2014 at 11:53 am
Retired law enforcement officer R. Michael Wilson's latest crime volume catalogs all known stagecoach robberies in wild and woolly California.

DVD Review: John Wayne, by Warner Home Video

HistoryNet Staff | Published: November 25, 2014 at 11:41 am
The Epic Collection features 40 John Wayne films, including 22 of his Western classics, though it leaves notable gaps in his filmography.

Wild West - December 2014 - Table of Contents

Published: October 03, 2014 at 4:52 pm
The December 2014 issue of Wild West features stories about the legendary Apache Kid, the 1856 Mormon handcart disasters, the 1870 Marias Massacre, the tempestuous life and times of soprano Fannie Garrettson and the history of food on the Great Plains.
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