Published: July 30, 2014 at 3:07 pm
Roadside History of Illinois, by Stan Banash, Mountain Press Publishing Co., Missoula, Mont., 2013, $20
OK, so Illinois is not in the West as we now know it, but this book (illustrated with 120 black-and-white photos) is loaded with …
Published: July 30, 2014 at 3:01 pm
The Red and the White: A Family Saga of the American West, by Andrew R. Graybill, Liveright, New York, 2013, $28.95
On the bitterly cold dawn of January 23, 1870, Major Eugene Baker and his 2nd U.S. Cavalry command …
Published: July 30, 2014 at 2:56 pm
Two Winters in a Tipi: My Search for the Soul of the Forest, by Mark Warren, Lyons Press, an imprint of Globe Pequot Press, Guilford, Conn., 2012, $15.95
As enticing looking as the cover of this book is, an …
Published: July 30, 2014 at 2:52 pm
Southern Arizona Cemeteries, by Jane Eppinga, Arcadia Publishing, Charleston, S.C., 2014, $21.99
One can get a taste of pioneer life by visiting the grave sites of settlers. When it comes to the pioneer past in her favorite state, Arizona …
Published: July 30, 2014 at 2:48 pm
A Million Ways to Die in the West, distributed by Universal Pictures, 116 minutes, Rated R, 2014
This Western spoof does not show us a million ways to die on the 19th-century frontier, but it shows us enough—gunfire, poison, disease, …
Published: July 30, 2014 at 1:33 pm
The heated street brawl against stiff-necked Major George Blake, pictured at right, led to the disintegration of Company F, 1st U.S. Dragoons, in New Mexico Territory
Published: July 30, 2014 at 12:57 pm
Andrew Graybill’s book "The Red and the White" chronicles a Montana Territory massacre and its ties to longstanding interracial marriage
Published: July 30, 2014 at 12:47 pm
In his October cover story Roger Jay argues that Josephine Sarah “Sadie” Marcus Earp (Wyatt’s lifelong love) and prostitute Sadie Mansfield were one in the same person.
Published: July 30, 2014 at 12:42 pm
Bob Boze Bell has been drawing cowboys and gunfighters since boyhood
Published: June 15, 2014 at 10:30 pm
"Tombstone by Twilight" on June 28, 2014, will be a patriotic salute to our military, past and present, including special guests Major General Robert P. Ashley and Medal of Honor recipient Drew Dix.
Published: June 05, 2014 at 11:48 am
Forever in brother Jesse’s long shadow, Frank James may have been the more cunning and cold-blooded of the pair, as revealed in this Spur Award–winning feature
Published: June 05, 2014 at 11:17 am
Did they or didn't they? The recent notion that America’s most infamous instance of humans eating humans is a myth does not stand up to scrutiny
Published: May 30, 2014 at 10:06 am
The August 2014 issue of Wild West features stories about New Mexico Territory cattle baron John Chisum, John Larn's role in Texas' infamous 1873 Bush Knob Massacre, Major Edward W. "Ned" Wynkoop's 1864 bid for peace with the Cheyennes, Lucien Maxwell's rise and fall from control of a massive New Mexico Territory land grant and retired General James Byrne's premonition of death on a lonely stretch of west Texas trail.
Published: May 30, 2014 at 9:57 am
In a time of war in September 1864, Fort Lyon (Colorado Territory) commander Major Edward W. Wynkoop risked his own life and those of his men by going out to meet with the Cheyennes. Two months later he was transferred, …
Published: May 30, 2014 at 9:28 am
Chiricahua Apache artist Allan Houser created nearly 1,000 sculptures in his lifetime, works that gained him international recognition.
Published: May 29, 2014 at 6:58 pm
Sherry Monahan has educated readers about wine, Western food and now the Earp wives, clearing up a few frontier misconceptions along the way.