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Wild West


The 'Tonto' of Indian Territory

Art T. Burton | Published: April 02, 2014 at 2:08 pm
Though he remained in Marshal Bass Reeves’ shadow, Creek freedman and Deputy U.S. Marshal Grant Johnson fearlessly enforced the law in a most dangerous land

2014 Wrangler: Coyote, An American Original

Dan Flores | Published: April 02, 2014 at 11:39 am
This 'Western' animal confused Lewis and Clark when they 'discovered' it in 1804 and called it the prairie wolf—but the coyote has been around for ages and roams nationwide

Wild West - April 2014 - Table of Contents

Published: February 01, 2014 at 1:45 pm
The April 2014 issue of Wild West features stories about Chief Joseph's lifelong fight to return to the Nez Perce homeland of Oregon's Wallowa Valley, back-to-back stagecoach robberies on the road to Yosemite, the undoing of New Mexico's rustler king John Kinney, horse thief and murderer Persimmon Bill Chambers reign of terror on the Black Hills Road, and the entwined fates of Sioux captive Fanny Kelly and besieged emigrants at Fort Dilts on the Dakota plains.

Wild West Discussion - April 2014

Published: February 01, 2014 at 1:39 pm
Chief Joseph might be overrated as a war chief but not as a headman for his people, the Nez Perces. In what order would you rate the following Indian leaders overall (in war and peace): Chief Joseph, Sitting Bull, Red …

Interview With Author Sherry Robinson

Candy Moulton | Published: February 01, 2014 at 12:56 pm
Sherry Robinson has tirelessly researched the unsung Lipan Apaches and relates their fight for survival in early Texas.

Dennis Hogan - Art of the West

Johnny D. Boggs | Published: January 31, 2014 at 5:37 pm
Santa Fe silversmith Dennis Hogan crafts modern jewelry using classic 19th-century techniques.

Letter From Wild West - April 2014

Gregory Lalire | Published: January 31, 2014 at 4:37 pm
Certain Indian leaders, chief among them Joseph of the Nez Perce, were eloquent speakers, though their actual words were sometimes lost in translation.

Fort Dilts and Fanny Kelly’s Bid for Freedom

Bill Markley | Published: January 31, 2014 at 3:58 pm
Sioux raiders bottled up emigrants behind primitive earthworks on the Dakota plains, then forced a captive white woman to communicate their demands—she added a plea of her own

Book Review: Frontier Cavalry Trooper, Edited by Douglas C. McChristian

HistoryNet Staff | Published: January 31, 2014 at 2:34 pm
U.S. Army Private Eddie Matthews' preserved letters, edited by former National Park Service historian Doug McChristian, offer both a glimpse into frontier life for a 19th-century soldier and a perspective on the era of westward expansion.

Book Review: I Fought a Good Fight, by Sherry Robinson

HistoryNet Staff | Published: January 31, 2014 at 2:21 pm
Overlooked in many histories of the many 19th-century Apache bands, the Lipans get their due in this book by Sherry Robinson.

Book Review: The Heart of Everything That Is, by Bob Drury and Tom Clavin

HistoryNet Staff | Published: January 31, 2014 at 2:08 pm
Though Red Cloud's life is far from an "untold" story, Bob Drury and Tom Clavin offer fresh insights into the Lakota's chief's legendary exploits in this new biography.

Book Review: Glorious Misadventures, by Owen Matthews

HistoryNet Staff | Published: January 31, 2014 at 1:46 pm
Owen Matthews recounts the empire-building efforts of ambitious if largely forgotten Russian explorer Nikolai Rezanov.

Book Review: Billy the Kid on Film 1911–2012, by Johnny D. Boggs

HistoryNet Staff | Published: January 31, 2014 at 1:32 pm
Johnny Boggs breaks down the 75 big-screen films centered on Billy the Kid, arguably not a great one in the bunch ... yet.

Book Review: Radio Rides the Range, Edited by Jack French and David S. Siegel

HistoryNet Staff | Published: January 31, 2014 at 12:32 pm
Radio Rides the Range recalls the heyday of broadcast Westerns, which influenced and overlapped the introduction of TV Westerns and featured many of the same players.

Book Review: Chronicling the West for Harper’s, by Claudine Chalmers

HistoryNet Staff | Published: January 31, 2014 at 12:11 pm
Like the original Harper's Weekly, this compendium of the work of "special artists" Paul Frenzeny and Jules Tavernier includes a wealth of images and solid text, capturing everyday life in the Old West.

DVD Review: Maverick: The Complete Third Season

HistoryNet Staff | Published: January 31, 2014 at 11:42 am
The third season of this comedic Western TV series was James Garner's last as the title character Maverick, much to the disappointment of its fans.
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