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Wild West


True history, lore & culture of the great American frontier from its beginnings to today. America’s western frontier has been a vital part of the country’s myths and reality, from the earliest exploration beyond the territory of the first colonies, to the wide expanses of the western prairies and deserts. Wild West brings to life the fascinating history, lore and culture of the great American frontier.

Wild West


Taos Mutiny of 1855

Will and John Gorenfeld | 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

Interview With Author Andrew Graybill

Johnny D. Boggs | 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

Letter From Wild West - October 2014

Gregory Lalire | 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.

Bob Boze Bell - Art of the West

Johnny D. Boggs | Published: July 30, 2014 at 12:42 pm
Bob Boze Bell has been drawing cowboys and gunfighters since boyhood

Special 'Tombstone at Twilight' Event to Honor US Military, Past and Present

Media Release | 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.

2014 Spur Award: The Other James Brother

Mark Lee Gardner | 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

2014 Spur Finalist: Donner Party Cannibalism

Kristin Johnson | 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

Wild West - August 2014 - Table of Contents

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.

Wild West Discussion - August 2014

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, …

Allan Houser - Art of the West

Johnny D. Boggs | 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.

Interview With Author and WWA President Sherry Monahan

Candy Moulton | 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.

Bush Knob Massacre: ‘Dead Men Tell No Tales’

R.K. DeArment | Published: May 29, 2014 at 6:10 pm
Texas cowboy John Larn, the head of a civilian-military posse in late 1873, had reportedly said these words many times—and their truth played out in the Bush Knob Massacre

Book Review: Cheyenne War, by Jeff Broome

HistoryNet Staff | Published: May 29, 2014 at 2:20 pm
Author Jeff Broome takes a fresh look at a series of well-known Indian wars clashes he collectively refers to as the "Cheyenne War."

Book Review: Some Gave All, by J.R. Sanders

HistoryNet Staff | Published: May 29, 2014 at 2:09 pm
Author J.R. Sanders relates the forgotten lives and violent times of 10 Old West lawmen who died in the line of duty.

Book Review: Chasing the Santa Fe Ring, by David L. Caffey

HistoryNet Staff | Published: May 29, 2014 at 1:56 pm
Author David Caffey traces the political and economic activities of New Mexico's shadowy, well-connected Santa Fe Ring even as he questions its very existence as an organized entity.

DVD Review: Nichols, by Warner Archive Collection

HistoryNet Staff | Published: May 29, 2014 at 1:46 pm
This short-lived series featured James Garner as Sheriff Nichols, an "independent thinker" who patrolled small-town Arizona by motorcycle in 1914.
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