Published: February 01, 2013 at 3:34 pm
The April 2013 issue of Wild West features stories about the hard life of a 19th-century cowpuncher, the rough-riding Georgian performers in Buffalo Bill's Wild West, to death of infamous Alaskan con man Soapy Smith, the natural history of the coyote, and the Indians-vs.-settlers Owens Valley (Calif.) War.
Published: February 01, 2013 at 3:20 pm
Old-time cowhand turned author Edward C. "Teddy Blue" Abbott wrote that drovers on the long trails north would "follow their wagon boss through hell and never complain." On the classic TV Western Rawhide cowhands did their share of complaining but …
Published: February 01, 2013 at 2:14 pm
Roy Young is editor of the Wild West History Association Journal and researches the West, including the tales of three Stil(l)wells.
Published: January 31, 2013 at 5:39 pm
Con man Jefferson Randolph "Soapy" Smith II stirred up trouble on the frontier and still sparks controversy today.
Published: January 31, 2013 at 5:15 pm
Landscape artist William Haskell renders moody dry-brush watercolors in which he only hints at human figures.
Published: January 31, 2013 at 3:26 pm
The con man and scoundrel proved in Skagway, Alaska, he was not all bad before showing his usual nerve in a final fight with enemies—a fight whose details are only now coming to light
Published: January 31, 2013 at 12:51 pm
Catherine Holder Spude unravels myth from man in her biography of turn-of-the-century Skagway, Alaska, crime boss Soapy Smith.
Published: January 31, 2013 at 12:41 pm
In this well-researched, lively biography John Boessenecker gives oft-overlooked Western lawman Bob Paul his due.
Published: January 31, 2013 at 12:29 pm
Dennis Drabelle's Great American Railroad War looks at the war of words waged by 19th-century columnists against the capitalists behind construction of the transcontinental railroad.
Published: January 31, 2013 at 11:52 am
Paul Lee Johnson delves into the background of the McLaury brothers, best known for dying at the hands of the Earps and Doc Holliday during that infamous 1881 Tombstone gunfight.
Published: January 31, 2013 at 11:40 am
Published by the Lincoln County Historical Society, this volume paints a fuller portrait of the denizens of a district primarily known for Billy the Kid, Pat Garrett and an infamous range war.
Published: January 31, 2013 at 11:06 am
Michael Cimino's plodding, sermonizing plot tests viewers' patience at times, though his cinematography offers some redemption for this new cut of Heaven's Gate.
Published: November 30, 2012 at 3:04 pm
The February 2013 issue of Wild West features stories about legendary Apache warrior-shaman Geronimo, the short-lived 25th Infantry Bicycle Corps, well-connected lawman and Indian agent W.H.H. Llewellyn, the mysterious murder of Deadwood's China Doll, and the preservation of historic Western mines.
Published: November 30, 2012 at 2:19 pm
Geronimo was a shaman as well as a war leader and perhaps the most famous of all American Indians, yet Apache authority Edwin Sweeney places him only No. 10 in his rankings of the most important Chiricahua Apaches of the …
Published: November 30, 2012 at 2:13 pm
Sculptor Curtis Fort forgoes his familiar cowboys for Indian gals in "Return of the Hunters."
Published: November 30, 2012 at 1:56 pm
Paul Magid has completed one book of an authoritative two-volume biography about General George Crook.