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Letter From Wild West – August 2015

Pinkerton, then and now, kept an ever-watchful eye on criminal activity in the East and out West — but the detective agency just couldn't seem to get a handle on the James-Younger Gang.
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Letter From Wild West – June 2015

Most Western history buffs are familiar with the role of the Sioux, Cheyennes and even Crows at the 1876 Battle of the Little Bighorn. But who knew about the Arikaras?
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Letter From Wild West – April 2015

Were stagecoach attacks by Indians the stuff of Hollywood drama? No, says Indian wars historian Gregory Michno, who relates several such attacks in the April 2015 issue
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Letter From Wild West – December 2014

Unlike the contentious fights at Wounded Knee and Sand Creek, the 1870 Marias Massacre was an egregious massacre of Piegan Indians that is little remembered today.
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Letter From Wild West – October 2014

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.
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Letter From Wild West – August 2014

In 1864 Major Edward W. "Ned" Wynkoop, acting without orders, sought peace with Cheyennes in western Kansas. But his good intentions ultimately led to unintended bad consequences.
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Letter From Wild West – April 2014

Certain Indian leaders, chief among them Joseph of the Nez Perce, were eloquent speakers, though their actual words were sometimes lost in translation.
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Letter From Wild West – December 2013

Arguments and tasteless wordplay aside, it was cannibalism that set apart the 1846–47 Donner Party as one of the worst tragedies on the 19th-century pioneer trail.
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Letter From Wild West – October 2013

Authors Paul Lee Johnson and Scott Dyke, and Wild West History Association President Pam Potter, consider the McLaurys' and Clantons' roles in the 1881 gunfight near the O.K. Corral in Tombstone, Ariz.