Wild West Editorial
Published: January 29, 2015 at 9:47 am
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
Published: November 25, 2014 at 5:12 pm
When longtime Wild West contributor Lee Silva died in August 2014, he left a big hole in the Wyatt Earp research field — and in this editor's heart
Published: October 03, 2014 at 1:08 pm
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.
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: May 29, 2014 at 12:24 pm
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.
Published: April 02, 2014 at 2:31 pm
Present-day rendezvous of hardy men—and women and children—pay homage to the mountain men of the 1830s.
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.
Published: November 26, 2013 at 3:43 pm
Women, particularly mothers, did much of the taming out West and most of the civilizing that followed.
Published: October 01, 2013 at 4:51 pm
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.
Published: July 29, 2013 at 2:13 pm
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.
Published: May 31, 2013 at 12:35 pm
Jesse James and older brother, Frank, were both notorious, but who was the meaner of the two?
Published: March 31, 2013 at 2:46 pm
Our 25th Anniversary! Wild West has been informing and entertaining readers with true tales and images of the Old West since June 1988.
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: November 29, 2012 at 3:24 pm
Most Americans have heard the name Geronimo, but few know about the Apache warrior's reputation as a healer.
Published: October 02, 2012 at 11:39 am
Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday had a friendship as famed as their 1881 fight with the Cowboys in Tombstone.
Published: August 19, 2012 at 4:18 pm
"Killin' Jim" Miller may have been the deadliest gun for hire in the West - that is, until the good citizens of Ada, Oklahoma, put a permanent end to his bad ways.