Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday had a friendship as famed as their 1881 fight with the Cowboys in Tombstone.
"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.
The only known image of Billy the Kid, a tintype that recently sold at auction for $2.3 million, leaves us wondering, What if there are more images of the Kid out there?
The 19-century Wild West was notorious for its violence, but would any of its cold-blooded man-killers meet the modern definition of a serial killer?
Red Cloud often gets third billing—behind Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse—in the annals of Sioux history, but that is selling short his historic contributions, says R. Eli Paul, editor of the great chief's autobiography
In 2012 Americans will mark the 150th anniversary of the Homestead Act, while New Mexicans and Arizonans throw their respective 100th birthday parties.
As valuable as our cover image of the Fort Worth Five may be, the only known tintype of Billy the Kid fetched $2.3 million at auction last summer.
Texas produced more than its fair share of Old West gunslingers.
Lincoln County, N.M., is as much Pat Garrett country as Billy the Kid country.
Baseball and the West remain editor Greg Lalire's lifelong obsessions - but he's not alone.
The ruggedly handsome phrase "Wild West" dates from the 1840s, while the Wild West you're reading turns 24 this year.
Few frontier women remain in Americans' memories these decades later, but Calamity was a hard-drinking, big-talking exception even in her day.
This issue of Wild West travels from Idaho, Wyoming and the Dakotas down to the Texas Panhandle and Billy the Kid country in New Mexico, where our editor and the Kid once roamed.