By Tasiwoopa api and Sierra Adare
In The Day the World Ended at Little Bighorn, Lakota historian Joseph M. Marshall III relies on oral tradition to help explore the fleeting victory at the Greasy Grass, or Little Bighorn.
News and events celebrating the frontier, plus law professor Robert Barr Smith’s Top Ten “Worst Oklahoma Outlaws.”
He wielded an ax, played the violin.
Gunfighters & Lawmen
By John R. Sanders
A whiskey-fueled 1884 gunfight in the Old House Saloon between Texas drover “Bing” Choate and gambler Dave St. Clair led to the full enforcement of the gun-carrying ban in Dodge City.
Pioneers & Settlers
By Maria DeLong
A plucky newspaperwoman known as Kentucky Daisey jumped off a moving train, planted her stakes and shot off her revolver to salute her land claim south of Guthrie in April 1889.
By Gregory Lalire
A strong believer in the “Kill the Indian, Save the Man” philosophy, Richard Henry Pratt transformed native lives as chief of the Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Pennsylvania.
By John R. Sanders
What do you do when your old cow town ain’t what it used to be? For the town council in Dodge, the answer seemed to be staging the first live Mexican bullfight on U.S. soil.
By Steve Mauro
Oklahomans are not about to forget Ingalls, the site of one of the West’s largest gun battles back in 1893.
By John Rose
The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City has a blue-ribbon collection and a hilltop haven to showcase it.
Guns of the West
By Lee A. Silva
Bat Masterson may not have been a big man-killer, but he knew the kind of Colt he wanted to help tame towns and to protect himself.
Art of the West
By Johnny D. Boggs
Osage can you see the historic art of Missouri painter Andy Thomas? It’s worth a second look.
Must-read books and must-see movies about early Oklahoma. Plus the latest book reviews and a review of the HBO movie Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee.
Who wouldn’t want to be back in this saddle!