Thousands of United States Colored Troops made the march to Appomattox, but no identified photograph of any of them has been found. Until now.
Author and art collector Larry Len Peterson explores the life of Charlie Russell through photos of the iconic Western painter and sculptor
Keith Petersen looks at the career of John Mullan, among the most persistent and pushy Western road builders of the frontier era
In November 1897 a doctor in Dixon, Calif., diagnosed several patients with indigestion, but the subsequent deaths of Susie and Louis Belew turned out to be a poisonous family affair
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.
In the summer of 2014 the deaths of two black men in confrontations with police officers riveted the nation’s attention. In July Eric Garner, of Staten Island, N.Y., suffered a fatal heart attack while...
In the Southwest the U.S. Army used Apache scouts to hunt Navajos and other Apaches. To the north the Army used a handful of Lakota scouts, as well as scouts from various friendly tribes—Crow, Pawnee,...
Canadian author Brian Dippie sure knows his Western artists, with books on Frederic Remington, Charlie Russell and George Catlin
In the June issue of Wild West readers share dispatches about the Marias (aka Baker) Massacre (in present-day Montana) and the later clashes on the Little Bighorn River and near Wounded Knee Creek (in present-day South Dakota)
Richard Etulain sifts through the many myths surrounding Martha "Calamity Jane" Canary to profile a woman far more complex than popular fiction might suggest
Jerry Lobdill looks into the murder of Thomas Lyons, committed by that "other" paid Texas assassin Felix Robert Jones, who made a career of killing — and who largely evaded justice
Jackie Boor relates the interesting and ultimately tragic life of her great-grandfather, Nevada lawman Tom Logan, who tangled with Wyatt Earp and showed restraint up to his last breath
Phyllis de la Garza set out to write a book about mass murders committed on the 1870s Kansas frontier by the mysterious Bender family, but the author has since solved some of the mystery
Western entertainer Bee Ho Gray rubbed shoulders with the likes of Will Rogers and Quanah Parker, but for various reasons little of their lasting celebrity rubbed off on Bee Ho
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?
As the sesquicentennial of the Civil War draws to a close, historian James McPherson urges Americans to retain the lessons from that nation-shaping conflict.