Déjà Vu: Taking It to the Streets

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 being...
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Wild West Discussion – June 2015

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,...

Author Brian Dippie

Canadian author Brian Dippie sure knows his Western artists, with books on Frederic Remington, Charlie Russell and George Catlin
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June 2015 Readers’ Letters

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)
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Book Review: Logan, by Jackie Boor

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

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?
The Tragic Prelude. John Brown.  Copy of mural by John Steuart Curry in the State Capitol in Topeka, KS, ca.  1937-42. (National Park Service)

Civil War Historian James McPherson

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.

The Constitution’s Last Victory

Old Ironsides’ dramatic final battle in the War of 1812 marked the end of British naval dominance and the emergence of a confident new competitor
Armed men on a stagecoach engage in a running battle with attacking Indians in Frank C. McCarthy’s “The Run to the Way Station.” Such attacks weren’t just the stuff of Hollywood films and serial fiction. (Painting: © The Greenwich Workshop, Seymour, Conn.; Stagecoach movie poster: Heritage Auctions, Dallas)

Stagecoach Attacks—Roll ’em

Think all those action-packed film scenes of Indian warriors chasing the lone stage were pure Hollywood hokum? Well, think again, as such attacks did happen in the real West

Author Lynda A. Sánchez

In her latest book New Mexico author Lynda A. Sánchez delves further into the history of the Apache people