Published: November 25, 2013 at 4:03 pm
In Imagining Geronimo author William Clements explores the Apache leader in myth and his changing image as depicted through graphic arts, the written word and the silver screen.
Published: November 25, 2013 at 3:21 pm
W.C. Jameson relates the stories of two dozen lost treasures, 14 of them west of the Missouri River, in The Silver Madonna and Other Tales.
Published: November 11, 2013 at 4:21 pm
1½ Oclock. P.M. July 2 1862
My dear Margaret
I have been in great anxiety all day about Mr[.] Finley, fearing to hear from the Regt[.], learning as I did that he was in the bloody engagement last night …
Published: October 01, 2013 at 7:11 pm
In the 1846–47 Donner Party tragedy, 36 of the 81 emigrants trapped in the snow-covered Sierra Nevada died. More than half of the survivors likely ate human flesh to stay alive. What would you do in a similar predicament—resort to …
Published: October 01, 2013 at 5:57 pm
Minimalist Gary Ernest Smith maximizes the graphic potential of Billy the Kid's 1881 escape from New Mexico Territory's Lincoln County Courthouse.
Published: October 01, 2013 at 5:12 pm
In the December issue of Wild West, readers share dispatches about Custer "survivor" August Finckle/Frank Finkel, all-but-forgotten con man Soapy Smith and the disputed six-shooter in Wyatt Earp's hand that fateful day in Tombstone.
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: October 01, 2013 at 4:31 pm
Texas lawmen had orders to transfer four of the Marlow brothers in chains, but all hell broke loose when vigilantes appeared—a standoff depicted in "The Sons of Katie Elder"
Published: October 01, 2013 at 3:28 pm
Dennis McCown spent the better part of two decades in deep research to reveal the remarkable story of Helen Beulah Mrose and her ties to gunfighter turned lawyer John Wesley Hardin.
Published: October 01, 2013 at 1:02 pm
David Grassé profiles Commodore Perry Owens, the Tennessee-born Quaker and sometime cowboy turned seemingly fearless territorial enforcer.
Published: October 01, 2013 at 12:52 pm
In her award-winning book Nancy Plain introduces young readers to Solomon Butcher, photographer of the Nebraska plains pioneers.
Published: October 01, 2013 at 12:41 pm
Chris Enss introduces some of the bad women who kept the West wild right up into the 20th century.
Published: October 01, 2013 at 12:25 pm
William S. Kiser examines the flawed policies of the U.S. military in its efforts to maintain peace between the Apache people and settlers in the mid-19th century.
Published: October 01, 2013 at 12:10 pm
Michael G. Johnson's provides a compact summation of the Southwest tribes in this latest title of Osprey's Men-at-Arms series.
Published: October 01, 2013 at 11:51 am
In this postmodern take on the classic TV series, director Gore Verbinski throws in everything and the kitchen sink but still shoots wide of any particular audience.
Published: August 08, 2013 at 10:29 am
Battle of Chickamauga. Picture courtesy of Library of CongressJohn Bell Hood's success at Chickamauga proves costly
The Confederacy suffered three staggering military disasters in July 1863. Stunned Southerners struggled to grasp the unthinkable. General Robert E. Lee was …