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Wild West – December 2014 – Letters From Readers

In the December issue of Wild West, readers share dispatches about Fort Davis (Texas), Edward "Ned Wynkoop, Sadie Marcus (the future Mrs. Earp), the Umatilla Indian Reservation (in Pendleton, Ore.), Rocky Mountain oysters and a disputed photo of Indian captives.

Encounter: Ernie Pyle Stumps Arthur Miller

Newspaper reporters are seldom popular. They are the bearers of bad tidings. They ask embarrassing questions and reveal unpleasant facts. They’re frequently pushy and obnoxious. In opinion polls, Ameri­cans...
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Letter From Wild West – December 2014

Unlike the contentious fights at Wounded Knee and Sand Creek, the 1870 Marias Massacre was an egregious massacre of Piegan Indians that is little remembered today.
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Mormon Handcart Horrors

In 1856 Mormon leader Brigham Young beckoned companies of faithful Saints across the Plains to Utah Territory tethered to these ‘two-wheeled torture devices’—with disastrous results