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  • Wild West Magazine

    Ronald Burgess Honors Quanah

    Comanche artist works in black and white. The Indian’s face is lined with battle scars, long braids wrapped in skins, narrow eyes staring into your soul, a diamond and pearl pin at his neck. It’s a perfect picture of the last chief of...

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    Plenty Horses’ Vengeance

    The young Brulé Sioux, wanting to avenge the one-sided fight at Wounded Knee, shot down a veteran lieutenant. The U.S. Army touted the December 29, 1890, bloody incident on South Dakota’s Wounded Knee Creek as a battle of such magnitude...

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    Quanah Parker: Man of Two Worlds

    Half-white but raised a Comanche, he led the ‘Lords of the Plains’ in times of war and peace and knew enough about the white man’s world to become a successful cattleman. In the heart of the Stockyards Historic District of Fort Worth...

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    John Grass Stood Tall at Standing Rock as a Farmer, Judge, Leader

    The cooperative Blackfoot Lakota became a culture broker. John Grass, a major Blackfoot Lakota leader, is often overlooked because his reputation was not based primarily upon his exploits as a warrior. Rather, it was his outstanding...

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    Interview: Jerry Keenan Keen on Luther Kelly

    The scout was in the hopper for 40 years. Research can sometimes become a quagmire, as any historical writer will tell you. In the first place you may not be able to devote as much time to a project as you would like;in the second,you may...

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    Wild West Letters from Readers- December 2007

    TOP TEN FIGHTS I found Gregory Michno’s “Top Ten Western Indian Fights” list, in the June 2007 “Roundup” department, interesting. However, I would have to include the June 1874 Battle at Adobe Walls. It rates inclusion for...

  • American History Magazine

    Brit Johnson, The Real Searcher

    Movies about Indian captives have thrilled American audiences since 1903, but none has been as influential as The Searchers (1956), John Ford’s adaptation of Alan Le May’s novel. Le May set his story of an uncle’s search for his...

  • American History Magazine

    Strangers in Two Worlds

    For many children captured by Indians on Texas frontier, the greatest challenge was returning home. To the Editors of the San Antonio Herald: On the first day of January, 1870, the son of the undersigned was stolen by the Indians at or...

  • American History Magazine

    Medal Diplomacy

    A collection of peace tokens given to American Indians sets a whopping new record at auction. In the field of American numismatics, collector and dealer John J. Ford Jr. was in a class by himself. By the time he died at age 81 on June 7,...

  • American History Magazine

    American History Book Review: Crazy Horse- A Lakota Life

    Crazy Horse: A Lakota Life By Kingsley M. Bray, University of Oklahoma Press, 2006 Scholarly writings on historical American Indian figures are more rare than the public might imagine since such works have to be based in large part on...

  • American History Magazine

    American History Headlines- December 2007

    Gettysburg Cyclorama Comes Back to Life Out of public view since 2005, Gettysburg’s famed cyclorama painting, The Battle of Gettysburg, has been restored to its former full-color glory. The first of 14 panels, measuring 26 feet wide by...

  • Military History Magazine

    Military History Book Review: A Terrible Glory

    A Terrible Glory: Custer and the Little Bighorn by James Donovan, Little, Brown, New York, 2008, $26.99. At a time when (as this goes to print) it’s at least possible the next U.S. president will be black, it’s hard not to wonder how...

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    Wild West DVD Review: Sitting Bull- A Stone in My Heart

    Sitting Bull: A Stone in My Heart Lillimar Pictures,Santa Barbara, Calif.,(www.sittingbull film.com),83-minute documentary,2006, $20.98. Sitting Bull, as portrayed by August Schellenberg, made his strong presence felt in the recent HBO...

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    White Mountain Apaches Share Their Rich Heritage

    Nohwike´ Bágowa houses tribal artifacts. “I have selected a site for a military post on the White Mountain River, which is the finest I ever saw,” said Major John Green. “The climate is delicious, and said by the Indians to be...

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    Cochise Stronghold

    The small but rugged Dragoon Mountains in southeastern Arizona became the fortified home of the great Apache chief. As travelers speed west on Interstate 10 from Lordsburg, New Mexico, crossing the border into southeastern Arizona, they...

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    The Tigers of the Southwest

    From early childhood, Apaches we were raised in a warrior culture that produced the greatest guerrilla fighters of all time. Their tactics  defied the Spanish, Mexican and American armies for 300 years. It was early November 1885 when...