The Wild West
Published: March 19, 2013 at 12:12 pm
Wild West celebrates 25 years in publishing with a collection of all of the covers that have appeared since our premier issue in June 1988.
Published: November 02, 2012 at 2:06 pm
"In war, truth is the first casualty," wrote the Greek poet Aeschylus. And Americans are as adept as anyone at trimming inconvenient truths from history to create and immortalize war heroes: Davy Crockett at the Alamo, Alvin York at the …
Published: January 17, 2012 at 12:54 pm
Stephen Ives' "Custer's Last Stand" on American Experience is more concerned with exploring the myth of Custer and the Battle of the Little Bighorn than in presenting a blow-by-blow description.
Published: January 16, 2011 at 2:58 pm
American Experience - Dinosaur Wars examines the fight over fossils between Othniel Charles Marsh and Edward Drinker Cope in the American West.
Published: December 03, 2010 at 4:43 pm
Bob Stinson likes to photograph modern Las Vegas showgirls at the graves of Old West characters like Doc Holliday, a unusual tribute to the dancehall girls who filled the dreams of cowboys on the trail.
Published: January 22, 2010 at 3:37 pm
The life of controversial lawman Wyatt Earp is the subject of an episode of American Experience on PBS. This History Net article includes an interview with the show's writer, producer and director, Rob Rapley.
Published: October 01, 2009 at 11:24 am
In October 1878, Texas cowboy Spike Kenedy went gunning for Dodge City Mayor Dog Kelley, his rival for the affections of stage performer Dora Hand. In a tragic twist of fate, Kenedy instead shot Hand, sparking a determined manhunt.
Published: December 04, 2008 at 4:24 pm
A panel of experts selected the 100 greatest Western movies of all time. History Net offers you a chance to vote for your top choice and asks what movies were overlooked, which ones don't belong, and what is the most historically accurate Western.
Published: December 04, 2008 at 3:08 pm
Which movies have done the best job of reflecting the historic Old West, as opposed to the sensationalized view many have adopted?
Published: December 04, 2008 at 3:06 pm
What movies made the list of 100 Greatest Westerns that don't deserve to be there?
Published: December 04, 2008 at 3:05 pm
The Weider History Group asked 10 experts to compile a list of the 100 Greatest Westerns for a special publication of the same title. What movies do you think are missing from the list?
Published: December 04, 2008 at 3:02 pm
Weider History Group's list of 100 Greatest Westerns was compiled by 10 experts with diverse experience. The names of those experts and their background appear here.
Published: October 14, 2008 at 5:23 pm
The 1838 Battle of Battle Creek, Texas, also known as the Surveyors’ Fight, pitted a surveying party comprised of veterans of the Texas Revolution against a Kickapoo war band.
Published: October 14, 2008 at 5:21 pm
Donald M. Yena's 3x5-foot oil painting "Texas Trails to Rail Trails" is one of several the Texas artist plans to create depicting the Texas cattle business. His "narrative style of painting" stresses historical accuracy.
Published: September 03, 2008 at 6:05 pm
For Apache chief Victorio, the decision to make war on the United States was a matter of rights and spirituality. Known as the "greatest Indian general" ever, he terrorized settlers and the army, surpassing Geronimo's feats and ferocity.
Published: August 14, 2008 at 5:26 pm
From his base in Gold Rush–era San Francisco, the onetime Mormon elder and newspaperman defied Brigham Young and flaunted his reputation for wickedness.