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Poetry: Bonham In Extremis

Floyd Collins | Published: August 20, 2013 at 11:28 am
The last days of James Butler Bonham at the Alamo

Could Custer Have Won?

Paul Andrew Hutton | Published: May 28, 2013 at 3:24 pm
Paul Andrew Hutton receives Army Historical Foundation Distinguished Writing Award for his MHQ story

Cover Story at 25

Wild West staff | 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

Letter from MHQ, Winter 2013

William W. Horne | 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 …

American Experience: Custer's Last Stand - Television Review

Jay Wertz | 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.

Dinosaur Wars in the American West

Jay Wertz | 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.

New West Showgirls Show Old West Graves

Wild West staff | 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.

'American Experience' Explores Wyatt Earp

Jay Wertz | 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.

The Killing of Dora Hand

Susan L. Silva and Lee A. Silva | 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.

100 Greatest Western Movies

Staff | 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.

What Movies Most Accurately Reflect the Historic Old West?

Staff | 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?

Which Movies Don't Belong on the 100 Greatest Westerns List?

Staff | Published: December 04, 2008 at 3:06 pm
What movies made the list of 100 Greatest Westerns that don't deserve to be there?

Which Movies are Missing from 100 Greatest Westerns?

Staff | 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?

100 Greatest Westerns - Panel of Experts

Staff | 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.

Battle Creek, Texas - Where Surveyors Fought Like Soldiers

Donna Gholson Cook | 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.

Texas Artist Don Yena Captures the Cattle Business the Way It Was

Johnny D. Boggs | 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.
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