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Wild West - August 2015 - Table of Contents

Published: May 28, 2015 at 5:26 pm
The August 2015 issue of Wild West features stories about Missouri's savage son Jesse James, the death of once-bustling South Dakota railroad town LeBeau, Allan Pinkerton's futile pursuit of the James-Younger Gang, a poisonous family affair in 1897 California, and a natural history of the American West's very own pronghorn

Rough on Rats and Siblings

R. Michael Wilson | Published: May 28, 2015 at 4:45 pm
In November 1897 a doctor in Dixon, Calif., diagnosed several patients with indigestion, but the subsequent deaths of Susie and Louis Belew turned out to be a poisonous family affair

Wild West - August 2015 - Letters From Readers

Published: May 28, 2015 at 3:56 pm
In the August issue of Wild West readers share dispatches about Annie Oakley, an Indian trade on the Nebraska frontier, the Go West profile of Devils Tower National Monument, frontier pheasants and silver-screen star "Baby Peggy" Montgomery

Book Review: Charles M. Russell, by Larry Len Peterson

HistoryNet Staff | Published: May 28, 2015 at 3:16 pm
Author and art collector Larry Len Peterson explores the life of Charlie Russell through photos of the iconic Western painter and sculptor

Book Review: A Cross of Thorns, by Elias Castillo

HistoryNet Staff | Published: May 28, 2015 at 2:59 pm
In A Cross of Thorns author Elias Castillo challenges the legacy of Father Junipero Serra, founder of California's Spanish missions

Book Review: John Mullan, by Keith C. Petersen

HistoryNet Staff | Published: May 28, 2015 at 2:48 pm
Keith Petersen looks at the career of John Mullan, among the most persistent and pushy Western road builders of the frontier era

Whitney Western Art Museum - Art of the West

Johnny D. Boggs | Published: May 28, 2015 at 2:31 pm
Merging the old and new West, the Whitney Western Art Museum showcases everything from Remington to Ross

Interview With Author Gregory Michno

Candy Moulton | Published: May 28, 2015 at 12:59 pm
Indian wars expert Gregory Michno doesn’t shy from controversy in his books about the 1864 Sand Creek massacre and other conflicts

Letter From Wild West - August 2015

Gregory Lalire | Published: May 28, 2015 at 10:57 am
Pinkerton, then and now, kept an ever-watchful eye on criminal activity in the East and out West — but the detective agency just couldn't seem to get a handle on the James-Younger Gang.

Wild West - June 2015 - Table of Contents

Published: March 27, 2015 at 2:27 pm
The June 2015 issue of Wild West features stories about the company of Arikara soldiers that fought under Reno at the Little Bighorn, artist George Catlin's "Cartoon Collection," Texas-born paid assassin Felix Jones, the 1871 Wickenburg Massacre in Arizona Territory and California cop killer Ed Moore

Wild West Discussion - June 2015

Published: March 27, 2015 at 2:23 pm
In the Southwest the U.S. Army used Apache scouts to hunt Navajos and other Apaches. To the north the Army used a handful of Lakota scouts, as well as scouts from various friendly tribes—Crow, Pawnee, Shoshone, Arikara—to track down renegade …

Interview With Author Brian Dippie

Johnny D. Boggs | Published: March 27, 2015 at 1:25 pm
Canadian author Brian Dippie sure knows his Western artists, with books on Frederic Remington, Charlie Russell and George Catlin

Robb Kendrick - Art of the West

Johnny D. Boggs | Published: March 27, 2015 at 12:59 pm
Texas photographer Robb Kendrick turns back the clock to capture today’s cowboys in tintypes

Wild West - June 2015 - Letters From Readers

Published: March 27, 2015 at 12:26 pm
In the June issue of Wild West readers share dispatches about the Marias (aka Baker) Massacre (in present-day Montana) and the later clashes on the Little Bighorn River and near Wounded Knee Creek (in present-day South Dakota)

Book Review: The Life and Legends of Calamity Jane, by Richard W. Etulain

HistoryNet Staff | Published: March 26, 2015 at 3:13 pm
Richard Etulain sifts through the many myths surrounding Martha "Calamity Jane" Canary to profile a woman far more complex than popular fiction might suggest

Book Review: Last Train to El Paso, by Jerry J. Lobdill

HistoryNet Staff | Published: March 26, 2015 at 2:05 pm
Jerry Lobdill looks into the murder of Thomas Lyons, committed by that "other" paid Texas assassin Felix Robert Jones, who made a career of killing — and who largely evaded justice
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