Keith Petersen looks at the career of John Mullan, among the most persistent and pushy Western road builders of the frontier era
In A Cross of Thorns author Elias Castillo challenges the legacy of Father Junipero Serra, founder of California's Spanish missions
Author and art collector Larry Len Peterson explores the life of Charlie Russell through photos of the iconic Western painter and sculptor
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
Indian wars expert Gregory Michno doesn’t shy from controversy in his books about the 1864 Sand Creek massacre and other conflicts
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.
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
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,...
Canadian author Brian Dippie sure knows his Western artists, with books on Frederic Remington, Charlie Russell and George Catlin
Texas photographer Robb Kendrick turns back the clock to capture today’s cowboys in tintypes
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)
Richard Etulain sifts through the many myths surrounding Martha "Calamity Jane" Canary to profile a woman far more complex than popular fiction might suggest
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
Jackie Boor relates the interesting and ultimately tragic life of her great-grandfather, Nevada lawman Tom Logan, who tangled with Wyatt Earp and showed restraint up to his last breath
Phyllis de la Garza set out to write a book about mass murders committed on the 1870s Kansas frontier by the mysterious Bender family, but the author has since solved some of the mystery
Western entertainer Bee Ho Gray rubbed shoulders with the likes of Will Rogers and Quanah Parker, but for various reasons little of their lasting celebrity rubbed off on Bee Ho