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Book Review: Roadside History of Illinois, by Stan Banash

Editor | Published: July 30, 2014 at 3:07 pm
Roadside History of Illinois, by Stan Banash, Mountain Press Publishing Co., Missoula, Mont., 2013, $20 OK, so Illinois is not in the West as we now know it, but this book (illustrated with 120 black-and-white photos) is loaded with …

Book Review: The Red and the White, by Andrew R. Graybill

Johnny D. Boggs | Published: July 30, 2014 at 3:01 pm
The Red and the White: A Family Saga of the American West, by Andrew R. Graybill, Liveright, New York, 2013, $28.95 On the bitterly cold dawn of January 23, 1870, Major Eugene Baker and his 2nd U.S. Cavalry command …

Book Review: Two Winters in a Tipi, by Mark Warren

Lee Silva | Published: July 30, 2014 at 2:56 pm
Two Winters in a Tipi: My Search for the Soul of the Forest, by Mark Warren, Lyons Press, an imprint of Globe Pequot Press, Guilford, Conn., 2012, $15.95 As enticing looking as the cover of this book is, an …

Book Review: Southern Arizona Cemeteries, by Jane Eppinga

Editor | Published: July 30, 2014 at 2:52 pm
Southern Arizona Cemeteries, by Jane Eppinga, Arcadia Publishing, Charleston, S.C., 2014, $21.99 One can get a taste of pioneer life by visiting the grave sites of settlers. When it comes to the pioneer past in her favorite state, Arizona …

Movie Review: A Million Ways to Die in the West, by Universal Pictures

Louis Lalire | Published: July 30, 2014 at 2:48 pm
A Million Ways to Die in the West, distributed by Universal Pictures, 116 minutes, Rated R, 2014 This Western spoof does not show us a million ways to die on the 19th-century frontier, but it shows us enough—gunfire, poison, disease, …

Taos Mutiny of 1855

Will and John Gorenfeld | Published: July 30, 2014 at 1:33 pm
The heated street brawl against stiff-necked Major George Blake, pictured at right, led to the disintegration of Company F, 1st U.S. Dragoons, in New Mexico Territory

Wild West—October 2014—Letters From Readers

Published: July 30, 2014 at 1:09 pm
In the October issue of Wild West, readers share dispatches about an unidentified skeleton, a misidentified horse, a mistaken date, a mysterious knife, mountain men, gunmen near Tombstone’s O.K. Corral, good Western writers and New Mexico history.

Interview With Author Andrew Graybill

Johnny D. Boggs | Published: July 30, 2014 at 12:57 pm
Andrew Graybill’s book "The Red and the White" chronicles a Montana Territory massacre and its ties to longstanding interracial marriage

Bob Boze Bell - Art of the West

Johnny D. Boggs | Published: July 30, 2014 at 12:42 pm
Bob Boze Bell has been drawing cowboys and gunfighters since boyhood

2014 Spur Award: The Other James Brother

Mark Lee Gardner | Published: June 05, 2014 at 11:48 am
Forever in brother Jesse’s long shadow, Frank James may have been the more cunning and cold-blooded of the pair, as revealed in this Spur Award–winning feature

2014 Spur Finalist: Donner Party Cannibalism

Kristin Johnson | Published: June 05, 2014 at 11:17 am
Did they or didn't they? The recent notion that America’s most infamous instance of humans eating humans is a myth does not stand up to scrutiny

Wild West - August 2014 - Table of Contents

Published: May 30, 2014 at 10:06 am
The August 2014 issue of Wild West features stories about New Mexico Territory cattle baron John Chisum, John Larn's role in Texas' infamous 1873 Bush Knob Massacre, Major Edward W. "Ned" Wynkoop's 1864 bid for peace with the Cheyennes, Lucien Maxwell's rise and fall from control of a massive New Mexico Territory land grant and retired General James Byrne's premonition of death on a lonely stretch of west Texas trail.

Wild West Discussion - August 2014

Published: May 30, 2014 at 9:57 am
In a time of war in September 1864, Fort Lyon (Colorado Territory) commander Major Edward W. Wynkoop risked his own life and those of his men by going out to meet with the Cheyennes. Two months later he was transferred, …

Wild West - August 2014 - Letters From Readers

Published: May 29, 2014 at 7:24 pm
In the August issue of Wild West, readers share dispatches about Chief Joseph, finding the magazine, self-lynching, directions to Fort Snelling and American Indian demographics.

Interview With Author and WWA President Sherry Monahan

Candy Moulton | Published: May 29, 2014 at 6:58 pm
Sherry Monahan has educated readers about wine, Western food and now the Earp wives, clearing up a few frontier misconceptions along the way.

Bush Knob Massacre: ‘Dead Men Tell No Tales’

R.K. DeArment | Published: May 29, 2014 at 6:10 pm
Texas cowboy John Larn, the head of a civilian-military posse in late 1873, had reportedly said these words many times—and their truth played out in the Bush Knob Massacre
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