The December 2014 issue of Wild West features stories about the legendary Apache Kid, the 1856 Mormon handcart disasters, the 1870 Marias Massacre, the tempestuous life and times of soprano Fannie Garrettson and the history of food on the Great Plains.
In the December issue of Wild West, readers share dispatches about Fort Davis (Texas), Edward "Ned Wynkoop, Sadie Marcus (the future Mrs. Earp), the Umatilla Indian Reservation (in Pendleton, Ore.), Rocky Mountain oysters and a disputed photo of Indian captives.
Unlike the contentious fights at Wounded Knee and Sand Creek, the 1870 Marias Massacre was an egregious massacre of Piegan Indians that is little remembered today.
Will Bagley's latest book relates the history of Wyoming's South Pass, the historic overland crossing of the Rocky Mountains
San Antonio's new Briscoe Western Art Museum boasts a collection of world-class art rooted in Western history
In 1856 Mormon leader Brigham Young beckoned companies of faithful Saints across the Plains to Utah Territory tethered to these ‘two-wheeled torture devices’—with disastrous results
Author and former National Park historian Jerome Greene takes the most even-handed look yet at the 1890 battle and subsequent slaughter on South Dakota's Wounded Knee Creek.
Overland trail writer Will Bagley relates the history of South Pass, the most significant portal through the Rocky Mountains to the American far West.
Larry Ball digs deep to separate the real man from the myth in this biography of cowhand, prospector, packer, scout, Pinkerton agent and range detective Tom Horn.
In his latest offering Cochise scholar Edwin Sweeney presents a wealth of firsthand accounts of the Apache chief.
Jared Orsi's biography of Zebulon Pike seeks to rejuvenate the reputation of the once-celebrated explorer.
Both on paper and in person Alvin Lynn tracked Kit Carson's participation in the 1864 First Battle of the Adobe Walls.
In Fights on the Little Horn, Gordon Harper condenses decades of research into a thorough and sometimes contentious account of Custer's Last Stand and related clashes in that 1876 campaign.
Robert Watt's new Osprey title Apache Warrior focuses on the revered and feared Chiricahuas of the American Southwest.
Gunslingers and America's Wild West take very different, and uniquely satisfying, approaches to relate the history of the West's most celebrated figures.
‘It was as cold-blooded and foul a murder as has been recorded,’ Texas lawyer Will McLaury wrote after brothers Tom and Frank fell in the gunfight near the O.K. Corral