Published: February 01, 2014 at 1:39 pm
Chief Joseph might be overrated as a war chief but not as a headman for his people, the Nez Perces. In what order would you rate the following Indian leaders overall (in war and peace): Chief Joseph, Sitting Bull, Red …
Published: February 01, 2014 at 12:56 pm
Sherry Robinson has tirelessly researched the unsung Lipan Apaches and relates their fight for survival in early Texas.
Published: January 31, 2014 at 5:37 pm
Santa Fe silversmith Dennis Hogan crafts modern jewelry using classic 19th-century techniques.
Published: January 31, 2014 at 5:09 pm
In the April issue of Wild West, readers share dispatches about Kingston, N.M., Frank James' grave site in Independence, Mo., and "squaw," the offensive frontier-era term for an American Indian woman.
Published: January 31, 2014 at 4:37 pm
Certain Indian leaders, chief among them Joseph of the Nez Perce, were eloquent speakers, though their actual words were sometimes lost in translation.
Published: January 31, 2014 at 3:58 pm
Sioux raiders bottled up emigrants behind primitive earthworks on the Dakota plains, then forced a captive white woman to communicate their demands—she added a plea of her own
Published: January 31, 2014 at 2:34 pm
U.S. Army Private Eddie Matthews' preserved letters, edited by former National Park Service historian Doug McChristian, offer both a glimpse into frontier life for a 19th-century soldier and a perspective on the era of westward expansion.
Published: January 31, 2014 at 2:21 pm
Overlooked in many histories of the many 19th-century Apache bands, the Lipans get their due in this book by Sherry Robinson.
Published: January 31, 2014 at 2:08 pm
Though Red Cloud's life is far from an "untold" story, Bob Drury and Tom Clavin offer fresh insights into the Lakota's chief's legendary exploits in this new biography.
Published: January 31, 2014 at 1:46 pm
Owen Matthews recounts the empire-building efforts of ambitious if largely forgotten Russian explorer Nikolai Rezanov.
Published: January 31, 2014 at 1:32 pm
Johnny Boggs breaks down the 75 big-screen films centered on Billy the Kid, arguably not a great one in the bunch ... yet.
Published: January 31, 2014 at 12:32 pm
Radio Rides the Range recalls the heyday of broadcast Westerns, which influenced and overlapped the introduction of TV Westerns and featured many of the same players.
Published: January 31, 2014 at 12:11 pm
Like the original Harper's Weekly, this compendium of the work of "special artists" Paul Frenzeny and Jules Tavernier includes a wealth of images and solid text, capturing everyday life in the Old West.
Published: January 31, 2014 at 11:42 am
The third season of this comedic Western TV series was James Garner's last as the title character Maverick, much to the disappointment of its fans.
Published: November 26, 2013 at 5:52 pm
The February 2014 issue of Wild West features stories about the bad blood between Dodge City lawmen "Mysterious Dave" Mather and Tom Nixon, a Prescott (Arizona Territory) court session that turned bloody, Pat Garrett's writer pal Emerson Hough, hot-tempered Joe Dye of the California oilfields, and Missourian Mack Marsden and his lynching in the press.
Published: November 26, 2013 at 5:38 pm
Badge wearers in the Wild West sometimes spent time on the wrong side of the law. Whom do you consider the quintessential two-faced lawman—"Mysterious Dave" Mather, Henry Newton Brown, Henry Plummer, Wyatt Earp, Burton Alvord, William Robinson (alias Ben Wheeler), …