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Geronimo and Chatto: Alternative Apache Ways
By Edwin R. Sweeney
By the middle of May 1885, Chatto had two compelling reasons to want to capture or kill his old Chiricahua Apache friend Geronimo—revenge and his desire to see his family again.

The Silver King of Leadville and Baby Doe
By Bill Harris
Money was tight when Haw Tabor first married. After he became a rich mining magnate, he left his wife and took up with a striking blue-eyed blonde who would stick with him through thick and thin.

When Stuart’s Stranglers Raided the Rustlers
By R.K. DeArment
Montana pioneer Granville Stuart had seen vigilantes in action during the early 1860s gold rush, and now, 20 years later, he formed another “Vigilance Committee” to crack down on rustlers.

Belle of Tombstone
By Robin L. Andrews
Dressmaker and sewing supply retailer Isabella Crowley Le Van got her man… and then his hotel, which she ran with boldness and good business sense in a southeastern Arizona Territory town best known for rival factions and the gunfight near the O.K. Corral.

Editor’s Letter


By Candy Moulton
Former Northern Colorado Western history instructor Robert W. Larson has written biographies of two formidable Lakota Sioux
warriors—Red Cloud and Gall.

News and events celebrating the frontier, plus historian R.K. DeArment’s “Top Ten Forgotten Gunfighters.”

Three officers of the 10th Cavalry.

Gunfighters & Lawmen
By R. Michael Wilson
Two graduates of the Oregon State Penitentiary teamed up to rob the Southern Pacific’s Oregon Express in lonely Cow Creek Canyon.

Pioneers & Settlers
By Bill Markley
An ambitious Scot, Kenneth McKenzie became the chief agent for the American Fur Company and the “King of the Upper Missouri.”

Indian Life
By Jerry Keenan
No Cheyenne Dog Soldier wanted to turn back the white tide any more than Bull Bear, but once he recognized the futility of continued resistance, he became a lamb.

Western Enterprise
By Casey Tefertiller
In the Coeur d’Alene region of Idaho Territory, onetime gunfighter Wyatt Earp got down to business—not only operating a saloon but also becoming a road builder.

Ghost Towns
Comet was a silver flash in Montana Territory, but it came back for a while in the 20th century.

By John Rose
Wild West’s own Arizona-based consulting editor tells how a line from Raiders of the Lost Ark turned him on to collecting.

Guns of the West
by Lee A. Silva
The 1881 Marlin lever-action repeating rifle gained a foothold in the Winchester West with the likes of George Crook and Mickey Free.

Art of the West
by Johnny D. Boggs
“I would have been voted in high school the least likely to work with my hands,” admits Comstock Heritage’s James Stegman.

Must-read Geronimo books and must-see Geronimo movies. Plus the latest reviews.

Smoking allowed! Check out this elegant Lakota tobacco bag.


How well do you know your Wild West gunfighters?: Take our “Gunfighters Quiz” and test your knowledge.  Hint: It’s easier than facing John Wesley Hardin in a showdown.

General Nelson Miles and the Expedition to Capture Geronimo: Miles called on Lieutenant Charles Gatewood to get the elusive Chricahua Apache leader. Louis Kraft, author of Gatewood & Geronimo, tells the gripping tale.

Geronimo’s Last Surrender: Even some of Geronimo’s fellow Chiricahuas wanted the soldiers to capture him, as Apache expert Edwin R. Sweeney explains.

Silversmiths Supreme: Read about Comstock Heritage, one of America’s oldest Western silversmiths, and get a load of the gorgeous jewelry.


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