By Candy Moulton
The biography of The Life of Yellowstone Kelly was 40 years in the making, but Colorado author Jerry Keenan has had many “shorter” Western projects.
News and events celebrating the frontier, plus Texas author Richard Selcer’s heartfelt Top Ten “Madams of the Old West.”
Cowboy quartet packs iron in Leadville.
Gunfighters & Lawmen
By Curtis J. Phillips
Merry Christmas to Cole Younger, John Wesley Hardin, Ben Thompson, King Fisher, the Olde brothers and other not-so-merry gunmen.
Pioneers & Settlers
By Daniel Aranda
On their way from Frio Town, Texas, to booming Silver City, New Mexico Territory, newlyweds Harry and Maggie Graham ran into an Apache ambush—only one of them would survive.
By Robert K. Larson
John Grass, a major Blackfoot Lakota leader who is often overlooked today, had prestige and class on and off the reservation and became what cultural anthropologists would call a culture broker.
By Robert L. Foster
With not much U.S. money circulating in the new Mormon home in what would become Utah, church leaders decided to build a mint.
By David Lauterborn
This California mining town had such a notorious reputation that one little girl headed there wrote in her diary “Goodbye, God, I’m going to Bodie.”
By John Rose
The University of Arizona’s “Special Collections” archive, established in 1958, includes the personal scrapbooks of territorial dynamo John Clum.
Guns of the West
By Jim Fullbright
Whiskey peddler and would-be bandit Bob Hughes died with his boots on, holding a Colt Model 1878.
Art of the West
By Johnny D. Boggs
One-time chairman of the Commanche Nation Ronald L. Burgess has Quanah, the last chief of the Commanche Nation, down pat.
Must-read books and must-see movies about Quanah Parker and the Commanches. Plus reviews of recent books, a documentary and a game.
How much would you pay for Custer’s personal battle flag?