True West June 2020

Who Killed Custer?

The Truth Behind the Legend of Sioux Warrior Rain-in-the-Face

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The West Awaits!

Plan now to discover the heart and heritage of the Old West on four road trips to take when the travel restrictions are lifted.

One Man Knew

How a Kansas country physician’s report on a deadly fl u in 1918 went unnoticed and 50 to 100 million people died in its wake.

The Plight of the Pocket Pistol

Pint-Sized Percussion with a Punch

Hero or Goat?

The press declared Curly a hero until Gall called him out at the Battle of Little Bighorn’s 10th reunion.


Lakota warrior Rain-in-the-Face fought proudly for his people’s freedom and escaped death many times on and off the battlefield, but he couldn’t outrun being branded a Custer killer.

A Tribute: Robert G. McCubbin 1937-2020

Premier collector is remembered for his generous spirit and love of the Old West.


What History Has Taught Me: Paul Hedren

Sioux War Historian.

ask the marshall true west magazine

Well-Heeled, Bedraggled and Badged

Ask The Marshall.

Deadwood, South Dakota

The Black Hills boomtown celebrates the Old West every day of the year.

Gunpowder to Oysters

A miner, a cook and a housewife all walked into a store to get groceries and supplies.

On the Bison Trail

The heritage traveler can discover the history and natural wonder of the
great buffalo herds from Texas to Montana.

Wild Bill Shot Down

James Butler Hickok vs Jack McCall

“Our Father, Who Art….”

In Dakota Territory, those were building words.

Initiation to Robbery

Butch Cassidy’s first bank job set the standard for future holdups.