True West February/March 2020


How did a man of peace outmaneuver the U.S. Army for four months and 1,500 miles?

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Santa Fe Depot True West Magazine

Where the West Comes Alive

The best Western towns welcome visitors with a great mix of hometown hospitality, annual historic re-enactments and heritage events.

Little Bighorn’s Forgotten Hero

A historian remembers an extraordinary afternoon with Trooper Charlie Windolph and its influence on an extraordinary career.

Cavalry Soldiers True West Magazine

Eyewitness to History

Remarkable photographs by German immigrant-turned-soldier Christian Barthelmess offer a window into a soldier’s life in the West.

Attack on Black Kettle's Camp True West Magazine

Black Kettle: The People’s Peacemaker

The valiant Southern Cheyenne chief never stopped believing that peace and freedom WERE possible for his tribe.

Chief Joseph True West Magazine

I Will Fight No More Forever

Chief Joseph’s leadership of the Nez Perces from Yellowstone to Bear Paw remains a defining moment in American Indian history.


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Deadman’s Hand, Telegrams, and Mules

Ask The Marshall.

Buffalo Bill Birthday True West Magazine

Western Roundup: February/March 2020

Art Shows, Auctions, Heritage Festivals, Poetry Gatherings, Music, Parades, Rodeos, Trade Shows and more!

What History Has Taught Me: Mike Bray

Mike Bray, Publisher.

The Legacy of Yellow Wolf

Learn the truth about one of the great Indian leaders while touring historic sites of the 1877 Nez Perce War.

Battle of the Alamo True West Magazine

No Help for the Alamo

The whole story of the Alamo is of men willing to die but not obey.

Reno Hill True West Magazine

Last Man Standing on Reno Hill

The Incredible First-Person Account of The Last Surviving Trooper at Little Bighorn. Based on the research of Robert M. Utley, Michael Donahue, George Kush, Bob Reece and Jim Hatzell.

A Firearms Treasure Hidden in Plain Sight

It took nearly a lifetime for this veteran collector to realize he’d been holding a frontier bonanza since he was a teenager.

The Assassination of Charles Bent

The murder of the New Mexico governor failed to sustain the Taos Revolt.

Western Books & Movies

Hostiles True West Magazine

Smoke in Our Eyes

Hollywood has been making Westerns about American Indians for well over a century, but the question is, have they ever gotten it right?

Big Dreams, Far Horizons

H.W. Brands’ ambitious new history of the 19th-century West, plus a new biography of Spotted Tail, a first-person account of the Mexican War and Sandra Dallas and C.K. Crigger’s latest Western novels.