True West September 2020


The Life and Legacy of Alchesay

60+ Years of True West Magazine

Every issue ever published now at your fingertips. Read the very first issue from 1953, all the way to our most current. A truly monumental archive!

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Western Art Museums of the Year

The great conveyors of culture in our local communities remain hopeful for their reopening.

Western Museums Face the Challenge

Curators, staff and docents work hard to keep their great collections ready for the public.

An Artist with a Lens —and Eye— for History

Frank A. Rinehart’s American Indian portraits from the Omaha World’s Fair of 1898 are timeless.

Phantom Of The Desert

The Apache Kid is as elusive in death as he was in life.

A Man For All Seasons

Alchesay of the People of the White Mountains (Dził Łigai Si’án N’dee)


Tragic Powwow

The Apache Kid vs Al Sieber, Then Everyone in Arizona

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Western Roundup: September 2020

Art Shows, Encampments, Heritage Festivals, Powwows, Rodeos, Stock Shows, Trade Shows and Writers Conferences to enjoy in September 2020.

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Working Cowboys, Wyatt Earp and Big Nose Kate

Ask The Marshall.

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What History Has Taught Me: Tom Russell

Tom Russell, Singer-Songwriter, Author, Artist.

Tombstone, Arizona

The frontier town toughs out its latest business bust.

The Humble Biscuit

Nothing beats a hot, homemade batch of cowboy biscuits straight from the Dutch oven.

Zebulon Pike’s Life on the Mississippi

Follow his trail from St. Louis, Missouri, to Walker, Minnesota

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Bullion? What Bullion?

Jesse James missed out on a big score because of semantics.

Still Riding to Glory

New treasures keep the beloved Pony Express alive.

Legends, Lawmen and Outlaws

The Steve Turner Collection of African Americana brought 182 percent of the pre-sale estimate at Cowan’s Auctions.

Western Books & Movies

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First Peoples, Original View

A groundbreaking book on Indian photographers, plus a biography of a heroic horse, a novel of the Alamo, a forgotten U.S. marshal and the power of Western theater.