The 1873 Trapdoor Springfield Rifle.
R.F. Zogbaum—the Other Western Illustrator.
New Mexico’s historic Fort Stanton memorializes the courageous officer’s name, but the tragedy behind the young captain’s death and burial bears remembering.
In spite of being a prisoner of war, Goyathlay (his real name) rode in Teddy Roosevelt’s inaugural parade and visited the White House. With his growing national notoriety he began to cash in. He favored three-piece suits, and he had a sweet tooth for lemon pie. He was a master haggler and, by one account, a fearless homemaker. Truth be told, he was a master at beating the White Man at his own game. At the end of his long, rich life, what was his dying wish?
A schoolteacher in New Mexico found the answer.
This is that story.
Western hat makers keep their craft alive one customer — one hat — at a time.
Artists’ interpretations of Western history, then and now.
A historic show honoring the West’s greatest Artist.
Kate “Big Nose” Elder recalls her final, violent days with Doc Holliday, the Earps and the Cow-boys in the Arizona Territory town of Tombstone.
The truth behind the legend of Barney “Idaho Bill” Pearson.
Famed French artist Rosa Bonheur’s fascination with Buffalo Bill and his Wild West inspired a friendship and artwork for the ages.
Wells Fargo’s shotgun messenger Mike Tovey was among the bravest of them all.
In large and small institutions, curators create magic through creativity and imagination in the West’s best gallery exhibitions.