Readers share dispatches about border wars, the Apache wars and the enduring pride of serving one's country
Wayne Ludwig finally addresses a longstanding controversy over the name and route of the legendary trail
The Sisters Brothers is an entertaining blend of Western tropes and more unusual themes and scenes
James Sherow covers the stockmen, the drovers and everyone and everything else connected to the 19th-century cattle trade
Gregory Crouch profiles a man who plumbed unimaginable riches from the Comstock Lode and became one of the four famed "Bonanza Kings"
Robert Watt suggests Victorio was too successful, so much so as to cast embarrassing reflections on the U.S. Army
The December 2018 cover story heralds oft overlooked Wells Fargo detectives and "shotgun messengers"
Readers share dispatches about General Nelson Miles, the National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum, Fort Defiance and a Texas Ranger's revolver
Jim Compton reviews the 1872–73 Modoc War, a stark clash amid the lava beds along the California-Oregon border
Raymond Caballero studies overlooked Mexican revolutionary Pascual Orozco, a rebel with perhaps too many causes
John Boessenecker trails the careers of 20 largely overlooked Wells Fargo detectives and "shotgun messengers"
Julia Bricklin assesses the most famous female sharpshooter of the Wild West — surprise, Lillian Smith
John Langellier looks at the iconic "Trapdoor" Springfield rifle, mainstay of the U.S. Army for more than three decades
Terry Mort delves into George Armstrong Custer's lesser known Black Hills Expedition in 1874
The October 2018 cover story relates 10 deadly shootouts of the Wild West era
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