In The Apache Wars, Paul Hutton takes us from 1861, when a bungling Army lieutenant began the war by attempting to take Cochise captive, to exchange him for 12-year-old Felix Ward (later Mickey Free), until the late 1880’s, when Geronimo surrendered for the last time.
Hello readers: I began to read The Lawbreakers, by Tom Rizzo, a few days ago and couldn’t stop, so I finished and bought The Law Keepers. Real-life stories about the West’s lawmen and their opponents are like popcorn, once you start you don’t want to stop. So, of course, my next move was to interview author Tom…
The “strategy” of George Armstrong Custer’s defeat at the Little Big Horn lies in the interpretation of the orders he received from his boss, Brigadier General Alfred Howe Terry.
Michno believes his books have not changed the perception of Sand Creek, “or that anything will. What I hope is that those who read the book will possibly come away with some understanding as to why they will not change their minds, no matter what the facts are.”
I was sitting by Col. Theodore (Mac) McKenna’s desk when Privates Wilson and Smith dragged the kid through the door.
They wrestled him to a chair and held him down, trying to tie him up while he fought them, their hands wthpstl slipping on his greased up skin.
The kid wasn’t wearing clothes to speak of, just a breechclout barely covering his privates and deerskin leggings over his tattered moccasins.
Author Mark Gardner tells us everything we wanted to know about Billy the Kid; that Billy had a (previously undiscovered) brother he visited, and Billy was armed when he was killed. Experts have led us to believe the kid was not armed.
The story of August Shiltz, The Captive Boy, was inspired by the real-life captives held by the Comanches, and what happened to many of them when they were released.
True West magazine continues to evolve and is in the process of expanding its reach digitally, online. The Facebook page is breaking new ground every day with images snagging hundreds of thousands of views.
Who were the bad guys at the OK Corral, Wyatt Earp, his brothers and Doc Holliday, or the “cowboys” who were killed? Author Jeff Guinn tells us.
He is interpreting Western legend, explaining its higher meanings and defending it.
Thom Ross is the only artist who has ever created 200 full-sized figures depicting the Seventh Cavalry and the Sioux and Cheyenne fighting at the Little Big Horn–and in 2005 the figures were actually erected on the battlefield.