James Butler “Wild Bill” Hickok

From simple beginnings in Illinois, the legendary gunfighter, Army scout, lawman, and gambler would become a legend and folk hero synonymous with the Wild West.

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Clever Warriors, Horrible Violence

From the 1539 Hernando de Soto expedition to the Battle of Bear Valley in 1918, the visually impressive and densely informative “The Indian Wars” takes the reader through the stories of resistance, the stories of conflicts between empires and within tribes, and the stories of conquest and survival.

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Native Americans in the Civil War

In the midst of a war fought on land that once was theirs, over a nation that denied them citizenship, Native Americans found themselves faced with a dubious decision: Whose side should they be fighting for?

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Seward’s Alaska Purchase

What could have been the real-estate boondoggle of the century turned out to be a boon for the Old West and the Last Frontier.

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Taste of the West

C&I charts the people, places, dishes, and gear that define Western eats.

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