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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Wild West Alaska

Alaska Day commemorates the 1867 transfer of the territory from Russia to the United States. These characters took the Wild West to the far north.

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Taste of the West: Dutch Oven, Utah

The International Dutch Oven Society began in the Rocky Mountains, but is now the largest and most productive group of black-pot enthusiasts in the world — with a mettle-testing cook-off to show for it.

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