My Life as an Indian

It is easy to imagine the excitement of 17-year-old James Willard Schultz as the steamboat pulled away from the docks in St. Louis on a warm April morning in 1877.

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Cabeza de Vaca

Naked and barefoot, the intrepid Spanish explorer crossed the continent, performed miracles, and managed to compile one of the most …

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Wild West Georgians

Gravity-defying riders from the Caucasus Mountains put the “wild” in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show. In the winter of 1891, …

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Fort Bridger Rendezvous

Jim Bridger might rest in peace in Independence, Missouri, but you can still experience the wild and woolly mountain man era at the Fort Bridger Rendezvous.

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Top 10 Gunfights

Blood, bullets, and buckskin — the story of the Old West is revealed in some of its most infamous showdowns. It needs …

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Fifteen Miles From Barrow

In the midst of an Arctic plain in Alaska, two lone monuments commemorate the place where Will Rogers and Wiley Post died in a fateful plane crash.

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Mountain Man Grub

These good old-fashioned Dutch oven recipes are excellent served at a mountain man rendezvous or at the homestead.

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Jim Bridger

The legendary mountain man, trader, and scout was instrumental in opening the American West. In Mount Washington Forever Cemetery on …

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The Fort

A Colorado restaurant in a replica of a historic trading post offers a bite of the Old West.

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