• Top Seat

    After 40 years, former bronc rider Dave Dahl still excels in the rodeo world as one of the best saddlemakers anywhere.

  • Camp John Marc

    With horseback riding, archery, fishing, zip-lining, ropes courses, and more, this summer camp in the Texas Hill Country offers camaraderie and outdoors fun to kids living with physical challenges and chronic illness.

  • 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?

  • 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.

  • Taste of the West

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

Cowboys of the NFL

For these gridiron greats past and present, there’s more to life than pigskin — like cowhide and saddle leather.

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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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