• 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.

  • The Last Battle of the American Indian Wars

    The final battle between Native American fighters and U.S. Army forces occurred 100 years ago in Bear Valley near the Arizona border with Mexico.

  • 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?

Riding the Orphan Train

In a little-known historic migration that began in the mid-1800s, some 250,000 orphaned, abandoned, and homeless children were put on westbound trains.

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Trick Shooter, Real Gun

Read about Beau Hickory’s Wild-West-Show past and find out why he wants to sell a rifle that he says belonged to Buffalo Bill.

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Smith Fork Ranch

Colorado’s culinary wilderness getaway and its executive chef, Marcus Parrott, put the surrounding natural wonders on your plate — and in your hands.

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The Modern Empire of the Saddle

The patriarch of the R.A. Brown Ranch in West Texas embraces science, technology, and business diversification to maintain his cattle dynasty’s improbable longevity.

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Adventure Ahead

Planning your next Western vacation? Consider these ideas for thrill-a-minute adrenaline boosts by land, air, and water.

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