History

Ansel Adams at the Manzanar Relocation Center

Not 10 miles from the famous western film location of Lone Pine, California, photographer Ansel Adams documented a very different chapter of western history at the Manzanar Japanese internment camp.

Beer Can Appreciation Day

Today we salute frosty American ingenuity.

On View: Ken Burns’ American Quilts

Who knew Ken Burns was so into quilts? The International Quilt Study Center & Museum did, and it’s exhibited a lot of fine examples of Americana from the famed filmmaker’s never-before-displayed private collection.

Historic Bars in the West

Stepping into these Western watering holes is stepping back in time. Coaxing a stranger to dance with shots at his …

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 …

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.

The Legend of the Lost Dutchman Mine

There’s gold in them there hills — or is there? In the Superstition Mountains outside of Phoenix, people have died trying to find out.

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.