History

Sam Houston

The first and third president of the Republic of Texas arguably shaped the West as much as any other president. …

Juneteenth Traditions in Texas and Beyond

Marking the 1865 date when enslaved people in Texas learned of their freedom, June 19 has long been celebrated with …

Enter The C&I Independence Day Giveaway!

Declare your independence and drink to your freedom this Fourth of July when you enter for a chance to win …

Presidential Places

Road tripping in the West? Honor past presidents at these stops. Theodore Roosevelt National Park Medora, North Dakota The park …

Presidents and the West

Throughout American history, the men occupying the highest office in the land have looked west to the future. While campaigning for …

Presidents and Native Peoples

Both progress and injustice define the complicated history of official policy toward American Indians. Thirty years before he became the …

Legislation That Made the West

Presidents can plan, but Congress acts. These are some of the most influential pieces of legislation affecting the West — for good …

Theodore Roosevelt’s Resolve

How the Dakota Territory put the rough in the Rough Rider who would go on to shape the American West more than …