History

Buffalo Bill Does Scotland

When William “Buffalo Bill” Cody took his Wild West show overseas, he left a little-known but lasting impression on Scotland.

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.

Cabeza de Vaca

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

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, …

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.

Top 10 Gunfights

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

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.

Mountain Man Grub

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