The Old West conjures up all sorts of imagery, but most often the term involves imagery of prospectors, horses, pueblos, … Continue reading The Reality of Guns and the Wild West
Charles Marion Russell, also known as C. M. Russell, Charlie Russell, and “Kid” Russell, was an American artist of the … Continue reading Why Charlie Russell is the Most Influential Western Artist of All Time
As one of the most colorful figures of the American West, Buffalo Bill Cody is associated with the popular wild … Continue reading Who Was Buffalo Bill Cody?
If you’ve ever wondered what cowboys would eat on the open range, you’ve come to the right place. Unlike the … Continue reading What Did Cowboys Eat?
We all face disappointment and we all face challenges. Read Tom Lea’s two-volume masterpiece, The King Ranch, and you’ll learn … Continue reading Disappointment and Triumph at the King Ranch
There are very few items in North American culture that carry the same iconic weightiness as the cowboy hat. It … Continue reading The Boss of the Plains
I spent the other evening relaxing, as I usually do, by watching an old western movie. This one, The Searchers, … Continue reading Cowboys and Indians
The cattle drives of the old west were as important as anything in the westward expansion of the United States … Continue reading The Outrider
There’s a lot of negative talk about this young generation coming up. The cowboy in the photo above, however, represents some … Continue reading The Code of the West