Three new books about the West’s Indian wars –
Ned Blackhawk’s Violence Over the Land, Kingsley Bray’s
Crazy Horse: A Lakota Life, and Robert W. Larson’s Gall:
Lakota War Chief – seem to romanticize a violent
by Annie Dawid,
Feb 04, 2008
Paul VanDevelder digs into the rotten core of the American experience in his new book, Savages & Scoundrels: The Untold Story of America's Road to Empire through Indian Territory.
by Debra Utacia Krol,
Jan 31, 2010
The last time the Democratic Party held its national convention in Denver was 100 years ago, when the Democratic presidential candidate was well-known Populist William Jennings Bryan.
by Ed Quillen,
Aug 18, 2008
A family trip out West in 1959, when he was 9 years old, inspired Dayton Duncan to make a new documentary series with Ken Burns, called The National Parks: America’s Best Idea.
by Ray Ring ,
Sep 13, 2009
In Home Ground: Language for an American Landscape, edited
by Barry Lopez and Debra Gwartney, 45 diverse writers define
unusual geographical terms used across the country.
by Eliza Murphy,
Mar 05, 2007
New York City is really the West, buried under time's wrapping.
by Tom Zoellner,
Nov 19, 2009
For all the heroism of their achievement, Lewis and Clark
would not have survived without the help of the many Indian peoples
they encountered across the West
by Dayton Duncan,
Aug 16, 2004
In his book Vicious: Wolves and Men in America, Jon T.
Coleman explores the history of how the wolf was slowly transformed
from vermin to be cruelly slaughtered into a noble calendar
by Michelle Nijhuis,
Oct 11, 2004
In Restoring a Presence, Peter Nabokov
and Lawrence Loendorf shine a light on Yellowstone’s largely
forgotten American Indian heritage
Jun 13, 2005
In Pueblo Indian Agriculture, James A.
Vlasich explores the American Indian farms along New Mexico’s
Rio Grande, delving into their difficult history and their current
Jul 25, 2005