In his new novel, Work Song, Ivan Doig describes the struggle between mine owners and union activists in post-WWI Butte, Mont.
by Kathleen Yale,
Oct 10, 2010
Hampton Sides’ new book, Blood and Thunder: An Epic
of the American West, follows Kit Carson through the bloody history
of the 19th century Southwest.
by Jared Blackley,
Feb 05, 2007
In Bold Spirit: Helga Estby’s Forgotten
Walk Across Victorian America, author Linda Lawrence Hunt
celebrates a Norwegian immigrant’s 1896 journey across
America in an attempt to save her family homestead
by Michelle Nijhuis,
Aug 18, 2003
The federal government has decided to let the tides take what's left of the San Francisco Bay ghost town known as Drawbridge.
by Nick Neely,
Dec 05, 2010
In his novel, Jonathan Evison tackles the far-flung history of a fictional Northwestern community.
by Karen Rigby,
May 01, 2011
The articles in old American Heritage magazines remind us that life in the West used to be a whole lot harder than it is.
by Jaime O'Neill ,
Jun 15, 2009
It may seem like a considerable departure for High Country
News to write about mental illness and suicide, but as Ray
Ring’s deeply personal lead story shows, both tragedies are
rooted in the West.
by Jonathan Thompson,
Mar 31, 2008
The old Ute-Ule mine site outside Lake City, Colo., is under scrutiny by the Hardrock Revision Team, which wants to clean up the mine and yet preserve it as a living and historic work of art.
by Laura Pritchett,
Dec 02, 2011
Cheewa James digs into the little-known history of her own people: the Modoc Indians of southern Oregon’s Klamath Valley.
by Debra Utacia Krol,
Sep 15, 2008
In his thorough history, Roger Di Silvestro delves deep into the early life of the future president, particularly his discovery of the West.
by Martin Connelly,
Oct 16, 2011