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  • Portraits of the frontier West: A review of Western Heritage

    Editor Paul Andrew Hutton gathers some award-winning articles on Western history and culture.

  • Die with me

    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 past.

  • This land was once their land

    This land was once their land

    The Northwest is still haunted by the tragic history of Chief Joseph and the Nez Perce Indians.

  • A brief, interpretive look at the Indian Wars

    Michael Blake’s new nonfiction book, Indian Yell, fails to live up to its ambitious subtitle, “The Heart of an American Insurgency,” with its quick tour of 12 battles between the U.S. Cavalry and American Indians.

  • How the West was really won

    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.

  • Socialism and the West

    Socialism and the West

    Despite our reflexive fear of the word "socialism," the West was built on subsidized government efforts.

  • Living with the ghosts of the Indian Wars

    Montana’s "Custer Country" is a region haunted by the ghosts of the Indian Wars, where towns are still named for the so-called "heroes’ responsible for massacres such as Wounded Knee

  • Buffalo Calf Road Woman

    In Buffalo Calf Road Woman, Rosemary and Joseph Agonito give a fictionalized account of the only woman warrior to fight at the Battle of the Little Bighorn

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