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  • The Black Hills await justice

    The Black Hills await justice

    The U.N. Human Rights Council believes that South Dakota's Black Hills belong to their native Sioux inhabitants -- but do most Americans even understand the issue?

  •  Richard West Sellars' accidental but distinguished National Park Service career

    Richard West Sellars' accidental but distinguished National Park Service career

    Historian Richard West Sellars didn't intend to spend a career in the Park Service. But after 35 years, his impact still resonates.

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

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

  • I think we're all anchor babies on this bus

    I think we're all anchor babies on this bus

    If we're no longer considered U.S. citizens by birthright, then how do we know we're citizens at all?

  • We're still throwing horses overboard

    We're still throwing horses overboard

    America’s wild horses deserve our protection, and our respect.

  • Saving the U.S. Forest Service

    Saving the U.S. Forest Service

    Timothy Egan's new book, The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire that Saved America, credits early firefighters for saving the Forest Service.

  • Without big government, where would we be?

    Without big government, where would we be?

    It's easy to get nostalgic about American life 100 years ago -- unless you think about what life was like back then, especially for women.

  • 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.

  • The Eastern Frontier

    The Eastern Frontier

    New York City is really the West, buried under time's wrapping.

  • Our best idea

    Our best idea

    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.

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