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  • Nailing down the heart of Montana

    Nailing down the heart of Montana

    Cathy Moser searches for the heart of Montana, once rumored to be located directly underneath Mrs. Dockery’s Lewistown kitchen sink.

  • Cheewa James: Chronicler of the ‘Tribe That Wouldn’t Die’

    Cheewa James digs into the little-known history of her own people: the Modoc Indians of southern Oregon’s Klamath Valley.

  • Of populists and political fusion

    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.

  • Why the West needs Mythic Cowboys

    Jeffrey Lockwood believes that the modern West could use an infusion of old-fashioned Cowboy Mythology.

  • My Crazy Brother

    Ray Ring takes a personal, painful look at the West’s suicidal tendencies, as shown in the life and death of his brother, John.

  • Breaking the silence of suicide

    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.

  • We’re in a land of Lincoln

    For better and for worse, the West of today was created by Abraham Lincoln and the early Republican Party.

  • Here’s a new way to think about Black History

    As an African-American, Wayne Hare appreciates Black History Month, but looks forward to a time when the U.S. can celebrate its identity as a nation of non-hyphenated Americans.

  • A tale of shame and glory in the Southwest

    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.

  • Crafting the everyday

    Janet Finn and Ellen Crain tell the history of Butte, Mont., from the viewpoint of its women in Motherlode: Legacies of Women’s Lives and Labors in Butte, Montana.

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