History

Terry Tempest Williams and the refuge of change
Terry Tempest Williams and the refuge of change
One of the West’s most beloved authors revisits Great Salt Lake.
The fight for Bears Ears, on the road
The fight for Bears Ears, on the road
Regina Lopez-Whiteskunk, Ute Mountain Ute member, takes the monument debate to Washington.
A national monument is a heavy-handed solution for Bears Ears
A national monument is a heavy-handed solution for Bears Ears
More protection for these lands would mean more regulation and less freedom.
Reckoning at Standing Rock
Reckoning at Standing Rock
Want to understand the pipeline protests? Start with the Founding Fathers.
Famous Western landscapes, recreated with processed food
Famous Western landscapes, recreated with processed food
A pair of artists take on our consumption habits, with Froot Loop hills.
The bid for Bears Ears
The bid for Bears Ears
The tribal push for a Bears Ears monument raises thorny questions of homeland and sovereignty.
See these photos of ‘the new settlers’
See these photos of ‘the new settlers’
In the 1960s, a counterculture revolution brought a new wave of migration Westward.
How this year’s general election repeats history
How this year’s general election repeats history
The messy 2016 presidential election echoes deeply flawed candidates of the past.
Meet Denise Juneau, who hopes to be the first Native American woman in Congress
Meet Denise Juneau, who hopes to be the first Native American woman in Congress
Indian Country votes will help determine whether this seat flips to blue.
Lessons from the fire line
Lessons from the fire line
Reminiscing on a half-century in the forest.
The afterlife of cotton
The afterlife of cotton
Through the present and past of a border town, on the trail of literary legend José Revueltas.
How humans nurtured the hated mosquito
How humans nurtured the hated mosquito
Alexander von Humboldt and the spread of Aedes aegypti.
Opening day at the Crow Fair, an accidental Wild West show and a moose miracle
Opening day at the Crow Fair, an accidental Wild West show and a moose miracle
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
Sometimes a place
Sometimes a place
A family’s journey from the San Luis Valley to Denver, in illustrations.
The disappearing art of Southwestern cemeteries
The disappearing art of Southwestern cemeteries
A review of En Recuerdo de, a look at the afterlife of Mexican cemeteries in the West.
The secrets of Los Gatos Canyon
The secrets of Los Gatos Canyon
Along the border, identity and memory.
Photos of the North Dakota pipeline protest
Photos of the North Dakota pipeline protest
Background on the Standing Rock Sioux pipeline protests and how social media and climate activism raised their profile.
Why has the National Park Service gotten whiter?
Why has the National Park Service gotten whiter?
The agency is trying to hire more racially diverse staff — but can’t seem to make headway.
William Henry Jackson’s history-making photos
William Henry Jackson’s history-making photos
See these rare color photographs of the early West.
Salmon supporters win again in court
Salmon supporters win again in court
Washington will have to fix up culverts that block fish passage.
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