Points West Online

Welcome to Points West Online. In this blog we share articles from the Buffalo Bill Center of the West's Points West magazine. Enjoy the full range of topics related to the West as we post stories from recent issues, and even delve into the archives from the past twenty years. And if you're interested in receiving a printed copy of our magazine going forward, join our membership program—it's one of the benefits!

Points West Online: Art of the Buffalo Culture Era: The Paul Dyck Collection

Fully-beaded horse mask. Blackfoot-Kainai, Canada, ca. 1870. Paul Dyck Plains Indian Buffalo Culture Collection. NA.403.221

Originally published in Points West, Summer 2014 By Emma I. Hansen Plains Indian Museum Curator Emerita On June 15, 2013, the Plains Indian Museum at… Read More

Points West Online: Cody’s Fairy Godmother: Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney and her memorial sculpture, Buffalo Bill—The Scout

Before it traveled to Wyoming, Whitney posed with her sculpture of Cody, ca. 1923. Original Buffalo Bill Museum Collection photo. P.69.185

Originally published in Points West in Winter 2009. By Christine C. Brindza Controversy is difficult to avoid in most large undertakings, and the creation of… Read More