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: A Gentlemen’s Agreement between Colt and Winchester?

Samuel Colt. Vincent Mercaldo Collection. P.71.1293

From Points West magazine Originally published in Spring 2003 A Gentlemen’s Agreement between Samuel Colt and Oliver Winchester? By Robert N. White Why did Samuel Colt produce… Read More

Points West Online: Lizards, turtles, and amphibians of the Greater Yellowstone region

The greater short-horned lizard, commonly called "the horny toad," can dissuade predators by squirting blood from its eyes, a rare sight to catch on film. Artwork by Jennifer Osterkamp, Cody High School, 2008.

From Points West magazine Originally published in Summer 2008 Hopalong Species: Lizards, turtles, and amphibians of the Greater Yellowstone region By Philip and Susan McClinton All for… Read More

Points West Online: A Celebration of the American West through Outdoor Sculpture

Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney (1875 – 1942), "Buffalo Bill—The Scout," 1924, cast by Roman Bronze Works, N.Y. Bronze, 149 inches. Gift of the artist. 3.58

From Points West magazine Originally published in Winter 2006 A Celebration of the American West through Outdoor Sculpture: Art and the Elements By Christine Brindza, former Curatorial Assistant,… Read More