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: Native American Photography After the End of the Frontier

“Crow camp.” Fred E. Miller was a trained photographer living on the Crow Indian Reservation at the turn of the nineteenth century. This image is from one of his original prints. MS 211 Suzanne Thompson Adams Collection.

Originally published in Points West magazine in Summer 2001 By Nathan Bender, Former Housel Curator, McCracken Research Library After the closing of the western frontier,… Read More

Points West Online: Alexander Phimister Proctor

Proctor’s “Cowboy” at the World’s Columbian Exposition, Chicago, 1893. Photographic illustration from “The Dream City, A Portfolio of Photographic Views of the World’s Columbian Exposition with an introduction by Halsey C. Ives” (St. Louis: N.D. Thompson Co., 1893 – 94.

Proctor: America’s Premier Sculptor of Western Animals and Horses Originally published in Points West magazine in Spring 2004 By Peter H. Hassrick, Director Emeritus and… Read More