Originally published in Points West magazineSpring 2019 Captain Jack, the Poet ScoutTales of the West in Rhyme John Wallace Crawford (1847–1917) was a prolific writer and poet, chronicling the American West in prose and iambic pentameter. He and Buffalo Bill were “pards,” and he even named his daughter after his friend William F. Cody: May […]
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Originally published in Points West magazineSummer 2016 Understanding the Yellowstone Fires of 1988, Part 2How the Fires Affected American Culture and How Culture Affected the Fires By John Clayton “For many people in the Rockies and northern plains, the Yellowstone fires of 1988 are a watershed event like the assassination of John F. Kennedy or […]
Originally published in Points West magazineSpring 2016 Understanding the Yellowstone Fires of 1988, Part 1How the Fires Affected American Culture and How Culture Affected the Fires By John Clayton What do the fires in Yellowstone National Park in 1988 have to do with Vietnam, or with classic western movies? Sometimes culture is as valuable as […]
Originally published in Points West magazineSpring 2019 Nate Salsbury’s Black America: Its Origins and ProgramsPart 2 Click here to read part 1 By Sandra K. Sagala In the previous issue of Points West, Sandra Sagala introduced readers to Nate Salsbury’s Black America, a June 1895 attraction focused on the pre-Civil War lives of negroes. As […]
Originally published in Points West magazineFall/Winter 2018 Nate Salsbury’s Black America: Its Origins and Programs Part 1 By Sandra K. Sagala In spring 1895, Nate Salsbury (1846–1902) and William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody (1846–1917), partners in the Wild West extravaganza, masterminded an extraordinary new entertainment featuring hundreds of theatrical and musical performers, imaginative scenery, and […]
Originally published in Points West magazineFall 2008 Step by Step with Ken Siggins, Cody Western Artisan Ed. Note: Since this article was written in 2008, the Cody Western Artisans group of which Ken Siggins was a member, has transitioned to the current group By Western Hands. Visit their website at bywesternhands.org to learn more! Photos […]