Originally published in Points West magazineSummer 2020 Sacred Seeds: A Journey to the Past to Chart a New Future By Michaela Jones When a longtime mentor and friend asked Taylor Keen what he was doing to protect his corn, he could only reply: “Do what?” For Keen, a member of the Omaha Tribe and Cherokee […]
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Originally published in Points West magazineFall/Winter 2014 Rough Riding with Buffalo Bill’s Wild West By Tom F. Cunningham As organized in 1891, Buffalo Bill’s Wild West had 640 “eating members.” There were 20 German soldiers, 20 English soldiers, 20 United States soldiers, 12 Cossacks, and 6 Argentine Gauchos, which with the old reliables, 20 Mexican […]
Originally published in Points West magazineSpring 2019 The Life and Work of Will James By Nicole Todd The life of Will James is one of both mystery and mayhem. His work, however, tells the story of a life he was meant to live. Born Joseph Ernest Nephtali Dufault on June 6, 1892, in the Québec […]
Originally published in Points West magazineSummer 2012 Encounter a Great American Icon Again… For the Very First Time – Man of the West, Man of the World, Man of Will A New Buffalo Bill Museum Opens Exhibit photography by Chris Gimmeson Many know Buffalo Bill, the icon whose Wild West show brought the West to […]
Originally published in Points West magazineFall 2011 Man of the West, Man of the World, Man of Will By Dr. John C. Rumm Dr. John Rumm, Curator of the Buffalo Bill Center of the West’s flagship Buffalo Bill Museum at the time of its reinstallation in 2012, thought long and hard about what he personally […]
Originally published in Points West magazineFall/Winter 2013 The American West in Bronze1850–1925 By Peter H. Hassrick On December 17, 2013, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York opened a major exhibition titled The American West in Bronze: 1850–1925. It was the first comprehensive exhibition of American sculpture with western-related themes to ever be mounted. […]