In 1854, United States Commodore Matthew Perry finally succeeded in pressuring Japan to reopen itself to trade for the first time in nearly 200… Read More
epiCENTER: Explore the CENTER of it all with our staff!
Enjoy the observations and interests of the people who work at the Center of the West here in our staff blog. Just note that these are the personal perspectives of individual staff members, and are not meant to be official representations of Center expertise or policy.
At the turn of the century, ethnologists and anthropologists were trying to collect objects from different Plains Indian cultures, since they believed… Read More
Revealing how Plains Indians traversed the Washakie Wilderness By: Alyssa Rina and Kate Breitenstein At the Buffalo Bill Center of the West (The Center), Conservation… Read More
The painter, Alfred Jacob Miller, was an early artist explorer depicting the American West. But it turns out, he only went out to the… Read More
As much as we hate to admit it, the grand weeks of summer holiday are drawing to a close! Stores have their latest back to… Read More
Last time, we saw that guerilla action at the battles of Lexington and Concord forced the British military to take colonial resistance seriously. These famous… Read More
Mid-way through the interview for this internship, I was asked about my favorite firearm. I answered that if I had to choose, I’d settle on… Read More
Next to the bittersweet scent of campfire on the air, there is nothing that makes a place feel quite like home than the sound of… Read More
The characters of the American west cast a long, legendary, and controversial shadow today. Cowboys, Indians, Mountain Men, Ranchers, Farmers, Gold Miners, and Pioneer Women… Read More
Guns are tools built around explosions. When all goes as designed, they redirect the blast’s force away from the user and throw a projectile through… Read More