“God created all men, Samuel Colt made them equal.” Born on July 19, 1814 near Hartford, Connecticut, Samuel Colt was the son of Christopher and Sarah Colt.… 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.
Native Americans and Canadian First Nations have rich connections with music through song and the use of instruments. Social gatherings in Indian country such as powwow and… Read More
“It made us feel connected to the American West in a way we’d never fully appreciated before.” (Posted by TripAdvisor member Lorraine Montana) For the… Read More
My trusty cane urges me on— Takes my hand like a friend, Comforts me, steadies me over rough terrain Beyond where it’s ever been mapped,… Read More
“When I look at the map [of elk migration], I feel I can see Yellowstone’s beating heart. The routes are the veins and arteries, and… Read More
Early Ignition Systems Since the introduction of black powder around 1250, cultures have been finding ways to create and improve firearms. The very first firearms that… Read More
On the Plains, the feat of counting coup on enemies was an achievement that allowed warriors to gain different levels of prestige and status through… Read More
The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem is rife with eye-catching scenery and majestic wildlife—it only takes a few hours of driving or hiking to see it. But much… Read More
On July 7-10, I worked at the 41st Annual Winchester Gun Show sponsored by the Winchester Arms Collectors Association as part of my internship here… Read More
The Buffalo Bill Center of the West offers a massive collection to interest audiences of all ages. After taking one look around any of the… Read More