This subcategory contains 105 links
"A Monster So Brutal:" Simon Girty and the Degenerative Myth of of the American Frontier, 1783-1900(93 clicks)
1868 Treaty--Sioux Nation and U.S.A.(117 clicks)
From the National Archives and Records AdministrationAbandoned & Active railroads, Pacific Northwest(108 clicks)
African-American Cowboy Photo Gallery(106 clicks)
"Many people are unaware about how black cowboys were highly instrumental in settling the West."Alamo de Parras(119 clicks)
Articles about the Wild West(89 clicks)
From the History NetBarb Wire History(96 clicks)
Belle Starr(83 clicks)
By Richard Arnott iBilly the Kid(127 clicks)
Black Cowboys and Soldiers(169 clicks)
Blackfoot lodge tales(113 clicks)
the story of a prairie people
by George Bird Grinnell.
Published 1892 by Scribner in New York .Bold Caballeros and Noble Bandidas educational project(102 clicks)
Border Crossings: A History of US-Mexico Relations(100 clicks)
Border Cultures:Conjunto Music(98 clicks)
The music of the Mexico/United States border region is one of the most vibrant expressions of this unique culture. The links on this page provide starting points for learning about the conjunto musical style, its history, cultural significance, and artistry.Borderlands(107 clicks)
Borders and Identity(106 clicks)
U.S.-Mexican border.Buffalo Soldiers & Indian Wars(122 clicks)
Sixteen photos of Buffalo Soldiers, and 14 of their Native American foes, two mini videos and 64 story/page links with battles, biographies, and more. California As I Saw It(82 clicks)
First-Person Narratives of California's Early Years, 1849-1900California Gold Rush(87 clicks)
History & Images from the Days of GoldCentral Pacific Railroad Photographic History Museum(89 clicks)
Photographs, stereoviews, engravings, maps, and documents illustrating the history of the first transcontinental railroad.Charles "Black Bart" Boles(92 clicks)
"WITH A TASTE FOR FINE LIVING AND A WEAKNESS
FOR POETRY, "BLACK BART" CONFOUNDED WELLS
FARGO DETECTIVES DURING AN EIGHT-YEAR
STRING OF STAGECOACH ROBBERIES." BY JOHN STANCHAK
Colonel John M. Chivington(87 clicks)
Genocidal killerComplete List of Old West Gunfights(92 clicks)
Not like HollywoodCowboys, Cowgirls, and the Old West in Cyberspace(86 clicks)
Great site compiled by a very good historian.Deadwood, SD(95 clicks)
Deadwood Dick and moreDiscovering Lewis & Clark(180 clicks)
"Conceived in 1993, and online since 1998, Discovering Lewis & Clark® is a hyperhistory in progress. It is enhanced by an average of at least one new interpretive episode each month, employing a variety of multmedia techniques. The site focuses on issues, values, discoveries and events relating to the Lewis & Clark Expedition, its preludes, and its aftermath up to the present time."Documentary Relations of the Southwest(98 clicks)
"DRSW provides the research tools and finding aids to the written record that began with the arrival of the Spanish explorers in the 1530's. The 1500 microfilm reels of documents include the diaries of explorers and reports of missionaries and soldiers, from the first written accounts of contact with indigenous peoples in the 16th Century to the Mexican declaration of independence from Spain in 1821."Edge of the West(119 clicks)
Frederick Jackson Turner(104 clicks)
Influential U.S. historian who presented the frontier thesis of US history.Frontier 1866-1900, Homesteaders, Cowboys, Buffalo Soldiers(102 clicks)
YouTube videoGallery of the Open Frontier(106 clicks)
"The Gallery of the Open Frontier is a digital image library of photos, paintings, and drawings that pertain to the history of the American West. This online resource, drawn initially from the primary collections of the National Archives, is being designed by the University of Nebraska Press as a platform where scholars, researchers, university students, primary and secondary school students, and the interested citizen will be able to easily traverse the history of the American frontier through a wide variety of scholarly enrichments."
George Frederick Ruxton, Life in the Far West(121 clicks)
1849 book.Ghost Towns(125 clicks)
This is our photo collection of more than 1700 pictures from 180 ghost towns and historic places in the United States.Glidden's Patent Application for Barbed Wire(136 clicks)
Barbed wire transformed the trans-Mississippi West.Guns, Horses, and the Grass Revolution(110 clicks)
Elliott West, Distinguished Professor of the American West and the American Indian at the University of Arkansas, describes how guns and horses changed Native American culture, while European diseases ravaged the indigenous people of the New World who had no inherent immunity to them. podcastH-West(106 clicks)
"The primary purpose of H-WEST's discussion list is to encourage lively and professional discussion of the history of the North American West and the frontier as both place and process."
Hanging the Sheriff: A Biography of Henry Plummer(91 clicks)
"This book is a major milestone in Vigilante literature, in that it is the first well-documented and well-researched book to present a revisionist view of the role of Henry Plummer, who is the central figure of the Vigilante story." 1864 hanging. How the West Tamed America(108 clicks)
In Search of Silver and Gold(92 clicks)
"Although known for her charity, Nellie Cashman was a dedicated and knowledgeable miner who searched the west for the 'Big Bonanza.'"
By Don Chaput
Interactive Santa Fe Trail(104 clicks)
Loads of things to do concerning the Santa Fe Trail. Jesse James(97 clicks)
FBI files on an imposterKansas Gunfighters(95 clicks)
Biographies as well as descriptions of eventsKit Carson of the Old West(105 clicks)
Illustrated by Joshua Tolford
Published 1959 by Vision Books in N[ew] Y[ork] . Lady Belle Outlaw's Hideout(109 clicks)
About murderers, criminals, and their friends in the Old West.
Lewis & Clark, Librarians' Internet Index(103 clicks)
Library of Western Fur Trade Historical Source Documents(102 clicks)
Diaries, Narratives, and Letters of the Mountain MenLife and Adventues of Calamity Jane(136 clicks)
Autobiography.Literature, Culture, Art, Photos of The Old West(108 clicks)
Numerous links.Little Bighorn Coverup?(80 clicks)
"Like many George Armstrong Custer defenders, the author of the following article believes that Major Marcus Reno and Captain Frederick Benteen were to blame for the 7th Cavalry's failure in Montana 120 years ago. And, like some of those Custer defenders, the author believes that Reno and Benteen tried to hide the truth. Part of that truth, the author suggests, may have been that Colonel Custer actually crossed the Little Bighorn River and fought in the Indian village."
Mapping the Colorado(84 clicks)
"In 1869, John Wesley Powell defied the myth of the Colorado River's invincibility and led the first expedition to navigate through the Grand Canyon." by Carolyn J. Hursch
Mormon Settlement of the Inter-Mountain West: Religious Colonization(87 clicks)
By Natanya Brewer by Concord ReviewMountain Men and the Fur Trade(118 clicks)
"The primary purpose this web site is to provide a virtual research center for Western Fur Trade History. The emphasis is on the Mountain Men in the United States Rocky Mountain region in the period from 1800-50." Multicultural West(91 clicks)
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum(88 clicks)
Based in Oklahoma City, this site honors a way of life.National Museum of Women's History(95 clicks)
Variety of links. Material on women's suffrage.Northwest Digital Archives(88 clicks)
NWDA provides access to descriptions of primary sources in the Northwestern United States, including correspondence, diaries, or photographs. Digital reproductions of primary sources are available in some cases.Northwest History(97 clicks)
blogOregon Trail History(91 clicks)
From the University of KansasOregon Trail, The(91 clicks)
Francis Parkman.Overland Trail(101 clicks)
The Overland Trail, established in 1862 by Ben Holladay, went from Julesburg, CO to Ham's Fork, WY. Pages describe the route, stations and landmarks, personalities, with many links to other western expansion sites.Parallel Histories: Spain, the United States, and the American Frontier(91 clicks)
Parallel Histories: Spain, the United States, and the American Frontier is a bilingual, multi-format English-Spanish digital library site that explores the interactions between Spain and the United States in America from the fifteenth to the early nineteenth centuries.Pat Garrett, The Authentic Life of Billy, The Kid(93 clicks)
Biography by the man who killed him.
PBS Archives of the West(113 clicks)
Materials collected during the research phase for the series.Photographs of the American West: 1861-1912(156 clicks)
National ArchivesPhotographs of the West(104 clicks)
From the Denver Public LibraryPioneer Days in Kansas(95 clicks)
By Richard CordleyPony Express Home Station(99 clicks)
"Ranked among the most remarkable feats to come out of the 1860 American West, the Pony Express was in service from April 1860 to November 1861. Its primary mission was to deliver mail and news between St. Joseph, Missouri, and San Francisco, California."
Powell, John Wesley(98 clicks)
"It was 1869. Ten men in four boats were about to embark on a journey that would cover almost 1,000 miles through uncharted canyons and change the west forever. Three months later only five of the original company plus their one-armed Civil War hero leader would emerge from the depths of the Grand Canyon at the mouth of the Virgin River."Prairie and Rocky mountain adventures(98 clicks)
To which will be added a view of the states and territorial regions of our western empire, embracing history, statistics and geography, and descriptions of the chief cities of the West. By John C. Van Tramp.
Published 1858 by Published and sold exclusively by subscription by J. & H. Miller in Columbus [Ohio] . Prairie Schooner(82 clicks)
by William Francis Hooker.
Published 1918 by Saul Brothers in Chicago. Prairie Smoke(115 clicks)
2d ed. rev.
by Melvin Randolph Gilmore ... a collection of lore of the prairies ...
Published 1922 by Bismarck tribune print.] in [Bismarck . Railroad Land Grants and the Settling of the West(95 clicks)
How the US government financed the construction of Western railroads.Robber, Murderers, Cowboys, and more(95 clicks)
Rugged Justice: The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the American West, 1891-1941(91 clicks)
Scholarly book by David C. FrederickSacajawea?—Sakakawea?—Sacagawea?(103 clicks)
by Irving W. AndersonSeth Eastman's West(77 clicks)
"A SERIES OF WATERCOLORS BY SETH EASTMAN, THE FOREMOST NINETEENTH-CENTURY PICTORIAL HISTORIAN OF THE AMERICAN INDIAN, IS NOW ACCESSIBLE TO THE PUBLIC."
Southwest Frontier and the Fur Trade, 1800-1850(90 clicks)
Sources of the History of the Fur Trade in the Southwest Frontier
Stories of thr Wild West(90 clicks)
Cover of: Story of the wild West and camp-fire chats by Buffalo Bill
Story of the wild West and camp-fire chats
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Story of the wild West and camp-fire chats by Buffalo Bill
Story of the wild West and camp-fire chats
a full and complete history of the renowned pioneer quartette, Boone, Crockett, Carson and Buffalo Bill replete with graphic descriptions of wild life and thrilling adventures by famous heroes of the frontier. A record of exciting events on the western borders pushed westward to the sea; massacres, desperate battles, extraordinary bravery, marvelous fortitude, astounding heroism, grand hunts, savage encounters, adventures by flood and field, rollicking anecdotes, tales of sorrow, droll stories, curious escapades, and a melange of incidents that make up the melodrama of civilization in its march over mountains and prairies to the Pacific, including a description of Buffalo Bill's conquests in England with his Wild West exhibition where royalty from all the european nations, paid him a generous homage and made his wonderful show the greatest success of modern times
by Buffalo Bill, (Hon. W. F. Cody).
Published 1888 by Historical Publishing Co. in Philadelphia .
Surveying in the Early Midwest(86 clicks)
Swedish Emigration to the United States(102 clicks)
"Swedish emigration to America is rather typical for European emigration westward to America during the 19th century." Most Swedes settled in the West.Texas Ghost Towns(92 clicks)
Texas Ghost Towns features places where no one lives or only ghosts live.The American West(117 clicks)
West of the Mississippi RiverThe Border is Here(113 clicks)
with Southeastern Arizona. One gringo's discovery of the complexity of the U.S.-Mexican border The Buffalo Harvest(134 clicks)
By Frank H. Mayer with Charles B. RothThe Crook Who Grew Up to be a Shoe(90 clicks)
Big Nose George Parrot, the only man in American history to be turned into a pair of shoes. The Donner Party(102 clicks)
By Daniel Lewis, the result of his own research.
The Gold Rush Chronicles(82 clicks)
"Discover the colorful stories that lie unfurled on these pages and unlock a taste of that famous era. Learn how the Gold Rush affected the world not so long ago."The Last Days of Butch and Sundance(92 clicks)
"After fleeing to Argentina, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid blazed a new outlaw trail that ended in a shootout high in the Bolivian Andes."
The Lost Dream: Businessmen and City Planning on the Pacific Coast, 1890–1920(101 clicks)
Mansel Blackford’s The Lost Dream explores the history of city planning in five Pacific Coast cities—Seattle, Portland, Oakland, San Francisco, and Los Angeles—during the Progressive Era. The Oregon Trail(103 clicks)
From Idaho StateThe Overland Trail(96 clicks)
The Overland Trail ran westward from Atchison, Kansas, following the Oregon Trail more or less, with some diversions created by Ben Holladay.The Overland Trail(95 clicks)
"The Overland Trail ran westward from Atchison, Kansas, following the Oregon Trail more or less, with some diversions created by Ben Holladay, such as the Oketo Cutoff in Kansas. At Julesburg, Colorado, it essentially left the Oregon Trail, paralleling, on the south side, the South Platte River to Latham (present day Greeley). Latham was a junction: one could travel south to the Cherry Creek settlement of Denver, or cross the river and loop north along the foothills, following the established Cherokee Trail, crossing the Cache la Poudre River at LaPorte."
The passing of the old West(95 clicks)
by Hal G. Evarts, with illustrations by Charles Livingston Bull.
Published 1921 by Little, Brown, and company in Boston .The Patchwork Maps ...Mining Claims in the American West(145 clicks)
The Pig War(103 clicks)
How one pig could have changed American history
The Prairie Traveler(93 clicks)
1859 handbook for overland expeditions written by Capt. Randolph B. Marcy.
THE PRAIRIE TRAVELER. A HAND-BOOK FOR
The Santa Fe Trail(103 clicks)
The Interactive Santa Fe Trail (SFT) Homepage (text)
The West According to Burns and Ives(96 clicks)
"ACCLAIMED DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKER KEN BURNS
JOINS FORCES WITH RISING PBS STAR STEPHEN IVES
TO PRODUCE A VISION OF THE AMERICAN WEST IN WHICH
THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY
OF MANY DIVERSE CULTURES COLLIDE ON A VAST STAGE."
The West as America: A Review of the Latest Ken Burns Documentary(125 clicks)
W. A. Ferris, Life in the Rocky Mountains(101 clicks)
"Warren Angus Ferris was an ordinary trapper, employed by the American Fur Company, who left a record of his day to day experiences as a mountain man. He provides one of the most detailed accounts of the fur trade in the Central Rocky Mountains during the years 1830 to 1835."Wild Bill Hickock(79 clicks)
By James BankesWild scenes in the forest and prairie.(102 clicks)
1838. Charles Fenno HoffmanWild Women of the Wild West(95 clicks)
"Some of the ladies were short on virtue, but virtually all of them were long
on courage as they faced the dangers and uncertainties of life on the frontier."
Willie Keil Saved Lives On the Long Journey West(99 clicks)
Even though he was dead!