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Articles with keyword "American West"

Calamity Jane


Myth Versus Truth in the Life of Calamity Jane: Ask Glenda Bell

Calamity Jane spit, gambled, and dressed like a man and became a Western legend.

Landscape of Arizona's Box Canyon, Wupatki National Monument


Willa Cather in the Desert: Where She Learned What Truly Mattered and Found Material for The Song of the Lark

Walnut Canyon in Arizona was the inspiration for key scenes in Cather's 1915 novel.

Cowboy, Montana, 1910


Nevadan Cowboy Artist Will James Never Revealed His Unlikely Provenance

His forte lay in depicting what it felt like to be on a spirited mount.

Horse mask


Center of the West Displays Powerful Art and Artifacts of Bison Culture

Bear-claw necklaces, warriors' shields, and horse masks greet visitors to Paul Dyck Collection.


An American Legend

A biography of Daniel Boone is published 140 years after it was written.


Changing with the Times

From horses to motorcars, an exhibition chronicles cultural change among the Plateau Indians.


Write ’Em Cowboy

Poetry of life on the range finds an audience in Nebraska.


Storylines America

In spaces as vast as Montana, book groups take to the airwaves.



Seven states that share the waters of the mighty Colorado examine their heritage.


Outgrowing Myths

Writer William Kittredge reflects on the passing of the Old West and the growing pains of the new with NEH Chairman William R. Ferris.