cheyenne-autumn-blog

An Act of Defiance

Director John Ford’s last Western was 1964’s “Cheyenne Autumn,” his take on the 1870’s tribal attempt to escape the rese…

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Rural Minnesota native and Carleton College alumnus T.J. Stiles moved to New York City to attend graduate school at Columbia University in 1986. New York would be his home until 2006, when he moved to California’s San Francisco Bay area. This year, Stiles’s most recent biography, Custer’s Trials, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for History, his second Pulitzer. Today, he lives in Berkeley, with his wife, Jessica, and their two children, where he is working on his next book, the life story of Nez Perce leader Chief Joseph. 
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T.J. Stiles Historian

Rural Minnesota native and Carleton College alumnus T.J. Stiles moved to New York City to attend graduate school at Columbia University in 1986. New Y…

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Buckskin Frank Leslie

Buckskin Frank Leslie

Nashville “Buckskin” Frank Leslie joined the pariahs of Tombstone’s raucous society around 1880. Although he was only 5’…

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my-darling-clementine-blog

Zanuck’s Disputed Ending

“My Darling Clementine” is considered by many as a classic Western. It’s also not what director John Ford planned. Producer/studio head Darryl F. Zanu…

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Deforest Kelley portraying Morgan Earp (far right) in 1957's Gunfight at the O.K. Corral

Deforest Kelley

Actor DeForest Kelley is best known as Dr. “Bones” McCoy on Star Trek. But he also had a number of connections to Tombst…

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