Best of the West

The Best of the West for 2015

Feb-2105-features/new_Mohave-woman-carrying-water-on-her-head-and-holding-child-Arizona-by-Edward-S-CurtisCongratulations to our 2015 Best of the West winners! Along with this year’s pictorial voyage celebrating the American Indian, we bring you the year’s top-selling American Indian photographs and best Old West-themed books, movies, firearms and Western wear.

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The Best of the West for 2015

Mohave-woman-carrying-water-on-her-head-and-holding-child-Arizona-by-Edward-S-CurtisCongratulations to our 2015 Best of the West winners! Along with this year’s pictorial voyage celebrating the American Indian, we bring you the year’s top-selling American Indian photographs and best Old West-themed books, movies, firearms and Western wear.

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The Best of Western Books for 2015

Mickey FreeThe year 2014 will be remembered as an annum of historical reflection as historians grappled with the relevance of 19th-century history for a 21st-century audience.

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The Best of Art & Collectibles for 2015

Edward Sheriff Curtis _Maid of DreamsFate hitched Edward S. Curtis to George Bird Grinnell at one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world, Mount Rainier. The photographer met the American Indian anthropologist in 1898, the same year Curtis had received a gold medal in photography.

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The Best of Movies, TV Series and DVDS for 2015

Western-Movies_All-Indian-cast-silent-film_The-Daughter-of-DawnThe Year 2014 proved to be a year of ups and downs for the Western, with a major film dying gutshot at the box office, while one of the most anticipated Westerns in years gained momentum and status at film festivals around the world. On television, the tug-of-war with the genre exploded, with A&E’s decision to cancel Longmire, despite its success, and rival networks launching new series, showing, again, the genre’s staying power.

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The Best of Firearms for 2015

Arikara-scout-Bloody-Knife_brass-tacked-1866-Winchester-Yellowboy-rifleThe use of brass or iron tacks to decorate gunstocks, whether for religious or strictly decorative purposes, was a practice of the American Indian as far back as at least the early 1800s.

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The Best of Western Wear for 2015

WW_Lakota-Chief-Black-Bird -by-Fred-CumminsJohn B. Stetson set up shop in 1865 in Philadelphia and began selling his “Boss of the Plains” Stetson hat he had invented while living out West, recovering from tuberculosis. Stetson’s American cowboy hat is among the iconic brands that define Western wear—

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The Best of Heritage Travel 2015

Cheyenne-women-annd-children-moving-across-the-plainIn 1840, trapper Joseph Meek led the first emigrant wagons over the Oregon Trail from Fort Hall to Fort Walla Walla in the Oregon Territory. Today, 175 years later, tourists come to the American West from around the world to follow the Oregon Trail, as well as numerous other historic trails, highways and back roads to discover firsthand the history of the West.

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Best of The West for 2014

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Here are the winners of our "2014 Best of the West." Sit back and see if your pick made the list. Congratulations to our 2014 Best of the West winners! We thought last year’s issue was the best, but this year we offer even more for you on our favorite Western photographs, books, movies, firearms and Western wear.

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True West Site Guide

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True West captures the spirit of the American West with authenticity, personality and humor by linking our history to our present. Whether you call it the Wild West, the Old West or the Far West, America's frontier history comes to life in True West, the world's oldest, continuously published Western Americana magazine.

Western movie fans, re-enactors, history buffs and road warriors, we got your history covered: outlaw, cowboy, Indian, lawman, gunfighter, fur trapper, miner, prospector, gambler, soldier, entertainer and pioneer. Check out these True Westerners now!
 

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The Illustrated Life and Times of Wyatt Earp

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