American West

The Colorado Plateau

A Geologic History
Revised and Updated edition
By Donald L. Baars

Written with the general reader in mind, this is the updated edition of the classic on the geology of the red rock and canyon country of the Fours Corners region of Utah, Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico.

The Far Southwest 1846-1912

A Territorial History
Revised Edition
By Howard R. Lamar

A history of the Four Corners states during their formative territorial years. Newly revised edition.

Ten Texas Feuds

By C. L. Sonnichsen

Based on painstaking research and interviews, Sonnichsen's tales bring to life the bloody feuds of the young state of Texas, where personal vengeance righted intolerable wrongs and settled unbearable grievances.

Bones, Boats, and Bison

Archeology and the First Colonization of Western North America
By E. James Dixon

This revolutionary synthesis dispels the stereotype of big game hunters following mammoths across the Bering Land Bridge, while painting a vivid picture of marine mammal hunters, fishers, and general foragers colonizing the New World.

The Saga of Billy the Kid

By Walter Burns

First published in 1926, this dramatic biography forever installed outlaw Billy the Kid in the pantheon of mythic heroes from the Old West.


An Iliad of the Southwest
By Walter Burns

A mixture of fact and fiction, this is the book that defined Wyatt Earp's legend as a gunfighter-lawman.

The Navajo-Hopi Land Dispute

An American Tragedy
By David M. Brugge

This personal and historical account traces the twentieth-century legal battle, Healing v. Jones, and it's effects on both tribes.

Telling Western Stories

From Buffalo Bill to Larry McMurtry
By Richard W. Etulain

Narrates the evolution of the western story from the Civil War to the present, focusing on books, movies, and people.

Intimate Frontiers

Sex, Gender, and Culture in Old California
By Albert L. Hurtado

Explores the role of sex and gender on California's multi-cultural frontier under the influences of Spain, Mexico, and the United States.

Wild West Shows and the Images of American Indians, 1883-1933

By L. G. Moses

Examines the lives and experiences of Show Indians from their own point of view.