American West

San Juan Legacy

Life in the Mining Camps
By Duane A. Smith
Photographs by John Ninnemann

Smith and Ninnemann chronicle the early years of the nineteenth century boomtowns in the mountains of western Colorado.

Voices of the Buffalo Soldier

Records, Reports, and Recollections of Military Life and Service in the West
By Frank N. Schubert

All students of the frontier army as well as aficionados with a special interest in the Buffalo Soldiers will find this an invaluable tool. Drawing on a wide variety of periodicals, military records, and letters, the book covers such key topics as the legislative origin of the inclusion of black soldiers in the army.

Ten Turtles to Tucumcari

A Personal History of the Railway Express Agency
By Klink GarrettToby Smith

From its founding in 1929, Railway Express Agency dominated the transportation industry until the 1960s. This history of REA coincides with the career of Klink Garrett, who began as a temporary employee in Rapid City, South Dakota, in 1934 and retired in 1973 as a senior executive and member of REA's board of directors.

Dark Spaces

Montana's Historic Penitentiary at Deer Lodge
By Ellen Baumler
Photographs by J. M. Cooper

Baumler and Cooper collaborate to tell the human story of Montana's first federal penal facility.

Buffalo Bill on Stage

By Sandra Sagala

Stunning photographs document "Buffalo Bill" Cody's early years as he led a troupe of traveling actors performing in frontier melodramas across the country.

Arizona War

A Colton Brothers Saga
By Melody Groves

The Colton brothers must overcome Apaches, Confederate Texans, and their own demons at the start of the Civil War.

The Migrant Project

Contemporary California Farm Workers
Photographs by Rick Nahmias

Iconic photographs and the stories of the men, women, and children who work California's farms and orchards to feed America.

The Chouteaus

First Family of the Fur Trade
By Stan Hoig

The story of the family that founded St. Louis and contributed to opening the West to American expansion.

Mountain Time

A Yellowstone Memoir
By Paul Schullery

Schullery's heartfelt reflections on his relationship to the wildness of Yellowstone Park.

Hecho en Tejas

An Anthology of Texas Mexican Literature
Edited by Dagoberto Gilb

Gilb has created more than a literary anthology--this is a mosaic of the cultural and historical stories of Texas Mexican writers, musicians, and artists.