Fred Waite, one of the cowboys who fought in New Mexico’s Lincoln County War alongside Billy the Kid, never turned outlaw. This circa 1870s photograph of the part Chickasaw born in Indian Territory reveals unusual fashion for a cowboy: tight-fitting kid gloves and a narrow brimmed hat. – Courtesy Robert G. McCubbin Collection –
Buddies in the Saddle
Montana Week at BITS begins with Judy Blunt's memoir of her early life in Montana ranch country. Hers is a far cry from Willa Cather's portrayals of frontier Nebraska. Still, there is something of the same spirit in both writers, each strong-willed, independent-minded, and talented in a world dominated by men. Each maintains a love of the open prairie, but while Alexandra Bergson in O Pioneers! is able to hold her own and thrive on the land, Blunt is hemmed in and frustrated at each turn, a…
The Real Butch Cassidy and His Wild Bunch
Butch Cassidy and his Wild Bunch members were the last of the old-time western bank and train robbers, a colorful group of outlaws with distinctive personalities and a flair for the flamboyant.
Capriola Cowboy Complete Bedroll – J.M. Capriola
Capriola Cowboy "Bedroll" Tarp. Our Old Time Capriola Bed Tarp is made of heavy 15 ounce untreated canvas. We use a 17 foot long by 7 foot wide piece of canvas and put in rings and snaps down the center. This Item is sold as a complete Bedroll. (Bed Tarp - Bed Foam - Leather Straps) Since this is a large item you cannot purchase more than 1 at a time. To order more than 1 online you will need to buy them in stages, or you can order over the phone 1-888-738-5816 To use the "bed tarp" you put…
The 100 Best Historical Photos of the American Cowboy | True West Magazine
The earliest known photographs of these iconic Americans are tintypes, taken as early as the 1870s, most likely captured during a trail drive or at an end-of-trail town.
100 Best Historical Photos of the American West - True West Magazine
100 Best Historical Photos American Old West - The arrival of the daguerreotype in the 1840s could not have come at a more fortuitous time for the American West. The camera may have missed Lewis and Clark’s explorations in the early part of the century, but it preserved many of the frontier’s moments in time.