The Wild West Extravaganza

The Wild West Extravaganza


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The REAL Lonesome Dove
May 08, 2024

Lonesome Dove, the 11th novel of famed author Larry McMurtry, was published in 1985. Four years later, the characters Augustus McCrae and Woodrow F. Call were immortalized on screen by actors Robert Duvall and Tommy Lee Jones. But did you know that much o

Legends of the Wild West | Outlaws, Gunfighters, & Lawmen
May 01, 2024

There is no new episode this week. Instead, I thought I'd share a compilation of previously released material. In this collection of true stories from the Old West, well discuss Comanche Jack Stilwell, his heroics during the Battle of Beecher Island, and

John Colter | The First Mountain Man
April 24, 2024

Considered by many to be the first Mountain Man, John Colter first came west with the Lewis and Clark Expedition. When they head back to civilization, Colter instead chooses to stay behind. Hed live with the Crow tribe and go on to be the first American

Lewis & Clark | The Journey's End (Part 6)
April 17, 2024

Today, well follow the Lewis and Clark Expedition as they return to civilization. Well also discuss the lives of a few key figures post-expedition. What ever happened to Sacagawea? What about her son, Pomp? How about George Drouillard? Finally, well ex

Lewis & Clark | The Blackfeet (Part 5)
April 10, 2024

In July of 1806, Captain Meriwether Lewis and three of his companions had a violent confrontation with the Blackfeet, resulting in at least one dead warrior. This encounter would lead to strained relations between the United States and the Blackfeet Confe

Lewis & Clark | York & Fort Clatsop (Part 4)
April 03, 2024

Despite being a slave, York enjoyed unprecedented freedom during the Lewis and Clark expedition. Unfortunately, this would not last, and once back in Missouri, York returned to a life of bondage. Unlike the other men of the Corps of Discovery, York was no

Lewis & Clark | The Shoshone (Part 3)
March 27, 2024

In the spring of 1805, the Lewis and Clark expedition departed from the Mandan and followed the Missouri River west into Montana. They would need to cross the Rocky Mountains before the snow began to fall, and to that, they would need to find the Shoshone

Lewis & Clark | Sacagawea & Daniel Boone (Part 2)
March 20, 2024

One aspect of the Lewis and Clark expedition thats often overlooked is that much of their success hinged largely on the good graces of the various Indigenous people on whose land they were crossing.

Lewis & Clark | The Corps of Discovery (Part 1)
March 13, 2024

In the Spring of 1803, the United States acquired the Territory of Louisiana, a largely uncharted tract of wilderness stretching from Canada all the way down to New Orleans, over 800,000 square miles

Introducing American Criminal
February 29, 2024

From Airship, the studio behind American Scandal, American History Tellers, and History Daily, comes a new true crime history podcast that takes you inside the minds of some of our most notorious felo

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