Western Life

Guns that won the West

It is a fact that the taming of the Wild West was done with the use of guns. This was the time period when the West was young, wild and restless. But the questions we have are - what was so great about the weapons of the Wild West? Was it the quantity in which… Continue reading Guns that won the West

Western Life

The Greatest Surviving Legends of the Old West

In spite of all the major changes which took place in Western America during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, stories about outlaws seem to be the ones that we remember the most. The actions of these bandits have been the inspiration for many books and films, along with the relationships they had with… Continue reading The Greatest Surviving Legends of the Old West

Locations, Western Life

New Mexico – The Wild West Era

Located in the southwestern region of the United States, New Mexico became the 47th State of the Union on January 6, 1912. After the American-Mexico War, Texas ceded much of the land they had previously laid claim to and congress acknowledged New Mexico as part of America in September 1850. The History of the Cowboy… Continue reading New Mexico – The Wild West Era

Western Fiction

Weird West – A Creative Combination of Genres

A relatively new sub-genre, weird west combines elements of a western with those of another genre, usually horror, fantasy or sci-fi. It is even more distinct than other combination genres because authors are usually able to incorporate both sets of elements, without having to deviate from either. The western is a very distinct genre, as… Continue reading Weird West – A Creative Combination of Genres

Western Life

Lozen

Lozen was a skilled warrior and prophet of the Chiricahua Apache (also known as the Warm Springs Apache) tribe in the 19th century. Born in 1840 and the sister of Victorio, also a prominent warrior, she became a legend herself. Background A potent warrior, Lozen was not just a stalwart on the battlefield, her expertise… Continue reading Lozen