Podcasts

Pearl Hart

July 7, 2020

She got lost after robbing a stage and was arrested, while in prison she became one of the most famous women in Arizona. A petite lady or a dangerous outlaw?

Showdown at Pine Ridge

June 30, 2020

Four hundred Brul'es Indians on war ponies demanded food at the Pine Ridge Reservation. With a force of a few troops and 100 Oglala Sioux Police, agent McGillicuddy stood with his watch in hand and gave the war party five minutes to leave.

Massacre Rocks

June 23, 2020

Horror week along the Oregon Trail in August 1862. A narrow passage between the Snake River and lava hills provided a good place for Indian attacks on wagon trains, though most pioneers died from disease or accidents.

The Cowboys

June 16, 2020

The biggest outlaw gang, they robbed, stole thousands of cattle and killed at least thirty five men. Wyatt Earp and his six-shooter ended the career of some of those outlaws.

Women of the West

June 9, 2020

Sacajawea helped Lewis and Clark, Elizabeth Custer was with her husband at Fort Abraham Lincoln, Natawista played an important role at Fort Union and Medora helped her husband run his businesses.

Billy the Kid: Last Interview

June 2, 2020

140 years after Billy's death, an interview published in the Las Vegas Gazette was discovered. He was in a Santa Fe Jail at the time and appeared cheerful, possibly because he was digging a tunnel to escape.

The Battle of Sugar Point

May 26, 2020

Thirty five Chippewa Indians held off several hundred troopers in the last conflict between Indians and white settlers in North America.

Rain-in-the-Face

May 19, 2020

He fought in the Battle of the Little Big Horn and was accused of killing Custer, which he both denied and claimed. He bravely fought for his people and country, converted to Christianity but never lost his hatred for the whites.

Phillip Nolan - Horse Trader

May 12, 2020

In the 1790's there were thousands of wild horses in the Southwest. Nolan traded with Indians and drove herds to Eastern buyers. His final expedition ended with a bullet in his head from Spanish soldiers.

Death at Fort Walla Walla

May 5, 2020

When gambler A.J. Hunt shot Private Emit Miller, he faced the wrath of the entire 4th U.S. Cavalry. Under cover of darkness the troopers stormed the jail and escorted Hunt outside where his life came to a deadly end.