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Wild West History Association
Dedicated to the history and lore of the American West
Our Focus & Goals

The Wild West History Association is dedicated to providing publications and forums for the enlightenment and enjoyment of its members, facilitating and encouraging research, study, writing, presentation, and preservation of the history and lore of the people, events, and places that made the American West "wild" in the last half of the nineteenth century.... the lawmen, outlaws, gunfighters, rustlers, vigilantes, feuds, shady ladies, saloons, cowtowns, and mining camps.... along with recognizing and honoring those individuals and institutions that make significant contributions to the knowledge and preservation of Wild West history and lore.

  • The August WWHA Journal

    We were between editors for the Journal and did not have time to get the August issue to the printer.  Instead, we decided to put it on-line for everyone to download.  Get your copy of the Journal here!

  • Author!  Author!

    We want to make you the next published author in the WWHA JOURNAL.  No pedigree?  No problem!  What counts is your story and how well you write it.  See our Membership page for requirements on how to Submit Your Articles and send us your writings!

  • 20,000 Pages of OK History Found

    The Oklahoma Historical Society has received 20,000 pages of recently discovered Oklahoma newspapers from the Kansas Historical Society, where the papers were found.  WWHA member Mike Tower reports on this significant addition to Wild West history here.

  • Curl Up With the West

    When you're longing to learn, nothing beats our new Books & Reviews page.  Discover the best in biographies, events, places and everything else the West has to offer, many written by and each reviewed by fellow WWHA members!

  • WWHA Journal Back Issues

    Misplace a copy of your Journal?  Want extra copies for friends?  Need a Journal from before you joined the WWHA?  We have several back issues available!  See our Back Issues page for details.

  • FOX Legends & Lies

    Legends & Lies, the new Sunday night series on the Fox News Channel, features many of our members as noted guests in the various episodes of old west history. Check your local listings.

Journal Articles for All!

The Wild West History Association Journal Page

We are proud to announce the addition of select WWHA Journal articles to our web site.  New members can read works that appeared prior to joining, whereas non-members will find ample incentive to become part of the WWHA.  Jump over to our Journal & Resource section now.


The August WWHA Journal

Bi-monthy editions of the Journal are included with membership.


Join our organization and enjoy the many benefits of Wild West research.

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111 The August WWHA Journal is On-line Only 111

As was announced at the Amarillo Roundup, we are in the process of changing editors.  We had hoped that the exiting editor could publish a hard copy August Journal before leaving and that we would have a double October-December issue to give us time to get a new editor in place.  That all changed, though, and we were left without an editor for the August issue!  So, instead of having no Journal, we chose to put the August WWHA Journal online for everyone to download and enjoyWe are pleased to announce the appointment of a new Journal editor!  Get acquianted on our Journal page.

k 2016 Oklahoma Roundup

Remember, the 2016 Oklahoma City Roundup will be held at the Marriott Renaissance Hotel, July 6-9.  Details concerning the schedule, hotel reservations, speakers, tours, etc. will start coming with the October Saddlebag newsletter.  Notice:  The deadline for submitting a proposal for a speech or panel has been extended to December 1st due to the interruption of our normal mailing schedule.  While the primary topics will concern Oklahoma and/or Indian Territory, topics of all areas concerning the Wild West will be given consideration.  Those submitting the proposals will be notified no later than early January regarding acceptance.

Proposals should be sent to Roundup Chair Roy B. Young,

For additional information or clarification, contact Roy.

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