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  • 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!

  • Facing the Truth About Facial Recognition

    Finding an unpublished photo of a famous Wild Westerner is exciting, especially when authenticated by facial recognition technology.  But such tech isn't provenance.  WWHA Lifetime Achievement Award winner John Boessenecker faces "The Truth About Facial Recognition Technology" in an online article from the April 2017 Wild West Magazine.

  • Free WWHA Journal Article:  BtK Death Scene

    From the September Journal: Billy the Kid Death Scene:  Reviewing Ballistic Evidence by James A. Bailey and Margaret B. Bailey.  A fascinating study available on our Journal & Resource page.

  • 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!

  • DeMattos & Parsons earn "Best Book"

    The WWHA congratulates members Jack DeMattos and Chuck Parsons .  Their book, The Notorious Luke Short: Sporting Man of the Wild West, won the Co-Founders "Best Book" Award at the Westerners International Conference held in September.

  • 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.

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.

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 June WWHA Journal

Quarterly editions of the Journal are included with membership.


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See What You've Been Missing


Years of Journal content listings are available for viewing and download on our Journal Indexes page.  Perfect for organizing your own Journal collection and for finding your favorite articles published by the Wild West History Association.

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