Western History & Genealogy Blog

Julius Shulman | 1910-2009
Julius Shulman, the photographer responsible for iconic images of modernism in California, the West, and the world, died Wednesday at the age of 98.
New Books in Western History: Weeks in Review (7.14.09)
After a break of several weeks, a review of notices of new books of interest to students of the West. And, so, we consider a rapturous and pivotal celebration of Los Angeles reprinted; life on the streets of Portland and San Francisco; a white childhood in black Seattle; and the end(?) of California history ....
New Books in Western History: Week in Reviews (6.9.09)
The last week's newspaper book sections offered a number of new titles related to the American West, including a memoir of disaster, a microcosm of methamphetamine in an Iowa town, and a memoir of horses, their complex master, and contemporary reservation life.
What to Read? What to Read Next?
IndieBound is a website maintained by independent booksellers with frequently updated recommendations for readers with interests in fiction, children's books, and non-fiction works. IndieBound's monthly Next List often features new titles with a Western outlook, and June's Next List is no exception.
New Books in Western History: Week in Reviews (5.26.09)
Last week's newspaper book sections offered a number of new titles related to the American West, including a biography of one of the region's premier explorers, a study of the region's most notorious prison, and two books on baseball, life, and loss. 
Come On In: The Water's Fine!
Water everywhere. Water nowhere. Water in dispute. What is more Western than water and the conflict it causes? 
Regional News, Culture, and Opinion with NewWest
If you haven't discovered NewWest, you've missed a fine example of online publishing and an exceptional resource for the contemporary Rocky Mountain West.
Special Advance Screening of "We Shall Remain"
Join Rocky Mountain PBS and the Denver Public Library on Monday, May 4, for a free advance screening of episode five of "We Shall Remain."
"We Shall Remain" Debuts on PBS
April and May see the debut of "We Shall Remain," a five-episode presentation of PBS's celebrated American Experience series, which surveys American Indian histories from contact to the 1970s.