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.
Call for Nominations!
It's time to name names to see who'll become this year's best of the West. Nominations are open for the 2017 WWHA Awards Program, honoring those who have made significant contributions to the history of the Wild West. Learn how you can nominate your favorites here (PDF). Nominations are due by February 28, 2017.
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.
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 September WWHA Journal
Quarterly editions of the Journal are included with membership.
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See the winners of the annual WWHA Awards as presented at this year's Roundup on our 2016 Oklahoma City Roundup Page!