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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!

  • Let's Get SMALL:  WWHA Mini-Roundups

    WWHA Mini-Roundups are big, BIG events!  If you missed the regional gatherings in Idaho, Georgia and New Mexico, don't despair.  More mini-Roundups are on the way for 2018!

  • Free WWHA Journal Article:  The Wild Bunch...

    From the September 2017 JournalThe Wild Bunch on the High Seas by Mark Mszanski.  "Includes  ground-breaking research."  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!

  • Book Review:  Graham Barnett: A Dangerous Man

    Some said he was an outlaw.  Some said he was a lawman.  But they all agreed that Graham Barnett was a Dangerous Man.  Read Steven J. Wright's review of this fascinating biography of a gunslinging "problem solver" on our Book Reviews page.

  • 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.


NOTICE:The correct dates for the Springfield Roundup are July 18th - 21st, 2018.  Some paperwork shows the start date as Tuesday, July 17th.  The first event will actually be the opening reception on Wednesday evening.

Wild Bill Hickok threatens the friend of Davis Tutt after defeating Tutt in a duel, July 21, 1865 in Springfield. Harper's New Monthly Magazine, February 1867
Wild West History Association 11th Annual Roundup Springfield, Missouri July 18-21, 2018 Host Hotel: Oasis Hotel and Convention Center 2546 North Glenstone Ave. (417) 866-5253; (888) 532-4338
J. B. Hickok, James-Younger Gang, Earp Brothers, Belle Starr, Davis Tutt, Blount Brothers, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Border Wars, Allen Parmer, Quantrill Field Trips, Panel Discussions, Cowboy Poetry & Storytelling, and More with special guests SONS OF THE PIONEERS!

See our Roundup News page for details and Registration.

  • The Mystery of Aurilla Earp, Late of Lamar Missouri:  A Search for Truth
  • Samuel Washington Finley:  Lawman in Arizona Territory
  • Edward Capehart O'Kelley:  The Man Who Killed the Man Who Killed Jesse James
  • A Little More on Texas Frank Whitfield:  Details from his Pension File
  • Prostitution in the Wild West:  A Primer
  • And much more!

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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.


See What You've Been Missing


We have years of WWHA Journal tables of content listings that are available for viewing and downloading on our Journal Indexes page.  They're perfect for organizing your own Journal collection and for finding your favorite articles published by the Wild West History Association.


See the winners of the best of the West for 2016 as announced at the 2017 Fort Worth WWHA Roundup.  Best Book, Best Articles, President's Silver Star and Lifetime Achievement -- they're all here!

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