Here's a sampling of High Plains titles on Wyoming and the West: history, outlaws and lawmen, women, poetry, memoirs, and other perspectives of the West. For more information click on the image of the book.
Follow the Boys of Company K to Wyoming during the Civil War.
The inside story of the life of Butch Cassidy.
Poems that will change the way the world looks at women in ranching.
A side of the military you never read about—the official U.S. Army Laundresses.
Did Tom Horn commit the murder of 14-year-old Willie Nickell for which he was hanged?
The story of the horse that became the symbol of Wyoming
A risky living from Indians and explorers.
A road trip for a cause...on a donkey.
Devils Tower National Monument, the first site designated a national monument
in 1906 has drawn to it fascinating people and spawned stories of mythic proportion.
This is the only comprehensive history of the awesome rock tower and the
people who have been drawn to it. Sitting Bull, Custer, photographer/artist
team Jackson and Moran, climbers, adventures, eccentrics—they’re
Chapters include Indian accounts of the landmark’s origin, geology,
historic exploration, classic climbs, and media events.
“As we experience and contemplate Devils Tower—still,
even in the modern age, ‘an unfailing object of wonder’—each
of us must create for it our own private meaning. By bringing together in
these pages the stories of the native peoples and newcomers alike, Mary Alice
Gunderson has provided a richness of historical depth and cultural diversity
that helps us shape our perception of the grandeur of the place, situating
personal experience in the perspective of those who came here before us.
In that sense too, Devils Tower is a powerful link, not only between earth
and sky, but between present and past."
J. Demallie, Professor of Anthropology, Indiana University
Mary Alice Gunderson published more than one hundred poems, stories, articles, and essays in a wide range of publications, including South Dakota Review, InterMountain Woman, Point Riders Press Anthology of Great Plains Poetry, Poets West: Contemporary Poems from Eleven Western States, and the Houghton Mifflin anthologies Woven on the Wind and Leaning into the Wind. She edited anthologies for Casper College Literary Weekends, Wyoming Arts Council, Wyoming Council for the Humanities, and is also editor of LandMarked: Collected Stories of Peggy Simson Curry.
She was the recipient of both the Wyoming Art's Council's Individual Artist Grant and a WAC Literature Fellowship, a Ucross Foundation Fellowship, and a writing and research grant from the Wyoming Council on the Humanities. Her writing and photographs have received commendations from the Wyoming State Historical Society and National Federation of Press Women.
She taught elementary school, conducted Writing in the Schools residencies, and most recently, taught Developmental English and Creative Writing at Casper College.
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