Robert M. Utley

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Robert M. Utley is a writer and historian of the American West who served as the chief historian of the National Park Service. Utley has written over a dozen books on the West, from Billy the Kid: A Short and Violent Life, released in 1989, to Lone Star Justice: The First Century of the Texas Rangers, released in 2002. In 2004 University of Oklahoma Press released his memoirs, titled Custer and Me: A Historian's Memoir.

Articles by this Contributor

June 1971

Twenty years after the Little Bighorn— what happened to a fighting people

December 1974

Caught between two cultures, a young Sioux sought to make himself a hero—by killing an army officer

April 1991

The legend of the most famous of all outlaws belongs to the whole world now. But to find the grinning teen-ager who gave rise to it, you must visit the New Mexico landscape where he lived his short life.

June/July 2002

There have never been many of them, and they haven’t always behaved well. But for more than a century now, they’ve been one of the most famous law-enforcement out fits in the world.

November/December 2004