The Modern West: News, Arts, and Culture

A rich collection of news and cultural stories from the Mountain West with features, interviews, oral history, readings, and more

Agreeing To Disagree Over Public Land Transfers, A Solution Takes Shape

A moose wanders across Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge. Last year, lawmakers proposed a bill to allow states to take over management of such lands.
CREDIT TOM KOERNER, USFWS MOUNTAIN-PLAINS
By Melodie Edwards

Editor’s note: This story originally aired on Dec 8, 2017
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The Center Of The West Traveling Exhibit Opens Its Doors For The Last Time

Go West! Art of the American Frontier from the Buffalo Bill Center of the West October 22nd, 2016 – February 20th, 2017 Palm Springs Art Museum, Clayes III Wing
CREDIT DAVID BLANK

For the past three years, the Whitney Western Art Museum of the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody lent over eighty works of art from their main collection for a traveling exhibition: Go West! Art of the American Frontier.

By Kamila Kudelska

Editor’s note: This story originally aired on Nov 28, 2017
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“They Don’t Trust Us And We Don’t Trust Them”: Discrimination Of Native Americans

Even after generations of conflict, the Northern Arapaho and Eastern Shoshone are using new legislation to create a unified court system.
CREDIT DARRAH PEREZ
By Melodie Edwards

Editor’s note: This story originally aired on Nov 17, 2017
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