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WikiProject American Old West
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This WikiProject covers the historical period of the American Old West (c. 1835-1900) and western-related topics.
Shortcut WP:OLDWEST, WP:WILDWEST, WP:AOW
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Welcome to WikiProject American Old West. This project covers any and all articles related to the historical American Old West. If you would like to help out with the project, please add your name to the participants section below. Also, if you have any suggestions, please make them clear on this WikiProject's talk page.

Goals[edit]

Scope[edit]

This WikiProject will cover the creation and editing of articles related to the historical American Old West. These include, but are not limited to, the following:

The cutoff date for articles included within this WikiProject's scope is 1900. Any article about a subject that was notable after 1900 should not be included in this project's scope.


Guidelines[edit]

  • Articles within the scope of WikiProject American Old West should include information about the subject's relation to the American Old West.

Open tasks[edit]

edit·history·watch·refresh Stock post message.svg To-do list for Wikipedia:WikiProject American Old West:

Here are some tasks awaiting attention:

Participants[edit]

Please feel free to add yourself here, and to indicate any areas of particular interest.

Active participants[edit]

  1. The Utahraptor Talk 29 June 2010 Utah
  2. Chris (クリス • フィッチュ) (talk) 29 June 2010 Colorado
  3. Wilhelmina Will (talk) - I'll start off with seeing that pages which belong in this wikiproject are labeled as part of it, and then take things from there.
  4. CosmicPenguin (talk · contribs) Wyoming, Colorado, Indian Wars, Emigrant Trails, Mining, Railroads, Ghost Towns 02:36, 20 July 2010 (UTC)
  5. OldWestHistorian (talk) 16:14, 20 July 2010 (UTC) No preference, I've got experience in all areas of this field, as my username suggests.
  6. Montanabw(talk) horses, cowboys, ranches, native people (and why a lot of folks prefer being called "Indian"), cows, rodeos, Western US generally. Fourth generation Montanan, among other things, have an old history degree with emphasis in western history and women's history. Strongest on Northern Rockies and Great Plains, but up to speed elsewhere.
  7. intothatdarkness (talk)- General Frontier history, Frontier Army (both before and after ACW), Frontier law enforcement, cattle towns, Montana (6th generation Montanan), Wyoming, Idaho, Kansas, etc.
  8. Jojhutton (talk) 17:13, 5 August 2010 (UTC)
  9. Rosiestep (talk) 02:30, 3 September 2010 (UTC) - California; Ghost towns
  10. Hutcher (talk · contribs), my father is from the Black Hills of South Dakota so I'd like to tune related articles up, 16:46, 21 February 2011 (UTC)
  11. btphelps (talk) (contribs) Events and individuals related to Cochise County in the Old West
  12. Lithistman (talk · contribs) (I am interested in working on Kansas-related articles, particularly in the area of Dodge City and its part in the Old West.) LHM
  13. Coreyg3 (talk · contribs) (I am in a group project working on cleaning up, editing and contributing to general information on the American Old West!) User:Coreyg3User_talk:Coreyg3
  14. Melpars (talk · contribs) (I am a student at the University of Washington hoping to research and participate in the American Old West WikiProject as a new Wikipedia participant) User:MelparsUser_talk:Melpars
  15. mwtmtmtl (talk · contribs) (I am interested in the idioms and word origins of the Old West. I am particularly interested in cow town, and cattle trail history) User:mwtmtmtlUser_talk:mwtmtmtl
  16. Rosalina523 (talk · contribs)
  17. Richlevine00 (talk · contribs) (I am interested in the Plains Wars, Native American and Lakota history)Richlevine00 (talk) 00:54, 10 October 2012 (UTC)

Articles[edit]

Featured content[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Frederick Russell Burnham -- Born on a Sioux Indian reservation in Minnesota in 1861, he moved to the American Southwest and learned scouting from some of the last of the old cowboys and frontiersmen. After the American frontier closed, Burnham moved to Africa, became Chief of Scouts and a major in British Army, taught scouting to Robert Baden-Powell (founder of the Scouting movement), and was decorated for his heroism by King Edward VII without ever giving up his U.S. citizenship.

-- Please, post comments on his FAC!

New articles[edit]

Please feel free to list your new American Old West-related articles here (newer articles at the top, please). Any new articles that have an interesting or unusual fact in them, are at least over 1,500 characters, don't have any dispute templates on them, and cite their sources, should be suggested for the Did you know? box on the Wikipedia Main Page.

  • George E. Goodfellow, Tombstone, Arizona physician. Was recognized as America's leading authority on gunshot wounds and is regarded as the first civilian trauma surgeon. — btphelps (talk) (contribs) 19:23, 15 March 2013 (UTC)

Review and assessment[edit]

Assessment at WikiProject American Old West is conducted on two separate levels. First the article is assessed for its "class." Stub, start, B, C, GA, or FA? Class helps keep track of where we are and where we should go. The second criterion an article is assessed on is its importance to the project. A table below helps explain. First, the article subject's historical value is assessed. Mid-level importance articles have some significance, but not as much as top level articles. Top level importance articles are articles that are important to include in an encyclopedia. The lowest assessment is for little-known, interesting pieces of trivia relating to the American Old West.

Assessment instructions[edit]

An article's assessment is generated from the class parameter in the {{WikiProject American Old West}} project banner on its talk page (see the project banner instructions for more details on the exact syntax):

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The following values may be used:

should only be used for articles that are currently listed as featured articles
should only be used for articles that are currently listed as good articles

Non-article pages can be rated, though for the list and category class it's better to use our templates because it adds them to the appropriate category in Category:WikiProject American Old West articles, which helps immensely with overall organization.

The following values may be used:

should be used on disambiguation pages related to WikiProject American Old West
should be used on image pages related to or in articles related to WikiProject American Old West
should be used on redirect pages related to articles in WikiProject American Old West
should be used on WikiProject American Old West template pages, such as an infobox or navigation box.

Articles for which a valid class is not provided are listed in Category:Unassessed American Old West articles. The class should be assigned according to the quality scale below.

Quality scale[edit]

WikiProject article quality grading scheme

Importance assessment[edit]

An article's assessment is generated from the importance parameter in the {{WikiProject American Old West}} project banner on its talk page (see the project banner instructions for more details on the exact syntax):

{{WikiProject American Old West|class=???|importance=??? }}

The following values may be used:

should only be used for top-importance articles.
should only be used for high-importance articles.
should only be used for mid-importance articles.
should only be used for low-importance articles.
  • NA (for use on non-articles).

Importance scale[edit]

Articles for which a valid importance is not provided are listed in Category:Unknown-importance American Old West articles. The importance should be assigned according to the importance scale below.

Top Subject is a must-have for a print encyclopaedia Famous historical figure or event from the American Old West.
High Subject contributes a depth of knowledge Well-known historical figure or event from the American Old West.
Mid Subject fills in more minor details Significant historical figure or event from the American Old West.
Low Subject is mainly of specialist interest Not well-known; an interesting piece of trivia relating to the American Old West.
NA Non-Article Project pages

Featured articles[edit]

Good articles[edit]

Requested articles[edit]

See: Requested articles

Article assessment and re-assessment[edit]

See: Assessment

Article alerts[edit]

Good article nominees
Requested moves

Peer review[edit]

Peer review

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