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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.
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Welcome to WikiProject American Old West, a place on Wikipedia where for the most part you can put up your boots and edit without a lot of bickering and backbiting. There's lots of articles waiting to be started! This project covers any and all articles related to the historical American Old West from about 1835 to 1900. If you would like to help out with the project, please add your name to the list of participants below. If you have comments or suggestions, consider adding it to talk page.

Summary[edit]

The goal of this wikiproject is to help expand and improve the coverage the history of the American Old West on Wikipedia. These include the following:

... and many other requested articles.

The cutoff date for articles included within this WikiProject's scope is from about 1835 to 1900. If your article is about a subject that was notable after 1900, please consider adding it to Wikiproject United States.



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 add your name and a short description of your interest below to the end of the list.

Active participants[edit]

  1. DarthWyyrlok (talk · contribs)
  2. The Utahraptor (talk · contribs) 29 June 2010 Utah
  3. Kintetsubuffalo (talk · contribs) 29 June 2010 Colorado
  4. Wilhelmina Will (talk · contribs) - 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.
  5. CosmicPenguin (talk · contribs) contribs Wyoming, Colorado, Indian Wars, Emigrant Trails, Mining, Railroads, Ghost Towns 02:36, 20 July 2010 (UTC)
  6. Montanabw (talk · contribs) 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 · contribs) - 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 · contribs) 17:13, 5 August 2010 (UTC)
  9. Rosiestep (talk · contribs) 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. Coreyg3 (talk · contribs) (I am in a group project working on cleaning up, editing and contributing to general information on the American Old West!)
  13. 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)
  14. 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)
  15. Rosalina523 (talk · contribs)
  16. Richlevine00 (talk · contribs) (I am interested in the Plains Wars, Native American and Lakota history) 00:54, 10 October 2012 (UTC)
  17. KingJeff1970 (talk · contribs) 18:47, 2 August 2014 (UTC) I'm a trained historian of the West (and, yes, I do tricks, for the right treats) and I've been working in public history for 20 years in MT, AZ, and CO. I'm particularly interested in the historiography and bibliography of the American West, and regional history.
  18. DENAMAX (talk · contribs)
  19. Bruin2 (talk · contribs) Particularly interested in Oklahoma history, including Oklahoma Territory and Indian Territory, which were forerunners of the present state of Oklahoma.
  20. OSMOND PHILLIPS (talk · contribs) (I am interested in the good guys and the bad guys of the Old West)
  21. Jack DeMattos (talk · contribs) Experienced professional writer of the Wild West, specifically interested in Gunfighters and Lawmen
  22. Failosopher (talk · contribs) (History of Ghost towns and gunslingers!)
  23. Mike Searson (talk · contribs) Professional author of the Old West, people and firearms
  24. PJsg1011 (talk · contribs) Armchair historian and curious explorer of historical places; interested mostly in clean-up and style edits of any articles needing them.
  25. Drown Soda (talk · contribs) Interested in Old West culture in general, outlaw biographies--specifically in Oregon and Montana
  26. BrushyBill (talk · contribs) –Interested in all things history.
  27. MostlyTexasArticles (talk · contribs) - like the name says. Also graveyards.

Less active participants[edit]

  1. OldWestHistorian (talk · contribs) 16:14, 20 July 2010 (UTC) Retired since May 2011
  2. 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.) Inactive since November 2014
  3. dnforney (talk · contribs) 03:55, 21 August 2014 (UTC) I am interested in cattle ranching, gold mining, and Colorado history in particular, but also enjoy the overall history of the western United States in the 1870-1900 time period. Inactive since October 2014

Articles[edit]

Featured content[edit]

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Candidates[edit]

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Newly created 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.

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Articles needing attention[edit]

See Category: American Old West articles needing attention here.

Proposed new articles[edit]

See: Requested articles

Peer review requested[edit]

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Article assessment and re-assessment[edit]

See: Assessment

Article alerts[edit]

Good article nominees

Good articles[edit]

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Article templates[edit]

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Userpage templates[edit]

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Barnstar template[edit]

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The American Old West Barnstar

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Project invite[edit]

  • {{subst:American Old West WP invite}}

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Sisterlinks[edit]

Southwest

Great Plains

Rocky Mountains

West Coast

List of U.S. State-level WikiProjects and their sub-projects

Related WikiProjects[edit]

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):

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

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