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Cowboys & Indians August / September 2019

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A Bite And A Cocktail In addition to the mezcal concoctions from this month’s Western Gourmet (page 132), you’ll find endless recipes for bites and beverages on the Food & Drink tab at cowboysindians.com. Show up ready to scroll, but make sure you aren’t too hungry or thirsty. More Wes Studi Surprise, surprise: Our cover man said a lot more worth reading that we didn’t fit into the issue. And he gave us the dish on a new audiobook he has narrated. Find out more about his favorite film roles and westerns by searching his name at cowboysindians.com. The Best Of The West In Your Email Sign up at cowboysindians.com/newsletter to receive a great selection of C&I stories and exclusives in your inbox every Wednesday. The Looks Of C&I Visit our website every week to see the…

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Dana Joseph, C&I editorial director Creating art requires the brave mining and externalizing of the self. How you manage to get to the outside what’s on the inside is part of the mystery of inspiration. It’s equally about hard work: showing up at the easel, at the sketchpad, at the sewing machine, at the mic, at the guitar. Whatever talent you’ve been gifted with, whatever it is you love doing, you’ve got to put the hours in. The value in pursuing art is that it gives you the permission and the means to be and share yourself — and ultimately to pass that essential power to others. Melissa Hemken, writer, “Creative Indigenous Collective” (page 86) Each of the Creative Indigenous Collective artists creates to speak. Art isn’t just for appreciation. It is their…

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art in times of calamity

ART CAN BE A BALM TO THE SOUL. THIS isn’t something I can prove empirically, though there must be studies showing that engaging with art does the mind and body good. But I can share a personal anecdote. A few years ago I found myself in a perfect storm: Our executive editor had announced her departure, we hadn’t found her replacement yet, we were on deadline for our special August/September Western and Native art issue, and my then-84-year-old mother had a massive heart attack. I was doing double duty at the magazine when I got the call. Her cardiologist seemed to blanch when he showed me the nearly complete blockage she’d miraculously survived. This would be a quadruple bypass, and we couldn’t have the surgeon who’d been recommended. “I’m not going…

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Living for Deadwood It’s always a good day when I receive my favorite magazine in the mail. The day the latest showed up with the large-print “DEADWOOD” across the picture of my two favorite characters of the HBO show, I knew it was going to be a great day. The show is one of the very best dramas ever made, and I watch my DVDs regularly. The language never bothered me, as it was the language of the time in lawless Deadwood. The entire production was so well done, and David Milch’s writing was nothing short of genius. Thanks for bringing the good news of the movie to my mailbox. Keep up the great work on a very fine magazine. — Catherine Palmer, Fair Haven, Michigan If You Like LeDoux Thanks for the excellent…

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open range

ZIP IT GOOD Tecovas is tackling real-life boot quandaries in zippy fashion. Earlier this year, the direct-to-consumer brand announced two versions of a zip-up boot for men: The Dean ($235) comes in soft Bourbon Calf leather, The Roy ($235) in waterproof Honey Suede. The inward-facing zippers are barely noticeable; the shafts are designed to make pants and jeans fit more comfortably. And these should please cowboys who have trouble putting on and taking off boots. Tecovas founder Paul Hedrick even found a fan of the zip-ups in country star Randy Travis, whose mobility issues prevent him from wearing traditional models. Now he can dress to the hilt in the kinds of boots he has worn all his life. tecovas.com BLACK HILLS BISON Artist Dana Voorhees finds inspiration for her jewelry designs in her…

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western storefront

Barbara Meikle Fine Art Many painters dream of having their works displayed in a prestigious art gallery, but Barbara Meikle went one step further and opened her own. After earning a bachelor’s degree in painting and printmaking at the University of Denver and studying at Cambridge University in England, the artist and New Mexico native founded Barbara Meikle Fine Art in Santa Fe in 2006. “I’ve always been a painter, but I wasn’t ready to commit to the studio life, so I started working in galleries in New York, Chicago, Denver, and Santa Fe, and I realized that was the way to go,” she says. “If you wanted to be an artist and also make a living, you should sell your own work. It’s not for every artist, but I love it,…