Craig Johnson

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Fictional sheriff’s fans pack Buffalo for Longmire Days


BUFFALO, Wyo.—The no-nonsense team captain and accomplished actor raised a pertinent question before the coin flip to determine the home team for this year’s Longmire Days celebrity softball game. A Martinez, the actor who plays Jacob Nighthorse in the Netflix series “Longmire” (and who spells his name like that—“A Martinez”), is proud of his Native American heritage and wondered why it wasn’t obvious that his team in the “Cowboys vs. Indians” contest would be the home team. After all, Indians were here first. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Adrian Jawort: Recollections of Joe Medicine Crow


Some 14 years ago I sat in the back of a van along with a group of Little Big Horn College students on their way to pick up Joe Medicine Crow before going across the border to Ucross, Wyo., home of the Ucross Foundation Art Gallery and temporary display area of the Barstow Collection of ledger art. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Book reviews: History, suspense, memoir and more

“Spirit of Steamboat” and “Wait for Signs,” both by Craig Johnson. Viking. Shoppers for last-minute Christmas presents could do worse than to pick up one, or both, of these two quick reads by the creator of Wyoming Sheriff Walt Longmire, now the title character in a TV drama. (more…) Continue Reading →

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