A True West Rag
Posted on 27 November 2009
I have a soft spot for True West Magazine.
It was one of my grandpa Odie's favorites.Â I remember him kicking back in his avocado-green recliner reading one of three things:
- AQHA - American Quarter Horse Association MagazineÂ (He could quote you the entire pedigree of Easy Jet backwards and forwards)
- Louis L'Amour novels
- and True West Magazine
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True West Magazine
fascinated me because it featured real stories from real people about the real west.Â Nothing glossy about it, just down to earth daring tales of Indian raids, outlaws, the US Cavalry, and early western settlements.Â Â Â I can recall one amazing account ofÂ two boys captured by the Comanche Indians.Â They were kidnapped and assimilated with "wild injuns" for several years before they returned to "civilization".Â Â As a young kid, I found that absolutely fascinating.
Last week I got an email from True West Magazine
.Â They wanted to let us know Double D Ranchâ„¢ was featured in an editorial about Native American inspired fashion.
Now, isn't that a nice circle of life!
"Indian Inspired Fashion" by G. Daniel DeWeese
is a little essay on Native American garb highlighting a particular dressing of Chief Sitting Bull.Â DeWeese then shifts to describe how these early native trappings influence contemporaryÂ designers today. Â Double D Ranchâ„¢ is generously included with our Peace Blanket Jacket
linking the native trade blanket to our present fall collection.
You can read DeWeese's article online or pick up your own copy of True West at your news stand.Â Â Better yet, how about an early Christmas present for your 'wild, inner-cowboy' and get a years subscription guaranteed to amuse and amaze!