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By the early 1990s, the traditional male, shoot-'em-up western was riding into the sunset, heavily wounded. -- John Mart, Booklist, 1999
Westerns are evolving, but the appeal remains the same: freedom in a world of unspoiled nature. The hero is self-reliant, and the conflicts of right and wrong are resolved.
Spur Awards by the Western Writers of America.
Wrangler Awards </b> by the National Cowboy Hall of Fame
- Max Brand,
- W.R. Burnett
- Zane Grey
- Bill Gulick
- A.B. Guthrie
- Bret Harte
- Dorothy M. Johnson
- Louis L'Amour
- Clarence E. Mulford
- Jack Schaefer
- Owen Wister
Some Award Winning Books
1960 The Buffalo Soldiers, by John Prebble
1969 Down the Long Hills, by Louis L'Amour