W. Hudson Kensel Western American Historian
Buffalo Bill on the porch of Pahaska Tepee, 1904. Author & Researcher

Dr. W. Hudson Kensel is an experienced western American historian who relishes researching stories related to the old west. Dr. Kensel became fascinated with western history during his childhood at Pahaska Tepee, Buffalo Bill's old hunting lodge, and in Cody, Wyoming.


Dr. Kensel is a published author including his book, Pahaska Tepee, Buffalo Bill's Old Hunting Lodge and Hotel, A History, 1901-1946, which was published by the Buffalo Bill Historical Center. He has recently completed a book, Dude Ranching in Yellowstone Country, Larry Larom and the Valley ranch 1915-1969, that will be released Fall 2010 by The Arthur H. Clark Company, an imprint of the University of Oklahoma Press. Dr. Kensel is professor emeritus from California State University, Fresno, where he spent 37 years sharing his interest and passion in history.