Karl May Photogallery
Karl May Congress, Fall 2011
Wall Street Journal Front Page Article, March 11, 2001
The incredible account of Karl May, and his vivid stories of the American Southwest, astonish most people when they learn of them. A native German, he penned adventures about two fictional characters, "Old Shatterhand" and his Native American blood-brother "Winnetou," which fascinated contemporary readers of the time, and have created a modern-day following nothing short of a phenomenon.
In addition, his descriptions of the Llano Estacado, where his stories were set, often have an eerily accurate alignment with reality. This is despite the fact that Karl May never travelled to the American Southwest.