The theme of the American Western Skulls Collection focuses on the popular characters chronicled in the history of the Wild West. However, the series doesn’t romanticize the various criminals, lawmen, and inhabitants of the Old West like popular culture and feature films have done for more than a century. Instead, the collection focuses on the macabre side of the Old West. If one theme was common as Americans pushed westward, it was death. Each one of the characters captured in the designs of this series is found in skeletal form with their skull bearing the design elements of cowboys, sheriffs, Native Americans, and US infantry.