American West

The Yuma War

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Part of The American Indian Wars, The Yuma War was fought between The US Government and The Yuman Native Americans – from 1850 to 1853. The War spanned from Souther …

Tom ''Bell'' Hodges

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The Outlaw Tom Hodges (later as aka ''Bell'') is credited as being the first American Outlaw to orchestrate and successfully carry out – a Stagecoach Robbery. Tom w …

William ''Billy'' Breckenridge

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Although the name may mean nothing today, William ''Billy'' Breckenridge was not only a witness to but participated in ''making it. Breakenridge was born in Wisconsin in …

''The Authentic Life of Billy The Kid''

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An American Western ''Penny Dreadful'' (or ''Dime Novel''), ''The Authentic Life of Billy The Kid'' (aka William Bonney) was written by the Man who killed him, Sheriff Pa …

Buffalo Pound

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More closely associated with The Northern Plains Tribes (Native American) of The United States – a ''Buffalo Pound'' was a hand-made containment location – us …

''Little Big Man''

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Also known as Wichasa Thanjkala, ''Little Big Man'' was an Ogala Sioux Warrior and ''Enemy'' to Warchief Crazy Horse. The source of their rivalry is not clear, but it may …

Red Cloud's War

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''Red Cloud's War'' was a period of conflict which was part of The Native American Wars, and was the beginning of The ''Great Plains War''. It was fought from 1866 to 186 …

William Brooks

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Brooks (whose fame as a Buffalo Hunter earned Him the name ''Buffalo Bill'' Brooks – in related honor to William ''Buffalo Bill'' Cody), was also one of ''those few …

''Rain-in-The-Face''

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A Lakota Sioux Warchief, ''Ite Omagazu'' (or ''Rain-in-The-Face'') was one of the instrumental component Forces of Warriors used by Chief Sitting Bull, against US Army Lt …

US Colt Model 1878 .45 Caliber ''Belly Gun''

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Although better known in later decades as a ''Snub Nosed'' Revolver, The ''Belly Gun'' was a Class of Revolver that developed in the 1870s in The US. These weapons were n …