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American West

Procopio

https://www.strongholdnation.co.uk/history/american-west/procopio   Perhaps one of The American State of California's most violent Outlaws, Procopio (as we was known), was a Cattle Thief and Murderer, active in the late 1880s. So v …

Dan Bogan

https://www.strongholdnation.co.uk/history/american-west/dan-bogan Considered by many to be one of The American West's most underrated Gunmen, Daniel Bogan was born in the State of Alabama in 1860. His Family moved to Texas (perhaps to a …

Bridgeport Rig

https://www.strongholdnation.co.uk/history/american-west/bridgeport-rig As we have seen prior, many types of Holsters and shooting techniques were employed by Outlaws, Gunfighters and Law Enforcement alike. A somewhat innovative device in 188 …

Chalkley Beeson

https://www.strongholdnation.co.uk/history/american-west/chalkley-beeson   Although His name is unknown to most, Chalkley Beeson (or simply ''Chalk'' as He liked to be called). Was an example of how a Man made His fortune from nothing and …

''Canada Bill'' Jones

https://www.strongholdnation.co.uk/history/american-west/canada-bill-jones Born in England from Romani (Gypsy) Parents,William (later ''Canada Bill'') Jones learned at an early age the skills needed to to a Master Confidence Man and Card Cheat ( …

Cattle Baron

https://www.strongholdnation.co.uk/history/american-west/cattle-baron The term ''Cattle Baron'' was an impromptu Title given to various wealthy cattle Owners who would become Magnates of Cattle Herding and Supply. Typically, these ''Prairie …

Bushwhacker

https://www.strongholdnation.co.uk/history/american-west/bushwhacker The term ''Bushwhacker'' (while known as early as The American Revolutionary War), it was more apt to place the tactic into The Border Wars of ''Bloody Kansas'' in the 18 …

Elfego Baca

https://www.strongholdnation.co.uk/history/american-west/elfego-baca   Widely accepted as perhaps the first Hispanic-American Western ''Anti-Hero'', Elfego Baca was born in New Mexico in 1865. His Family moved to Kansas while He was y …

The ''Fast Draw''

https://www.strongholdnation.co.uk/history/american-west/the-fast-draw Much of what we have discussed relating to the mythos of The American West and the use of firearms, have been seen as mostly legend and fable. However, one such technique …

William Tattenbaum

https://www.strongholdnation.co.uk/history/american-west/william-tattenbaum Known as ''Russian Bill'' – William Tattenbaum was born in 1853 in New Mexico Territory. His nickname came from Bill's assertion that He was of ''Russian Nobility, …