Historical Figures of the Wild West
Born a slave in 1854
Moved to Kansas to be a cowboy
Skilled at shooting targets and roping cattle
One out of every three cowboys in the late 1800s was a Mexican vaquero
People who take law enforcement into their own hands
Celebrated for his ferocity in battle, Crazy Horse was recognized among his own people as a visionary leader committed to preserving the traditions and values of the Lakota way of life.
Leader of Lakota tribe’s resistance to being moved onto reservations
Famous for “Custer’s Last Stand” when a surprise attack on Lakota Indians at Little Bighorn ended in the death of all 210 US troops involved
Hin-mah-too-yah-lat-kekt, or Thunder Rolling Down the Mountain
Subject of next week’s play
One Who Yawns'; Goyathlay
The origins of his name of "Gerónimo" are not really known.
Myth: At the age twelve, Billy the Kid killed his first man who had insulted his mother. After the killing, he bid his mother farewell and ran away.
Gunfight at the OK Corral
Spanish-speaking people of Spanish descent whose ancestors had come from Mexico
He was born on May 27, 1837 and died on August 2, 1876.