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Historical Figures of the Wild West

Historical Figures of the Wild West

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Nat Love

Nat Love

Born a slave in 1854

Moved to Kansas to be a cowboy

Skilled at shooting targets and roping cattle

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Vaqueros

Vaqueros

One out of every three cowboys in the late 1800s was a Mexican vaquero

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Vigilantes

Vigilantes

People who take law enforcement into their own hands

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Crazy Horse

Crazy Horse

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 tribes resistance to being moved onto reservations

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George A. Custer

George A. Custer

Famous for Custers Last Stand when a surprise attack on Lakota Indians at Little Bighorn ended in the death of all 210 US troops involved

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Chief Joseph

Chief Joseph

Hin-mah-too-yah-lat-kekt, or Thunder Rolling Down the Mountain

Subject of next weeks play

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Geronimo

Geronimo

Apache Indian

One Who Yawns'; Goyathlay

The origins of his name of "Gerónimo" are not really known.

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Billy the Kid

Billy the Kid

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.

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Wyatt Earp

Wyatt Earp

Gunfight at the OK Corral

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Mexicanos

Mexicanos

Spanish-speaking people of Spanish descent whose ancestors had come from Mexico

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Wild Bill Hickok

Wild Bill Hickok

He was born on May 27, 1837 and died on August 2, 1876.

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Buffalo Soldiers

Buffalo Soldiers

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