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The Wild West

See also Wars and Battles: Wild West (battles of).

Native Americans

Cochise, Geronimo: tribe Click to show or hide the answer
The only horse to survive the Battle of the Little Bighorn Click to show or hide the answer
Sitting Bull's right hand man; stabbed to death by a US guard, 1877, while attempting to negotiate with US troops Click to show or hide the answer
Apache chief (1829–1906): the last Native American leader to surrender formally to the USA (1886) Click to show or hide the answer
16th century Mohawk (or Onondaga) chief, credited with founding the North American Indian nation; name means "He makes rivers" Click to show or hide the answer
Known to the Native Americans as the Battle of Greasy Grass Creek Click to show or hide the answer
Calumet Click to show or hide the answer
Algonquin Indian princess who saved the life of Captain John Smith in 1606, converted to Christianity, married the English settler John Rolfe, and took the Christian name Rebecca. Travelled to England with Rolfe in 1616, but died shortly after leaving to return to America in 1617, aged 21 or 22. Site of grave unknown, but there is a memorial statue in Gravesend churchyard Click to show or hide the answer
Tribe that defeated Custer at Little Bighorn but was massacred at Wounded Knee; leaders included Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse Click to show or hide the answer
Indian leader at Little Bighorn Click to show or hide the answer
Forced relocations of Native Americans, in the 1830s, from their ancestral homelands in the south–eastern USA to an area west of the Mississippi that had been designated as Indian Territory Click to show or hide the answer
Last major battle between native Americans and the US Cavalry (1890): 146 men, women and children of the Lakota Sioux massacred when the Cavalry opened fire after a deaf Sioux refused to give up his rifle as ordered by his chiefs Click to show or hide the answer

Gunfight at the OK Corral

Date Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
Location of the OK Corral (town) Click to show or hide the answer
Deputy Town Marshal in Tombstone, often regarded as the central figure in the Gunfight; led the posse that sought revenge for the maiming of his elder brother Virgil and the assassination of younger brother Morgan Click to show or hide the answer
Youngest of the three Earp brothers who took part in the gunfight: wounded on that day, and assassinated in March 1882 by a shot through a window while he was playing billiards Click to show or hide the answer
Eldest of the three Earp brothers who took part in the gunfight: ambushed from behind and permanently maimed, two months later (28 December 1881) Click to show or hide the answer
Other brothers (Newton, the eldest, was only half–brother to the others) Click to show or hide the answer
Supported the Earp brothers at the OK Corral; ambushed and permanently injured two months later, died in 1887, aged 36 Click to show or hide the answer
Doc Holliday's occupation Click to show or hide the answer
Brothers that fought the Earps at the OK Corral: one of them was killed, the other filed a murder charge against the Earps Click to show or hide the answer

Other

Eccentric Texan saloon–keeper and Justice of the Peace (1880s): styled himself "the Law West of the Pecos" Click to show or hide the answer
Born William Henry McCarty Jr., sometime between 1859 and 1861, probably in New York; a.k.a. William H. Bonney, William Antrim, Kid Antrim; probably killed eight men; catapulted into legend in 1881 when Lew Wallace, governor of New Mexico, placed a price on his head. Died 14 July 1881 at Fort Sumner, New Mexico (see Pat Garrett) Click to show or hide the answer
One of the first American folk heroes: broke a trail (the Wilderness Road) through the Cumberland Gap in the Appalachian mountains, into what's now Kentucky (then part of Virginia); founded one of the first settlements west of the Appalachians (which was named after him) Click to show or hide the answer
Commonly called Boothill or Boot Hill in the Wild West (including the one at Tombstone) Click to show or hide the answer
Type of vegetation found in California and Baja California, with hard, evergreen leaves: named after the Basque name for the scrub oak (a small or dwarf variety of oak); gives its name to a type of leather trousers without a seat, worn by cowboys over ordinary trousers to provide protection from it (commonly abbreviated); its name also features in the title of a TV Western series (1967–71) Click to show or hide the answer
Also known as the Peacemaker (officially, the Single Action Army) – often referred to as "the gun that won the West" Click to show or hide the answer
Sheriff of Lincoln County, New Mexico – shot Billy the Kid without warning 1881; appointed Collector of Customs for El Paso, Texas 1901 by Theodore Roosevelt; shot dead 1908 in a dispute over grazing rights by Jesse Wayne Brazel, who pleaded self defence and was acquitted of murder Click to show or hide the answer
Marshal of Abilene, Kansas, shot in the back by Jack McCall while playing poker in the No. 10 Saloon, Deadwood, S. Dakota (2nd August 1876) Click to show or hide the answer
Gang led by Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid Click to show or hide the answer
Shot in St. Joseph, Missouri on 3 April 1882 by Bob Ford – described in a popular song as "that dirty little coward" Click to show or hide the answer
Used the pseudonym Thomas Howard
Star of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show: dubbed "Watanya Cicilla" – "little sure shot" – by fellow performer Sitting Bull; described as America's first female superstar Click to show or hide the answer
Mysterious female companion of Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid (played in the film by Katharine Ross) Click to show or hide the answer
Pony Express (1860–1) ran from St. Joseph, Missouri to (Californian city) Click to show or hide the answer
The Alamo was in Click to show or hide the answer
Mexican general who besieged the Alamo Click to show or hide the answer
Custer's regiment at Little Bighorn Click to show or hide the answer
The Pony Express ran from 3rd April 1860 to November 1861, from Click to show or hide the answer
Commander of the Texian (sic) forces that defended the Alamo against Santa Anna's Mexican force (1836); wrote a famous open letter to the people of Texas, ending "Victory or Death" Click to show or hide the answer
Formed in 1852 by three directors of American Express, to expand their business to California (from New York) following the Gold Rush of 1848; one of the few Californian banking businesses to survive the Panic of 1855; became involved with the Pony Express in April 1861; effectively took control of the entire mail service in the Western United States in 1866; business moved to the railways following take–over of the Pacific Union Express Company in 1869 Click to show or hide the answer
Launched by press agent Major John M. Burke, 1883 Click to show or hide the answer
Surname of the four brothers (Cole, Jim, John & Bob) who formed a notorious gang in the 1870s with the James brothers (Jesse and Frank) Click to show or hide the answer

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