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7 Facts About Cheyenne Dog Soldiers & Their Warrior Legacies

The Cheyenne’s Dog Soldiers, one of the most famous groups of Indigenous warriors in North America, fought until…

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The Real Story of Doc Holliday and Big Nose Kate

In 1877 Fort Griffin, Texas was at the height of its boom. The military post had been an…

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50 Native American Proverbs, Sayings & Wisdom Quotes

The most memorable Native American proverbs can be practical reminders to embrace unity and an earth-based spirituality in…

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10 Fascinating Facts about Stagecoach Mary, Motherly Wild West Pioneer

Few women and even fewer former slaves lived as authentic a life in the Old West as Mary…

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Curly Bill Brocius: Was He Really Shot and Killed by Wyatt Earp?

William “Curly Bill” Brocius was only on Arizona’s Old West scene for a little more than three years,…

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7 Facts about Johnny Ringo You Won’t Learn from Movies

Johnny Ringo was a charismatic, B-list thug with an A-list reputation in American West history. Best known as…

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8 Famous (and Infamous) Sheriffs of the Old West

The Old West had a reputation for being a lawless place and time. With all the gun-toting, cattle…

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7 Facts About Tom Horn, Elusive Gun-for-Hire

Historians have tried for years to come to grips with the enigmatic and dark character of Tom Horn…

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8 Murderous Facts about John Wesley Hardin

John Wesley Hardin was one of the Old West’s most notorious killers: a ruthless outlaw who once killed…

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Soiled Doves of the Old West: Strictly Business

The vast majority of the settlers, trappers, prospectors, and outlaws of the Old West were men. Lonely, horny men.

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General Stephen Watts Kearny: Old West Explorer, Peacekeeper and Lawmaker

A lifelong military man, General Stephen Kearny fought in the War of 1812 and the Mexican-American War. It…

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Women of the Wild West

There is not one singular definition of a Wild West woman: the history of the pioneer American West…