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Chief Joseph Sought Peace With The U.S. Government Through Diplomacy — But They Wouldn’t Listen

Chief Joseph Sought Peace With The U.S. Government Through Diplomacy — But They Wouldn’t Listen

Chief Joseph was determined not to abandon his ancestral lands and to stand his ground without violence. But the U.S. government had other ideas.
Virgil Earp: The Peacekeeping Lawman Of Tombstone, Arizona

Virgil Earp: The Peacekeeping Lawman Of Tombstone, Arizona

Though he was the appointed lawman at the time of the shootout at the O.K. Corral, Virgil Earp remained obscure compared to his younger brother Wyatt.
Wild Bill Hickok: He Claimed He Killed 100s, But His Fatalities Were Closer To 10

Wild Bill Hickok: He Claimed He Killed 100s, But His Fatalities Were Closer To 10

Known to most as a soft man, the folklore that surrounded Wild Bill was often met with a heavy grain of salt.
Why Johnny Ringo Is The Most Interesting Old West Outlaw You’ve Never Heard Of

Why Johnny Ringo Is The Most Interesting Old West Outlaw You’ve Never Heard Of

A gentleman gunslinger who could quote Shakespeare, Johnny Ringo was a mythic gunslinger who died a mysterious death befitting his legend.
The Gunfight At The O.K. Corral: What Really Happened In The Most Iconic Event Of The Wild West

The Gunfight At The O.K. Corral: What Really Happened In The Most Iconic Event Of The Wild West

In just 30 seconds, 30 rounds were fired when the tension between a crew of thieving cowboys and vigilante lawmen came to an explosive head in the frontier town of Tombstone, Arizona.
The Mountain Meadows Massacre: The Mass Murder Mormons Blamed On Native Americans

The Mountain Meadows Massacre: The Mass Murder Mormons Blamed On Native Americans

The Mountain Meadows Massacre has been described by historians as "the most hideous example of the human cost exacted by religious fanaticism in American history until 9/11."
“The Next Best Thing To Hell”: The Story Of The Worst Mass Execution In American History

“The Next Best Thing To Hell”: The Story Of The Worst Mass Execution In American History

“If you strike at them they will all turn on you and devour you and your women and little children,” the Dakota chief warned before the uprising that led to the slaughter. He was right.
Why John Colter May Be The Most Badass Mountain Man Of The American West

Why John Colter May Be The Most Badass Mountain Man Of The American West

How John Colter ventured into the uncharted West with Lewis and Clark, explored Yellowstone before any non-Native, and survived being hunted for sport by Blackfeet warriors.
The Forgotten Bear River Massacre May Be The Deadliest Native American Slaughter Ever

The Forgotten Bear River Massacre May Be The Deadliest Native American Slaughter Ever

When the Bear River Massacre ended in Preston, Idaho on Jan. 29, 1863, hundreds lay dead — hundreds largely forgotten today.
The Legend Of Black Bart – Gentleman Bandit Of The Wild West

The Legend Of Black Bart – Gentleman Bandit Of The Wild West

Black Bart may have staged the most dignified robberies of the Old West.
They Killed His Wife And Burned Down His House – Then Liver-Eating Johnson Hunted Them Down And Ate Them

They Killed His Wife And Burned Down His House – Then Liver-Eating Johnson Hunted Them Down And Ate Them

While on a quest for revenge, Liver-Eating Johnson earned his gruesome nickname and struck fear into the hearts – and livers – of his enemies.