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The Legend Of Butch Cassidy: Robin Hood Or Hoodwinking Robber-Bandit?

The Legend Of Butch Cassidy: Robin Hood Or Hoodwinking Robber-Bandit?

Some hailed Butch Cassidy as a Robin Hood figure for stealing cattle from big ranches that put smaller businesses out of work.
The Legend Of Kit Carson, The Wild West’s Gentleman Explorer

The Legend Of Kit Carson, The Wild West’s Gentleman Explorer

Son of a Revolutionary War veteran, a Civil War veteran himself, and one of the first frontiersmen of the West, Kit Carson became an established American legend even during his own lifetime.
Badass Belle Star: The Oklahoma Schoolgirl Who Became A Fearsome Outlaw

Badass Belle Star: The Oklahoma Schoolgirl Who Became A Fearsome Outlaw

There was an infamous female outlaw who rode alongside the bad boys of the Wild West. Her name was Belle Starr, and she was known as the "Bandit Queen."
A Skilled Gunman But A Bloodless Reputation: The Real Story Of The Sundance Kid

A Skilled Gunman But A Bloodless Reputation: The Real Story Of The Sundance Kid

The Sundance Kid was already a legend of the Wild West during his lifetime. But the most intriguing part of his story may be that no one really knows how it ended.
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.