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  • Eliza Bluejacket (1847 - 1929)
    From The Cornstalk family, the great Chief, brothers Nimwha and Silverheels and sister Nonhelema, all wove a fascinating history into Shawnee heritage and the family continues to do so. During the Ci...
  • Cattle Annie (1882 - 1978)
    Anna Emmaline McDoulet, known as Cattle Annie (November 29, 1882 - November 7, 1978), was a young outlaw in the American Old West, most associated with Jennie Stevens, or Little Britches. Their explo...
  • Ned Buntline (1821 - 1886)
    Edward Zane Carroll Judson, Sr. (March 20, 1821/1823 – July 16, 1886), known as E. Z. C. Judson and by his pseudonym Ned Buntline, was an American publisher, journalist, writer, and publicist....
  • John Slack (1820 - 1896)
    John Slack and his cousin, Philip Arnold, were prospectors and swindlers who perpetrated "The diamond hoax of 1872". They sold a false American diamond deposit to prominent businessmen in San Francisco...
  • Philip Arnold (1829 - 1879)
    Philip Arnold (1829–1878) was a confidence trickster from Elizabethtown, Kentucky, and the brains behind the legendary diamond hoax of 1872, which fooled people into investing in a phony diamo...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_frontier

Designed to capture contributors and participants in America's expansion westward from the east coast. Including politicians, newsmen, explorers, founding fathers, frontiersmen, mountainmen, railroadmen, lawmen, outlaws, gunfighters, etc.

Notable people of the American Old West

Artists

Explorers

  • Sacajawea, Shoshone guide and interpreter during the Lewis and Clark expedition

Entertainers

  • Annie Oakley, Sharpshooter and Performer in Buffalo Bill's Wild West shows
  • Nan Aspinwall Expert horsewoman, lariatist and sharpshooter, and oriental dancer, "Princess Omene"

First Settlers

Lawmen

Outlaws

  • Bill Dalton - Wild Bunch Gang, Dalton Gang
  • Grat Dalton - Dalton Gang
  • Bob Dalton - Dalton Gang
  • Em Dalton - Dalton Gang
  • Bill Doolin - Dalton Gang, Oklahombres Gang
  • Black Bart - Robbed Wells Fargo Co alone.
  • Wes Hardin - Killer, expert shooter
  • Cherokee Bill - Cook Gang
  • Butch Cassidy - Wild Bunch Gang
  • Black Jack Ketchum - Ketchum Gang
  • Sam Ketchum - Ketchum Gang
  • Calamity Jane was a frontierswoman and professional scout best known for her claim of being a close friend of Wild Bill Hickok, but also for having gained fame fighting Native Americans.
  • Laura Bullion, was an outlaw and a member of the Wild Bunch
  • Rose Dunn, was an outlaw
  • Pearl Hart, was an outlaw
  • Etta Place, was a bank robber
  • Lillian Smith, was a sharpshooter
  • Belle Starr, was a notorious American outlaw

Politicians

  • Sam Houston, Won at the battle of San Jacinto, was Texas State's first senator

Soldiers

  • General Ranald Mackenzie aka "Bad Hand" was a soldier who fought in the Civil War, earning the name "Three Fingers" or "Bad Hand." Following the war he served with great distinction in the Indian wars.

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