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.
Notables of the American Old West
- Frederic Remington - Artist who specialized in the American Old West
- Sacajawea, Shoshone guide and interpreter during the Lewis and Clark expedition
- Annie Oakley, Sharpshooter and Performer in Buffalo Bill's Wild West shows
- Nan Aspinwall Expert horsewoman, lariatist and sharpshooter, and oriental dancer, "Princess Omene"
- Bill Tilghman, Frontier lawman
- 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
- Sam Houston, Won at the battle of San Jacinto, was Texas State's first senator
- 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.
- Before the Mayflower: A History of Black America by Lerone Bennett Jr.
- Before the Mayflower: A History of Black America; Sixth Revised Edition
- First Africans in Jamestown
- A Study of the Africans and African Americans on Jamestown Island and at Green Spring, 1619-1803
- The History of Black Liberation
- Ghost Towns of the American West Facebook Page
- List of women warriors in folklore, section: American Old West
- Wikipedia.org: Manifest Destiny
- Wikipedia.org: Territorial evolution of the United States
- Wikipedia.org: United States territorial acquisitions