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  • Flying Hawk Čhetáŋ Kiŋyáŋ (1852 - 1931)
    Flying Hawk (Oglala Lakota: Čhetáŋ Kiŋyáŋ in Standard Lakota Orthography; a/k/a Moses Flying Hawk; March 1854 – December 24, 1931) was an Oglala Lakot...
  • Kicking Bear Matȟó Wanáȟtake (1846 - 1904)
    Kicking Bear (March 18, 1846 – May 28, 1904), also called Matȟó Wanáȟtake,[1][2] was an Oglala Lakota who became a band chief of the Miniconjou Lakota Sioux. He fou...
  • Grant Short Bull Tȟatȟáŋka Ptéčela (c.1851 - 1935)
    Grant Short Bull (Lakota: Tȟatȟáŋka Ptéčela; ca. 1851–1935) was a member of Soreback Band, Oglala Lakota, and a participant in the Battle of the Littl...
  • Red Cloud Maȟpíya Lúta (1822 - 1909)
    Red Cloud (Lakota: Maȟpíya Lúta) (1822 – December 10, 1909) was a war leader and a chief of the Oglala Lakota. He led as a chief from 1868 to 1909. One of the most capable...
  • He Dog Šúŋka Bloká (1840 - 1936)
    He Dog (ca. 1840–1936). A member of the Oglala Lakota, He Dog was closely associated with Crazy Horse during the Great Sioux War of 1876-77. Born in the spring of 1840 on the headwaters of t...

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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