Flashcards in Key individuals Deck (27)
Hired by railway to clear buffalo. Provided workers with meat.
Led warriors at the battle of little big horn, later killed.
At battle of little big horn, finally shot at wounded knee.
Sioux chief who declared war on the white Americans in response to their invasion of Indian land, 1866 (gold) and breaking the first fort Laramie treaty of 1851.
Colonel at the Sandcreek Massacre.
Organised winter campaign of 1876 to tackle sioux of the reservations.
Led the 7th cavalry at the battle of little big horn.
Other alleged cattle rustler killed by Wyoming stock growers association in 1892- Johnsons county war.
Was a prostitute, accused of rustling and lynched with her partner James Averill- Started Johnson County War 1892.
Outlaw and stagecoach robber.
Billy the Kid
Famous outlaw, killed 21 men and was shot on his 21st birthday.
Famous Law-man who had a record for being a cattle rustler.
Began moving cattle by rail from abilene to the east.
Supplied union pacific with cattle and beef. Cross bred different types of cattle to produce a hardier strain and started ranching on the plains.
Devised the midnight loving trail from Mexico to the North.
Drove first herd from Teas, north to colorado in 1860.
Invented the 'Sod Buster'
Army and then controlled eastern side of the railway.
Took leadership of the Mormons and led them west to Salt Lake City.
Said to be the Angel that told Joseph Smith to begin the Mormon movement.
Founder of the Mormon religion.
Found gold at Sutters mill in 1848- SParked gold rush of '49.
Led the Donenr party west, persuaded them to take the short cut which proved to be a fatal mistake.
Banished from the Donenr party into the wilderness yet survived.
Indian Guide who auded Lewis and Clarke's dicoveries.
Expeditioners, wrote maps on un-explored terretories of america. 1803-1806