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1

Buffalo Bill

Hired by railway to clear buffalo. Provided workers with meat.

2

Crazy Horse

Led warriors at the battle of little big horn, later killed.

3

Sitting Bull

At battle of little big horn, finally shot at wounded knee.

4

Red Cloud

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.

5

John Chivington

Colonel at the Sandcreek Massacre.

6

General Sheridan

Organised winter campaign of 1876 to tackle sioux of the reservations.

7

George Custer

Led the 7th cavalry at the battle of little big horn.

8

Nate Champion

Other alleged cattle rustler killed by Wyoming stock growers association in 1892- Johnsons county war.

9

Ella Watson

Was a prostitute, accused of rustling and lynched with her partner James Averill- Started Johnson County War 1892.

10

Jesse James

Outlaw and stagecoach robber.

11

Billy the Kid

Famous outlaw, killed 21 men and was shot on his 21st birthday.

12

Wyatt Earp

Famous Law-man who had a record for being a cattle rustler.

13

Joseph McCoy

Began moving cattle by rail from abilene to the east.

14

John Illif

Supplied union pacific with cattle and beef. Cross bred different types of cattle to produce a hardier strain and started ranching on the plains.

15

Charles Goodnight

Devised the midnight loving trail from Mexico to the North.

16

Oliver Loving

Drove first herd from Teas, north to colorado in 1860.

17

John Deere

Invented the 'Sod Buster'

18

Colonel dodge

Army and then controlled eastern side of the railway.

19

Brigham Young

Took leadership of the Mormons and led them west to Salt Lake City.

20

Angel Moroni

Said to be the Angel that told Joseph Smith to begin the Mormon movement.

21

Joseph Smith

Founder of the Mormon religion.

22

James Marshall

Found gold at Sutters mill in 1848- SParked gold rush of '49.

23

Lansford hastings

Led the Donenr party west, persuaded them to take the short cut which proved to be a fatal mistake.

24

James Reed

Banished from the Donenr party into the wilderness yet survived.

25

Sacajawea

Indian Guide who auded Lewis and Clarke's dicoveries.

26

Lewis Clarke

Expeditioners, wrote maps on un-explored terretories of america. 1803-1806

27

Thomas Jefferson

1st American President.