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Flashcards in Wild West Personalities Deck (16):
1

Red Cloud

Lakota leader who sought peace with President Grant, though his land rights were repeatedly violated

2

George Armstrong Custer

Unfortunate and foolhardy, leader of the 7th Cavalry at the Little Big Horn river in Montana

3

Wyatt Earp

US marshal of tombstone, Ariz. Who suvived a famous gunfight at the O.K Corral

4

Henry Ossein Flipper

First A-A to graduate (1877) the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY

5

Charles Goodnight

Started the first cattle drives from Texas to the railroads hundreds of miles north

6

Jesse James

Confederate veteran who took to crime with his brother Frank and the younger brothers

7

Nat Love

A.K.A "Deadwood Dicks" perhaps the most famous of A-A cowboys

8

Sitting Bull

Lakota warrior who led the successful attack on the 7th cavalry at the Little Big Horn

9

William F. Cody

"Buffalo Bill," who memorialized the "Wild West" in a famous traveling show

10

Richard Henry Pratt

Buffalo soldier commander who believes that to "Save a man," one had to "Kill the Indian"

11

Luke Short

"The Undertaker's Friend" because he shot men "Where is wouldn't show"

12

Emanuel Stance

First A-A recipient of the US Medal of Honor (1870) as a Buffalo Soldier

13

Belle Starr

Neither beautiful nor virtuous, SHE was a desperado of the Wild West

14

Kit Carson

Famed guide and scout for the westward expansion in the 1st half of the 19th century

15

Jim Thorpe

MOST famous attendee of the Carlisle (Pa.) Indian School and, maybe Americas greatest athlete

16

Patricia Reid

Survivor of the Dawner Party