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In the late 1800s, you could make a lot of money mining gold, silver or copper. Owning the mine netted you the biggest profits, but the miners themselves also made out big,
regardless of how bad conditions were.
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Jesse James was first a Confederate bushwhacker who later was the most famous member of his gang of outlaws. He was killed by another member, Robert Ford, who wanted the bounty on James’ head.
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Kit (Christopher) Carson was an American frontiersman who helped develop California. He was illiterate (and embarrassed by the fact) and spent a lot of time with Natives (even marrying Native women twice). His third wife was Mexican. Kit had a total of 10 children.
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Native Americans had a special name for any Black American who served in the US army, Buffalo Soldier. You might remember the term from Bob Marley’s song. In 2005, the final living Buffalo Soldier passed away. He was 111 years old.
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When she was 14 years old, Olive Oatman’s parents were killed by a tribe of Native indians. She and her younger sister were enslaved and a year later traded to a Mohave tribe. Both sisters were tattooed on the chin and her younger sister died of starvation. She was held for 5 years.
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Pearl Hart gained notoriety just before the turn of the 20th century as a female stagecoach robber. She cut her hair short, dressed in men’s clothing, and was eventually sentenced to 5 years in prison, but pardoned after 3 years. She had 2 kids.
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Rose Dunn, also known as Rose of Cimarron, fell in love with a wild west bandit named George “Bittercreek” Newcomb after being introduced to him by her brothers. In 1895, George was killed by the brothers after they became bounty hunters. Rose later married a politician.
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