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Rufus Buck started a short-lived, but deadly, gang made up of part-Creek Indians and African-Americans. They killed some people, robbed, raped and were eventually captured. They were sentenced to death.
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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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Quanah Parker was half Native American and half white (his mother was of European descent). He became a great Comanche chief who opposed the government’s orders that the Natives move to a reservation. Eventually he agreed after the threats became too great.
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Sierra Nevada Mountain Trail Traveling across the wild west was very dangerous. Many rich travelers had to hire armed men to protect them on dangerous routes.
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The author of the tell-all book, “A Cowboy Detective,” Charlie Siringo, was a former Pinkerton Detective Agency member who left the business and revealed the agency’s secrets. The agency went out of its way to try and stop him from revealing what he knew.
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The Navajo have inhabited a very inhospitable environment for a long time. Today’s Navajo Nation is the largest reservation in the United States. Here, you can see a family of Navajo riding across the Canyon de Chelly near the turn of the 20th century.
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The general most famous for losing at the Battle of Little Big Horn, George Armstrong Custer, took this picture shortly before his death. He had risen in the Army ranks during the Civil War and the Indian Wars.
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