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    Wild Bill Hickok

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    Wild Bill Hickok James Butler Hickok was born in Troy Grove, Illinois, on May 27, 1837. He is better known as Wild Bill Hickok. Wild Bill was most famous for his lethal gun skills, but he was also known for his professional gambling, being a town marshal and even trying his hand at show business. As a boy in rural Illinois, James became recognized as an outstanding marksman with the pistol. His parents, Abner and Eunice Hickok, were very religious people. They would make James wear a

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    Huckleberry Finn because he is not perfect, rather he is flawed and he is human. The same goes for Jack Crabb in his story of Little Big Man. Though these are tales of fiction, they depict Huckleberry and Jack as ordinary people finding themselves in wild experiences. They survive the situations thrown at them with their roguish characteristics in a way the common person can relate. Huckleberry Finn and Jack Crabb are often forced to lie or cheat their way out of trouble, utilizing their resourcefulness

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    Wild West

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    of the railroad and was later sold to settlers. The Native Americans suffered from this flow of people from the east and this would change their lives forever. There were many struggles and the quest to just stay alive is why today we call it the “Wild West”. Especially when a good number of them were dishonest scoundrels or just drifters and adventurers. Plus, most of them were armed. The first thing the settlers needed to get done was to dig a well. Well digging was very hard job and often had

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    Any truly picaresque novel is satiric, and Berger tries to explode certain Western myths in Little Big Man. The heroes of legend are not all that heroic. Kit Carson denies hard-luck Jack a handout, Wyatt Earp knocks him out for belching, and Wild Bill Hickok is a tired, sad, paranoid man. Berger makes fun of naïve acceptance of the clichés of Hollywood's version of the West. Mrs. Winifred Burr, nurse to the hypochondriac Ralph Fielding Snell, does not believe Jack's claim about surviving Little Bighorn

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    Buffalo Bill

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    Buffalo Bill One of the most colorful figures of the Old West became the best known spokesman for the New West. He was born William Frederick Cody in Iowa in 1846. At 22, in Kansas, he was rechristened "Buffalo Bill". He had been a trapper, a bullwhacker, a Colorado "Fifty-Niner", Pony Express rider (1860), wagonmaster, stagecoach driver, Civil War soldier, and even hotel manager. He earned his nickname for his skill while supplying Kansas Pacific Railroad workers with buffalo meat. He was

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    outlaw brothers, Frank and Jesse James, were examples of men who had been educated in guerilla warfare, by the confederate, (southern) army, throughout the American civil war. An additional example is that some men, such as the brutal murderer Bill Longely made no such excuses for themselves. Lonely just reveled in the lawless existence of the West. Vicious men such as the examples above were in the civil war and they drifted towards the frontier where they thought they could put their 'skills

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    In the book, “Does the Frontier Experience Make America Exceptional?” we are presented with six different essays about America’s frontier. The book title alone makes you think because it gets the brain thinking about the frontier and makes the reader ponder the thought of this question. I found the book easy to read and very thought provoking to the point that made you start to think if your opinion was right. To me this book felt like it was more designed to be read before a class and discussed

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    The Wild West

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    The Wild West Born Robert Leroy Parker in Beaver, Utah, on Apr. 13, 1866, Cassidy was the oldest of 13 children and had no formal education. Cassidy became a cowboy while still in his teens when he met Mike Cassidy, adopting Cassidy's name after he joined him in rustling cattle in Utah and Colorado. Robert Clay Allison worked on his parents' farm near Waynesboro, Tenn., until he was twenty-one. Immediately upon the outbreak of the Civil War, he enlisted in the Confederate Army and went off willingly

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    Fronteir Exceptionalism

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    examining these topics from Limerick, Ridge and Richard White’s When Frederick Jackson Turner and Buffalo Bill Cody Both Played Chicago in 1893. Turner and Cody told the story of the west in two starkly different angles, and with two different approaches. Turner’s narrative was one that told of large, empty expanse of free land that was there for the taking, and was basically free from violence. Cody’s Wild West showed an adventure of conquest and persecution at the hands of the Indians, a ‘correct representation

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    William Buffalo Bill Cody Buffalo Bill was one of the most interesting figures of the old west, and the best known spokesman of the new west. Buffalo Bill was born in 1846 and his real name was William Frederick Cody. Cody was many things. He was a trapper, bullwhacker, Colorado 'Fifty-Niner';, Pony Express rider, Civil War soldier, wagonmaster, stagecoach driver, and even a manager of a hotel. He changed his name to Buffalo Bill sometime in his early twenties for his skill while supplying railroad

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