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    Buffalo Bill

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    Buffalo Bill William Frederick Cody, also known as Buffalo Bill, was born into an anti-slavery family. He had a rough childhood, but despite this hardship he grew up to be an adventurous wild west showman, and achieve many historical goals. On February 26, 1846, near the small town of LeClair, Iowa, William F. Cody was born to Isacc and Marry Ann Cody. At the time William had two sisters, Martha and Julia, and a brother, Samuel. But he ended up with three more sisters, Eliza, Helen, and May, and

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    the pioneering of his forefathers into the “west” by specifically pointing out hardships faced on the unfriendly trail. (They faced solitude, privation, and all the dangers and hardships that beset men who take up their homes where only beasts and wild men have had their homes before.) However, “they continued to press steadily forward” even though they lost most of what they had when they started their journey. The determined family continues on through the death of Abraham’s grandfather, till Abraham

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    Western Frontier

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    The Western Frontier The western frontier is full of many experiences that changed the frontier. Each significant event has an important role on the shaping of society and way it influenced a new nation. Each author brought a new perspective and thought process to the western experience which either contradicted Turner or supported his theories. The frontier ideas that interested me include topics such as trading frontier, farming frontier, nationality and government, and the neglecting of women

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    John Butler Hickok Essay

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    On May 27, 1837 born in Troy Grove, Illinois John Butler Hickok was the child of William Alonzo Hickok and Polly Butler Hickok. Hickok had a total of four brothers and two sisters. His parents were strict and had high expectations for him. When his parents operated a part of the underground railroad, Hickok found a passion for guns. His passion for guns originated when he and his father were chased by police officers because the police assumed that they were carrying people in their wagon and not

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    Another interesting element in relation to the content of the show is that, as Ann Fabian describes, ‘Buffalo Bill’s Wild West’ “presented audiences with imaginative solutions to real problems” (The West 131). Because the show opened before the official closing of the frontier, the audience could relate to or had at least heard of similar problems as those presented by Buffalo Bill. The majority of show’s solutions drew on the rhetoric of ‘American Exceptionalism’ and ‘Manifest Destiny’ and illustrated

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    Cattle Town History

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    not yet been innovated) accounted for few deaths. John Wesley Hardin killed a man snoring too loudly in an adjoining hotel room; Wyatt Earp (or another policemen) killed a carousing cowboy; Bat Masterson dispatched the murderer of his brother; Wild Bill Hickok killed two men, one a security guard, by mistake. In large part, the low cattle town body count resulted from businessmen's fear of violence, which not only could escalate into property damage but could also deter the in-migration of substantial

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    A Crooked West The American West has for years been the focal point of millions of human lives. For thousands of years people have dwelled in the region of the North American Continent known as the “West”. To some people the word west is merely a direction, to others it was home. It was the place where they were born, lived, and died. The period of time shortly before the American Civil War which started in 1861, to after the turn of the century leading up to World War One in 1914 saw a very crooked

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    History Of Basketball

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    The game of basketball has evolved a great deal throughout the years. Basketball was invented on December 21, 1891. The inventor of the game was a Canadian clergyman, James Naismith (Joseph Morse, 1973). The game of basketball was fashioned from fragments of other games, seeking to eliminate flaws of indoor rugby, soccer and lacrosse. Naismith also borrowed aspects from the children’s game “Duck-on-a-Rock,” in which children tried to knock off a rock from a boulder by tossing smaller rocks from

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    book

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    Before The Pony Express, the Transcontinental Rail Road, the Telegraph, the Overland Stage Coaches, and the Civil War. Before Wild Bill Hickok, Abraham Lincoln, Mark Twain, George Armstrong Custer and the James Brothers. Before California, Kansas, Texas, Arizona or New Mexico ever became states, came the Missouri State Penitentiary. In 1836, forty years before Yuma territorial Prison opened in Arizona Territory and a whopping ninety-seven years before “The Rock” on Alcatraz, Missouri legislators

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    indian history

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    Chapter 6 Indian Removal Policy -- White settlers believed that Indians stood in the way of their progress -- 1820's Isaac McCoy, Baptist minister, believed that Indians would like to live in Kansas present idea to Sec. Of War Calhoun -- William Clark, Superintendent of Indian Affairs negotiated treaties (agreements) with the Kansa and Osage Indians n     to insure move of Indians Congress passes the Indian Removal Act of 1830 n     promised the land in Oklahoma for “as long as the grass grows

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