There are many famous people in the History of the West, many who made the states and cities develop and grow, but there is no doubt that the gunfighters and lawmakers are also like the Jesse James gang, the Daltons, Joaquin Murrieta, Billy the Kid, Wild. Bill Hickok, Wyatt Earp, the Texas Rangers, the Pinkerton Detective Agency, the vigilantes, Jim Bowie (knife thrower), Judge Roy Bean, Kit Carson, and many others went down in history.
William Frederic Cody was born in Iowa in 1845 and died in 1917. He is one of the unique characters of the west, he had different jobs before the most known of them. He was an explorer for the army, a rider and messenger of the “pony express” or a buffalo hunter (more than 4,300) for the railroad, to feed the workers of the Kansas Pacific Railroad. In 1876 in the War against the Sioux, the death of the Cheyenne “Yellow Hand” was attributed.
But his best-known work was the owner and director of the Wild West Show circus, which toured cities in the United States and Europe such as London and Rome from 1883 for three years. “Buffalo Bill’s Wild West and Congress of Rough Riders of the World” was made up of hundreds of people, including soldiers, Indians, cowboys, and settlers. It depicts scenes of wagon raids, buffalo hunts, train robberies, battles with Indians, the Battle of the Little Big Horn, where General Custer died, and more. The famous characters of the circus are Buffalo Bill himself, the Sioux chief Sitting Bull (Sitting Bull) and the markswoman Annie Oakey.
Billy the Kid
William Bonney, or McCarthy, was descended from a poor Irish family that immigrated to the United States. He was born in New York in 1859. In 1870 his mother opened a laundry and boarding house in Wichita, Kansas, but they were hurt. moved to Silver City. (New Mexico) where his mother died and he began washing dishes at the age of 14. Soon he began frequenting saloons on the frontier and disrespecting the law, he was arrested, and later he became a horse and cow thief. In 1877 he lived in Lincoln, New Mexico and worked on the ranch of the Englishman Tunstall, who had an enemy of Chisum, which produced a war in the county. Tunstall is killed and Billy forms a party, “the regulars” to kill as well.
The governor of New Mexico, Lew Wallace, offers a pardon to the regulars, in principle they accept but Billy, distrustful, flees so the governor hires Pat Garrett as Sheriff and offers a reward of $5,000 for Billy, they surrounded him at Fort Sumner and they killed him. Billy died in 1881 at the age of 22. @mundiario