THE WILD WEST
Deadwood, South Dakota, is where you would find “Wild Bill Hickok”.
Industries here would include gold mining and lumbering; tourism is
also important to the economy. Locations of interest are an old gold
mine where you can try "panning for gold", several historical
museums, a cemetery containing the graves of Wild Bill Hickok and
Calamity Jane, as well as many historic hotels and saloons.
Deadwood was founded when gold was discovered in 1876.
Accessible by the railroad in 1891, the city developed as a trading
center for the northern Black Hills region. In 1989, limited-wage
gambling was legalized in Deadwood to rejuvenate
Martha Jane Canary, (1848-1903), was born in Princeton, Missouri.
This hard drinking woman wore men's clothing, used their bawdy
language, chewed tobacco and was handy with a gun. She traveled
from Arizona through the Dakota territories during her rough life.
At her death, the "White Devil of the Yellowstone" was remembered
as a saint by the citizens of Deadwood, where she helped nurse the
sick during a smallpox plague. She is buried near Wild Bill Hickock
in Deadwood, South Dakota.
• Wyatt Berry Stapp Earp was born on March 19, 1848, in Monmouth, Illinois and grew up on a
farm in Iowa.
• In 1864 he moved with his parents to California. After working as a stagecoach driver and
buffalo hunter, he served as deputy marshal in Wichita, Kansas and Dodge City, Kansas, where he
became friends with Bat Masterson and Doc Holliday, and established his reputation as a lawman
• His first wife died and a second marriage didn't last.
In 1897 Wyatt and Josie, his third wife, operated a saloon in Nome, Alaska, during the height
of the Alaska Gold Rush. In 1901 they moved on to a gold strike in Tonopah, Nevada, where saloon,
gambling and mining interests again proved profitable.
Wyatt Earp spent his final years working mining claims in the Mojave Desert. He and Josie
summered in Los Angeles, where they befriended early Hollywood actors and lived off real estate and
mining investments. He died in Los Angeles at the age of 80 on January 13,1929.
Perhaps more than any other group, the men and
women of the Lakota Nation (better known as
The Sioux) -- with their graceful tipis, fast horses,
warrior societies and richly feathered regalia --
have become the international symbol for all of
America's native peoples. The Sioux gained control
of the Northern Plains in the 1700's, and
developed a unique culture based on the abundant
buffalo of that era.
Faces and places in Sioux history are legendary: Crazy
Horse, Sitting Bull, Red Cloud, Spotted Tail, American
Horse, High Hawk, Gall, Hump, Rain in the Face.
Bloody landscapes like the Little Big Horn River and
Wounded Knee Creek. Even a modern novel and
movie called "Dances With Wolves."
•As a warrior and a statesman, Red Cloud's
success in confrontations with the United States
government marked him as one of the most
important Lakota leaders of the nineteenth
•Although the details of his early life are unclear,
Red Cloud was born on the forks of the Platte
River, near what is now North Platte, Nebraska.
•His mother was an Oglala and his father, who
died in Red Cloud's youth, was a Brulé. Red
Cloud was raised in the household of his
maternal uncle, Chief Smoke.
•Fearing the Army's presence on his reservation, •Red Cloud died in 1909, but his
Red Cloud refrained from endorsing the Ghost long and complex life endures as
Dance movement, and unlike Sitting Bull and Big testimony to the variety of ways
in which Indians resisted their
Foot, he escaped the Army's occupation
A Hunkpapa Lakota chief and holy man
under whom the Lakota tribes united in
their struggle for survival on the
northern plains, Sitting Bull remained
defiant toward American military power
and contemptuous of American
promises to the end.
Born around 1831 on the Grand River in
present-day South Dakota, at a place the
Lakota called "Many Caches" for the
number of food storage pits they had
dug there, Sitting Bull was given the
name Tatanka-Iyotanka, which
describes a buffalo bull sitting
intractably on its haunches. It was a
name he would live up to throughout his
•Celebrated for his ferocity in battle, Crazy
Horse was recognized among his own people
as a visionary leader committed to
preserving the traditions and values of the
Lakota way of life.
•Even as a young man, Crazy Horse was a
legendary warrior. He stole horses from the
Crow Indians before he was thirteen, and led •Crazy Horse did not resist arrest at first, but
his first war party before turning twenty. when he realized that he was being led to a
guardhouse, he began to struggle, and while his
arms were held by one of the arresting officers, a
soldier ran him through with a bayonet.
BLACK HILLS OF SOUTH DAKOTA
This is a rodeo in Puca, Nebraska. This rodeo actually took place this
summer, June 19th, 2005. It is an annual event here.
Notice the dress of the little boys and the cute little girls in pink!
It is not uncommon to see everyone in a cowboy hat.
There is still American Patriotism even in the west. As the horse goes around
the rodeo circle, with the
American Flag, all stand to sing the “Star Spangled Banner”.
Even at the rodeo, where there is a lot of fun, the smell of popcorn, and hot
dogs, there is still a reminder of the war going on in Iraq. Each horse in the
rodeo circle would carry a flag representing each service: Navy, Air Force,
Marines, Coast Guard, and Army. They would circle twice, and usually the
cowgirls did this part of the program. As they did the men who had fought or
who were still in these services, stood. What a way to honor our Servicemen!
The cowboys raced to see how fast they could
jump off their horse and rope a calf. They
would get on bronco horse, and wild steers,
Today, we still have rodeos and we still have cowboys and cowgirls, but
Most of all we still have those who want to be a cowboy! This is my dad in
In Nebraska, he’s 69 years old and he’s wearing the belt buckle, the boots,
And cowboy hat that the cowboys wear today, attending a rodeo !!!
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