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Cattle Rustling

The term cattle rustling is derived from the cowboy culture of the Old West, and is used in America in regards to the raiding of ranches. Rustlers were very rarely arrested but it was still considered a serious offence, and vigilantes took matters into their own hands normally lynching the accused. The introduction of fenced… Continue reading Cattle Rustling

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Bass Reeves

Introduction Bass Reeves, a famous African American Deputy U.S marshal, was in charge of the west of the Mississippi River. His territory included Arkansan and Oklahoma region. He was famous for arresting more than 3,000 criminals and killing 14 dangerous felons in self-defense. Biography Bass Reeves was born in July 1838 as a slave in… Continue reading Bass Reeves

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Casey Tibbs

Back in the mid-1900s, the rodeo was the ultimate sport of choice amongst the people of the wild west. Being a cowboy was the baddest and coolest thing one could possibly be in the 1900s. It was the ultimate American dream. Just like every sport has 1 or 2 players that define the sport, Casey… Continue reading Casey Tibbs

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William Quantrill

William Clarke Quantrill, born on July 31st 1837 at Canal Dover, which is now known as the state of Ohio, is controversially one of the most influential guerrilla leaders in the eyes of outlaws and hired mercenaries for his involvement in the American Civil War. The war amongst the American states revolved heavily around the… Continue reading William Quantrill

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The impact of the American Civil War

The American Civil War was fought within the United States of America, between the North and the South. The states fought for many reasons, one of the most notable factors was slavery which was the main cause of profit generation for the South as slaves were their main labor force, while as the North had… Continue reading The impact of the American Civil War