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Myths and mysteries of the old West

Author: Michael Rutter
Publisher: New York, NY : MJF Books, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A look at the legend and lore behind such notorious figures as Billy the Kid and Calamity Jane and the stories of famous gun fights and battles, telling what really happened.
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Genre/Form: Folklore
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Rutter
ISBN: 9781567317701 1567317707
OCLC Number: 72440431
Notes: Originally published: Guilford, Conn. : TwoDot, ©2005.
Description: xiv, 161 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: The seven cities of Cibola : the lost cities of gold : the myth, the hoax, the legend --
The battle of adobe walls : the famous one-mile shot --
John Colter : mountain man and explorer --
The California Gold Rush : the gold digger's waltz--
Gold! Gold! Gold! --
The Mountain Meadows Massacre : the mystery of a bloody mass murder --
George Armstrong Custer : risking his career to defend Indian rights --
Sitting Bull : his role at the Battle of the Little Bighorn --
Comanche : the most famous horse in the West --
James Butler "Wild Bill" Hickok : the gunman who held the dead man's hand --
Calamity Jane : facts and fictions about Martha Jane Canary --
Billy the Kid : vicious killer or victim of bad press --
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid : a mysterious ending.
Responsibility: Michael Rutter.

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A look at the legend and lore behind such notorious figures as Billy the Kid and Calamity Jane and the stories of famous gun fights and battles, telling what really happened.

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