By Charles M Robinson III, Richard Hook
Within the 1840s, gold had formally been found in California, and plenty of males made their approach out West looking for riches. The early mining camps have been risky areas choked with violence and crime. legislations and order used to be wanted, and the Vigilante Committee grew to become the 1st prepared deliverer of justice in those turbulent new cities. As a growing number of humans headed out West, and plenty of new cities sprang up, a extra legit method of legislation was once wanted. From the times of the California Gold Rush to the killing of invoice Tilghman, the final of the conventional frontier lawmen, this publication discusses the lads that formed legislations and order within the 'Wild, Wild West'.
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As h e fell, Bull Head se n t a bullet th rough Sitting Bull's body, and Red Tom ahawk fini sh ed him with a shot in th e cheek. Red Tomahawk th en took charge, an d drove th e crowd into a sta nd of tr ees, giving hi s officers a chance to retreat into th e houses. O fficer Hawk Man No . I (to distingui sh him from ano ther officer nam ed Hawk Man ) dash ed th rough th e gu nfire , gra b be d a h orse , and went to alert th e so ld ie rs. By th e tim e th e troops arrived, six poli cem en an d eigh t of Sitt ing Bull 's followers, incl ud ing th e d efiant Crow Foot, were dead.
W. Glick th at Sh ort was th e victim of Dodge City politics. That , together with th e appearanc e of Wyatt Earp in Short's cause , co nvinced th e Dodge officials to let Short return. He remained until Nove mbe r 1883, when h e sold ou t and bought an in terest in a saloon in Fort Wo rth . Here h e was involved in ye t ano ther shooting, th is time killing former city marsh al J im Co urtrig h t, who was tryin g to ex to rt p rotection mo ney. After yet ano ther fracas in 1890, resulting in m inor injuries, Short 's h ealth began to fail, and h e died in a Kansas spa in 1893.
Bear River Tom Smith was given th e best fun eral Abil ene could afford. " "Cowboy chaos" was not an ex agge ra tion . After three months eatin g dust in th e tr ail up fro m Texas, cowboys drew th eir acc um ula ted pay and were read y to ce lebra te . And "rowdy" was a mild term for th eir celebra tions . Most cow town s had a syste m by which a cowboy got "square d" with th e local au thorities . This esse n tially was a bribe that th e trail boss or herd own er paid to th e town marshal, guaran teeing that a cowboy who was arres ted for being too unruly was tak en to a ch eap hotel to slee p it off, rather th an being dragged to jail.
American Frontier Lawmen 1850-1930 (Elite) by Charles M Robinson III, Richard Hook