Special Sub-Topic: Outlaws of the American West
|William H. Bonney is better known by what name?|
Billy the Kid. Legend has it that William Bonney was born Henry McCarty in New York City around 1859, but no one knows for sure. He was gunned down by Pat Garrett near Fort Sumner, New Mexico on July 14, 1881.
|Harry Longbaugh, better known as the "Sundance Kid", got his nickname because of his habit of only dueling with his back to the sun, causing opponents to do a 'sundance' in order to get sight of him.|
F. Longbaugh got his nickname after serving an eighteen month sentence for stealing a horse in Sundance, Wyoming.
|This American Indian outlaw was called the "Cherokee Killer" after he killed Deputy U.S. Marshall Daniel Maples in the Oklahoma Territory in 1887. Who was he?|
Ned Christie. Christie, a horse thief, rum runner, and murderer, was killed in 1892 near Tahlquah, Oklahoma by Marshalls Heck Thomas and Pader Tolbert.
|Clanton Gang member, and notorious killer, Johnny Ringo was known to quote Shakespeare.|
T. Ringo was a very well versed man. He was also disliked by people on both sides of the law because of numerous senseless killings. His suicide in 1882 was questionable, and has been variously been attributed as a murder to both lawmen and outlaws.
|This gunman killed his first man at fifteen, and later claimed forty-four kills. He said they were all in self defense. Later in life he reformed and became a lawyer. Who was he?|
John Wesley Hardin. Hardin reportedly once backed down Marshall "Wild Bill" Hickok with a quick 'gun spin'. He spent fifteen years in prison for killing Sheriff Charlie Webb. He studied law in prison and after his release became an El Paso lawyer. He was killed in 1895 by lawman John Selman, who claimed self defense and was acquitted.
|This man became the de facto leader of the Wild Bunch when Butch Cassidy fled to South America. He once broke out of an 'escape proof' jail in Knoxville, Tennessee. Who was he?|
Harvey Logan. Logan broke out of jail in Knoxville in 1903. In 1904 he allegedly committed suicide after being hunted down and wounded in Colorado. This is disputed, and there were subsequently unverified sightings of him in South America.
|This person was a dentist in Atlanta, Georgia before he headed west and took up drinking, gambling, and gunfighting. Who was he?|
John Henry "Doc" Holliday. Holliday had tuberculosis, and went west for the dryer climate. He was involved in the gunfight at the O.K. Corral on the side of the Earp brothers. A hopeless alcoholic, he died in a Colorado sanatorium at the age of thirty six.
|This Canadian born outlaw was known as "Flat Nose". Who was he?|
George Curry. "Flat Nose" Curry was a charter member of the Hole in the Wall Gang before he joined Butch Cassidy's Wild Bunch.
|Clay Allison, killer for hire, was gunned down in Tombstone, Arizona by Wyatt Earp.|
F. Allison, a hard drinking man who killed around fifteen people, fell off his ranch wagon while drunk and was killed when it ran over him.
|Myra Shirley was dubbed the "Bandit Queen" by the eastern press. She was also the first woman tried by Fort Smith "Hanging Judge" Isaac Parker. By what name was she better known?|
Belle Starr. Myra Belle Shirley, who acquired her name when she married an outlaw named Starr, was acquitted by Judge Parker due to a lack of evidence. She was ambushed and killed by an unknown gunman in 1889.
|By what name was Robert Leroy Parker better known?|
Butch Cassidy. Cassidy, who led the Wild Bunch, allegedly died in South America although this has been disputed.
|This outlaw was born in Missouri in 1847. At the age of seventeen he rode with Confederate guerrilla leader "Bloody" Bill Anderson. in 1866 he formed a gang with his brother Frank. Who was he?|
Jesse James. James gained fame for reportedly robbing from the rich and giving to the poor, but in truth he was a robber and murderer. He was killed by fellow gang member Robert Ford in 1882 for the $10,000 reward being offered.
|The notorious stagecoach bandit known as "Black Bart" was arrested because of a handkerchief.|
T. The outlaw held up at least 27 stagecoaches in California, leaving behind the signature "Black Bart" inside the strong boxes he looted. During an 1883 robbery he dropped a handkerchief and Pinkerton detectives traced the laundry mark to Charles Bolton of San Francisco. Bolton confessed to being "Black Bart" and was sentenced to ten years in San Quentin.
|This Dalton Gang member was born in Johnson County, Arkansas. After a few years with the Dalton's he formed his own gang. In 1895 he led a jailbreak that included thirty seven fellow prisoners. Who was he?|
Bill Doolin. Doolin was killed near Lawton, Oklahoma in 1896 after a fellow escapee told lawmen where to find him in exchange for leniency.
|These two brothers, born in Knottingley, England, were alleged to have killed over forty five people between them. Who were they?|
Ben and Billy Thompson. The Thompson family moved from England to Austin, Texas when Ben was nine years old (circa 1852).
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