Special Sub-Topic: When The West Was Wild
|Which man, who later became famous, or infamous, was a army scout in the apache campaigns?|
Tom Horn. Horn, a champion cowboy and a detective, was hanged for killing a boy while working as an enforcer for cattle interests. Many doubt his guilt.
|Pick the man who served in the Union Army?|
James Earp. The oldest, and least famous Earp, was severely wounded in the Civil War. The rest were Confederates.
|Which Native American did not die violently?|
Red Cloud. Red Cloud lived to an old age. Crazy Horse was stabbed by a US soldier while being jailed, Sitting Bull was killed by Sioux police, and Roman Nose died in battle against US calvary.
|Which Earp was never killed, or maimed, by gunfire?|
Wyatt. Morgan was killed and Virgil maimed in Tombstone. Warren was killed later in a bar room dispute.
|Which famous gunfighter didn't die by the gun?|
Clay Allison. Allison, drunk of course, fell of a wagon and was crushed. Hickok and Hardin died in saloons, while Ringo was found in the desert with a bullet in his head.
|Which lawman wasn't murdered?|
Roy Bean. Masterson and Garret were shot dead. Smith had his head chopped off with an ax.
|What was Tom Custer famous for, besides dying with his brother George at Little Big Horn?|
Twice receiving the Medal of Honor during the Civil War. Rain in the Face claimed he cut out his heart, and ate it, after the Little Big Horn.
|What happened to the great Apache chief Magnas Colorodas after capture by the US army?|
Killed and decapitated by US soldiers. The action increased Apache bitterness against the US government.
|What happened to the Apache Scouts, who worked for the US, after the Apache Wars ended?|
|How did the Sioux War chief Gall meet his fate?|
Drank too much of a weight loss miracle drink. Gall, a large man, was worried about weight gain in his later years.
|Which famous man is rumored to have had his grave robbed and head stolen?|
Geronimo. Geronimo (1829-1909) was an Apache leader who fought long and hard against both Mexico and the U.S.
|Which famous gunfighter wrote his own autobiography before he was himself killed?|
John Wesley Hardin. After prison Hardin attempted to go straight, he married, studied law, but was still doomed to be shot in the back of the head in a saloon.
|Which gunfighter was the ref for a disputed heavyweight championship boxing match between Sharkey and Fitzsimmons later in his eventful life?|
Wyatt Earp. Earp was charged with carrying a concealed weapon after the fight ended in a contriovisial draw because Wyatt called a foul.
|Which outlaw survived the Civil War, over two dozen wounds, and several daring bank robberies to die an old man, and preacher, in 1916?|
Cole Younger. Younger was severely wounded in the botched Northfield raid, captured, and sent to prision.
|What confederate raider led Frank and Jessie James along with Cole Younger during the Civil War?|
William Quantrill. Quantrill was killed late in the war and was one of the most hated, and feared, southern leaders in the bitter Kansas and Missouri fighting.
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