Special Sub-Topic: Win The West
|How many dollars did the Indians sell Manhattan for?|
24. Although the settlers believed they were pulling a fast one over on the Lenape Indians, the Lenapes felt they pulled a fast one on the settlers as Manhattan was not theirs to sell. They believed no man could own land, because it belonged to the Great Spirit.
|What was the term used for unbranded cattle?|
Mavericks. This term came from a man's name. Samuel A. Maverick, from Texas, obtained a herd of longhorns as payment on a debt. Since he was not a cattleman, he did not brand his cattle.
|With whom was outlaw Jesse James compared?|
Robin Hood. Jesse James was thought to have been misunderstood and was a good boy turned bad after the Civil War brought poverty to many. Jesse turned against carpetbaggers, shrewd and corrupt bankers and greedy businessmen. President Theodore Roosevelt was quoted to have said, 'Jesse W. James is America's Robin Hood.'
|How did Calamity Jane get the nickname 'Calamity'?|
She was always around disaster. Wild Bill Hickok named her this, because whenever there was disaster, death or any catastrophe she seemed to be around.
|What does the Indian word 'Apache' mean?|
There are many theories about the meaning and no agreement. Moreover, the Apache themselves do not like this name.
|Who or what was Geronimo?|
An Apache Indian. Geronimo was an Apache Indian, a warrior thought to have magical powers. His name was used for good luck by paratroopers in World War 2 before they jumped out of their planes. It was also used before doing something requiring strength. It was an invocation of his name for luck, protection and victory. May also now be a fort or town, named after the famed Indian.
|How old was Billy the Kid when he was shot dead?|
21. Billy died as an adult. His name was only given to him because of his height and child like features.
|As he died, who did Billy think had shot him?|
He never knew. Pat Garrett surprised Billy when he returned home from drinking and dancing after midnight. Garrett was waiting for him in a dark room. Billy never saw who shot him.
|Which well known town was once a popular outlaw hangout, which the Earp brothers frequented?|
Tombstone, AZ. The town got its name after the founder, who went there in search of gold and silver and was told all he would find there was his tombstone. After striking it rich others came in search of riches and to make easy money, opening saloons and brothels. It soon became sin city of the west, where outlaws loved to go.
|Where in Tombstone did a famous gunfight take place?|
OK Corral. The famous gunfight was between the Earp brothers, Doc Holliday and four antagonizers who came to town looking for trouble with the Earp brothers. They had changed their minds and went to the Corral to fetch their horses and leave but it was too late. The Earp brothers went after them.
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