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Deadwood Jollification, 1888


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Crow Encampment: c1908


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Crow Encampment: c1908: A Crow Indian encampment with tipis, tents, wagons, horses and men as seen from the distant shore of the river. Photograph was taken by Edward s. Curtis, c1908.A Crow Indian encampment with tipis, tents, wagons, horses and men as seen from the distant shore of the river. Photograph was taken by Edward s. Curtis, c1908. View full image.

"BUFFALO BILL" AFTER ROBBERS.


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Hurries in Special Car with Titled Englishmen to Join in Bandit Hunt.

Special to The New York Times / November 2, 1904
OMAHA, Neb., Nov. 1. -- "Buffalo Bill" got word here to-night that Cashier Middaugh of the First National Bank of Cody, Wyoming, had been killed by two bandits who tried to rob the bank, and, failing, escaped after firing the fatal shot.

Canon de Chelly: c1904


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Canon de Chelly: c1904: Seven Navajo riders on horseback and a dog trek in front of the Canon de Chelly cliffs in Arizona. Photograph taken c1904 by Edward S. Curtis.Seven Navajo riders on horseback and a dog trek in front of the Canon de Chelly cliffs in Arizona. Photograph taken c1904 by Edward S. Curtis. View full image.

New Mexico crime log: 1882


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Briefs published in the Rio Grande Republican (Las Cruces, New Mexico) / February 4, 1882

ROW AT SILVER CAMP.
A Chinaman shot.
On the 30th of January last, a party of roughs, considerably the worse for liquor, came into the camp and commenced cutting up very roughly, by hooting and yelling. Passing by the cabin of a Chinese laundry, they fired into it, and struck one of the Chinamen in the leg, and, it is said, broke it. The indignation of the law-abiding citizens was aroused, and it was determined to put a stop to such doings at once and forever. A meeting was called, resolutions adopted, and the roughs ordered out of the camp at the point of a Winchester. The left, and will not be in a hurry to return. The wounded man was placed under medical care, and is recovering.

 

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