Tag: Wild West

Brigham Young

Brigham Young was born on 1st June 1801 in Whitingham, Vermont to farmer John Young and his wife Abigail (Howe). He was the ninth child of eleven. When aged three, Brigham moved with his family to New York, from where Brigham left following the death of his mother in 1815, to work as a travelling […]

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American Mountainman Hugh Glass

Not much is known about his life before the bear attack. What we do know is that he was born in Pennsylvania, to Scots-Irish parents. A lot of his story has been embellished through the years, so I will begin around the time of the attack. In 1822, Glass signed up for a fur-trading expedition […]

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The Outlaw Jesse James

Jesse Woodson James was born on September 5, 1847 he was an American outlaw, gang leader, bank robber, train robber, and murderer from the state of Missouri. He was popular alive but his death would make him a legendary figure of the Wild West. James’ parents were the Reverend Robert James, a Baptist minister and […]

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Wounded Knee

“I did not know then how much was ended. When I look back now from this high hill of my old age, I can still see the butchered women and children lying heaped and scattered all along the crooked gulch as plain as when I saw them with eyes still young. And I can see […]

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