The Wild West By Dom pozo and Jack laird

The myth of the Wild West was a causality of the romanization of opportunity in the western frontier. Promoters like Buffalo Bill advertsied the Westren Frontier as a land of violence, romance, and prosperity.

Promoters, such as Gordon W. Lillie, also known as "Pawnee Bill", joined a Wild West show in Oklahoma, where he presented himself as a so-called "Foe of Outlaws". He worked with other people, including Buffalo Bill, until in 1888, when he started his own Wild West Show.

Along with Buffalo Bill and Pawnee Bill promoting the Wild West, there was Annie Oakley. She was renowned across the country for her sharp-shooting skills.

Annie Oakley

FUN FACTS

  • She took her first shoot when she was 8
  • She performed for royalty in Europe
  • Annie Oakley was not her real name. Her real name is Phoebe Anne Moses
  • She married at 16 to Frank Butler
  • She never had children
Buffalo Bill and Sitting Bull

A vigilante is a member of a self-appointed group of citizens who undertake law enforcement in their community without legal authority, typically because the legal agencies are thought to be inadequate. Basically a vigilante was a group of people who enforced the law where there was none.

Cattle herding was very popular in the western frontier during the late 1800s. Farmers would take their herds to cow towns like Abilene, Witchita and Dodge City to have penned and ready for shipment. The cowboys would also stay the night, and have a good time.

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Created with images by kasabubu - "monument valley utah wild west" • Luiz Fernando Reis MMF - "# Buffalo Bill 10" • skeeze - "annie oakley woman person"

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