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dc.contributor.authorCameron, Chantal
dc.descriptionJames Butler Hickok (1837-1876), also known as “Wild Bill” Hickok, was an American gun-fighter, scout and spy. He was involved in altercations with others while working for the famous express company Russell, Majors and Waddell (in 1861), and later while working as a wagon master, scout, and spy for the Union forces during the Civil War. These altercations resulted in the deaths of 4 people, but Hickok was acquitted in all cases. An embellished article written about him in Harper’s magazine helped contribute to his reputation as a western hero. He served as a deputy U.S. marshal and sheriff in Kansas in the late 1860’s, helping to bring law and order to a previously lawless area. He gambled considerably, and during a card game on August 2, 1876, was shot and killed. The cards he was holding (two aces, two eights, and a jack) became known as the "dead man's hand."en_US
dc.description.abstractA photocopied article titled Buffalo Bill blew it, featuring a poster advertising a “Grand Buffalo Hunt at Niagara Falls” on August 28 and 30, 1872, and featuring “Wild Bill” Hickok. The article is authored by Peter Moon and was published in the Toronto Daily Star, “The Canadian Magazine”, September 12, 1970, pp. 26-7.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries;RG 482
dc.subjectHickok, Wild Bill--1837-1876.en_US
dc.subjectWild west shows.en_US
dc.titleCopy of poster advertising “Grand Buffalo Hunt at Niagara Falls” with Bill Hickok, August, 1872en_US

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