Monday, February 5, 2007

Wild West Quiz

1. Who killed William Bonney Jr. ?
2. Who were Wyatt Earp's and Doc Holliday's adversaries in the famous gunfight at the OK Corral ?
3. What did Doc Holliday die of ?
4. Whose head did Harry Love bring back to collect a reward ?
5. What did Clay Allison answer with when asked why he would eat dinner with a man who wanted to kill him ?
6. What is the claim to fame of Bob Ford ?
7. Where the Donner Party traveling to during there well-renowned cannibalistic journey ?
8. What was the name of the vengeance monger who took to killing and eating the liver of Crow Indians after his wife and child had been murdered by braves of the tribe ?
9. His dime novels redefined the way we view the Wild West. Who was he ?
10. He was the law in Vinegaroon. Who was he ?
11. What piece of clothing, which if worn, was believed by certain members of the Sioux to protect one against bullets ?
12. This Yankee tried to establish a Republic with himself as President in Baha and Sonara, Mexico. It failed and he was driven out as some what of a joke. Who was he ?
13. What were the first names of the two Younger Brothers ?
14. Which Native American tribe were largely at the receiving end of the 'scalp for a scalp' policy negotiated between the Mexican authorities and American mercenaries ?
15. A free Black cowboy, Jim Beckwourth became an honorary chief in which native tribe ?

Answers to the Wild West

1. William Bonney Jr. (aka Billy the Kid) was killed by Pat Garrett in 1881. The Kid had been a killer since the age of 12.
2. The Clanton Gang.
3. Tuberculosis in 1887.
4. Joaquin Murieta. Love also brought back the hand of Murieta's partner - Three-Fingered Jack Garcia. The head and hand were eventually destroyed in the San Francisco Earthquake of 1906.
5.'I didn't want to send a man to hell on an empty stomach'
6. He shot Jesse James in the back killing the legendary outlaw.
7. California.
8. John Johnson aka Liver-eatin' Johnson.
9. Ned Buntline.
10. Judge Roy Bean.
11. The Ghost Dancer's Shirt. It inspired the lll-fated Ghost Dancer's rebellion which ended in defeat for the Sioux.
12. William Walker.
13. Cole and Bob.
14. The Apache. The most ruthless scalper was an John Joel Scranton, who was active in the 1840's. He himself would later be scalped.
15.The Crow. Beckwourth led the tribe to many military victories.

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