Cowboy History

Deadwood

Seth Bullock

If the Black Hills of the late 1800s and first decades of the 1900s ever had “ a man for all seasons” he may well have been Seth Bullock. A contradiction in ...
Poker

Poker Alice Tubbs

Alice Ivers was born on February 17, 1853, in Devonshire, England. She and her family moved to Virginia when Alice was in her late teens, eventually migrating t...
Laura Ingalls Wilder

Laura Ingalls Wilder

In September of 1974, NBC Television introduced America to the Ingalls family, a pioneer family that had made its way west a century earlier. The storyline o...
Custer Expedition

1874 Custer Expedition to the Black Hills

The struggle for control of the Black Hills region is a story in itself. If one were to pick a defining moment in the story of the Black Hills coming under the ...
Jack Crawford

Captain Jack Crawford

Few characters in Black Hills history were ever as flamboyant, or as poetic, as John Wallace "Jack" Crawford. Crawford was born in Donegal County, Ireland, i...
Illustrated Deadwood

Charlie Utter

Historical Black Hills characters, both factual and fictional, have taken center stage in the successful HBO series Deadwood.   C. H. (Charlie) Utter w...
Calamity Jane

Calamity Jane

Early Deadwood Calamity Jane was a hard drinking woman who wore men's clothing, used coarse language, chewed tobacco and was reportedly quite handy with a gun....
Buffalo Bill

Buffalo Bill Cody

In France, he was compared to Napoleon; in England to Robin Hood; and in his home country, there was no equal. William Frederick Cody was born on a farm nort...