The captive white boy, Santiago McKinn, poses with a group of children in Geronimo’s Camp. The photo by Camillus Sidney Fly was taken in 1886 shortly before Geronimo’s surrender to General George Crook on March 27, 1886. McKinn was taken from his home near Mimbres in the New Mexico Territory in 1885 by Chiricahua Apaches. McKinn assimilated with the Apaches during his captivity — even learning their language — and cried when he was returned to his family.
With names like the Kickapoo Indian Show and Hamlin’s Wizard Oil, traveling medicine shows provided entertainment and promised relief for everything from dropsy to the vapours. Description from geneartistry.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images
Martha Jane Cannary nursed victims of a smallpox epidemic in 1878, still dressed as a man. She was called ‘Calamity Jane’ because she would threaten a calamity to any man who bothered her. Her alcoholism and fighting caused problems, and after she was fired in 1901, she retired to Deadwood. Two years later, she died in 1903, but her legend continued in movies, books and television.
Henry Andrew "Heck" Thomas went to work for the Fort Worth for a year. The famed "Hanging Judge", Isaac Parker appointed him a deputy US Marshall out of Fort Smith, Arkansas. From 1886 to 1900, his jurisdiction was the Indian Territory, now known as Oklahoma. Famed for his bravery, integrity, and fairness, he quickly became a legend. Teamed up with Bill Tilghman and Chris Madsen, they were soon known as the "Three Guardsmen"
CAPTAIN RICHARD KING....The resourceful, visionary. He and business partner Gideon "Legs" Lewis purchased the 15,500 acre Mexican land grant then known as the Rincon de Santa Gertrudis - the first foothold of what would become the legendary King Ranch of Texas. SH
J Abijah Brooks (1855-1944) - Texas Ranger. He joined the Texas Rangers in 1883 and became known in the annals of the Texas Rangers as one of the "Four Great Captains," the others being John R. Hughes, William J. McDonald, and John H. Rogers. Brooks was involved in several shootouts in Brown County and the piney woods of East Texas with the Conner gang. In the latter gun battle one ranger was killed and three wounded, including Brooks, who lost several fingers on his left hand.