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An Interactive Biographical Dictionary Profiling the Men and Women Portrayed in THE WEST

This interactive biographical dictionary provides concise profiles of the men and women featured in THE WEST, as well as information about many individuals who are mentioned only in passing. In most cases, the profiles offer additional details about the lives of these historical figures, together with some comment on their significance for historians.

Click on a name below to read a biography. You may also click on the left to see a list of names listed alphabetically.

     
Austin, Stephen F.
Bent, William
Big Foot
Black Kettle
Brannan, Samuel
Brown, John
"Buffalo Bill"
Cabeza de Vaca, Alvar Nuñez
Carson, Kit
Chivington, John M.
Chief Joseph
Clark, William
Clemens, Samuel
Cody, William F.
Coronado, Francisco
Cortina, Juan
Crazy Horse
Crocker, Charles
Crook, George
Cushing, Frank Hamilton
Custer, George Armstrong
Eaton, Fred
Field, Marshall
Fletcher, Alice
Gall
Gibbon, John
Gilpin, William
Glidden, Joseph F.
Goodnight, Charles
Haywood, William "Big Bill"
Hin-mah-too-yah-lat-kekt (Chief Joseph)
Houston, Sam
Howard, Oliver O.
Kearney, Denis
Lane, James H.
Lee, John D.
Lewis, Meriwether
Looking Glass
Lovejoy, Julia Louisa
"Mark Twain"
Marshall, James
Meek, Joseph
Miles, Nelson A.
Mulholland, William
Norton, Joshua
Polk, James K.
Popé
Quantrill, William Clarke
Red Cloud
Reno, Marcus
Roosevelt, Theodore
Sacagawea
Santa Anna, Antonio López de
Seguin, Juan
Serra, Father Junipero
Sheridan, Philip
Sherman, William Tecumseh
Singleton, Benjamin "Pap"
Sitting Bull
Smith, Joseph
Stanford, Leland
Strauss, Levi
Sutter, John
Tatanka-Iyotanka (Sitting Bull)
Terry, Alfred
Turner, Frederick Jackson
Udall, Ida Hunt and David King
Vallejo, Mariano
Vanderbilt, William K.
Wells, Emmeline
Whitman, Narcissa and Marcus
Woodruff, Wilford
Wovoka
Young, Brigham

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