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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.

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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