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The Wild West collection
Billy the Kid
Custer's Last Stand
Wyatt Earp
Annie Oakley
Jesse James
Buffalo Bill
Kit Carson
Wild West collection Teacher's Guide


Digging Up Butch and Sundance
Authors Daniel Buck and Anne Meadows blog offers a collection of resources about Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, most notably about their time in South America.

History of Butch Cassidy, LeRoy Parker
A short biography of the Utah native.

Butch Cassidy - Robert LeRoy Parker
From the Library of Congress' Chronicling America website, links to several historic American newspaper pages that mention Butch Cassidy.

The Myths and Legends of Butch Cassidy
From, this article details some of the many myths surrounding Butch Cassidy.

The Pinkerton Agency
In 2000, Pinkerton, Inc. donated its older archives to the Library of Congress, including the materials related to tracking Butch Cassidy, the Sundance Kid and the Wild Bunch. Read a short description of the collection.
A brief history of the Pinkerton Detective Agency.

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
The Internet Movie Database website for the 1969 film starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford.


Baker, Pearl Biddlecome. The Wild Bunch at Robbers Roost. Lincoln: University of Nebraska, 1989.

Betenson, Lula P. Butch Cassidy, My Brother. New York: Penguin, 1975.

Betenson, W. J. Butch Cassidy, My Uncle: A Family Portrait. Glendo, WY: High Plains, 2012.

Ernst, Donna B. The Sundance Kid. Norman: University of Oklahoma, 2009.

Hatch, Thom. The Lives and Legends of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. New York: New American Library, 2013.

Horan, James D. The Pinkertons The Detective Dynasty That Made History. New York: Bonanza, 1967.

Horan, James David. Desperate Men: The James Gang and the Wild Bunch. Lincoln: University of Nebraska, 1997.

Kelly, Charles. The Outlaw Trail: A History of Butch Cassidy and His Wild Bunch. Lincoln: University of Nebraska, 1996.

Kouris, Diana Allen. The Romantic and Notorious History of Brown's Park. Greybull, WY: Wolverine Gallery, 1988.

Meadows, Anne. Digging up Butch and Sundance. Lincoln: University of Nebraska, 2003.

Patterson, Richard M. Butch Cassidy: A Biography. Lincoln: University of Nebraska, 1998.

Riffenburgh, Beau. Pinkerton's Great Detective: The Amazing Life and Times of James Mcparland. New York: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated, 2013.

Rutter, Michael. Bedside Book of Bad Girls: Outlaw Women of the Old West. Helena, MT: Farcountry, 2008.

Rutter, Michael. Outlaw Tales of Utah. Guilford: Globe Pequot, 2003.

Smokov, Mark T. He Rode with Butch and Sundance: The Story of Harvey (Kid Curry) Logan. Denton, TX: University of North Texas, 2012.

Trachtenberg, Alan, and Eric Foner. The Incorporation of America: Culture and Society in the Gilded Age. New York: Hill and Wang, 1982.

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