Native Americans - The First Owners of the American West

Native Americans - The First Owners of the American West

JACK McCALL ... killer of Wild Bill Hickock ... by shooting him in the back, in front of witnesses. He was quickly brought to trial, found guilty and was the first person to be executed by federal officials in the Dakota Territory. When his body was exhumed years later, it was found to have the noose still around his neck.

JACK McCALL ... killer of Wild Bill Hickock ... by shooting him in the back, in front of witnesses. He was quickly brought to trial, found guilty and was the first person to be executed by federal officials in the Dakota Territory. When his body was exhumed years later, it was found to have the noose still around his neck.

Hanging of.Jack McCall. He murdered.Wild Bill Hickcok

Hanging of.Jack McCall. He murdered.Wild Bill Hickcok

John "Jack" McCall | Photos | Murderpedia, the encyclopedia of murderers

John "Jack" McCall | Photos | Murderpedia, the encyclopedia of murderers

Wild Bill Hickok 1837-1876

Wild Bill Hickok 1837-1876

Wild Bill, "Dressed to Kill.", with two Navy Colts, his famed handles-forward rig with Bowie Knife, Mendota, IL, 1869.

Wild Bill, "Dressed to Kill.", with two Navy Colts, his famed handles-forward rig with Bowie Knife, Mendota, IL, 1869.

Jack "Crooked Nose Jack" McCall. He was the man who shot and killed Wild Bill Hickock.

Jack "Crooked Nose Jack" McCall. He was the man who shot and killed Wild Bill Hickock.

Dans "Jack McCall desperado" (S.Salkow - 1953).

Dans "Jack McCall desperado" (S.Salkow - 1953).

In 1876, Hickok was shot from behind and killed while playing poker in a saloon in Deadwood, Dakota Territory (now South Dakota), by an unsuccessful gambler, Jack McCall. The hand of cards which he supposedly held at the time of his death (black aces and eights) has become known as the dead man's hand.

In 1876, Hickok was shot from behind and killed while playing poker in a saloon in Deadwood, Dakota Territory (now South Dakota), by an unsuccessful gambler, Jack McCall. The hand of cards which he supposedly held at the time of his death (black aces and eights) has become known as the dead man's hand.

Wild Bill Hickok is probably the most famous Deadwood resident, even though he was only in town a few short weeks.  James Butler Hickok arrived in Deadwood, along with Colorado Charlie Utter and Calamity Jane, in July of 1876.  He was a well-known gambler and gunslinger, participating in many shootouts before coming to Deadwood. He was killed on August 2, 1876 when Jack McCall shot him from behind while playing poker.

Wild Bill Hickok is probably the most famous Deadwood resident, even though he was only in town a few short weeks. James Butler Hickok arrived in Deadwood, along with Colorado Charlie Utter and Calamity Jane, in July of 1876. He was a well-known gambler and gunslinger, participating in many shootouts before coming to Deadwood. He was killed on August 2, 1876 when Jack McCall shot him from behind while playing poker.

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