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KIOWA DUTCH ... white captive known as Boin-edal (Big Blonde) by the Kiowa. Little is known about this unfortunate white captive, other than he was 8 yrs old when taken captive in 1835, the year the Kiowa Indians raided all the way to the Texas Gulf Coast. His parents, having only arrived from Germany 3 years prior, were killed. Boin-edal remained with the Kiowa all his life, unknown to the whites until a blonde white man was discovered living among the tribe after being placed on the Kiowa…

A photograph of Jesse Chisholm, an Indian trader, guide and interpreter. He is best known for being the namesake to the Chisholm Trail, which Texas ranchers used to drive their cattle into Kansas and then ship by rail to eastern markets.

Temple Friend, who was captured by Comanches in Legion Valley, Texas, in 1868, at the age of seven. This picture was taken immediately after his return to his white family. Returned to his family after 6 years, he had a hard time reintegrating and died two years later, some say of a broken heart.

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The Real Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean

THE REAL LIFE AND TIMES OF JUDGE ROY BEAN: Any six-year-old boy can tell you that when it comes to cowboys, good guys wear white hats and bad guys wear black hats. If that’s true, then the man who is the topic of today’s Campfire Chronicle story probably should have worn a gray hat. You may think you know a lot about the infamous Judge Roy Bean, but when it comes to the REAL Judge Roy Bean, chances are that you don’t know Bean(s)! Read on! #wildwest #history

Texas Deputy U.S. Marshal Edward W. Johnson (at left) lost his right arm in an 1888 gunfight soon after this photograph was taken. He gained notoriety after an 1889 mob attacked the notorious Marlow Brothers during a jail transport, an incident that inspired the 1965 film Sons of Katie Elder. Also pictured: Texas Ranger Lorenzo K. Creekman (center) and Parker County Deputy Sheriff E.A. Hutchison (at right). – Courtesy George T. Jackson Jr. –

In 1875, Kiowa chief White Horse (Tsen-tainte) and a group of followers surrendered at Fort Sill, Indian Territory. White Horse had gained considerable notoriety during the early 1870s for his raids on Texas settlements, and was considered the "most dangerous man" among the Kiowas. White Horse was incarcerated at St. Augustine, Florida. He died of a stomach ailment in 1892 and was buried on the reservation near Fort Sill.

Kit Carson (1809-1868) American frontiersman and Indian fighter--Carson explored the west to California, and north through the Rocky Mountains. He lived among and married into the Arapaho and Cheyenne tribes.

David ("Davy") Crockett - 1875 ~ King of the wild frontier. My all time favorite quote of his, upon losing his seat in the U.S. congress from Tennessee, he is reported to have said: "You folks can go to hell; I'm going to Texas!" Along with William Barrett Travers, Jim Bowie, James Bonham, and 180 Texians, he died as one of the defenders of the Alamo...

"Texas Jack" Vermillion (John Wilson Vermillion) would grow up to become one of the many gunfighters in the Old West, with colorful nicknames like "Texas Jack" and "Shoot-Your-Eye-Out" Vermillion. He is most well known for his participation with Wyatt Earp in the Earp Vendetta Ride after the Clantons had killed Morgan Earp in 1882.