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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…

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.

CAPTIVE … in 1867, chief Many Bears of the Kiowa tribe bought a young Mexican-American captive from an Apache Indian. He paid the price of one mule, two buffalo robes, and a red blanket for young Andres Martinez, whose name was later changed to Andele’. From age 10, Andele’ lived as an Indian in the Kiowa tribe. At age 30 he discovered his former family still living in Las Vegas, NM. He went home, but 4 years later, he returned to his Kiowa family where he would remain forever.

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.

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John Johnston, the real "Jeremiah Johnson." His native american wife was killed by the Crow people.He embarkd on a 12yr vendetta against the tribe. He would cut out the liver of each man he killed. This was an insult being the Crow believed by eating the liver of animals they killed they recieved its vitality.He was a sailor,union soldier in 1864 Colorado Calvery,Scout,hunter, guide, & whiskey peddler.

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.

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. –

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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