People who don't read history books are unaware that a huge number of "cowboys" driving herds to the railheads in Kansas were Indians. And many don't know that some of "Indians" who raided the drives for beef in the the "nations" were runaway slaves and ex-slaves adopted into the tribes in the Oklahoma territory. Western movies don't tell you that.
Fred and Rosemary West are two of the most notorious killers in modern history. The British husband and wife team were linked to and convicted of 12 sexually motivated murders, and suspected of at least 20 more. The pair lured young girls back to their house where they kept their victims bound in the cellar to rape and torture them until they grew bored with them - then they were killed, dismembered, and buried within the house.
On October 12, 1906, Carrie Parsons, his wife and three children were murdered by Joseph Hamilton near Success, MO. On the day of the murder, the family had loaded their wagon with their household effects and were moving to Miller, MO. In the middle of the afternoon Hamilton ambushed them and hid the wagon in the woods until he could return that night. He was caught 2 days later. The bodies of the Parsons family were returned to their home in Success, where they were photographed on the bed.
Though she was born to a prominent family, Kate would grow up to be just one of the many "soiled doves" of the American West, as well claiming a small slice of fame as Doc Holliday's on and off girlfriend. Born Mary Katherine Haroney in Hungary on November 7, 1850