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My famous ancestor - John D. Lee - executed by the US Government for his part in the Mountain Meadows Massacre. Yes, I come from "that bad Lee blood" (which someone once told my Dad).

There is an ancient Indian saying~ Something lives only as long as the last person who remembers it. My people have come to trust memory over history. Memory, like fire, is radiant & immutable while history serves only those who seek to control it, those who douse the flame of memory in order to put out the dangerous fire of truth. Beware these men for they are dangerous & unwise. Their false history is written in the blood of those who might remember & seek the truth.~Floyd 'Red Crow'…

When you need to get the real story about some of history's most fascinating women, call Stacy Schiff. The Pulitzer Prize-winning author's work includes Véra (Mrs. Vladimir Nabokov) and Cleopatra: A Life. In her highly anticipated new book, The Witches: Salem, 1692, Schiff focuses on an infamous and dark period of American history, especially as it relates to women: the Salem witch trials.

There were a lot of African American cowboys. Some of them very famous in their time. They have been left out of the history books. Biddy Craft

Outlaw Will Roberts. Train robber, and went by the name of Dixon may have ridden with Butch Cassidy.

The Mountain Meadows massacre was a series of attacks on the Baker–Fancher wagon train in Utah. The attacks culminated on September 11, 1857, with the mass slaughter of most in the party by members of the Mormon Utah Territorial Militia. Intending to leave no witnesses, the perpetrators killed about 120 men, women, and children. 17 children, all younger than seven, were spared and distributed among local Mormon families.