Captain William "Indian Bill" Hardin (1747-1821). Served as a private in the 3rd Virginia Regt of foot, 1778. He served in KY as well as IL. Revolutionary War Veteran, Pioneer, noted Indian fighter and founder of Hardinsburg, KY. According to his military records, he stood 6'4" and weighed 240 pounds.
John Y. Nelson: (1826-1903) - noted frontier scout. He joined Cody's "Wild West Show" in 1884 and was with the outfit for many years. He guided Brigham Young and the Mormon pioneers to the Salt Lake Valley in 1847; worked as a military scout with William F. Cody (Buffalo Bill); fought in the Indian Wars, and served as a lawman in North Dakota. He often narrowly escaped death from bullets, arrows, and knives. Nelson’s story is a fascinating view of the early American west in all its glory.
Revolutionary War period uniform coat, c. 1776. It was reputedly worn by General Thomas Pinckney with the 3rd Continental Light Dragoons. Though the use of silk is rare, officers were responsible for their own uniforms, so there would be nothing to restrain an officer from ordering a silk coat. Charleston Museum
Bertha Parker Pallan [Cody] (1907-1978) is considered one of the first female Native American archaeologists. The caption to this photograph said that Bertha Pallan was an "expedition secretary" who was demonstrating "the difference in size of early type [small] and large type atlatl darts from Gypsum Cave." In 1936, Bertha married Iron Eyes Cody (1904-1999). In the 1950s, they hosted a television program explaining Indian history and folklore and served as technical advisers on several…