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BILLY THE KID (William H. Bonney, William Henry McCarty, 1859-1881). American gunman and frontier outlaw. Legend claims he killed 21 men, but most likely it was somewhere between 4 to 9. Relatively unknown during his brief lifetime, his status grew to legendary proportions after his death at age 21. The Kid was killed by lawman Pat Garrett.

Billy the Kid | Posts Tagged ‘Billy the Kid’ There never was a wanted poster for him only an ad in the local paper

Billy the Kid: (1859– 1881) real name William McCarty has become one of the legendary figures of the Wild West. His mother was an Irish immigrant who grew up in Ireland and raised her son in a New York slum before heading out west.

All told, Billy the Kid is said to have killed a total of 21 men, one for each of the years of his life, though this number is often regarded as inaccurate and exaggerated.

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The photo at the top of this page is of a tintype recently discovered in Globe, Arizona. There seems to be a chance the two men depicted are...

Ms. Apolinaria Gutierrez Garrett, wife of famous frontier sheriff Pat Garrett, holding the gun he used in 1881 to kill Billy the Kid. Photo circa 1920.

Chief Quanah Parker in "white man's" garb. His mother, Cynthia Parker was a white woman.

Indian Mother holding her Child. It was taken in 1908 by Edward S. Curtis. The image shows a Portrait of a Native American woman in a half-length, seated, facing right, position holding her baby in a beaded cradleboard.