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The Murder of Wild Bill Hickok

Section - National History Day in South Dakota
"Wild Bill Hickok Portrait"
Wild Bill Hickok Portrait


Famous lawman, James “Wild Bill” Hickok, was shot while gambling at the Saloon #10 in Deadwood, South Dakota. His shooter, Jack McCall, who was able to get away with the shooting by claiming that Hickok had murdered his brother. Eventually, McCall was turned over to a US Marshall in Dakota Territory where he would be re-tried for Hickok's murder.

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“File:Wild Bill Hickok sepia.png” Wikimedia Commons. Accessed June 27, 2018.