American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Hickok, James Butler Known as "Wild Bill.” 1837-1876. American frontier scout and marshal whose law enforcement exploits against Western outlaws are the subject of folk legends.
“I took it down half asleep until I came to the name Hickok, and then I got the stark news: James Butler Hickok, better known as Wild Bill, was dead of a gunshot wound to the head incurred in the town of Deadwood, South Dakota, where he had gone to gamble.”
“Liz Hickok is a San Francisco-based artist working in photography, video, sculpture, installation, and currently, Jell-O.”
“POW-MIA Accounting Command were able to match those remains, including dental remains, with detailed information found in Hickok's World War II medical and dental records.”
“Forensic anthropologists from the command used historical reports, dental and anthropological analysis and mitochondrial DNA to successfully match the remains with information in Hickok's military records, defense officials said.”
“The expansive story sounds more like the lives of ten men, as Jack gets adopted by Cheyenne Indians, then assimilates to white, and finally goes back and forth between the two races, while encountering Western characters Wild Bill Hickok and of course, General Custer himself.”
“During the 1950s he published a handful of Western stories (later collected in By the Gun); and during the 1990s he published Western novels such as Journal of the Gun Years, The Gunfight, The Memoirs of Wild Bill Hickok and Shadow on the Sun.”
“Similarly, the connection between Hickok and Calamity Jane is more tenuous than commonly thought.”
“And while his role as sheriff might define him to the public years later, he did not become an Old West legend like other Deadwood personalities such as Wild Bill Hickok.”
“Wild Bill Hickok & Calamity Jane: Deadwood Legends  explains that much of what we think we know about Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane in Deadwood is, in fact, the stuff of legend.”
“The two met for the first time in July 1867, when Calamity Jane hooked up with a group heading to the Black Hills that included Hickok.”
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