Standoff at High Noon: Another Battle over the Truth in the Mythic Wild West

Standoff at High Noon: Another Battle over the Truth in the Mythic Wild West

by Bill Markley, Kellen Cutsforth


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In Standoff at High Noon, the sequel to Old West Showdown, coauthors Kellen Cutsforth and Bill Markley again investigate ten well-known, controversial stories from the Old West. Through their opposing viewpoints, learn more about notorious figures and infamous events, including the controversial death of Davy Crockett at the Alamo; the life and death of Sacagawea who assisted Lewis and Clark on their Corps of Discovery Expedition; the tragic fate of the Donner Party snowbound in the Sierra Nevada; the assassination of Wild Bill Hickok; Arizona's Lost Dutchman Mine; and the controversy over Butch Cassidy's death in South America. No matter whose side you are on, there's always something new to discover about the mythic Old West.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781493053353
Publisher: TwoDot
Publication date: 10/22/2021
Pages: 296
Product dimensions: 6.32(w) x 9.37(h) x 0.93(d)

About the Author

Kellen Cutsforth has published numerous books on the American West including Buffalo Bill, Boozers, Brothels, and Bare-Knuckle Brawlers and the co-authored Old West Showdown. He is a ghostwriter and has published numerous articles in such magazines as Wild West and True West. He is a featured columnist for Western Writers of America’s Roundup magazine. Bill Markley, member of Western Writers of America, writes for Roundup,True West, and Wild West magazines. Along with Kellen Cutsforth, Bill wrote the award-winning Old West Showdown. His Legendary West series includes Geronimo and Sitting Bull and the award-winning Wyatt Earp and Bat Masterson and Billy the Kid and Jesse James.

Table of Contents

Introduction v

Chapter 1 The Many Deaths of Davy Crockett 1

Chapter 2 Where and When Did Sacagawea Die? 26

Chapter 3 Donner Party Cannibalism 50

Chapter 4 Why Did Jack McCall Kill Wild Bill Hickok? 78

Chapter 5 Did General George Crook Doom Custer and the Seventh Cavalry? 92

Chapter 6 Did Robert Ford Kill Jesse James? 111

Chapter 7 Sitting Bull's Two Graves 126

Chapter 8 The Lost Dutchman Mine 140

Chapter 9 Was Tom Horn Guilty or Innocent? 158

Chapter 10 Did Butch Cassidy Die in Bolivia? 197

Acknowledgments 234

Endnotes 236

Bibliography 267

Index 277

About the Authors 287

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