These Photos Prove the Dark Side of the Wild West, That You Didn’t Know About


The era, a period of myth-making cowboys, gunslingers, and saloon madmen. This era lasted only 30 years. And the American Frontier, basically known as Wild West era began after the Civil War in 1865 and ended around 1895. Many unfortunate and mysterious things happened that time that most of the people are unaware of it. But there are some proofs. Here you will find some of those rare and unusual photos that claimed the past. Let’s have a check

01. Bison Skulls

In the 19th century Hunter killed Bison so much for their skins and horns. At that time they were almost to the point of extinction. This photo was taken in 1882. It shown us only a small portion of the skulls gathered. But the remaining bones were left to decay on the ground.


02. Eskimo Medicine Man

Medicine man, also called medicine person or healer. They are the member of an indigenous society and have knowledge about the magical and chemical potentiates of medicines. and they are skilled in the rituals through which they are administered. Frank G Captured these photo in 1890s. This Eskimo Medicine Man was told to be exorcising “evil spirits” from a sick boy in Alaska. Don’t you think the treatment was scarier than the disease!


03. Wild Bill Hickok

James Butler Hickok, was a folk hero of the American Old West known for his work across the frontier as a drover, wagon master, soldier, spy, scout, lawman, gunfighter, gambler, showman, and actor. Legend has it that he killed over 100 people. But in reality, he killed only about 10 men.He was not happy to get famous of being a killer.


04. Geronimo

Geronimo was a leader and and medicine man from the Bedonkohe band of the Apache tribe.Later he joined Chiricahua Apache who fought the Mexican Army and the United States Army. He met President Theodore Roosevelt.


05. Guys with Guns and Dog

That time Guns were a part of survival material in the wild west and everyone had one. These photograph shows us the three cowboys were filled with pride holding their guns. Dog symbolized the weak one who fears the guns.


06. Laura Bullion

Laura Bullion was an outlaw of the Old West. And she also known as “Rose of the Wild Bunch” learned the trade from her bank-robbery skilled father. With rough looks, and romantic involvement with several outlaws from the Wild Bunch this is how she was remembered. But unfortunately died after serving several years in jail.


07. Westworld Host

This masked lady in the picture is the most weird person we’ve ever seen that explains much why we couldn’t find enough history behind it. The date and the place of the photo is unknown. First look may be give you goose bumps. But we know one things’ for sure she is the creepiest “west-world host” we’ve all ever seen!


08. Buffalo Bill’s Grass Dancers

Two Oglala Lakota Natives called themselves Elk and Black Elk. They were part of Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show. They traveled all around the world to show their outstanding famous dancing skills wearing shells and bells.


09. Jesse James’ Children

When the name Jesse James comes to mind, most people think of an unstoppable bank robber and criminal who would go to great lengths. The last thing you probably think of is a husband or father. But turns out, as a father and husband this dangerous outlaw had another side that was kind of “soft.” Here are his two children, Jesse Jr. and daughter Mary.This photo is taken in the early 1880s.


10. General Custer

General Custer was mostly famous for losing at the Battle of Little Big Horn.He graduated from West Point in 1861. while Civil War was just starting, he trained officers were in immediate demand and also led the Army during the Civil War and the Indian Wars.


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