Tuesday, January 23

Quote of the day

Queen spent the time between the shooting and his death in praying and cursing and talking with the women.

- From a newspaper account of the 1888 shooting of notorious Kep Queen by Sheriff E. Sanders, and posse.

Labels: , ,

Sunday, January 21

Headlines ripped from the history books

A boy is held captive and assimilates with his host. No, not Shawn Hornbeck in Missouri. I'm talking about Santiago McKinn, who in 1885 was captured by Chiricahua Apaches. When he was returned to his family the next year he was so distressed he began to cry. He had even learned the Apache language during his captivity. This fascinating true story from the American West can be found at Ghost Cowboy.

Labels: , , , ,