Information about wild west characters fill volumes. The so called "Wild West" covered a period in the mid 1800s to early 1900s.
The attempt to cover in writing every old west bandit, lawman, pioneer, Indian tribe, tribal leader and well each known town would be near impossible. Only a select few will be mentioned here with an identifying caption. Their names are like the others written in history. Researched information is provided in an unbiased manner. Many characters made their name immortal. Others were less known, but contributed considerable blood, labor, hardship and sacrifice to settle the hostile west. A brief mention of known gunfighters will be shared in this line up (for further information on any name or group mentioned, an Internet browser will provide it. One person stands out in the multitude, James Butler Hickok, "Wild Bill". James Butler Hickok, alias "Wild Bill", is known for his gunfighting abilities. He was a no non-sense western lawman: fearless, tough, skilled, cunning. Ben Thompson, Wyatt Earp, Virgil Earp, Morgan Earp, James Earp, Sam Bass, Bill Tilghman, Bill Longley, James Bonney (Billy the Kid), Belle Starr, Big Nose Kate, Calamity Jane, Cherokee Bill, William F. Cody, "Buffalo Bill", Doc Holliday, Elfago Baca, Clantons, Mclaurys, innumerable unknown pioneers, Indian leaders and countless more are recognized in poetry at Poetry-in-cowboy-perspective.