"A bullwhacker with his whip, circa These were the men and sometimes women who walk alongside the freight wagons cracking bullwhips to keep the yoked oxen moving, made camp every evening to feed, water and rest themselves and their beasts.
George Armstrong Custer poses with his Indian scouts during the Black Hills expedition of The man pointing to the map was named "Bloody Knife," a member of the Cree tribe. Photograph by William Illingworth. (Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument
Jesse Chisholm, half-breed Cherokee trader who founded the route across Indian Territory into Kansas that became a famous cattle trail, the Chisholm Trail. (my great grandfather drove his cattle North along the Chisholm Trail from Yoakum, Texas)
Photo Courtesy Utah State Historical SocietyJoe Richeaud, "Buckskin Joe" was the son of a French trapper and a Souix woman. He was with General Custer at the Battle of the Wichiteau in 1868 and at the Battle of Little Big Horn in