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Wild West Webquest

Name _________________________ Period_____ Score ____/20



Famous Outlaws

  1. Outlaws were everywhere out west. What is an outlaw? (http://dictionary.reference.com/)



  1. Go to http://www.desertusa.com/mag98/oct/papr/billykid.html. Who was Billy the Kid? One of the most notorious outlaws of the west



  1. How did he get this reputation? in a period of just 4 years, he fought in at least 16 shootouts, killed at least 4 men himself, and assisted in the murder of at least 5 others.



  1. Another famous outlaw of the west was Jesse James. Go to http://www.ci.st-joseph.mo.us/history/jessejames.cfm . What crimes were they famous for? robbing trains and banks of their gold,



  1. How did Jesse James die? Shot by a bullet in the back of the head by one of his partners in crime



  1. Go to http://www.americanwest.com/pages/docholid.htm Scroll down to the section titled Heading West. Read the first 2 paragraphs. Who was Doc Holliday? Dentist who turned to gambling and killing



  1. Scroll down to the next section of reading. In what town did Doc Holliday end up settling? Tombstone



  1. Doc Holliday developed a friendship with U.S. Marshal Wyatt Earp. The two became involved in a very famous gunfight. Go to http://www.americanwest.com/pages/okfight.htm. Where was the gunfight located? OK Corral

Famous Gunslingers

  1. Go to http://www.historynet.com/wild-bill-hickok-pistoleer-peace-officer-and-folk-hero.htm . Who was “Wild Bill” Hickok? West’s premier gunfighter Look at the second paragraph. How was he regarded by many in the west? as the best pistol shot on the Plains



  1. Go to http://www.desertusa.com/mag98/mar/papr/du_earp.html. What is Wyatt Earp best known for? as the fearless frontier lawman of Wichita and Dodge City, Kansas, and as principal survivor of the Gunfight at the OK Corral.

Wild West Facts

  1. Go to http://www.wagons-wheels.com/stagecoaches.html What form of transportation did many people use in the west? Stagecoach



  1. What did riders have to worry about when using this form of transportation? http://www.postalmuseum.si.edu/duty/dangersofthetrail.html robberies



  1. What is the Pony Express? Go to http://www.americanwest.com/trails/pages/ponyexp1.htm and look under “Mechanics”. Mail delivery by horse and rider



  1. What type of riders was the Pony Express looking for? Look under the section titled “Rider Qualifications”. Young, skinny; willing to risk death



  1. How much did riders get paid? Check the section labeled “Pay” 100/month



  1. Scroll down towards the end of the page. What brought an end to the Pony Express? Completion of the telegraph



  1. Look at the section titled “Successes”. What was the main success/reason for the Pony Express? Hint: It’s not the first sentence. Fastest means of communication between east and west until the invention of the telegraph.



  1. Go to http://www.pbs.org/weta/thewest/people/a_c/buffalobill.htm . Direct your attention to the 4th paragraph up from the bottom of the page. What is Buffalo Bill’s Wild West? Outdoor western circus



  1. Who is Annie Oakley? Go to http://www.historynet.com/annie-oakley.htm. First whit woman hired by a wild west outfit; first and best woman sharpshooting entertainer



  1. What did she have to do with Buffalo Bill’s Wild West? Check the 3rd paragraph up from the bottom at this site http://www.pbs.org/weta/thewest/people/a_c/buffalobill.htm . she starred in it


Wild West Webquest

Name _________________________ Period_____ Score ____/20



Famous Outlaws

  1. Outlaws were everywhere out west. What is an outlaw? (http://dictionary.reference.com/)



  1. Go to http://www.desertusa.com/mag98/oct/papr/billykid.html. Who was Billy the Kid?



  1. How did he get this reputation?



  1. Another famous outlaw of the west was Jesse James. Go to http://www.ci.st-joseph.mo.us/history/jessejames.cfm . What crimes were they famous for?



  1. How did Jesse James die?



  1. Go to http://www.americanwest.com/pages/docholid.htm Scroll down to the section titled Heading West. Read the first 2 paragraphs. Who was Doc Holliday?



  1. Scroll down to the next section of reading. In what town did Doc Holliday end up settling?



  1. Doc Holliday developed a friendship with U.S. Marshal Wyatt Earp. The two became involved in a very famous gunfight. Go to http://www.americanwest.com/pages/okfight.htm. Where was the gunfight located?

Famous Gunslingers

  1. Go to http://www.historynet.com/wild-bill-hickok-pistoleer-peace-officer-and-folk-hero.htm . Who was “Wild Bill” Hickok? Look at the second paragraph. How was he regarded by many in the west?



  1. Go to http://www.desertusa.com/mag98/mar/papr/du_earp.html. What is Wyatt Earp best known for?

Wild West Facts

  1. Go to http://www.wagons-wheels.com/stagecoaches.html What form of transportation did many people use in the west?



  1. What did riders have to worry about when using this form of transportation? http://www.postalmuseum.si.edu/duty/dangersofthetrail.html



  1. What is the Pony Express? Go to http://www.americanwest.com/trails/pages/ponyexp1.htm and look under “Mechanics”.



  1. What type of riders was the Pony Express looking for? Look under the section titled “Rider Qualifications”.



  1. How much did riders get paid? Check the section labeled “Pay”



  1. Scroll down towards the end of the page. What brought an end to the Pony Express?



  1. Look at the section titled “Successes”. What was the main success/reason for the Pony Express? Hint: It’s not the first sentence.



  1. Go to http://www.pbs.org/weta/thewest/people/a_c/buffalobill.htm . Direct your attention to the 4th paragraph up from the bottom of the page. What is Buffalo Bill’s Wild West?



  1. Who is Annie Oakley? Go to http://www.historynet.com/annie-oakley.htm.



  1. What did she have to do with Buffalo Bill’s Wild West? Check the 3rd paragraph up from the bottom at this site http://www.pbs.org/weta/thewest/people/a_c/buffalobill.htm .


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