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Today in History - Wild Bill Hickock - May 27, 1837

James Butler Hickok (May 27, 1837 August 2, 1876), better known as Wild Bill Hickok, was a legendary figure in the American Wild West. He is perhaps the best known figure from that era. After fighting in the Union army during the American Civil War, he became a legendary army scout, and later, lawman and gunfighter.

Learning Activities for All Ages

  • Research Wild Bill Hickok and write about him. Choose a specific area or time frame of his life to tell about. Use this worksheet to write on.
  • Make a display on a scene from Wild Bill's life.
  • Color Page - Wild Bill Hickock
  • Read a book on Wild Bill Hickok or Texas.
  • Add Wild Bill Hickok to your timeline.
  • Color and label a map of Texas and Mexico.
  • Make a poster on the lawmen of the West.
  • Make a salt dough map of Texas.
  • Have Mexican food for dinner.
  • Check out our Texas worksheet and symbols page.
  • Color a picture of the state bird and flower.

NOTE: Biographical information provided on this page is from the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica, Wikipedia or other sources in the public domain. Activities, worksheets and other portions of the article are copyright Belinda J. Mooney

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