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The Wild West 1865 -1905: Outlaws, Lawmen, Gunfighters and Indian Chiefs
Marc Newman

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: This lecture series introduces personalities of the Old West who were daring legends, both famous and infamous during their time! The Wild West details many key personalities of the period who were either not known or whose stories have been fictionalized. Lawmen and gunfighters such as Wild Bill Hickok and Pat Garrett have had their lives romanticized in movies, television series, and comic books. In this series, real gunfighters and lawmen will be depicted such as: Bass Reeves, a former African-Slave; Tom Smith, a former NYC Policeman; Marshal Frank Canton, a former member of the Wild Bunch. As for the Outlaws of the period, the real story about the James-Younger Gang and Billy the Kid will be discussed along with John Wesley Hardin, Deacon Jim Miller, Ben Thompson, and the Dalton Brothers. The last week will detail the leadership of Native American Chiefs who were not well known by the American public such as: Manuelito, War Chief of the Navajo; Roman Nose of the Cheyenne; and Gall of the Sioux. Women Outlaws became members of the Wild Bunch and the Dalton-Doolin Gang. Some of these female desperadoes tried to rob stagecoaches or banks such as Pearl Hart, Cimarron Rose, and Little Britches. Happy Trails to You 'til we meet again!

LECTURES:
1. Outlaws of the Old West: Men & Women
2. Lawmen of the Old West: Sheriffs, Marshals & Detectives
3. Gunfighters of the Old West: The Real Fast Draw Artists
4. Indian Chiefs: Cheyenne, Navajo, Seminole et al
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Marc Newman is an historian and author of publications, books and articles. He is a designer of historical commemoratives for US and foreign companies. As a radio co-host he created History On The Air in New York. Marc has been the recipient of numerous awards in education and history on the national and state levels; including New York and Florida. (National Teacher's Medal of Excellence by the Freedom Foundation, American Revolution Award by the Revolution Roundtable, Most Outstanding History Teacher in NY and Most Outstanding Social Studies Teacher in NY, the Congressional Recognition Citation Award for Service). Marc has appeared on several television programs, including 'On The River' - The Chaining of the Hudson River, portraying British Major John Andre. 

S242B
Time: 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Date: Tuesdays, April 10, 17, 24; May 1
Location: Barry and Florence Friedberg Auditorium, Boca Raton Campus
Fees: Member - $50
Non-member - $65
Cash will no longer be accepted as payment for lectures.

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