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Hickok becomes the marshal of Hays City after Texas cowboys scare off the previous lawmen. The small Kansas town has never seen a marshal like Wild Bill. His unique appearance and routine cause the townsfolk to marvel, but nothing will stop outlaws from challenging him in the streets and the saloons. And then, the granddaddy of the Kansas cowtowns,…
 
Wild Bill finishes his service with the Union army in the Civil War and then ends up in Springfield, Missouri. A new friendship turns sour and leads to the first recorded quick-draw gunfight in the American West. Hickok’s legend as a frontiersman and a shootist grows when he travels the West as an army scout and survives several encounters with Che…
 
James Butler Hickok has a restless spirit. He leaves his family home in Illinois and lands in Kansas during the lawless years of Bleeding Kansas. He becomes a freighter, a bodyguard, a scout, and a soldier. He survives shootouts and war, and earns a legendary nickname. Join Black Barrel+ for ad-free episodes and bingeable seasons: blackbarrel.suppo…
 
Part 2 of my conversation with Wayne Hare, founder of The Civil Conversations Project. Where Part 1 focused on Wayne's personal history and racial awakening, Part 2 focuses on some of the more over-arching themes and consequences of racial division, such as the physical and emotional toll it takes on the human body and how to reconcile the history …
 
The Montana Column arrives at the battlefield in the Little Bighorn Valley and helps the survivors of the siege of Reno Hill. The fate of Custer’s command finally becomes clear and the news will soon shock the country. Weeks after the Battle of the Little Bighorn, thousands of U.S. troopers conduct one more large-scale campaign, but they fail to fi…
 
On the second day of the Battle of the Little Bighorn, the combined companies of Major Marcus Reno and Captain Frederick Benteen must survive blistering heat, a shortage of water, the stench of death, and constant gunfire and attacks from the warriors who surround Reno Hill. The end of the day brings a glimmer of hope, but the soldiers still don’t …
 
Major Marcus Reno’s charge turns into a retreat and the survivors are trapped on a hill above the Little Bighorn River. At the other end of the valley, Custer leads a charge against the village in an attempt to capture the women and children. But more than 1,000 warriors overwhelm Custer’s companies before returning to the soldiers who are stuck on…
 
After the Battle of the Rosebud, the Native American village moves to the valley of the Little Bighorn River. Custer leads the Dakota column as it follows the trail of the village. General Terry leads the Montana column with the hope of trapping the village between the two armies. But everything changes when the village discovers Custer’s command. …
 
Part 1 of a conversation of being black in America with Wayne Hare, founder of the Civil Conversations Project. Wayne's story is living proof that no group of people - black, white or otherwise - is monolithic and that eradicating racial inequality involves a process of recognizing the almost undetectable socialization that prolongs it.…
 
Three army columns are in the field and the campaign is underway. The Montana column is the first to discover the enormous Native American village, but it’s slow to react. Sitting Bull participates in the Sun Dance ritual and receives his second vision about a battle with U.S. troops. While he recovers, hundreds of warriors engage the Wyoming Colum…
 
The U.S. government tries and fails to buy the sacred Black Hills from the Lakota. As a result, President Ulysses S. Grant authorizes a plan to wage war on the Native American tribes of the Northern Plains. Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer believes he will lead part of the attack, but his job is in jeopardy when he offends the President. …
 
Travel the culinary world from the comfort of home with one of The Daily Sentinel's newest additions, Christine Gallagher, columnist of All Things Food. In addition to reflecting on the bounty offered by Grand Valley growers, vintners and brewers, Christine shares her personal relationship to food and its ability to nourish the body and soul; gives…
 
A posse of lawmen rides to Pleasant Valley to stop the violence once and for all, but it leads to another gunfight that takes more lives from the Graham side of the feud. A lone survivor on the Graham side flees Pleasant Valley and begins a new life near Phoenix. But he learns that years and distance won’t stop the feud. He falls victim to an ambus…
 
When members of the Graham family feel they were denied justice after the deadly ambush of Bill Graham, they team up with the Blevins brothers to take the law into their own hands. They attack the Tewksbury family and commit two brutal murders. After the attack, the Blevins family suffers devastating losses during a shootout in the town of Holbrook…
 
In August 1887, the simmering feud heats up to a boil when the notorious Blevins family becomes an ally of the Graham family. When a member of the Blevins family disappears, a search party finds itself in a deadly shootout with a Tewsbury brother. A Tewksbury ally discovers that his ranch has been burned, and then a Graham brother suffers a terribl…
 
The Graham brothers form a secret pact with cattle baron Jim Stinson. In the process, the Grahams betray their friends, the Tewksburys. The betrayal ends the friendship between the two families and leads to a gunfight, courtroom trials, and more secret schemes … and then outlaws from Texas arrive to kick the feud into high gear. Join Black Barrel+ …
 
The 3rd installment in this podcast collaboration between the Crossing the Divide media project and The Daily Sentinel, which provides an inside look at life behind the scenes at your local newspaper. This episode, a Reader Feature, is a conversation with Sentinel reader Keith Vogt. Not a local resident, Keith reached out to the Sentinel to reconne…
 
The cattle baron of Pleasant Valley believes the Tewksbury brothers are stealing his animals. He sends three men to the Tewksbury ranch to discover the truth, and the confrontation turns into a shootout. The first gunshots of the Pleasant Valley War are fired, and they trigger a chain reaction of reprisals. Sign up for HelloFresh today! Use our lin…
 
Pleasant Valley in Arizona Territory becomes an ideal place to raise cattle in the late 1870s. But when Apache raids sweep through the area in the early 1880s, neighbors do their best to survive. Two families, the Tewksburys and the Grahams, become friends during the peak of the raids. They help each other grow and prosper, but then their friendshi…
 
This promo show, featuring excerpts from the full-length Pine Gulch Fire episode, focuses specifically on the role of human behavior in preventing wildfire outbreaks, protecting property from encroaching blazes and aiding firefighting efforts once crews are on the ground. This show originally aired on KAFM Community Radio in Grand Junction.…
 
The outlaw lifestyle finally catches up with Billy the Kid. A shootout claims the life of one of his oldest friends; he is sentenced to hang for his actions in the Lincoln County War; and he proves one last time that no jail can hold him. But a nighttime rendezvous in Fort Sumner lands him in the crosshairs of sheriff Pat Garrett. Design like a pro…
 
On July 31st of 2020, a lightning strike in a remote area north of Grand Junction, CO sparked what would later come to be called The Pine Gulch Fire. It would eventually blow up into the largest wildfire in Colorado history until The Cameron Peak fire on Colorado's Front Range exceeded it in October of the same year. Eric Coulter, Public Affairs Sp…
 
Billy's violent end draws near. After another bloody shootout, he officially becomes "Billy the Kid" and the governor puts a price on his head. Pat Garrett becomes sheriff of Lincoln County and lures Billy into a trap. In the ensuing firefight, Billy loses another friend. Join Black Barrel+ for bingeable seasons with no commercials: blackbarrel.sup…
 
Exactly one year after the murder of John Tunstall, a Lincoln County miracle occurs: Jimmy Dolan and Billy Bonney make peace. The two warring factions agree to stop fighting, but the armistice doesn't hold. As Billy pursues a risky plan to earn a pardon from the new governor, a murder shatters the peace agreement and threatens Billy's hopes for amn…
 
The Lincoln County War ends with a murderous finale. The Dolan faction strikes a lethal blow, but it doesn't destroy the Regulators. The Regulators reach a crossroads. Each man must decide: is he in or out? Join Black Barrel+ for bingeable seasons with no commercials: blackbarrel.supportingcast.fm/join For more details, visit our website www.blackb…
 
The 2nd installment of Crossing the Divide's Season 4 feature, The Daily Direct, introduces Daily Sentinel Managing Editor Dale Shrull. Dale takes you inside the newsroom, tracing the journey of a local news tip as it transforms into a full-fledged news story and discusses the challenge of properly vetting facts before publication in a culture wher…
 
Another Regulator captain dies. The Regulators continue their quest for vengeance. Alex McSween assembles his force; Jimmy Dolan assembles his force; and the battle finally arrives in Lincoln. Join Black Barrel+ for bingeable seasons with no commercials: blackbarrel.supportingcast.fm/join For more details, visit our website www.blackbarrelmedia.com…
 
In the wake of John Tunstall's murder, a group of his loyal fighters form a posse called the Regulators to bring his killers to justice. Within days, they murder three men. Then they target Sheriff Brady in the streets of Lincoln. The killing reaches its peak with an unexpected shootout that has a devastating impact on the posse. Join Black Barrel+…
 
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