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Ranking ‘76:The American West

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Inspired by Rex Factor and Totalus Rankium A light hearted, not-so-serious chat and ranking of the most infamous American West figures! New Episodes every other Tuesday!

Inspired by Rex Factor and Totalus Rankium A light hearted, not-so-serious chat and ranking of the most infamous American West figures! New Episodes every other Tuesday!

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Inspired by Rex Factor and Totalus Rankium A light hearted, not-so-serious chat and ranking of the most infamous American West figures! New Episodes every other Tuesday!

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English

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Episodes

9. James Bowie

2/22/2022
James Bowie is not someone you want to get in a fight with. He is the 2nd of the big 3 defenders of the Alamo we are covering, and he comes will a really big knife.... Listen as we cower from James Bowie. Sourcing: Three Roads to the Alamo by William C Davis Internet Articles Feud with Norris Wright- Bowie Knife Fighters. blogspot.com Sandbar Fight- Legends of America The San Saba Mine- TSHA Online James Bowie- TSHA Online

Duration:01:22:07

8. David Crockett

2/8/2022
As we approach the siege of the Alamo ending on March 6th, we cover probably the most famous name to enter the missionary.... a place he may not have known the name of. What made his name famous in the Jacksonian Era? Does he live up to his grand 1950's theme song? Sourcing: Three Roads to the Alamo by William C. Davis David Crockett: Lion of the West by Michael Wallis An Autobiography of Davy Crockett

Duration:01:27:42

7. Jesse James

1/25/2022
Hundreds of written and film works have used Jesse James as the ultimate outlaw. Does he live up to the hype as we discuss (and cower from) Jesse James. Sourcing Jesse James: Last Rebel of the Civil War by TJ Stiles Jesse James: Legendary Rebel and Outlaw by J Dennis Robinson True West Article : Jesse James: The Birth of a Killer Centralia Massacre By Claire Wolnisty True West Artile Jesse James Vs Joseph Witcher

Duration:01:37:11

Bonus! Reading of Calamity Jane’s Autobiography

1/18/2022
We are using this off week to read Calamity Jane's (very) short autobiography. The link to the LibriVox recording is here If you are interested in more Free Public domain audiobooks, you can find them in your phone's store or visit them at LibriVox | free public domain audiobooks

Duration:00:21:12

6. Calamity Jane

1/11/2022
She wore a lot of hats, couldn't stay in one place and was a lot of fun to be around but who was Martha Cannary AKA "Calamity Jane" Sourcing Calamity Jane: The Woman and the Legend by James D. McLaird The Autobiography of Calamity Jane by Herself Legends of American Article Black Hills visitor Article Spearfish Area Historical Society Article

Duration:01:29:29

4. Tenskwatawa (The Prophet)

12/28/2021
Our first Indigenous Person and is the first of 2 episodes because these two are impossible to talk about without talking about the other. How does he do in the shadow of his older brother, Tecumseh? Sourcing Tecumseh: A Life by John Sugden Tecumseh and the Prophet By Peter Cozzens http://www.fantasy-epublications.com/shawnee-traditions/Genealogy/Tecumseh_Family/Lineage.html Thinking and Believing: Nativism and Unity in the Ages of Pontiac and Tecumseh PBS "We Shall Remain" episode...

Duration:01:33:13

5. Tecumseh

12/28/2021
We just reviewed his brother. Does Tecumseh live up the hype? Does he outscore his brother? Sourcing Tecumseh: A Life by John Sugden Tecumseh and the Prophet By Peter Cozzens Thinking and Believing: Nativism and Unity in the Ages of Pontiac and Tecumseh PBS "We Shall Remain" episode "Tecumseh's Vision"

Duration:01:46:38

3. Daniel Boone

12/14/2021
Daniel Boone was a man. YES A BIG MAN and one of the O.G.'s of opening The West. Where does he stack up against Billy and Wild Bill? Sorry, not sorry getting that song stuck in you head. You're welcome! Sourcing: Daniel Boone: The Life and Legend of an American Pioneer by John Mack Faragher Blood and Treasure: Daniel Boone and the Fight for America's First Frontier by Bob Drury, Tom Clavin The Taking of Jemima Boone: Colonial Settlers, Tribal Nations, and the Kidnap That Shaped...

Duration:01:33:32

2. Wild Bill Hickok

11/30/2021
He was a Jayhawk, a spy, a lawman, a showman and a gambler. What didn't this man do but more importantly, where does he rank? Sourcing 1. Wild Bill: The True Story of the American Frontier's First Gunfighter by Tom Clavin 2. Wild Bill Hickok: The Man and His Myth by Joseph Rosa Documentaries Watched Gunslingers AHC- Marksman... Marked Man

Duration:01:47:05

1. Billy The Kid

11/16/2021
Biography number one starts with one of the biggest names in The West! spoiler....that beer went unfinished... Sourcing Main Source- Billy the Kid: The Endless Ride by Michael Wallis Secondary source- The West of Billy the Kid by Frederick Nolan Documentaries Watch Billy the Kid | American Experience | Official Site | PBS Gunslingers (AHC) Episode 2. Billy the Kid - The Phantom of Lincoln County Billy the Kid - Legend of the Wild West - YouTube

Duration:01:28:23

Background Stuff

11/9/2021
We explained the rounds but what is The West? Do you not remember what your middle school teacher told you (probably) over a decade ago. This episode, we discuss a very brief 30min history what shaped the west. From the Pilgrims to the post Civil War.

Duration:00:31:42

The Rounds

11/2/2021
Launch Day is here and our first ranking is 2 weeks away! In this episode, we go through and explain our rounds we will use to rank. Bonus Rounds

Duration:00:12:51

The Beginning!...Kinda

10/17/2021
this is just a test to make sure we can post on November 2nd. If anyone other than me is reading this. WE DID A THING!

Duration:00:02:26