Hickok, Wild Bill

[ (hik-ok) ]

A frontier settler and United States marshal of the nineteenth century, known for his pursuit of some of the worst outlaws of the old West. Like his friend Buffalo Bill (see also Buffalo Bill) Cody, he was a rider for the Pony Express in his youth.

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