George Parrot: the bandit who was transformed into a pair of shoes

When we talk about “Wild West”, referring, of course, to the conquest of the western territories of the United States, perhaps we do not have the real perception of how that era was dangerous and characterized by chilling events, not all linked to the genocide of Native Americans. Exposed at the Carbon County Museum in the town of Rawlins, Wyoming, there is a macabre trophy: a pair of shoes made of human skin, that of a man named George Parrot. The man, who was also known as Big Nose George,…

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25 old photographs of the Cowboys’ Saloons between the Old West and Alaska.

If we think of the old west, we think of a land that the European settlers, coming from Europe or from the already colonized east of the United States, stole from the Native Americans, also killing and slaughtering them. I think that even we Westerners, we got an idea on the American frontier, thanks to the countless western movies that we have all seen at least once in their lives. This image, is unimaginable without the saloon! It was the movies that created the icon of Saloon, Cowboy, Puritan women…

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