From the very first explorations of the west with Lewis & Clark, through to the time when the frontier shifted from the lower states up to Alaska, the Irish have always been there playing their part in that western migration and the building of a new nation. Here are some of their stories.
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Myles Keogh from "Captain Keogh's Command" by Michael Schreck.
Billy the Kid: The Wild Rapparee of Lincoln County
Valentine Trant McGillycuddy: Crazy Horse's Friend
John F. Finerty: 'The Fighting Irish Pencil-Pusher'
Legendary Mountain Man John Colter: Surviving 'Naked and Afraid'
'Peg-Leg' Shannon: 'Lost Boy' of the Lewis & Clark Expedition
Mountain Man Thomas Fitzpatrick: Legendary 'Broken Hand'
Searching Robert Campbell's Family Tree for Fortune (Campbell, born in Plumbridge, near Strabane in County Tyrone, trapped with Fitzpatrick in the 1820s and 30s)
Westward, Ho! John J. Healy, Montana Pioneer
There’s Gold in Nellie Cashman
John Gregory Bourke: Part 1 - Warrior Anthropologist
Buckey O'Neill: Sheriff, Mayor, Rough Rider, American Hero
'Born a Soldier': Myles Walter Keogh - Part 1 of 3: From Carlow to America's Civil War By Brian C. Pohanka
Custer's Last Irishmen: The Irish who fought at the Battle of the Little Bighorn
Irish Custer Writer Discovers 7th Cavalry Ancestor!
Did 'Bat' Masterson have Irish Heritage?
Scrappy Phil Sheridan - The U.S. Army's Little Big Man
Valentine Trant McGillycuddy: "Ta-sunka Witko Kola", Crazy Horse's ...
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