How many men did Wild Bill Hickok actually kill?

How many men did Wild Bill Hickok actually kill?

John Rivers
Dallas, Texas

According to Joseph Rosa, Hickok’s biographer and the foremost authority on Wild Bill, he killed six or possibly seven, a far cry from the “hundreds” of bad hombres he slew in the minds of the mythmakers, which included Wild Bill.

What do you think?

Marshall Trimble

Marshall Trimble is Arizona’s official historian and the Wild West History Association’s vice president. His latest book is 2018’s Arizona Oddities: A Land of Anomalies and Tamales. Send your question, with your city/state of residence, to marshall.trimble@scottsdalecc.edu or Ask the Marshall, P.O. Box 8008, Cave Creek, AZ 85327.