No Complaints

A Texas cowman had a unique way of dealing with troublesome workers.

You just didn’t mess with trail boss Mannen Clements (photo). He was leading a cattle drive from Texas to Kansas in 1871 when trouble broke out. Two of his hands, brothers Adolph and Joseph Shadden, decided they didn’t want to obey orders as the herd was moving across the Red River into Indian Territory. Clements ended the dispute by shooting both men to death. Nobody else challenged Clements during the rest of the drive. He was briefly jailed when they reached Wichita—but town Marshal Wild Bill Hickok soon released him.

Related Posts

  • New True West merchandise is here! Now in the Mercantile you can find True West…

  • Mannen Clements

    Texas’ Mannen Clements (photo) was a rancher, feudist, gunfighter—and cousin of John Wesley Hardin and…

  • Wyatt Earp

    Wyatt Earp had no luck selling his version of the Tombstone events during his lifetime.…