1876 - Wild Bill Hickok shot

Wild Bill Hickock, left, with Texas Jack Omohundro and Buffalo Bill Cody, in 1873

         Hickok was killed by a shot in the back while holding 'aces and 8's' in a poker game at a saloon in Dead Wood, South Dakota.  His funeral was interrupted by two teamsters, who killed an Indian and went from saloon to saloon with his severed head, collecting money.