Wild West

Shootout (2008)s: Season 1: Episode 3

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Wild West

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HISTORY | The History Channel | Air Date: August 2, 2005
Summary: Savage. Sadistic. Often Justified. The western frontier triggered many a shootout. The motivation? Money. Women. Religion. Sometimes a dirty look triggered a melee. Western shootouts were messy, drunken, and deadly affairs. The vision of two gunslingers meeting in the street at high noon is pure myth. Shootouts were typically upSavage. Sadistic. Often Justified. The western frontier triggered many a shootout. The motivation? Money. Women. Religion. Sometimes a dirty look triggered a melee. Western shootouts were messy, drunken, and deadly affairs. The vision of two gunslingers meeting in the street at high noon is pure myth. Shootouts were typically up close and personal. They involved lawmen against outlaws, outlaws against outlaws and sometimes lawmen against lawmen. In Shootout - Wild West, we will focus on: The Northfield Raid (James-Younger gang vs. the town of Northfield), the shootout at Hanska Slough (Jameless-Youngers vs. Medelia Posse), and Ingalls Raid (Doolin/Dalton gang vs. U.S. Marshals). We will provide the motivation, strategy, tactics and firearms involved on both sides of the gun battle. We will detail each phase of the combat and the aftermath. Expand
Genre(s): Documentary
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