Posts Tagged ‘women of the wild west’

Pearl Hart

Wild Women of the West

In every century, there are always those notorious women who defy convention. Usually becoming infamous for their unladylike behavior, these women ultimately become legends of times past. Jesse James, Wild Bill Hickok, Billy the Kid, Sundance Kid, and many other outlaws of the Old West are nearly household names. Many of these outlaw gangs had women companions that obviously had no problems with the crimes their men were committing. Many of these women were criminals and gunslingers in their own right. As they say, well-behaved women rarely make history and these women created not only a stir during their time, but live on as legends today as wild women of the Old West.