FLW: a gamer man

Famous Last Words Patrick Coughlin Salt Lake City, Utah December 15, 1896 "You never killed a gamer man in all your life than you will today." [Gamer here being someone who is up for anything, like the phrase "I'm game."] Coughlin was executed at just 23, choosing firing squad over hanging. He earned the death…

Sitting Bull killed

December 15, 1890 South Dakota Hunkpapa Lakota holy man and leader Sitting Bull is killed at the Standing Rock reservation Sitting Bull had previously been in attendance during the Ghost Dance Movement, a religious movement encouraging the revitalization of Native culture and religion in the face of forced assimilation of Native people by the government.…