Top 10 Rivalries of the American Old West

The American Old West is probably most well known for stories of “cowboys vs. Indians” or “outlaws vs. lawmen.” While many stories are true, much of what we think of when we think of the Old West has been sensationalized to the point of legend. This section will include cowboys, Indians, outlaws, and lawmen, but will focus more on the biggest rivalries during that period than on individuals.

This section of the the presentation will cover the following ten Old West rivalries:

  1. Hamilton vs. Burr (1804)
  2. North vs. South (1861-1865)
  3. Cowboys vs. Indians (1883-1913)
  4. US Army vs. Indians (1775-1924)
  5. Man vs. Wild (1836-1869)
  6. Outlaws vs. Lawmen (1865-1890)
  7. Government vs. Big Business (Trust-busting) (1900-1917)
  8. Hatfields vs. McCoys (& other famous feuds) (1863-1891)
  9. Blacks vs. Whites (the title is an obvious over-simplification) (1526-??)
  10. Mormons vs. Anti-Mormons (1823-1847)

1. Hamilton vs. Burr (1804)

2. North vs. South (1861-1865)

3. Cowboys vs. Indians (1883-1913)

4. US Army vs. Indians (1775-1924)

5. Man vs. Wild (1836-1869)

6. Outlaws vs. Lawmen (1865-1890)

7. Government vs. Big Business (1900-1917)

8. Hatfields vs. McCoys (1863-1891)

9. Blacks vs. Whites (1526-??)

10. Mormons vs. Anti-Mormons (1823-1847)

Author: Aaron

Aaron Snowberger is an experienced web developer, graphic designer, and educator in ESL and computer technology. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Master's degree in Media Design, and professional certifications for React (JavaScript) development, and as a Google Certified Educator and Trainer. Aaron is passionate about helping new learners discover the joys of technology, and has presented across the country at multiple local, national, and international conferences in both the ESL and web development fields. His most recent talk was given at the 2019 JSConf (JavaScript Conference) in Seoul on September 3, 2019. (https://2019.jsconfkorea.com/en/tutorials)

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