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The Death of Wild Bill Hickok

In response to:

Back to the O.K. Corral from the March 24, 2005 issue

To the Editors:

Oops! Could I register a hasty self-correction? In my piece on Wyatt Earp [NYR, March 24] I mistakenly state that Wild Bill Hickok was killed in Deadwood only a week after the Custer defeat. I had meant to say “only a few weeks after…” but somehow slipped. Hickok was killed on August 2, 1876; the Little Bighorn occurred on June 26, same year.

Larry McMurtry

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