People of Kansas


Arthur R. Doc Barker

Arthur R. Doc Barker

Arthur R. “Doc” Barker – Killed at Alcatraz

Barker-Karpis Gang – Terrorizing the Midwest

Hamilton Bell – Transforming Wicked Dodge City

The Bloody Benders of Labette County

William “Billy” Brooks – Lawman & Horse Thief

John R. Brinkley – Goat Gland Doctor

Henry Newton Brown – Outlaw Marshal of Kansas

John Brown – Crusading Against Slavery

Buffalo Bill Cody – American Frontiersman

The Deadly Daltons

George W. Earp – Cowboy and Lawman

Wyatt Earp

Wyatt Earp

Wyatt Earp – Frontier Lawman of the American West

General Thomas Ewing, Jr. – Fighting For Kansas

Exodusters of Kansas

George W. Flatt – Kansas Gunfighter and Marshal

Fleagle Gang of Kansas

James Butler “Wild Bill” Hickok

Kanza (or Kaw) Indians

Bat Masterson – King of the Gun Players

Edward “Ed” Masterson – Killed in the Line of Duty

James “Jim” Masterson – Dodge City Marshal

Mysterious Dave Mather – Lawman or Outlaw?

James H. Lane – Grim Leader in the Free-State Fight 


Joseph G. McCoy – Kansas Cattle Baron


Tom Nixon – Buffalo Hunter & Lawman

William Quantrill – Renegade Leader of the Missouri Border War

The Pawnee Indians – Farmers on the Plains

Charles Rath – Buffalo Entrepreneur

Satanta – Kiowa War Chief

Luke Short – A Dandy Gunfighter

Benjamin “Pap” Singleton – Leading the Exodusters

Thomas “Bear River” Smith – Marshaling Abilene 

Sughrue Brothers – Courageous Kansas Lawmen

More Historic Kansas People


Exodusters in Nicodemus, Kansas.

Exodusters in Nicodemus, Kansas

Compiled by Kathy Weiser-Alexander, updated January 2020.

Also See:

Cowtowns of Kansas – Lawlessness on the Prairie

Frontier Trails of Kansas

Historic People of America

Kansas Main Page

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