Bacon grease for cooking
2 cups flour
1 tablespoon salt
Water (to form a stiff dough)
- Mix the four and salt together in a large pot.
- Add enough water to form a stiff, non-sticky dough.
- Roll out on a floured surface into a 1/2-inch slab and cut into 3-inch squares.
- Punch several nail-holes in each piece to allow the steam to escape during cooking.
- Grease a fire-proof baking pan or Dutch-oven and place it on the fire.
- Add hard tack pieces and cover with a lid.
- Bake until brown.
- A tomahawk is a single-handled ax from North America.
- It closely resembles a hatchet.
- This multi-purpose chopping tool was familiar to both Native Americans and Colonials.
- It could also be used as a weapon, either in hand-to-hand combat or thrown from a distance.
- The tomahawk is thought to have been invented by the Algonquin Indians.
- The first designs were made from flint, bound by rawhide to a wooden handle.
- When the Europeans arrived they introduced a more effective metal blade.
- They are usually about 2-feet long with maple, hickory, or ash handles.
- The opposite side of the blade could form a spike, hammer, or be drilled to make a smoking-pipe.
- The tomahawk became a popular symbol when Colonists and Native Tribes met – they could choose the pipe of peace or the ax of war!
Henry Alonzo Longabaugh
- Henry Alonzo Longabaugh was born in Pennsylvania.
- He stole a gun, horse, and saddle from a ranch in Sundance, Wyoming.
- After he served time for this crime in the local jail he adopted the nickname, Sundance Kid.
- His girlfriend (pictured above) was Etta Place. She and Butch Cassidy fled the country with Sundance.
- There was a reward of $30,000 on members of the Wild Gang.
- They first went to Argentina but eventually settled in Bolivia.
- Etta left the two outlaws and returned to the US under an assumed name, predicting the men would die violently.
- Her prophecy came true. It is believed that Sundance died in a Bolivian shootout in November, 1908.
Nash, Jay Robert, “The Real Butch Cassidy and His Wild Bunch,” at http://www.annalsofcrime.com/03-01.htm
Rosa, Joseph, G. Age of the Gunfighter: Man and Weapons on the Frontier, 1840-1900. Oklahoma: U of Oklahoma P, 1995.
Wikipedia, “Butch Cassidy’s Wild Bunch,” at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Butch_Cassidy%27s_Wild_Bunch
___, “Sundance Kid,” at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sundance_Kid