NAM/NAAM Day 22: I Think I Have a Cannibal in my Adoptive Family Tree

He is credited with 11 known murders, but is believed to have committed many more in his back-and- forth travels across the “old west” and British Columbia. He seems to have shot anyone he felt like for the fun of it. On his way to California, he stabbed his cousin and companion Littlebbury Shoot (love the name!) in the chest just because he could. He reportedly hired out as a Danite* and killed 2 men in the Salt Lake City area at the request of Mormons “who wanted them removed.” (no details.) He bragged that he occasionally ate parts of some of his victims, though he claimed it was strictly a survival situation.

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