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1 Gunfight at the OK Corral
History Thru Film Mr. Clark



4 KEY FIGURES Wyatt Earp b. March 19, 1848
stagecoach driver, railroad construction worker, surveyor, buffalo hunter, and policeman, sheriff. 1876: chief deputy marshal of Dodge City, Kansas 1879:Wyatt and bros. go to Tombstone, Arizona; reputation as a gunfighter d. January 13, 1929 Wyatt Earp

5 KEY FIGURES Doc Holliday JOHN HENRY HOLLIDAY b. August 14, 1851.
Tuberculosis strikes family educated man; fluent in Latin; played the piano; a dentist; talent for playing cards; good gambler dying from disease; moody, drank a lot; always wanted to die (fearless); instant friends w/ Wyatt Earp Doc Holliday


7 and recuperation (as of convalescents)
Sanatorium a an institution for rest and recuperation (as of convalescents) b : an establishment for the treatment of the chronically ill <a tuberculosis sanatorium>

8 KEY FIGURES Morgan Earp Virgil Earp

9 KEY FIGURES Ike Clanton Frank McLaury

10 KEY FIGURES Ike Clanton Tom McLaury

11 KEY FIGURES Sheriff John Behan

12 Opponents Cowboys Joseph Isaac "Ike" Clanton Law Wyatt Earp
Billy Clanton (killed) Frank McLaury (killed) Tom McLaury (killed) Billy "The Kid" Claiborne Law Wyatt Earp Virgil Earp (wounded) Morgan Earp (wounded) John Henry "Doc" Holliday (wounded)


14 The Earp Faction Wyatt Earp, Virgil Earp, James Earp, Doc Holliday, Morgan Earp

15 Trouble Begins Oct. 25, 1881: Doc Holliday drinking in local saloon in Tombstone, AZ becomes involved in drunken dispute with Ike Clanton (unarmed) each man threatens each other’s life

16 Trouble Begins Oct. 26, 1881: Ike Clanton goes looking for Holliday to “settle” dispute Virgil and Morgan Earp find Clanton and “detain” him Billy Clanton and Frank McLaury find out about Ike’s trouble

17 Trouble Begins The “Cowboys” gather in town looking for revenge for the “injustices” against their brothers the Earps gather Doc Holliday and decide to “disarm” the Cowboys

18 Trouble Begins Virgil Earp receives word that the Cowboys were gathering at the OK Corral (and armed) the Cowboys had threatened to kill the Earps and Doc, if they did not get out of Tombstone the whole town gathered

19 Wyatt Earp’s Drawing Prior to the Shootout


21 Lot Near OK Corral

22 Gunfight The two sides meet near the OK Corral
Wyatt Earp and Billy Clanton opened the battle Doc shot Billy in the chest, then shot Tom McLaury down with a double charge of buckshot. (died before he hit the ground)

23 Gunfight Ike Clanton turns to run away Wyatt allows him to go freely
Doc shoots twice at Ike (barely misses) Frank McLaury shoots Doc's holster and burned a crease across his hip Doc's return shot smashed into McLaury's brain Gunfight

24 Wyatt Earp’s Drawing After the ShootOut

25 Gunfight Ends Less than thirty seconds after the opening shot, three men lay dead and three were wounded. Doc had shot each of the dead cowboys at least once. Virgil had been shot in the leg Morgan through both shoulders. Only Wyatt Earp survived the fight untouched.

26 Tom and Frank McLaury, and Billy Clanton
Gunfight Ends Tom and Frank McLaury, and Billy Clanton



29 Legend This incident had become one of the greatest stories ever told about the Wild West. Numerous movies made about this event as well as about the individuals involved short battle made legends that have lasted hundreds of years

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