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Belle Starr the Bandit Queen: How a Southern Girl Became a Legendary Western Outlaw

Blue Duck with Belle Starr. Duck was born in the Cherokee Nation, with the name of Sha-con-gah. By the early 1870s he was riding with gangs across the Oklahoma Territory committing armed robberies and acts of cattle rustling. Blue Duck became involved romantically with Belle Starr along that time.

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Belle Starr (The Bandit Queen) (Myra Belle Shirley Reed Starr February 5, 1848-February 3, 1889) Rustling, horse stealing, bootlegging whiskey; cause of death shot from ambush When I was a little girl, we played cowboys and Indians with all the neighborhood kids; all the girls wanted to be Belle Star...\maybe because there weren't too many female outlaws............

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Belle Starr the Bandit Queen: How a Southern Girl Became a Legendary Western Outlaw

Myra Maybelle Shirley Reed Starr (February 5, 1848 – February 3, 1889), better known as Belle Starr, was a notorious American outlaw, born in Carthage, Missouri

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Belle Starr | Belle Starr's Wedding photo with Frank and Jesse James, top right ...

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A tintype of Pearl Starr, daughter of notorious "Bandit Queen" Belle Starr, and possibly the daughter of Cole Younger.

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Belle Starr, the Bandit Queen, hooked up with the Younger Brothers and Jesse James. She became a horse thief, outlaw and prostitute. She was the first woman to be tried for a serious crime by Judge Isaac Parker. She was shot in the back and killed by an unknown assailant. Belle was buried at her cabin southwest of Porum, Oklahoma near the Eufuala Dam in Muskogee County.

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Belle Starr, outlaw. "Belle always harbored a strong sense of style, which would feed into her later legend. A crack shot, she used to ride sidesaddle while dressed in a black velvet riding habit and a plumed hat, carrying two pistols, with cartridge belts across her hips" - Wikipedia

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