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Revisiting the tragic tale of Willie Boy and Carlota 

More than a century ago, a Romeo and Juliet-esque tragedy unfolded in the desert southwest. The antagonist, Willie Boy, shot and killed the shaman, William Mike, and eloped with William Mike’s daughter, Carlota, who met her demise at the hands of the pursuing posse. The story has been framed and...

By Stacy Kish | | Social Science / Education