The Gory Old West – Glanton Gang

Before iconic western “outlaws” like Wild Bill Hickok or Buffalo Bill, there were hardened frontiersmen like John Joel Glanton.

Glanton didn’t just play the part of cowboy in a roadshow like Hickok, but he lived the life of the depraved frontiersman that Hollywood was all too happy to write out of a John Wayne movie.

Glanton was a scalp-hunter, roaming the Sonora desert with a band of murderers for Apache Natives to mutilate for money.

Meet John Joel Glanton: The Scalp-Hunting Mercenary Who Terrorized The Old West
By Morgan Dunn
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