04/25/2013 03:47 pm ET Updated Jun 25, 2013

5 Ridiculous Myths Everyone Believes About The Wild West


The Wild West, aka the Old West, was an astoundingly awesome period in American history that every person who has ever played Red Dead Redemption wants to emulate. Now, clearly pop culture has turned much of the true West into bullshit legend -- there were never quick-draw artists who could shoot a six gun out of your hand with another six gun. But the basics were true, right? The lawlessness, the guns, the constant Indian attacks?

Well ... not exactly. Some common myths you probably still believe include...


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