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Name: Luke Short  
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Date of Birth: 19th November 1908
Place of Birth: Kewaunee, Illinois, USA
Profession: Writer
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Luke L. Short (1854-September 8, 1893) was a farmer, cowboy, whiskey peddler, army scout, dispatch rider, gambler and saloon keeper at various times during his four decades of life.

Born in Mississippi, Short's family moved to Texas when at the young age of two. As a teenager he left home and became a cowboy, working herds north to the Kansas railheads. In 1876 he arrived in Sidney, Nebraska where he obtained employement as a whiskey peddler. During this time he sold whiskey, illegally to Sioux Indians from a trading post far north of Sidney. This was a federal offense. Short later admitted killing a half dozen inibriated Sioux natives on various occasions during this venture. He later died in Geuda Springs, Kansas on September 8, 1893.

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