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Old Shatterhand is a fictional character in over 70 western novels by German writer Karl May (1842-1912). He is the German friend and blood brother of Winnetou the fictional chief of the Mescalero-tribe of the Apache. He is the main character in the Eurowestern by the same name from 1964, starring Lex Barker. Karl May Karl Friedrich May (Hohenstein-Ernstthal, February 25, 1842 - Radebeul, March 30, 1912) was the best selling German writer of all time, noted chiefly for wild west books set in the American West and similar books set in the Middle East; in addition, he also wrote some lesser-known... Blood brother refers to two or more men, not related by birth parents, who swear loyalty to one another. ... Winnetou is the American-Indian hero of several novels written by Karl May (the best selling German writer of all time), in German language including the sequel Winnetou I to Winnetou III. According to Karl Mays story, first-person-narrator Old Shatterhand encounters Winnetou and, after initial dramatic events... Categories: Stub | Na-Dené languages | Native American tribes | Native American languages | Apachean languages | Apache tribe | Languages of North America | Athabaskan languages ... Group of Apaches Apache is the collective name for several culturally related nations of Native Americans, aboriginal inhabitants of North America, who speak a Southern Athabaskan language. ... Justus D. Barnes, from The Great Train Robbery The Western is one of the classic American literary and film genres. ... The film Old Shatterhand (known as Apaches Last Battle in the UK) is a very successful Eurowestern based on the character Old Shatterhand invented by Karl May. ... Lex Barker as Tarzan Lex Barker (May 8, 1919 - May 11, 1973) was born Alexander Crichlow Barker, Jr. ...


Old Shatterhand is the alter ego of Karl May and May himself tried to establish that he experienced all the adventures in person. The stories are written from a first person perspective and Winnetou often calls Old Shatterhand my brother Scharli (Scharli being a mispronounced form of Charlie and ultimately meaning Karl in German). The character of Old Shatterhand is also identical to Kara Ben Nemsi, who travels the Orient. Alter Ego has multiple meanings: Alter Ego is a game for the Commodore 64 computer. ... Kara Ben Nemsi (in Arabic Karl the Son of the Germans) is a fictional character in the works of Karl May, best-selling 19th century German writer. ... The term the Orient - literally meaning sunrise, east - is traditionally used to refer to Near, Middle, and Far Eastern countries. ...


At the time of writing Karl May considered the prefix Old to names of several of his characters as being typically American and standing for the great experience of the hero. In the stories, Old Shatterhand got the name by his friend Sam Hawkens, who also originates from Germany (but already is an oldtimer in the American west), as he was able to knock out his adversary with a single stroke.


Old Shatterhand owns two famous rifles, the Bärentöter (Bear Killer) and the Henrystutzen (Henry Carbine), both made by a fictional gunsmith called Henry in St. Louis. The Henrystutzen was able to shoot 25 shots without reloading, probably a hyperbolic reference to the Henry rifle. Old Shatterhand rode a horse called Hatatitla (Lightning), which he got from Winnetou, who rode the brother-horse called Iltschi (meaning Wind). Nickname: Gateway City, Gateway to the West, or Mound City Official website: http://stlouis. ... The Henry repeating rifle was an American . ...


The tales may have been an influence on the creation of the Lone Ranger media franchise. The Lone Ranger The Lone Ranger was an early, long-running radio and television show based on characters created by George W. Trendle of Detroit, Michigan and developed by writer Fran Striker of Buffalo, New York. ...


Movies with "Old Shatterhand"

The character of Old Shatterhand was played in the German Karl May movies of the 1960s by American actor Lex Barker. Karl May movies are movies based on novels and stories by German author Karl May (1842-1912). ... Lex Barker as Tarzan Lex Barker (May 8, 1919 - May 11, 1973) was born Alexander Crichlow Barker, Jr. ...

  • Der Schatz im Silbersee (1962)
  • Winnetou 1. Teil (1963)
  • Old Shatterhand (1964) (imdb.com)
  • Winnetou 2. Teil (1964)
  • Winnetou 3. Teil (1965)
  • Winnetou und das Halbblut Apanatschi (1966)
  • Winnetou und Shatterhand im Tal der Toten (1968)

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Old Shatterhand - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (335 words)
Old Shatterhand is a fictional character in over 70 western novels by German writer Karl May (1842-1912).
Old Shatterhand is the alter ego of Karl May and May himself tried to establish that he experienced all the adventures in person.
In the stories, Old Shatterhand got the name by his friend Sam Hawkens, who also originates from Germany (but already is an oldtimer in the American west), as he was able to knock out his adversary with a single stroke.
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