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Miguel Antonio Otero served as the first Hispanic governor of the U.S. Territory of New Mexico, from 1897 to 1906. He published a biography in 1936 titled "The Real Billy the Kid." Otero had known the outlaw briefly and also had known the man who killed Billy in 1881, Sheriff Pat Garrett.

The Real Billy the Kid 2006, Sunstone Press

ISBN-13: 9780865345478

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The Real Billy the Kid 1998, Arte Publico Press

ISBN-13: 9781558852341