The ball that killed Wild Bill arrived in the city yesterday. It is in the wrist of Bill Massey, an old time steamboat pilot, who arrived from below yesterday. Massey is well known to all pioneer Bismarckers, and those who have read the history of the shooting of Wild Bill are familiar with his name. He was playing cards with Bill in Deadwood when the latter was shot, the ball passed through Wild Bill's head, lodging in Massey's wrist, where it still remains.
Bismarck Tribune, 7/15/1885