BUFFALO BILL OLD WEST Civil War INDIAN HUNTING Wild Native American SITTING BULL

BUFFALO BILL OLD WEST Civil War INDIAN HUNTING Wild Native American SITTING BULL

BUFFALO BILL OLD WEST Civil War INDIAN HUNTING Wild Native American SITTING BULL
CODY, BUFFALO BILL by Helen Cody Wetmore, his sister. One of the most colorful figures of the Old West became the best known spokesman for the New West. He was born William Frederick Cody in Iowa in 1846.

At 22, in Kansas, he was rechristened Buffalo Bill. " He had been a trapper, a bullwhacker, a Colorado "Fifty-Niner, Pony Express rider (1860), wagonmaster, stagecoach driver, Civil War soldier, and even a hotel manager. He earned his nickname for his skill while supplying Kansas Pacific Railroad workers with buffalo meat. This book contains the life story of William F. Cody, "Buffalo Bill, " as told by his sister.

It begins with his boyhood in Iowa, and describes his adventures in the Pony Express, as Chief of the Scouts, and his involvement in Indian campaigns. It also includes an interesting account of his travels in "THE WILD WEST" Show. It was the age of great showmen and traveling entertainers, like the Barnum & Bailey Circus and the Vaudeville circuits.

Cody took the lead from fellow showman "PAWNEE BILL" and put together a new traveling show based on both of those forms of entertainment. In 1883 in Omaha, Nebraska he founded Buffalo Bill's Wild West. As the Wild West toured North America over the next twenty years it became a moving extravaganza, including as many as 1,200 performers. The show began with a parade on horseback, with participants from horse-culture groups that included U. And other military, American Indians, and performers from all over the world in their best attire.

There were Turks, Gauchos, Arabs, Mongols and Cossacks, among others, each showing their own distinctive horses and colorful costumes. Visitors to this spectacle could see main events, feats of skill, staged races, and sideshows. Many authentic western personalities were part of the show. For example SITTING BULL and a band of twenty braves appeared. Cody's headline performers were well known in their own right.

People like ANNIE OAKLEY and her husband Frank Butler put on shooting exhibitions along with the likes of Gabriel Dumont. Other well-known contemporaries such as "Calamity Jane" toured frequently. Buffalo Bill and his performers would re-enact the riding of the PONY EXPRESS, Indian attacks on wagon trains, and stagecoach robberies. The show typically ended with a melodramatic re-enactment of George Armstrong CUSTER'S LAST STAND in which Cody himself portrayed General Custer.

Published in 1899, this book is in VERY GOOD CONDITION! For its age and especially to be 115 YEARS OLD!!! And tightly bound with NO TEARS!!! Even the interior hinges are in like-new shape!

It measures 6" X 8 3/4" and is complete with all 267 pages. CODY, BUFFALO BILL by Helen Cody Wetmore, his sister. It also includes an interesting account of his travels in " THE WILD WEST " Show.

Cody took the lead from fellow showman " PAWNEE BILL " and put together a new traveling show based on both of those forms of entertainment. As the Wild West toured North America over the next twenty years it became a moving extravaganza, including as many as 1,200 performers. Buffalo Bill and his performers would re-enact the riding of the PONY EXPRESS , Indian attacks on wagon trains, and stagecoach robberies.

For its age and especially to be 115 YEARS OLD!! The item "BUFFALO BILL OLD WEST Civil War INDIAN HUNTING Wild Native American SITTING BULL" is in sale since Monday, April 17, 2017.

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BUFFALO BILL OLD WEST Civil War INDIAN HUNTING Wild Native American SITTING BULL