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Buffalo Bill in Politics

Many of William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody’s exploits as a buffalo hunter, scout, and showman have been publicized in works ranging from dime novels to serious historical studies. In light of these successes it is doubtful that Buffalo Bill ever … Continue reading

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“First Scalp for Custer” now back in print

Paul Hedren’s book First Scalp for Custer: The Skirmish at Warbonnet Creek, Nebraska, July 17, 1876 is now back in print through Nebraska State Historical Society Books. The 62-page paperback tells of a skirmish in which William F. “Buffalo Bill” … Continue reading

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Monarch’s Sad Fate

The sad end of a retired member of Buffalo Bill Cody’s Wild West was announced by the Omaha Daily Bee on December 5, 1906. However, the article, headlined “Death Warrant for Monarch,” referred not to a human, but to an … Continue reading

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Nan J. Aspinwall, Western Entertainer

Nan Aspinwall was famous as an expert roper. NSHS RG3513.PH6-54 (left). When Nan Aspinwall arrived in New York on July 8, 1911, after a ride on horseback from San Francisco to New York, it was perhaps the highlight of a … Continue reading

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Buffalo Hunt at Niagara Falls

Capturing and shipping buffalo to Niagara Falls was no small task. NSHS RG3211-74 (above) James Butler “Wild Bill” Hickok, billed as “the most celebrated Scout and Hunter of the Plains,” began his brief career in show business in 1872 at … Continue reading

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Cowboys and Art

William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody and his Wild West were major attractions at the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago. However, a few members of the Wild West did not approve of some Eastern art depicting the West. The Young … Continue reading

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