Wild West Show
Wild West Shows were traveling vaudeville performances in the United States and Europe. The first and prototypical wild west show was Buffalo Bill's, formed in 1883 and lasting until 1913. The shows introduced many western performers and personalities, and a romanticized version of the American Old West, to a wide audience.
William Frederick "Buffalo Bill" Cody
William Frederick "Buffalo Bill" Cody (February 26, 1846 – January 10, 1917) was an American soldier, bison hunter and showman. He was born in the Iowa Territory (now the American state of Iowa), near Le Claire. He was one of the most colorful figures of the American Old West, and mostly famous for the shows he organized with cowboy themes.
Gordon William Lillie (1860-1942) became famous as Wild West showman, Pawnee Bill.
James Butler Hickok (May 27, 1837 –
August 2, 1876), better known as Wild Bill Hickok,
was a figure in the American Old West
cowboys by Remington
discussion with the natives
Custer at the Little Big Horn
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