When Bill Hayes was thirteen years old, he spent several days at a mine in the Bighorn Mountains. Some cousins had invited Bill, his Dad, and his brother up. They were hoping to strike it rich with uranium. The road was barely passable. They got up there to find a cabin with a man living […]
Buffalo Bill Museum
Our Buffalo Bill Museum is our flagship and has rich stories to tell not only about William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody's own personal history as a western man, scout, actor, showman, and entrepreneur, but also of the times in which he lived, his legacy, and the myth of the West. This blog shares Points West articles about or related to Buffalo Bill.
Originally published in Points West magazineSpring 2016 Finding Frank By Jennifer R. Henneman In a previous Points West Online article, readers took great delight in Mike Parker’s story about the Center of the West’s enormous 1888 Buffalo Bill’s Wild West poster featuring Queen Victoria (Fig. 1). A printer by trade, Parker wrote of the painstaking […]
Originally published in 1980 in the Center’s newsletter, and reprinted in Points West magazineFall/Winter 2015 Sitting Bull: Even Cody Couldn’t Save Him By Gene BallFormer Education Director The following article appeared in the Jan-Feb-March 1980 newsletter of the then-named Buffalo Bill Historical Center. At the time, Gene Ball served as the Center’s education director. Sitting […]
Charles G. Clarke (1899 – 1983) may not have been present for the settling of the American West, but he sure was present for the building of its mythology. In the course of his life he went from living on the street to being a celebrated cinematographer, as well as an esteemed Lewis and Clark […]
Originally published in Points West magazineFall/Winter 2018 Blacks in Army Blue: Early Depictions by Frederic Remington and William F. Cody By Dr. John Langellier John Langellier knows a thing or two about military history: He has a doctorate in the subject and spent twelve years in the United States Army. In his research on buffalo […]
Originally published in Points West magazineFall/Winter 2018 Lies and Legends of Montana Bill, Part 2 Click here to read part 1… By Tom F. Cunningham Characters abound in the West, and in the last installment of Points West Online, author and historian Tom F. Cunningham introduced one Montana Bill. A contemporary of William F. “Buffalo […]