Originally published in Points West magazineSpring 2019 Captain Jack, the Poet ScoutTales of the West in Rhyme John Wallace Crawford (1847–1917) was a prolific writer and poet, chronicling the American West in prose and iambic pentameter. He and Buffalo Bill were “pards,” and he even named his daughter after his friend William F. Cody: May […]
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 2019 Nate Salsbury’s Black America: Its Origins and ProgramsPart 2 Click here to read part 1 By Sandra K. Sagala In the previous issue of Points West, Sandra Sagala introduced readers to Nate Salsbury’s Black America, a June 1895 attraction focused on the pre-Civil War lives of negroes. As […]
Originally published in Points West magazineFall/Winter 2018 Nate Salsbury’s Black America: Its Origins and Programs Part 1 By Sandra K. Sagala In spring 1895, Nate Salsbury (1846–1902) and William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody (1846–1917), partners in the Wild West extravaganza, masterminded an extraordinary new entertainment featuring hundreds of theatrical and musical performers, imaginative scenery, and […]
Originally published in Points West magazineSpring 2016 Seven Days in Glasgow with Buffalo Bill, 1904, Part 2 Click here to read Part 1 By Tom F. Cunningham In the previous post, Tom F. Cunningham shared stories of the weeklong stay of Buffalo Bill’s Wild West in Glasgow, Scotland, in early August 1904, as part of […]
Originally published in Points West magazineFall 2015 Seven Days in Glasgow with Buffalo Bill, 1904, Part 1 By Tom F. Cunningham A Scottish resident and a graduate of Glasgow University, it seems fitting that Tom F. Cunningham would have an affinity for the visits of Buffalo Bill’s Wild West to Glasgow (1891 – 1892, and […]
Originally published in Points West magazineSummer 2012 Out West with Buffalo Bill: Rosa Bonheur and Oscar Wilde By Gregory Hinton There were poets like Whitman and Stevenson, writers from Alcott to Twain, composers such as Verdi and Tchaikovsky, and artists from Monet to Bierstadt. Alexander Graham Bell created his telephone, and Thomas Edison developed the […]