Originally published in Points West magazineFall/Winter 2017 Launching the Plains Indian Museum By Peter H. Hassrick, PhD One of the key milestones in the Buffalo Bill Center of the West’s hundred-year history is the addition of the Plains Indian Museum in 1979. As director at the time, Dr. Peter H. Hassrick has a unique perspective […]
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Originally published in Points West magazineSummer 2016 The Tipi Blends Function and Elegance By Gene Ball From the Archives: Gene Ball, the Buffalo Bill Center of the West’s former education coordinator, penned this article in 1979. Note that the three words—tipi, tepee, and teepee—are virtually interchangeable; here at the Center of the West, we use […]
Originally published in Points West magazineWinter 2012 Unmasking the Mysterious Major Burke By Chris Dixon Major John M. Burke first met William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody in early September 1873. At the time, Burke managed the career of the Italian-born actress and dancer, Giuseppina Morlacchi. His client had just married John “Texas Jack” Omohundro, one […]
Originally published in Points West magazineFall/Winter 2016 The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem: Where Do We Draw the Lines? By Charles R. Preston, PhD For generations, many species of animals in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, including elk (Cervus canadensis), have followed migratory paths. These trails vary little from season to season—that is, until jurisdictions and private property […]
Originally published in Points West magazineSpring 2017 Guns As Art By Gene Ball From the Archives: Gene Ball, the Buffalo Bill Center of the West’s former education coordinator, penned this article in 1984. As with his other possessions, man has always regarded his weapons as extensions of himself and his unique personality. Nowhere can this […]
Originally published in Points West magazineSpring 2015 A Leap But Not a Stretch: Buffalo Bill and La Rana nel Wild West, conclusion Click here to read part 1 By Mary Robinson & Robert W. Rydell One of the Center’s most striking and original posters shows Buffalo Bill astride a bucking bullfrog. In the last issue […]