Vincent Mercaldo was a collector of Western imagery. But he was also a painter and an artist. Samantha Harper, the archivist at the McCracken Research Library, said he would manipulate many images. “He wasn’t afraid to cut somebody’s head off in another picture and put them in a completely different picture. He would paint different backgrounds onto […]
Reporting from the Center of the West
Through a creative collaboration between the Buffalo Bill Center of the West and Wyoming Public Media, Multimedia Journalist Kamila Kudelska reports about the American West from Cody, Wyoming. Her stories—which include blog posts, audio, and video—can be heard on Wyoming Public Radio, and are also found on Wyoming Public Media's website as well as right here on the Buffalo Bill Center of the West's website.
This unique partnership is made possible through the generosity of the Hal R. and Naoma J. Tate Foundation.
Below, explore Kamila's fascinating stories on contemporary issues in the American West along with its art, history, culture, and much more. She's on the scene...
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The Draper Museum Raptor Experience will be 10 years old in 2021. In honor, the museum minutes are featuring the 11 raptors in the program. The raptor experience is a live raptor education program that shares the regions wild animals with visitors to the Buffalo Bill Center of the West. Teasdale the Great Horn Owl […]
Tommy Wayne Cannon, or more commonly known as T.C. Cannon, was Native American artist of the 20th century. He was an enrolled member of the Kiowa Tribe. Karen McWhorter, the curator of the Whitney Western Art Museum, said he played an important role in the development of contemporary Native art. “Whereas traditional Native art is […]
In the early 1900s, a new concealable pistol was created. The Palm Protector Pistol was a double action revolver, but Danny Michael, the assistant curator of the Cody Firearms Museum, said it didn’t really look like a conventional revolver. “The internals of the gun kind of looks like the spokes of a wagon wheel and […]
Samantha Harper is an archivist at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West’s McCracken Research Library. This job means that Harper digs through documents, photography and books every day. Harper recently discovered more information about a man named Harry E. Miller. “He was a forest ranger for the Shoshone National Forest during the early years […]
The Plains Indian Museum doesn’t only collect art from the past. Rebecca West, the curator of the museum, said their job is also to collect contemporary art like those of John Isaiah Pepion, of the Blackfeet nation in northern Montana. “It’s based on what we call more traditional art forms. And when we say traditional, […]