Buffalo Bill Museum staff
Meet the staff of the Buffalo Bill Museum at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, Jeremy Johnston and Sam Hanna.
Jeremy Johnston, PhD
Historian of the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, the Hal and Naoma Tate Endowed Chair of Western History, and Managing Editor of The Papers of William F. Cody
Jeremy M. Johnston is the Historian of the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, the Hal and Naoma Tate Endowed Chair of Western History, and the Managing Editor of The Papers of William F. Cody. Johnston attended the University of Wyoming, where he received his Bachelor of Arts in 1993 and his Master of Arts in 1995. Johnston earned his PhD in American Studies at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland, in 2017. His doctoral dissertation examined the personal and professional relationship between Theodore Roosevelt and William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody, soon to be published by University of Oklahoma Press. Johnston published various articles in Annals of Wyoming, Colorado Heritage, Points West, Readings of Wyoming History, and Yellowstone Science.
Johnston is the recipient of the 2006 Coke Wood Award, sponsored by Westerners International, for his article “Progressivism Comes to Yellowstone: Theodore Roosevelt and Professional Land Management Agencies in the Yellowstone Ecosystem.” Collaborating with Dr. Charles Preston of the Center’s Draper Natural History Museum, he published an annotated version of Ernest Thompson-Seton’s Wahb: The Biography of a Grizzly, published by University of Oklahoma Press, which considers the Nature Faker Controversy between Seton and Roosevelt. Johnston recently coedited George W.T. Beck’s Beckoning Frontiers: The Memoir of a Wyoming Entrepreneur with Lynn Houze, available from the University of Nebraska Press.
Curatorial Assistant, Buffalo Bill Museum
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Sam Hanna is the Curatorial Assistant of the Buffalo Bill Museum. In addition to that role, to which he was appointed in October 2019, Sam continues to do research for The Papers of William F. Cody.