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 […]
Originally published in Points West magazineFall 2016 To My Winchester By Captain Jack Crawford Sweetheart of mine:For years thy loyalty has proven trueAs is the steel of which thou art created;There are no fickle vanities in you.Thy constancy might well be emulatedBy beauteous sweetheart of a softer mold,Whose eyes gleam love on every new adorerWho […]
In celebration of Armed Forced Day 2019 The Buffalo Bill Center of the West presents Captain Jack Crawford’s poem, “The Dying Veteran’s Counsel”.
Originally published in Points West magazineFall 2009 Buffalo Bill and His Donkey By Sandra K. Sagala From Cleveland to Louisville to New York, critics seemed always ready to comment on Buffalo Bill’s Wild West. Sandy Sagala has studied numerous accounts of the show, and for this story, discovered a star, of sorts: Jerry the Donkey. […]
From Points West magazineOriginally published in Spring 2008 When “the man who never missed his mark” missed By Sandra K. Sagala In a series of historic newspaper stories, Sandy Sagala discovered the dangers of the popular shooting exhibitions of the late 1800s and early 1900s. Here she paints a picture of the risk to performers […]