Dr. Haque gives an overview of the Arab troupe of Buffalo Bill’s Congress of Rough Riders participation in the Wild West.
Wild West show
The Buffalo Bill Museum hosts the free afternoon presentation “The Wild West Shows and Global Human Exhibitions” on May 30 at 12:15 p.m. in the Coe Auditorium. The presentation is led by Dr. Janne Lahti, Academy of Finland Research Fellow and adjunct professor of history. He currently researches and teaches at the University of Helsinki, […]
The “Little Napoleon of Show Business” When you think of the Wild West, it is not likely that James A. Bailey is a name that comes to your mind. As one of the main partners of Barnum and Bailey’s Greatest Show on Earth, it seems he has largely been left out of the limelight. While […]
What does the first Ferris Wheel, 3 Reindeer, and Buffalo Bill have in common? 125 years ago this June 21, the World’s Fair in Chicago debuted the first Ferris Wheel. Among the 46 countries participating in the Fair three reindeer pulled sleds on wheels in the Lapland Village. Just outside the entrance Buffalo Bill set […]
Originally featured in Points West magazine in Summer 1998 By Christine Houze Former Curatorial Assistant, Buffalo Bill Museum Ed. note: The source materials for the following article are clippings in the Annie Oakley scrapbooks in the McCracken Research Library, and a telephone interview with Dorothy Ulrich, who, as a child, met the famous sharpshooter. Annie […]
Originally published in Points West magazine in Spring 2008 William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody in front of Wild West tent In a story that appeared in the February 20, 1946, issue of the newspaper The Cody Enterprise—an issue commemorating the one hundredth birthday of William F. “Buffalo Bill” later that same month (February 26)—the great showman himself […]