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Buffalo Bill
February 26, 1846 - January 10, 1917
Nationality: American
Category: Celebrity
Subcategory: American Celebrity

But the love of adventure was in father's blood.


The greatest of all the Sioux in my time, or in any time for that matter, was that wonderful old fighting man, Sitting Bull, whose life will some day be written by a historian who can really give him his due.


Wild Bill was a strange character. In person he was about six feet and one inch in height. He was a Plains-man in every sense of the word.


The Indians kept increasing in numbers until it was estimated that we were fighting from 800 to 1,000 of them.


The audience, upon learning that the real Buffalo Bill was present, gave several cheers between the acts.


The first presentation of my show was given in May, 1883, at Omaha, which I had then chosen as my home. From there we made our first summer tour, visiting practically every important city in the country.


I had many enemies among the Sioux; I would be running considerable risk in meeting them.


Quick as lightning Wild Bill pulled his revolver. The stranger fell dead, shot through the brain.


The cholera had broken out at the post, and five or six men were dying daily.


I could never resist the call of the trail.


I found Spotted Tail's lodge. He invited me to enter.


I was persuaded now that I was destined to lead a life on the Plains.


The Indians were well mounted and felt proud and elated because they had been made United States soldiers.


After crossing the Smoky Hill River, I felt comparatively safe as this was the last stream I had to cross.


My mother's sympathies were strongly with the Union. She knew that war was bound to come, but so confident was she in the strength of the Federal Government that she devoutly believed that the struggle could not last longer than six months at the utmost.


Springfield has always had a place in my heart.


It was my effort, in depicting the West, to depict it as it was.


It was because of my great interest in the West, and my belief that its development would be assisted by the interest I could awaken in others, that I decided to bring the West to the East through the medium of the Wild West Show.


My restless, roaming spirit would not allow me to remain at home very long.


The Free State men, myself among them, took it for granted that Missouri was a slave state.


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