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Buffalo Bill Cody. William Frederick Cody. Birth or Given Name Born: February 26, 1846 Birthplace: Scott County, Iowa Moved to Kansas at 7 years old. Childhood. 5 Sisters 1 Brother - Died when fell from a Horse Loved the Outdoors Helped Scout for Wagon Train

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Buffalo Bill Cody


William Frederick Cody

  • Birth or Given Name

  • Born: February 26, 1846

  • Birthplace: Scott County, Iowa

  • Moved to Kansas at 7 years old


Childhood

  • 5 Sisters

  • 1 Brother - Died when fell from a Horse

  • Loved the Outdoors

  • Helped Scout for Wagon Train

  • Rode in Expeditions for Wild Horses


Notoriety

  • Pony Express Rider at Age 14

  • Indian Scout for Military

  • Buffalo Hunter

  • Showman

  • Land Developer


Pony Express Rider

One of longest rides in History

322 Miles in 21 Hours

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pony_Express


“Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show”

Began in 1882

Used real cowboys, cowgirls, Indians and livestock

Bronco riding, roping, sharp-shooting, and Indian battles were demonstrated

Show traveled through Europe for 10 Years

Buffalo Bill’s previous Stage Appearances

“The Scouts of the Praire”

“Scouts of the Plains”

http://www.richgros.com/Cody/the_wild_west_show.html


  • Buffalo Hunter

  • Supplied bison meat to Kansas Pacific Railroad

  • Nickname “Buffalo Bill” given


Land Developer

  • Brought recognition to Cody, Wyoming

  • Saw potential for tourism and ranching

  • Built hotels, encouraged energy and agriculture production

http://www.codychamber.org/


Contributions

  • Pushed for Women’s and Indian’s Rights

  • Became Environmentally Conscious

    • Against Hide Hunting

    • Pushed for Hunting Seasons

    • Yellowstone National Park


Later Days

&

Recognition

  • Spent with family in Nebraska and Denver, Colorado

  • Fortune had dwindled

  • Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody, Wyoming


Death

January 10, 1917

71 Years Old

Kidney Failure

Denver, Colorado

Gravesite

Lookout Mountain

20 Miles West of Denver


Works Cited Page

http://www.buffalobill.org/history.htm

http://download-free-pictures.com/history/buffalo-bill-cody.html

http://free-stock-photos.com/buffalo-bill.html

http://members.aol.com/Gibson0817/buffalo.htm

http://www.bbhc.org/home/index.cfm


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