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Author Buffalo Bill, 1846-1917,
Title The life of Hon. William F. Cody, known as Buffalo Bill / William F. Cody ; edited and with an introduction by Frank Christianson.
Imprint Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2011.

Author Buffalo Bill, 1846-1917,
Series The papers of William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody
Papers of William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody.
Subject Buffalo Bill, 1846-1917.
Pioneers -- West (U.S.) -- Biography.
Scouts (Reconnaissance) -- West (U.S.) -- Biography.
Frontier and pioneer life -- West (U.S.)
Alt Name Christianson, Frank,
Add Title Life of Honorable William F. Cody, known as Buffalo Bill
Description 1 online resource (xlix, 529 pages, 1 unnumbered leaf of plates) : illustrations (1 color), facsimile, maps, portraits
Americans Westerners (United States) Men Soldiers lcdgt
Pioneers Scouts (Reconnaissance) Entertainers lcsh
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Series editor's preface -- Editor's introduction -- A note on the text -- William F. Cody's life: a chronology -- The life of Hon. William F. Cody, known as Buffalo Bill: Childhood; Early influences; Boy days in Kansas; Youthful experiences; In business; Hard times; Accidents and escapes; Adventures on the overland road; Fast driving; Questionable proceedings; A soldier; A wedding; A millionaire; Earning a title; Champion buffalo killer; A courier; An appointment; Scouting; A tough time; An exciting chase; A military expedition; A desperate fight; Administering justice; Hunting expeditions; Hunting with a grand duke; Sight-seeing; Honors; An actor; Starring; A return to the plains; Dangerous work; Conclusion -- Appendix 1: Cody and visual culture -- Appendix 2: Letters -- Appendix 3: Cody and celebrity -- Notes.
Note Print version record.
Summary What we know of Buffalo Bill Cody (1846-1917) is more myth than man. Yet the stage persona that took audiences by storm was based on the very real encounters of William F. Cody with the American West. This autobiography, infused with the drama of dime novels and stage melodramas that would transform the author into an American icon, recounts a boy's move to the Kansas territory, where his father hoped to homestead, and his subsequent life on the frontier, following his career from trapper to buffalo hunter to Army scout, guide, and Indian fighter. Written when Cody was thirty-three years old.
ISBN 9780803271340 (electronic bk.)
0803271344 (electronic bk.)
9780803236196
0803236190
9780803232914
0803232918
0803214065
9780803214064
0803263031
9780803263031
OCLC # 793207972
Additional Format Print version: Buffalo Bill, 1846-1917. Life of Hon. William F. Cody, known as Buffalo Bill. Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2011 9780803236196 (DLC) 2011015108 (OCoLC)711959967


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