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Buffalo Bill.

Rapley, Rob. (Screenwriter, Director, Producer). Cramer, Richard Ben. (Narrator). Chin, Michael. (Added Author). Goodman, Joel (Joel Scott) (Added Author).
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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 60 min.)) : sound, color
  • Publisher: [United States] : PBS : 2008.

Content descriptions

Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Participant or Performer Note:
Narrator, Richard Ben Cramer ; commentators, Paul Fees, Louis Warren, Charles Scoggin, Bobby Bridger, Patricia Nelson Limerick, Juti Winchester, L. G. Moses, Guy Dull Knife,
Summary, etc.:
William "Buffalo Bill" Cody's legendary exploits helped create the myth of the American West that still endures today. Born in an Iowa log cabin in 1846, he fought Indians, worked as a Pony Express rider, and earned his nickname while hunting buffalo to feed the construction crews of the Kansas Pacific Railroad. After the Civil War he scouted for the U.S. Army along America's vast western frontier. In 1883, just as that frontier was disappearing, he transformed himself into a master showman, creating and starring in a world-famous traveling show that brought the "real" Wild West to life. Part circus, part history, "Buffalo Bill's Wild West" toured for three decades, playing to enthusiastic crowds across the United States and Europe. Though Cody made a fortune from the show's success, he was nearly bankrupt when he died 1817. This AMERICAN EXPERIENCE production will draw upon rich archival materials of the period to explore the man behind the legend, revealing the complexity of Buffalo Bill's extraordinary life.
Target Audience Note:
Rated TVG.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Pioneers > West (U.S.)
Entertainers > West (U.S.)
Entertainers > United States > Biography.
Scouts (Reconnaissance) > West (U.S.) > Biography.
Frontier and pioneer life > West (U.S.)
Indians of North America > Great Plains > History > 19th century.
Wild west shows > History > 19th century.
West (U.S.) > History > 1860-1890.
United States > History > 19th century.

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