Buffalo Bill Center of the West 8

For previous posts sharing my visit to this fantastic museum complex, click here:

Buffalo Bill Center of the West Introduction

Buffalo Bill Center of the West 2

Buffalo Bill Center of the West 3

Buffalo Bill Center of the West 4

Buffalo Bill Center of the West 5

Buffalo Bill Center of the West 6

Buffalo Bill Center of the West 7

Continuing on:

*Clicking on a photo will give you a closer look!

Buffalo Bill Center of the West

Buffalo Bill Center of the West

Buffalo Bill Center of the West

Buffalo Bill Center of the West

Buffalo Bill Center of the West

Buffalo Bill Center of the West

Buffalo Bill Center of the West

Buffalo Bill Center of the West

Buffalo Bill Center of the West

Buffalo Bill Center of the West

The everyday dress:

Buffalo Bill Center of the West

Buffalo Bill Center of the West

Buffalo Bill Center of the West

Buffalo Bill Center of the West

When two cultures meet:

Buffalo Bill Center of the West

Buffalo Bill Center of the West

Buffalo Bill Center of the West

Buffalo Bill Center of the West

I have shared a lot from  The Buffalo Bill Center of the West, but there is so much more to see.  Again, I highly recommend visiting this fantastic complex of museums that contains a research library featuring art and artifacts of the American West, and includes the Draper Natural History Museum, the Plains Indian Museum, the Cody Firearms Museum, the Whitney Western Art Museum, and the Buffalo Bill Museum.  

6 responses to “Buffalo Bill Center of the West 8

  1. Excellent series…
    I confess, I’ve not been into Buffalo Bill even way before ‘political correctness’ conventions counted him as a gross offender/exploiter of Native Americans. The American West – yes, him – no. But this is a great overview of so much more than his slice of history. Also, I’ve come to regard him as a sort of the King Louis the 14th of our country in that because of the exploitation (in Louis’ case, amassing of the world’s treasures) it has inadvertantly kept much of history from fading away with time.
    Anyway, all that to add:
    Being from Colorado, Lookout Mountain in Golden also has Buffalo Bill’s grave and a museum I’ve been to (back in the 70’s). But most of us growing up drove the mountain there and Flagstaff in Boulder for reasons other than visiting BB’s grave!!!
    😎
    HA!

    Like

    • I have read that there is controversy over that grave. Why do people insist on fighting over a grave? Is a grave that much of an attraction, that is, money maker? I once visited Abe Lincoln’s grave, and I came away with a feeling of idolatry. Is it just me?

      I don’t know if Buffalo Bill was an Indian fighter turned fighter for their civil rights (as some say) or not. Legend and greed have a way of rewriting history, but I do respect the man for his love of life and having so many experiences. It seems as if he had no fear, and a lot of gusto…a can-do kind of guy (he may have been arrogant, for all I know…probably was…a quality I don’t particularly care for).

      There is a lot to like, and not to like, in all of us.

      I have never been to Colorado. Hmmmm….

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Hi again, Laura! Again, fabulous photos. I agree with Laura – it has been an excellent series of posts. What really strikes me today is that necklace of bear claws. Yowza! I don’t even like to think how they may have been collected, but I do wonder what the meaning of wearing them might have been. ~smile~ Roseanne

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Wonderful series Laura, you captured some beautiful examples of Plains creativity and art!

    Like

I love hearing from you!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s