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

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Continuing on:

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

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The everyday dress:

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When two cultures meet:

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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.  

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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

Continuing on:

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

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To be continued.

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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

Continuing on:

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

To the right of those beautiful spoons is an item called a tipi knocker…the Native American version of the door knocker:

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Made from porcupine quills:

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“Near the flag of truce, a mother was shot down with her infant.  The child, not knowing that its mother was dead, was still nursing, and that especially was a very sad sight.  The women, as they were fleeing with their babies, were killed together, shot right through, and the women who were very heavy with child were also killed.”  -American Horse, Oglala Lakota (Sioux), testimony at council held by delegations of Sioux with Commissioner of Indian Affairs on the Wounded Knee massacre, February 11, 1891, Washington D.C.

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To be continued.

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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

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I was impressed with the Plains Indians artistry, creativity and culture!  I believe you will be, too!

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

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“Two elk teeth remain after everything else has crumbled to dust…and for that reason the elk tooth has become an emblem of long life.  When a child is born its parents desire long life for it and for this reason an elk tooth is given to a child.” -O’kute, Lakota Elk Dreamer, early 20th century.

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Buffalo horn bonnet:

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Painted hide:

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To be continued.

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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

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Continuing on:

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

The photo of a sign came out blurry and difficult to read, but I thought it might be fun to see another side of Buffalo Bill Cody, so I am going to type out what the sign says:

“When Leonard Cody Bell was nine years old, Buffalo Bill offered him $10,000 if he would keep his hair long until he was eighteen.  The son of Buffalo Bill’s friend William A. Bell, young “Cody”, as he was known to his friends, did him one better: he didn’t cut his hair at all.  By the time Cody Bell was a teenager, his hair was 58 inches long.

At 17, Leonard Cody Bell realized his lifelong ambition, playing cornet in the Buffalo Bill wild West Band.  Did young Cody Bell have musical chops, or did Buffalo Bill just want to make sure he didn’t cut his hair?  We don’t know, but the military school Bell attended allowed him to keep his hair long, once they realized who had made the request.  Cody Bell merely wound his hair into curls and stuck it all under his hat.  Cody Bell finally cut his hair when he joined the army at the outset of World War I, where he served in France with a medical detachment and played in the army band.”

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The kitchen, where everyone gathers after a tough day at the ranch (also known as the chuck wagon):

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Because I like patchwork, as do many of the crowd that I hang with, I especially like this woman’s chaps:

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To be continued.