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

Buffalo Bill Center of the West Introduction

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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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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.

Buffalo Bill Center of the West Introduction

While on vacation, Hubby and I stayed a couple of days in Cody, Wyoming. Cody is located in the Bighorn Basin, an area rich in western history.

Cody was founded by Colonel William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody, who passed through the region in the 1870s. He was impressed by the many development possibilities and returned in the mid-1890s to start a town.  Cody was incorporated in 1901, and is located 52 miles from Yellowstone National Park’s East Entrance.

We spent an entire day at The Buffalo Bill Center of the West, a complex of museums and a research library featuring art and artifacts of the American West.   The center includes the Draper Natural History Museum, the Plains Indian Museum, the Cody Firearms Museum, the Whitney Western Art Museum, and the Buffalo Bill Museum.  It is impossible to take it all in in a day, but we tried.

Taking photos is allowed.

So this unprofessional couple did.  Loads of them, with our little pocket cameras.  Some photos are blurry, and many have reflections in them, since items are displayed behind glass.  I’ll be sharing some of these photos with you in the next few blog posts.

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Buffalo Bill was a Pony Express rider, a Civil War soldier, a civilian scout for the US Army during the Indian Wars, a Medal of Honor recipient, a buffalo hunter, a gunfighter, an entertainer (his Buffalo Bill’s Wild West company traveled the world), a businessman, rancher, and investor in coal, oil, newspaper publishing and irrigation.  I am sure I forgot to list something…let’s just say that this man had a life full of experiences!

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To be continued.