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Buffalo Bill, 1846-1917

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 18460226-19170110

Biographical / Historical

Buffalo Bill (1846-1917) was an American frontiersman, scout, and entertainer.

Found in 13 Collections and/or Records:

Alan W. Farley Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-1017
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Attorney. Notebooks of memoirs by Homer W. Wheeler, describing his life as an Army Scout; broadsides, newspapers, and handbills regarding the settlement of Kansas; along with a wide variety of other documents collected by Farley and relating the the Civil War, settlement of Kansas, Indian battles on the Great Plains with an emphasis on Kansas, and on the history of the American West in general. Also included is one of the two known copies of the "Siwinowe Kesibwi" (Shawnee Sun) newspaper (1841).
Dates: 1833-1966

Charles Nesbitt, Margot Nesbitt, and Emil W. Lenders Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-P-1407
Scope and Contents Black and white original prints of the employees and performances of the Pawnee Bill and the 101 Wild West Shows. The collection includes scenes of cowboy and cowgirl performers, as well as those of Indian performers from the Pawnee, Sac and Fox, Potawatomi, Osage, Crow, Sioux, Blackfoot, Comanche, Ponca, Cheyenne, Arapaho and Kickapoo tribes.
Dates: 1900-1925

Delmar H. Baldwin Collection

 Collection — Box: B-29
Identifier: WHC-M-728
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One letter from former U.S. Marshal Chris Madsen (1937); a proclamation by Territorial Governor Cassius M. Barnes welcoming New York Governor Theodore Roosevelt; reprint of a publication entitled "Opening of Kiowa, Comanche, Apache and Wichita Indian Lands in the Territory of Oklahoma"; a program of the Roosevelt Rough Riders Reunion of 1900 in Oklahoma City; a typescript entitled "Oklahoma Criminals with a History, 1889-1933"; a magazine entitled"Buffalo Bill's Wild West and Congress of Rough Riders of the World" (1899); a key to Oklahoma City, dated 1900; and one textbook entitled "The American Spelling Book" by Noah Webster.
Dates: 1820-1950

Edward Everett Dale Collection

 Collection — Drawer: 8607
Identifier: WHC-M-146
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Historian. Correspondence, student term papers, theses and dissertations, and personal research materials regarding the history of Oklahoma and Indian Territories, the state of Oklahoma, Indians of North America and the American Southwest; teaching materials used by Dale at Harvard and the University of Oklahoma; administrative and other files of the Works Progress Administration's Indian-Pioneer History Project for Oklahoma; U.S. Government documents issued by various cabinet-level departments and agencies, including Agriculture and Interior; and a portion of the University of Oklahoma Persidential papers of James Shannon Buchanan and Stratton D. Brooks. Edward Everett Dale Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1865-1948

Frank Phillips Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-P-1133
Scope and Contents Black and white original prints, copy prints and glass plate negatives of the Apache, Comanche, Delaware, Temeculz, Kawaiisu, Creek, Umatilla, Chippewa, Paiute, Sioux, Oto, Choctaw, Pawnee, Osage, Ponca, Mohave, Kickapoo, Taos, Pueblo, Yuma, Cherokee, Chickasaw, Crow, Navajo, Kiowa, Tonkawa, Sac and Fox, Kalispel, Kutenai, Flathead, Spokan, Attu, Quileute, Seminole, Wasco, Modoc, Shasta, Yakima, Shoshoni, Kiowa-Apache, Skitswish, Cheyenne, Shawnee, Nez Perce, Arapaho, Caddo, Wichita, Yakima, Makah, and Blackfoot Indians. Also includes images of mining, the oil industry, the military, agriculture, the range cattle industry, education, and transportation in Oklahoma Territory, Oklahoma state, and Indian Territory. Scenes of the towns of McAlester, Edmond, Alva, Weatherford, Pawhuska, Clairemore, Ponca City, Purcell, Duncan, Noble, Lexington, Shawnee, Beaver. Plainview, Lavern, Henryetta, Atoka, Tahlequah, Guthrie, Tishomingo, and Eufaula are included. In addition the first year of...
Dates: 1870-1930

Gordon William Lillie Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-P-1516
Scope and Contents Black and white original and copy prints of Gordon W. Lillie (Pawnee Bill), his family, firends, and Wild West Shows. Included are photographs of Tom Mix, William S. Hart, Will Rogers, Buffalo Bill Cody, along with a panorama of Gordon W. Lillie and Pawnee Indians travelling to President Herbert Hoover's inauguration. Gordon William Lillie Manuscript Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1846-1935

Miller Brothers 101 Ranch and Wild West Show Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-P-1603
Scope and Contents Black and white original prints of the Miller Brothers 101 Ranch Wild West Show and the 101 Ranch. Included in the collection are photographs of cowboy and cowgirl performers, the Miller brothers, and a production scene from a western film. Miller Brothers 101 Ranch Manuscript Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1900-1935

Noah Hamilton Rose Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-P-1109
Scope and Contents Black and white copy prints from the original nitrate negatives of early Texas history, Texas Rangers, lawmen, outlaws, gunfighters, and wild west shows. Also included are photographs of ranchers, cattlemen and cowboys of the Southwest, the U.S. Army during the Apache campaigns, the Little Big Horn battlefield and the Indian Wars of 1876 and 1890-1891, along with churches, cathedrals, and missions of Texas, California and Arizona. The collection also contains images of Comanche, Sioux, Shoshoni, Pueblo, Creek, Chippewa, Maricopa, Arapaho, Papago, Kickapoo, Yuma, Modoc, Cheyenne, Pawnee, Kiowa, Navajo, Apache, and Crow Indians. Prominent western personalities include Wild Bill Hickok, Buffalo Bill, Geronimo, Quanah Parker, Sitting Bull, Frank and Jesse James, Heck Thomas, Bill Tilghman, Chris Madsen, Pat Garrett, Billy the Kid, the Daltons and Youngers, Judge Roy Bean, George A. Custer, California Joe, the Sundance Kid, Butch Cassidy, and the Earp brothers.
Dates: 1836-1940

Thomas McKean Finney and Frank Florer Finney Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-2194
Scope and Contents FULL FINDING AID (PDF)Indian traders. Papers of Thomas M. Finney, Indian trader at Gray Horse, Osage Agency, and of Frank F. Finney, historian and employee of the Indian Territory Illuminating Oil Company including correspondence (1925-1936) relating to T.M. Finney's book"Pioneer Days with the Osage Indians;" historical materials (1827-1977) such as correspondence, news clippings, magazine articles, and bibliographic notes of T.M. Finney and F.F. Finney on such topics as the Cherokee Strip, the Osage Indian Agency, Gray Horse Trading Post, the Dalton Gang, Kaw Indian Agency, Buffalo Bill, Pawnee Bill, peyotism, President Herbert Hoover's early days in Pawhuska, Oklahoma, and Maria Tallchief; nine field notebooks (1915-1919) kept by F.F. Finney while an employee of the Indian Territory Illuminating Oil Company; finished and unfinished articles and stories (1891-1969) by...
Dates: 1827-1977

Walter S. Ferguson Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-P-1170
Scope and Contents Black and white original and copy prints of Oklahoma outlaws, lawmen, agriculture, wild west shows, land openings, businesses, towns and cities, schools, settlers, members of the state government and of the U.S. Army. Also included are images of Cherokee, Osage, Delaware, Seminole, Comanche, Creek, and Apache Indians. Walter S. Ferguson Manuscript Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1870-1920

Walter Stanley Campbell Collection

 Collection — Drawer: 8606
Identifier: WHC-M-84
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Author and professor. Personal correspondence (1897-1957); correspondence with Campbell's relatives (1822-1896); correspondence with publishers and literary agents (1920-1958); literary manuscripts (ca. 1914-1957); diaries, notebooks, and journals (1901-1926); and business papers (ca. 1925-1959) regarding Campbell's writings on the West, Indians, and Oklahoma, with emphasis on transportation, fortifications, cowboys, wars and battles, criminals and outlaws, and Indian chiefs, along with original Indian art by Carl Sweezy. Walter Stanley Campbell Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1800-1964

Walter Stanley Campbell Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-P-895
Scope and Contents Black and white original and copy prints of Comanche, Cheyenne, Cheyenne-Arapaho, Arapaho, Sac and Fox, Sioux, Blackfoot, Kiowa, Crow, Ute, Shawnee, Omaha, Pueblo, Shoshoni, Pawnee, Ponca, Assinibone, Apache, Yakima Nez Perce, Umatilla, Wichita, Osage, Potawatomi and Flathead Indians. Also included are photographs of the U.S. Army during the Indian Wars (1865-1891), Western forts and posts, the Little Big Horn battlefield, trails and settlements of the Southwest, soil conservation and dust storms, Oklahoma towns, mountain ranges and National Parks.
Dates: 1870-1935

William Matthew Tilghman Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-P-1165
Scope and Contents Black and white original and copy prints of Oklahoma marshals, outlaws, frontier life, and agriculture along with scenes of the communities of Perry, Guthrie, Fort Sill and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The collection also includes photographs of Apache, Cherokee, Cheyenne, Comanche, Kiowa, Sioux and Wichita Indians. William M. Tilghman Manuscript Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1889-1925