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Last of the Great Scouts: The Life Story of William F Cody - "Buffalo Bill" - cover

Last of the Great Scouts: The Life Story of William F Cody - "Buffalo Bill"

Helen Cody Wetmore

Publisher: Madison & Adams Press

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Last of the Great Scouts is a biography of William F. Cody a.k.a Buffalo Bill, written by his sister Helen Cody Wetmore. Buffalo Bill was of the most famous and well-known figures of the American Old West. His legend began to spread when he was only 23. Shortly thereafter he started performing in shows that displayed cowboy themes and episodes from the frontier and Indian Wars. In authors words the reason for writing this biography were twofold. Primarily, her intention was to provide an authentic biography of her brother in response to many books of varying value that have been published. The second reason was purely personal. Helen wanted to share with readers who Bill was personally and to present his true personality. 
The Old Homestead in Iowa
Will's First Indian
The Shadow of Partisan Strife
Persecution Continues
The "Boy Extra"
Family Defender and Household Tease
Indian Encounter and School-day Incidents
Death and Burial of Turk
Will as Pony Express Rider
Echoes From Sumter
A Short but Dashing Indian Campaign
The Mother's Last Illness
In the Secret-service
Will as a Benedict
How the Sobriquet of "Buffalo Bill" Was Won
Satanta, Chief of the Kiowas
Will Made Chief of Scouts
Army Life at Fort M'pherson
Pa-has-ka, the Long-haired Chief
The Hunt of the Grand Duke Alexis
Theatrical Experiences
The Government's Indian Policy
Literary Work
First Visit to the Valley of the Big Horn
Tour of Great Britain
Return of the "Wild West" to America
A Tribute to General Miles
The "Wild West" at the World's Fair
Cody Day at the Omaha Exposition
The Last of the Great Scouts

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