Saturday, April 11, 2009
Did your Ancestor Work with Buffalo Bill?
(Image from Wikipedia)
Buffalo Bill and his Wild West Show toured the United States and abroad. Many different types of acts toured with him for varying amounts of time, one of the most famous was Annie Oakley.
For those who may have had ancestor who toured with the show, you may be interested in these archives and website that contain pictures, ephemera and manuscripts. While this is a small and not an exhaustive list, it is a starting point to other collections.
Scottish National Buffalo Bill Archive
http://www.tnais.com/bbis/bb.html. This website has information about Buffalo Bill's tours in Scotland. Includes photos and articles.
Buffalo Bill Historical Center Library (includes a western American manuscript collection) http://www.bbhc.org/hmrl/.
Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave