Nebraska Hall of Fame: William Frederick Cody

Bust of William Cody in the Nebraska Hall of Fame

"Buffalo Bill"

William Cody (1846 - 1917), famously "Buffalo Bill," was a man of many roles but was highly recognized for his Wild West Show established in Nebraska. Through his entertainment contribution he "popularized the cowboy as a romantic figure in American History." 

He was also a soldier, buffalo hunter, Army scout, actor, and rancher. 

Cody was inducted into the Nebraska Hall of Fame in 1967-68. 

 

 

Other Resources:

William F. Cody - manuscript finding aid 

Historical Marker: "Scout's Rest" 

     -Entertainment-

"Nebraska's Unique Contribution to the Entertainment World" 

"Cody vs Carver" 

"Cowboys and Art" 

"Buffalo Bill's Wild West" 

"Wild Bill Hickok, Buffalo Bill Cody and the Grand Buffalo Hunt at Niagara Falls" 

     -Legislature-

Buffalo Bill in Nebraska Legislature

"Senator Cody" 

"Skirmish at Warbonnet Lake" 

     (A publication excerpt highlighting Cody's participation in the Battle of Warbonnet Creek.)

Buffalo Bill in North Platte

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