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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