The Indians in 1891 - 1892 


Lone Bull

The following eleven Indians were featured on Buffalo Bill’s 1891 tour of Belgium, Germany, England and Wales but had returned to the United States before the show arrived in Glasgow in the autumn of 1891:

Bone Necklace; Crow Cane (Brulé P.O.W., female); Horn (Point) Eagle (Brulé P.O.W); Long Wolf; Run Along Side Of (Brulé P.O.W); Scatter (Brulé P.O.W); Sorrel Horse (Brulé P.O.W); Standing Bear (Brulé P.O.W - note the presence of an Ogalalla P.O.W. of the same name); White Bird; Wooden Face; Yankton Charlie, a.k.a. Plenty (of) Wolves

Paul Eagle Star toured Belgium, Germany and England with the show but died in Sheffield Infirmary before it arrived in Glasgow in the autumn of 1891:


The following thirty-six Indians were certainly, or at least almost certainly, with the show when it arrived in Glasgow in the autumn of 1891:

Bear Lays Down; Both Sides White; Brave (Ogalalla POW); Bring(s) the White (Ogalalla POW); Charging Thunder; Close to Home (Brulé POW); Comes Out Holy; Coming Grunt (Ogalalla POW); Charging Crow; Has No Horse(s); Her Blanket (female); High Eagle (Brulé POW); Holy Bird; Ice; Mrs Ice (female); Kicking Bear (Ogalalla POW); Kills Crow; Knows his Voice (Ogalalla POW); Medicine Horse (Ogalalla POW, female); No Neck; No Neck, Johnny Burke; One Bull (Brulé POW), a.k.a Lone Bull; One Star (Ogalalla POW); Plenty Blankets (female); Pulls Him Out; Revenge (Ogalalla POW); Shangrau, John (mixed-race interpreter, ‘In Charge of Hostile Indians’; Shooting; Short Bull (Brulé POW); Short Man; Standing Bear (Ogalalla POW); Stands Up; Two Bonnet; White Cloud; White Horse; Wounded With Many Arrows (Brulé POW)


The following Indians were probably with the show when it arrived in Glasgow in the autumn of 1891:

Bluffing Bear; Bring(s) Yellow Horse(s); Bull Stands Behind; Eagle Louse; Fog; Good Eagle (Brulé POW); Hard to Hit (Brulé POW); Long Bull; Nelson, Jim; Red Onion

High Bear and Two Elk did not arrive in Europe with the others but were both probably in Glasgow.


The following Indians may have been with the show when it arrived in Glasgow in the autumn of 1891 but on balance probably weren’t (their return to the United States is unknown):

Jack Russell; Falls Off; Leaf; Two Women (female)


The following four Indians toured the theatres of England and Wales with Viola Clemmons’s White Lily Company from August 1891 but almost certainly returned to the United States without sojourning in Glasgow:

Bad Boy; Dion, Lewis; Rockman, Amos; White Star


The following Indians toured the theatres of England and Wales with Viola Clemmons’s White Lily Company from August 1891 and probably came to Glasgow when the show closed at Northampton on 2nd January 1892:

Little Boy (a.k.a. Wounded Knee); Plenty Wounds; Wolf Ears

These last seven were separate arrivals in August 1891 and were brought over specifically for the White Lily theatrical tour. To their number must be added mixed-blood interpreters Philip Romero (who was certainly present in Glasgow for some time at least) and Chas Provost (who may have come to Glasgow); as well as Boy, who may have come to Glasgow (the return to the United States of these last two is uncertain); and also Black Heart and his wife Calls the Name, who initially toured with the main body of the Wild West but were seconded to the White Lily. They too were probably present in Glasgow from early January 1892.

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