The end of Glasgow’s Wild West trail came for a party of twenty-four Indians, which included Kicking Bear,
Short Bull, and Charging Thunder, when they sailed on Friday, 4th March on board the S. S.
Corean. They embarked at the Mavisbank Quay, whose central point is still marked by the Southern
No sooner had the ship berthed at Brooklyn Harbour on Friday, 18th, when a corporal and three troupers marched on board and arrested the eleven ghost dance prisoners.
Back in Scotland, one of the strangest concert parties ever seen undertook a brief tour of selected towns in Lanarkshire and Refrewshire. This consisted of the Cowboy Band, which provided the music at the Wild West show, the Alberger Troupe of Tyrolean Vocalists, and about a dozen of the Indians. The last-named performed war dances, and also (what was billed as) the ghost dance which had brought tragedy to Wounded Knee only the previous winter.
The dates & venues were:
Monday, 29th February Greenock Town Hall, Clyde Square Wednesday, 2nd March Coatbridge Temperance Hall, Sunnyside Road Thursday, 3rd March Hamilton Victoria Hall, Quarry Street Friday, 4th March Govan Govan Hall, Robert Street Saturday, 5th March Paisley Theatre Royal, Moss Street
Paisley Daily Express, 5th March 1892
Scene of past glories - the former site of the Wild West show, 2000
The “Wild West” End.
You bet we reckon Colonel Cody
To keen-eyed shots - no joke if foes! -
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