Visitors to this site will probably also be interested in the following related and recommended links:
Further surprising transatlantic connections can be discovered at our partner site, The Diamond’s Ace - Scotland and the Native Americans.
Buffalo Bill Center of the West, Cody, Wyoming
Stunning video clips taken from the archives of the Library of Congress, based on very early film footage by Thomas Alva Edison of performers in the Wild West show in 1894 and including Lakota warriors performing what is billed - erroneously - as a ‘ghost dance’, can be viewed at Amazing Americans.
The forum provided by Diane Merkel’s Little Bighorn History Alliance site is truly awesome, by far the best I have seen. There is a great deal of expert discussion - accompanied by an awesome selection of photographs - of direct application to Buffalo Bill’s Wild West during this period.
Denver Public Library’s Western History and Genealogy collection is an excellent source of photographic material, as is the Library of Congress.
Highly relevant images can also be found on the following auction sites:
Heritage Auction Galleries
A wealth of contemporary newspaper articles about Buffalo Bill and related subjects may be located in the following online archives:
The British Newspaper ArchiveFor an overview of east-end Glasgow lore and culture, you’ll not improve upon the Glesga Keelies message board.
Gale Digital Collections
New York Times
For an interesting article about Mexican Joe and a very attractive contemporary artist’s impression of the East End Exhibition Buildings, see the ArthurLloyd.co.uk Music Hall and Theatre History Website.
Check out the Pony Express site maintained by enthusiast Tom Crews.
A fact which is fast emerging into the wider consciousness is that those ‘Cossacks’ who famously performed with the Wild West from 1892 onwards and took Scotland by storm in 1904, were not Cossacks at all, but ethnic Georgians.
Check out the combined pages of the English Westerners’ Society and the Custer Association of Great Britain.
If you are interested in Buffalo Bill’s genealogy, check out The International Cody Family Association.
This site was created and is maintained by Tom F. Cunningham.