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Posted: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 12:00:00 AM
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William Frederick "Buffalo Bill" Cody (1846)

Cody's father passed away when he was just a boy, leaving him to support the family. He worked as a wagoner, trapper, and prospector before joining the Pony Express at 14. After serving in the American Civil War, he became a buffalo hunter—hence the nickname "Buffalo Bill." Writers chronicled his frontier exploits, making him a folk hero. He capitalized on his fame with "Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show," which toured the US and Europe for decades. How many buffalo did Bill claim to have killed? More...
Posted: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 8:00:34 AM

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I've been told, by a cousin in New Brunswick Canada, that a great great uncle of mine knew Cody and travelled with him.
Posted: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 5:16:17 PM

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Buffalo Bill respected "Native Americans and supported their rights. He employed many more natives than Sitting Bull, as he thought his show offered them good pay for a better life. He called them "the former foe, present friend, the American", and once said, "Every Indian outbreak that I have ever known has resulted from broken promises and broken treaties by the government."[4]

Buffalo Bill also supported the rights of women. He said, "What we want to do is give women even more liberty than they have. Let them do any kind of work they see fit, and if they do it as well as men, give them the same pay."

When were the years of Bill's philosophy? Can there still be senators and congressmen today who oppose equal pay for equal work no matter the sex? The Indians are still being stolen from under the auspices of the government. How am I to understand these realities?
Posted: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 6:15:22 PM

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What an honor to have a 3rd party franchise decades after his life name themselves for him.
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Posted: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 6:34:12 PM

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Indians being stolen from, have you been to any of their casinos? The problem with the American indian is getting the wealthy tribes to share with the poorer tribes. But I agree, there are reservations where the indian continues to be treated as second class citizens, some reservations are still throwbacks to past times. I was never a big fan of Cody's, I alwas felt the decimation of Our bison was criminal. But, aside from that he sounds like a decent man who later spoke out against things he practiced in his youth.
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