Buffalo Bill's Nebraska. Speakers Bureau Program of Iowa Humanities.
William F. Cody was born, raised, and died elsewhere but it was in Nebraska where he made his home and where the celebrity and legend of Buffalo Bill was born. What happened in the Cornhusker State to create a man who was arguably the world’s first “superstar?” Author Jeff Barnes tells the story of Cody in Nebraska, from his days as an Indian scout, as a hunting guide to the rich and famous, as the creator of “Buffalo Bill’s Wild West,” and his enduring legacy in the state, nation, and world today.
PowerPoint presentation with historic and contemporary photos and images.
A fifth-generation Nebraskan, Jeff Barnes is a former newspaper reporter and editor, past chairman of the Nebraska Hall of Fame Commission, and former marketing director for the Durham Western Heritage Museum. He is the author of “Forts of the Northern Plains” and “The Great Plains Guide to Custer.”
A grant program of Humanities Nebraska. Humanities Nebraka is a state-based affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.