“What we want to do is give our women even more liberty than they have. Let them do any kind of work that they see fit, and if they do it as well as men, give them the same pay.” —William F. Cody, 1899
With rough-riding cowboys, sure shots, and fantastic reenactments of battles and train robberies, Buffalo Bill Cody brought the myth of the Old West to life for audiences all over the world—and some of the most popular cowboys in his Wild West Show were young ladies. Cody surrounded himself with strong, intelligent, talented, beautiful women—and this revealing portrait tells the stories of his life and of his relationships with many of the trick riders, sharpshooters, and other women associated with the show for which he was famous.
This program will be hosted by Legends Bookstore.
In addition to The Many Loves of Buffalo Bill, library holdings include:
- Mochi’s War: the Tragedy of Sand Creek
- The Death Row All Stars: a Story of Baseball, Corruption and Murder which is about the Wyoming State Penitentiary All Stars; a 12-man roster which included three rapists, a forger, five thieves, and three killers.
- Object: Matrimony: the Risky Business of Mail-order Matchmaking on the Western Frontier
- The Lady was a Gambler: True Stories of Notorious Women of the Old West
- Pistol Packin’ Madams: True Stories of Notorious Women of the Old West
- The Doctor Wore Petticoats: Women Physicians of the Old West
- Buffalo Gals : Women of Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show
- How the West was Worn: Bustles and Buckskins on the Frontier
- Hearts West: True Stories of Mail Order Brides on the Frontier
- The Young Duke: the Early Life of John Wayne
- Gilded Girls: Women Entertainers of the Old West