Thursday, December 10, 2015

Buffalo Bill

Old West Week would not be complete without a picture of these two legends. On the left we have the notorious Sitting Bull, remembered as the Indian Chief who defeated Custer at the Battle of Little Big Horn. On the right, legendary Buffalo Bill Cody. Two greats of the Old West in one picture.


  1. It looks like a lot of EAGLES died to make Sitting Bull head dress.

  2. Sitting Bull may have been notorious, depending on one's point of view. To the Native Americans, he was a hero. The outcome of that battle had as much to do with Custer's bad tactics and poor assumptions about the Indians' fighting abilities as with Sitting Bull's heroism. And the eagle feathers were collected, either found on the ground, or gathered from already-dead eagles. Eagles were, and are, sacred to the Indians, so they didn't shoot them for their head dresses.


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