Buffalo Bill disc. - Thomas Bratton American Culture 100...

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Thomas Bratton American Culture 100 2/3/05 Buffalo Bill’s Influence in American Culture William Cody was born in Iowa during the year of 1846. As Cody grew up he became interested in the American frontier. From his experience and knowledge of the West, Cody took the position of a scout in the United States Army. Cody was a good scout and was liked by many people. After serving in the Army, Cody began giving European tourists an escort into the west of the United States. Cody was such a good and knowledgeable escort for the west, many of Cody’s peers convinced him to turn to show business. Thus began Buffalo Bill’s Wild West . The question was: what was it that made Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show so popular? Well the show came in a time (mainly 1880s-1890s) when Americans were looking for a new type of entertainment. Americans (and Europeans) were looking for excitement and adventure. The West was the excitement that they were looking for. The problem was many people couldn’t experience the West first hand because they lived so
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