The Master Showman
Buffalo Bill was a master showman, buffalo hunter, pony express rider and Indian scout. In 1889 his Wild West show performed twice a day for 6 months near the Universal Exposition grounds. 15,000 people attended each show. Born William F Cody in 1846 he rose to fame as an Indian scout, winning the Medal of Honor, and as a friend to all whom inhabited the American West in the second half of the 19th Century. A friend to the American Indian and an early supporter of woman's rights, his troop traveled the world for decades. While in the Paris of 1889 he meets Eustace Wyatt and Lloyd Kane, photographer and writer, respectively for The Herald Tribune. They later befriend Buffalo Bill's most famous performer, Annie Oakley.