Wild West Show
Theatrical extravaganza produced by William F. (Buffalo Bill) Cody. First performed in 1883, the show reached New York City's Madison Square Garden in 1887 with a cast of 100 Native Americans, the sharpshooter Annie Oakley, other trick riders and ropers, and wild animals such as buffalo, elk, bear, and deer. The four-hour spectacle, including Native American war dances and an attack on a stagecoach, toured Europe with great success in the 1890s and continued touring the U.S. until 1916.
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