Buffalo Bill’s Great Plains is a digital history project that examines and displays multiple perspectives on Great Plains history—including environmental, urban, social, and spatial—during the mid-nineteenth century following the life and times of William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody via his 1879 autobiography, The Life of Hon. William F. Cody, Known as Buffalo Bill, The Famous Hunter, Scout, and Guide. This project focuses on important historical and spatial events from William F. Cody’s early life, approximately the 1840s through the 1870s, in a place and a period of time that his later international celebrity was based on. His early account embodies important historical content concerning the region's growth and development.
Incidents from Cody's Autobiography: Chapter 1, "Childhood" Chapter 12, "A Wedding" Contextual Essays and Primary Sources: