The story of William F. Cody’s galloping ascent into the big time is captured in this kinetic animation.

At the Buffalo Bill Historical Center, this short animation punctuates the newly renovated and redesigned exhibits with an exciting story of fame, fortune, buffalo, guns, train travel, triumph, and more buffalo.

Ned Buntline, the writer and impresario responsible for starting Cody’s career in show business, narrates this fast-paced, humorous video. Visitors witness Cody’s first days on the stage, his travels around the country playing himself, and the genesis of his iconic "Buffalo Bill's Wild West" show. The movie breathes new life and whimsy into historical photographs, posters, and ephemera from the museum’s archival collection.

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