Cool Old West Photos That Prove Real Life Cowboys Were Better Than Any Movie

More Than Just a Showman

Public Domain / South Dakota State Historical Society

Black Elk (on the left) was a show Indian who performed for Queen Victoria and toured with Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show. He also fought in wars between Native Americans and ever-expanding European settlers, including the Battle of Little Big Horn in 1876 and at Wounded Knee in 1890.

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