Title: A Strange Congregation at St. Paul's Cathedral

Periodical: Reynold's Newspaper

Date: May 29, 1892

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A STRANGE CONGREGATION AT ST. PAUL'S CATHEDRAL.—There was a curious sight at St. Paul's Cathedral last Sunday morning. All the Sioux Indians, Mexicans, cowboys, and the recently-arrived Cossacks who are part of Buffalo Bill's troupe, were at the morning service. It is said that more attention was paid to them than to the service. It was a strange meeting of red men from the Far West and Russians from Eastern Europe, sitting altogether and apparently devoutly attending to a service which they could not possibly have understood. The Indians were greatly impressed by the service (though a few of them looked bored before the thing was over), and particularly charmed by the music of the big organ. To this moment they cannot be made to understand where the sound came from, and how it was produced. As the party entered and left in a body, were shown to three consecutive rows of seats, and were under police escort, the visit must have been arranged.

Title: A Strange Congregation at St. Paul's Cathedral

Periodical: Reynold's Newspaper

Source: McCracken Research Library, Buffalo Bill Center of the West, William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody Collection, MS6, MS6.3778.037.03 (1892 London)

Date: May 29, 1892

Keywords: American Indians Church services Cossacks Cowboys Europe Exhibitions Indians of North America Mexicans Organ (Musical instrument) Scrapbooks Traveling exhibitions

Places: Earl's Court (London, England) London (England) St. Paul's Cathedral (London, England)

Sponsor: This project is supported in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Geraldine W. & Robert J. Dellenback Foundation.

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