Title: The Cossacks at the "Wild West" Show

Periodical: Glasgow Evening Times

Date: June 8, 1892

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THE COSSACKS AT THE "WILD WEST" SHOW.

The troupe of Cossacks which have recently joined Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, under the leadership of Prince Ivan Makhavadye (of [drawing] PRINCE IVAN MAKHAVADYE, Leader of the Cossacks. whom we give a portrait), have introduced some quaint novelties into the exhibition of riding with which the public are familiar at Earl's Court. Starting with a kind of musical ride, in which every member joins in a wild chant, they sweep round the arena two or three times at full speed, and with drawn swords. At a given signal they suddenly stop, and, dismounting, a portion of the band, including the princely chief, treat the spectators to a selection of their national dances— [drawing] THE COSSACK LEADER DANCING. the remainder, meanwhile, standing round and keeping time by clapping their hands. Mounting again, they perform several strange feats—such as riding at a swift pace on their heads, with legs in the air; or, with their faces to the tails of the horses, picking up whips, handkerchiefs, &c., from the ground while in full career; and a variety of other tricks to show their complete mastery of the equestrian art.

Title: The Cossacks at the "Wild West" Show

Periodical: Glasgow Evening Times

Source: McCracken Research Library, Buffalo Bill Center of the West, William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody Collection, MS6, MS6.3778.048.02 (1892 London)

Date: June 8, 1892

Topic: European Tours

Keywords: Chants Cossacks Don Cossacks Drawings and graphics Exhibitions Folk dancing Folk music Horsemanship Horses Scrapbooks Traveling exhibitions Trick riding

Places: Earl's Court (London, England) 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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