Title: Untitled [To the already extensive programme]

Periodical: Birmingham Daily Post

Date: June 24, 1892

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To the already extensive programme provided in the "Buffalo Bill" portion of the International Exhibition at Earl's Court, an addition was made this afternoon in the form of a troupe of Gauchos from the Argentine Republic. This is a large one, and has only just been brought over; and one of its most attractive feats is an illustration of the use of native weapons of defence and attack, called the "bolas." Two heavy wooden missiles are attached to a long rope which is thrown by the natives with remarkable precision. The Guachos also showed how they mounted "bucking" horses. The animal is tripped by means of a rope, and two natives, holding a short curb, seat themselves upon its back, while a third compels the horse to rise, the weight of the two riders preventing it from "bucking." The natural instinct of the Gauchos for riding bare-backed horses is shown by the riders, while at racing speed, standing upon their heads on the animal's back and going through many other daring experiments. A troup of Russian Cossacks continues to cause much amusement by their native dances and war songs, while the "cowboys" were to-day again well received. Though the ground was most unsuitable for performance this afterneon, owing to the heavy fall of rain, the performers appeared rather to enjoy the severe weather.

Title: Untitled [To the already extensive programme]

Periodical: Birmingham Daily Post

Source: McCracken Research Library, Buffalo Bill Center of the West, William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody Collection, MS6, MS6.3778.060.11 (1892 London)

Date: June 24, 1892

Topic: European Tours

Keywords: Bolas Cossacks Cowboys Exhibitions Folk dancing Folk music Gauchos Historical reenactments Horses Russians Scrapbooks Traveling exhibitions Trick riding Weapons Wild horses

Places: Argentina 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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