Title: The Wild West at Windsor

Periodical: Mistress and Maid

Date: June 29, 1892

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THE WILD WEST AT WINDSOR.

HER Majesty and the Royal Family have always been fond of horsemanship. The Queen herself was once an extremely good horsewoman, and all her children are at home in the saddle. It is not surprising, therefore, that Colonel Cody and his marvellous troupe have been commanded to Windsor to perform before Her Majesty. They went down on Saturday last, and the affair was attended with the greatest success. There were Indians, cowboys, Mexicans, Vacqueros, Cossacks, and Gauchos from the South American Pampas. The performance took place in lovely weather, and among those present were the Queen, Prince and Princess Henry of Battenberg, and the Princess Christian. Colonel Cody shot at glass balls while galloping at full speed, and also took part in a race for life, in which he and his band of cowboys were pursued by hostile Indians, whom they eventually defeated. Colonel Cody, before leaving, was presented to Her Majesty by Sir Henry Ponsonby, and assured that the Queen had greatly appreciated the brilliant efforts of himself and his wonderful troupe.

Title: The Wild West at Windsor

Periodical: Mistress and Maid

Source: McCracken Research Library, Buffalo Bill Center of the West, William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody Collection, MS6, MS6.3778.065.04 (1892 London)

Date: June 29, 1892

Topic: European Tours

Keywords: American Indians Command performances Cossacks Cowboys Exhibitions Gauchos Horsemanship Horsemen and horsewomen Indians of North America Mexicans Monarchy--Great Britain Scrapbooks Targets (Shooting) Traveling exhibitions Windsor Castle

People: Beatrice, Princess Henry of Battenberg, 1857-1944 Henry Maurice, Prince of Battenberg, 1858-1896 Ponsonby, Henry Frederick, Sir, 1825-1895 Victoria, Queen of Great Britain, 1819-1901

Places: Earl's Court (London, England) London (England) Pampas (Argentina)

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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