Title: Untitled [I wonder if it has ever struck you]

Periodical: Pelican

Date: July 14, 1892

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I wonder if it has ever struck you, as it has repeatedly struck me, how very easily we might all be struck as we sit around gazing at Buffalo Bill's Wild West Circus. I mean in this way. You know a vast deal of shooting takes place, and in the case of the glass-ball breakers, shot-cartridges are used. When the Indians and cowboys fight and exchange many shots, they, of course, do so with blank cartridges. Well, what I want to know is, where we should all be if by chance the gentleman who hands out the ammunition to the Indians and cowboys made a mistake, put his hand into the wrong box, and served out shot-loaded cartridges? Stranger things than that have happened at sea, you know!

Title: Untitled [I wonder if it has ever struck you]

Periodical: Pelican

Source: McCracken Research Library, Buffalo Bill Center of the West, William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody Collection, MS6, MS6.3778.079.08 (1892 London)

Date: July 14, 1892

Keywords: American Indians. Ammunition. Cartridges. Cowboys. Earl's Court (London, England). Exhibitions. Historical reenactments. Indians of North America. London (England). Scrapbooks. Shooting. Targets (Shooting). Traveling exhibitions.

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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