Title: The "Wild West" at Windsor

Periodical: Henley Free Press

Date: July 1, 1892

More metadata
 

THE "WILD WEST" AT WINDSOR.

On Saturday "Buffalo Bill" and his Wild West Company had the honour of appearing before the Queen in the grounds of Windsor Castle. The weather was all that could be desired, and the ground presented a very brilliant appearance when the Royal party arrived on the scene. Prince and Princess of Battenberg and the Princess Christian were among those present to witness the performance. The programme gone through was of an attractive description, commencing with a race between the representatives of each of the different nationalities—the American Cowboys, the Red Indians, the Mexicans, the Cossacks, and the Gauchos. Then followed a series of scenes of Indian camp life, which the red men went through with much spirit, after which the Gauchos, whose picturesque costume and intrepid feats greatly interested the Royal party, gave their performance. Next came "the race for life, " showing Colonel Cody and a band of Cowboys being pursued by hostile Indians, whom they ultimately defeated. The Cossacks, under Prince Ivan Makharadze, also gave exhibitions of horsemanship and dancing. The buckjumpers and Cowboys also went though their diverting performances, and Colonel Cody displayed his wonderful dexterity as a marksman, the entertainment being brought to a close by a general salute by all sections of horsemen, which was graciously acknowledged by the Queen. The greatest success attended every detail of the representation, and the Queen personally congratulated Colonel Cody. The party returned to Earl's court by special train immediately after the conclusion of the performance.

Title: The "Wild West" at Windsor

Periodical: Henley Free Press

Source: McCracken Research Library, Buffalo Bill Center of the West, William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody Collection, MS6, MS6.3778.132.14 (1892 London)

Date: July 1, 1892

Keywords: American Indians Clothing and dress Command performances Cossacks Cowboys Exhibitions Folk dancing Gauchos Historical reenactments Horsemanship Horsemen and horsewomen Indians of North America--Social life and customs Indians of North America Mexicans Scrapbooks Shooting Traveling exhibitions Wild horses Windsor Castle

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

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.

Editorial Statement | Conditions of Use

TEI encoded XML: View wfc.nsp12931.xml

Back to top