Title: The Wild West

Periodical: Shooting Times & Country Magazine

Date: October 8, 1892

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As promised inlast week's SHOOTING TIMES, we now reproduce two more illustrations from Mr. Langan's Wild West Review; the illustrations are by Mr. Charles Henckel. The Review says:—


CS Henckel 91




"Short Bull," High Priest to the Messiah, and leader of the great "Ghost-Dance" which caused the outbreak in the winter of 1890 91; still a prisoner of war; 41 years old, and of very fine feature (considering he is an Indian), comes of good fighting stock. His father was a noted warrior in the campaigns of the Siouxs against the Crows, Pawnees, Blackfeet, and other tribes. The subject of our sketch has been many times arrayed against the Government, and in the last campaign was the one (with his brother warrior, "Kicking Bear") to surrender. He is a great leader among the young warriors, brave yet diplomatic. He held his stronghold in the Bad Lands of the Black Hills against an invading army like a true general. His knowledge of the white race and their strength has been greatly increased since his tour with "Buffalo Bill's" Wild West began last March (1891), and we trust he will, in future, be content "to roam no more."


Carl Henckel


The knack of stooping thus, to pick up objects from the ground, is one very easily acquired, but absolutely impossible of execution, except with a high-pummelled saddle, such as the Cow-boys and the Cossacks use. We have, personally, been there, and we know what is what, and what we are talking about.

As to riding buckers, the plan is not to sit the horse squarely, but to let the right thigh rest on the saddle, and thus take off the jar from the bucking. In one word, the right leg plays, gives way to the jerks, and the rest is easy.

Title: The Wild West

Periodical: Shooting Times & Country Magazine

Source: McCracken Research Library, Buffalo Bill Center of the West, William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody Collection, MS6, MS6.3778.152.01 (1892 London)

Date: October 8, 1892

Topics: Buffalo Bill's Wild West in Britain

Keywords: Acculturation American Indians Cossacks Cowboys Crow Indians Drawings and graphics Exhibitions Ghost dance Henckel, Charles, 1862- Horse sports Horsemanship Indians of North America--Cultural assimilation Indians of North America--Wars Indians of North America Military campaigns Pawnee Indians Physical-appearance-based bias Prisoners Scrapbooks Sihasapa Indians Sioux Nation Traveling exhibitions Wild horses

People: Kicking Bear, 1853-1904 Short Bull, -1915

Places: Badlands (S.D. and Neb.) Black Hills (S.D. and Wyo.) Earl's Court (London, England) London (England)

Artist: Henckel, Charles, 1862-

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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