Buffalo Bill Performer #4

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Aho  Mitaki Oysin

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Buffalo Bill Performer #5

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Buffalo Bill Performer #6

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Albert Afraid of Hawk.

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Buffalo Bill Performer #7

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Buffalo Bill Performer #8

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Buffalo Bill Performer #9

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First and foremost I want to thank Jackie Knupp for sending me this article. Jackie along with many others know how important the native American people are to me.The Buffalo Bill Cody Wild West Show set the stage for the circuses and our heritage of the American old west. Every circus that I know of had an after show dedicated to cowboys and Native Americana. Even movie star cowboys were featured in the center ring and many went on to own circuses themselves. Thanks to Buffalo Bill because of what he created and it is still popular to this day. The wild west lives on and people like Albert Afraid Of Hawk in his own, small way played a very big part.

I posted your comment Jackie.

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They Were History Makers

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Cole Bros Circus

Posted By on September 14, 2012

Here is a photo of Jordan Christensen with his dogs. He was on the Cole Bros Circus in 1938. I do not know if he had a dog act or if these dogs were his personal pets? I would like to think that he and his dogs performed  on the show.

A worth while read from John Herriott. Thanks for your comment.

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Cole Bros Circus # 1

Posted By on September 14, 2012

This wagon was used to exhibit a baby hippo. There was a sunken tank in the rear of the wagon….it barely can be seen in this photo. You can see the timbers that support the tank.

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Cole Bros Circus # 2

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I posted this photo before but this time it is a close up. In the other photo you could see much more of the Cole Bros train. There was also an elephant grazing in an open area. This area is the back yard of the Cole winter quarters. On the back door of the wagon is painted “The Wonder Show”.

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