1. American painter George Catlin (1792–1872) had successfully toured European cities in 1839 displaying his portraits of Native Americans. He later added living Indians to his exhibition. P. T. Barnum toured Europe in the mid-1840s with Tom Thumb. Like Cody, his visit to England included an audience with Queen Victoria.
2. Similarly, Cody fails to include any mention of Annie Oakley in his account of the London season. This decision may be related to the fact that Oakley and her husband left the show in October and had not returned by the time Story of the Wild West was published.
3. President Grover Cleveland was among those Sitting Bull met during his stay in Washington DC.
4. See Nicholas Black Elk’s and John G. Neihardt’s Black Elk Speaks: Being the Life Story of a Holy Man of the Oglala Sioux and Luther Standing Bear’s My People the Sioux.
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6. Buffalo Bill’s America, 199.
7. Admission to the American Exhibition cost one shilling. Two shilling sixpence covered admission to the exhibition and the Wild West. Separate admission to the Wild West cost two shillings for a seat and one shilling for standing room.
8. Turner, Frontier and Section, 38.
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