Last of the Great Scouts (Buffalo Bill)

Last of the Great Scouts (Buffalo Bill)

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Last of the Great Scouts (Buffalo Bill)

Last of the Great Scouts (Buffalo Bill)

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In presenting this volume to the public, the writer has a twofold purpose. For a number of years there has been an increasing demand for an authentic biography of "Buffalo Bill," and in response many books of varying value have been submitted; yet no one of them has borne the hall-mark of veracious history. Naturally, there were incidents in Colonel Cody's life--more especially in the earlier years--that could be given only by those with whom he had grown up from childhood. For many incidents of his later life I am indebted to his own and others' accounts. I desire to acknowledge obligation to General P. H. Sheridan, Colonel Inman, Colonel Ingraham, and my brother for valuable assistance furnished by Sheridan Memoirs, The Santa Fé Trail, The Great Salt Lake Trail, Buffalo Bill's Autobiography, and Stories from the Life of Buffalo Bill.

A second reason that prompted the writing of my brother's life-story is purely personal. The sobriquet of "Buffalo Bill" has conveyed to many people an impression of his personality that is far removed from the facts. They have pictured in fancy a rough frontier character, without tenderness and true nobility. But in very truth has the poet sung:

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