William Frederick “Buffalo Bill” Cody was a legendary American bison hunter, soldier, scout, and showman. Considered as one of the most prominent figures in the Wild West, he became a legend by the time he way 23, although many historians believe his exploits have been embellished throughout the years. Although he worked on jobs and served as a soldier at the beginning of his life, in his later years, he became famous as the founder of the touring attraction Buffalo Bill’s Wild West. Take a deeper look into the man that became a legend in order to decipher myth from reality.
He’s Not Fully American
Although William Frederick Cody, better known as Buffalo Bill, is considered to be one of America’s great heroes, he’s actually Canadian-American. His father was born in raised in what is now Mississauga in Ontario, Canada.
Cody lived there for many years in his youth in between the years when he was born in Iowa Territory before his family relocated south to the United States Midwest. It was there that Cody began to make a name for himself.