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Buffalo Bill Quotes & Sayings
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Last updated Oct 2021
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You who live your lives in cities or among peaceful ways cannot always tell whether your friends are the kind who would go through fire for you. But on the Plains one's friends have an opportunity to prove their mettle.
With the help of a friend I got father into a wagon, when the crowd had gone. I held his head in my lap during the ride home. I believed he was mortally wounded. He had been stabbed down through the kidneys, leaving an ugly wound.
Wild Bill was anything but a quarrelsome man yet I have personal knowledge of at least half a dozen men whom he had at various times killed.
Wild Bill was a strange character. In person he was about six feet and one inch in height. He was a Plains-man in every sense of the word.
We had avoided discovery by the Sioux scouts, and we were confident of giving them a complete surprise.
We got more provisions for our whiskey than the same money, which we paid for the liquor, would have bought; so after all it proved a very profitable investment.
Washington newspaper men know everything.
The McCarthy boys, at the proper moment, gave orders to fire upon the advancing enemy.
The Indians were well mounted and felt proud and elated because they had been made United States soldiers.
The Indians kept increasing in numbers until it was estimated that we were fighting from 800 to 1,000 of them.
The greatest of all the Sioux in my time, or in any time for that matter, was that wonderful old fighting man, Sitting Bull, whose life will some day be written by a historian who can really give him his due.
The Free State men, myself among them, took it for granted that Missouri was a slave state.
The first trip of the Pony Express was made in ten days - an average of two hundred miles a day. But we soon began stretching our riders and making better time.
The first presentation of my show was given in May, 1883, at Omaha, which I had then chosen as my home. From there we made our first summer tour, visiting practically every important city in the country.
The Confederates had suspected Wild Bill of being a spy for two or three days, and had watched him closely.
The cholera had broken out at the post, and five or six men were dying daily.
The audience, upon learning that the real Buffalo Bill was present, gave several cheers between the acts.
Stations were built at intervals averaging fifteen miles apart. A rider's route covered three stations, with an exchange of horses at each, so that he was expected at the beginning to cover close to forty-five miles - a good ride when one must average fifteen miles an hour.
Springfield has always had a place in my heart.
Some days I would go without any fire at all, and eat raw frozen meat and melt snow in my mouth for water.
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