#256 – The Wild West in the Vatican

Buffalo Bill’s Wild West was popular throughout the United States and even Europe. Yet, while many amazing displays could be found at Buffalo Bill Cody’s shows, perhaps the most amazing display took place when he visited Pope Leo XIII.

Buffalo Bill in Rome
Medal Buffalo Bill received from Pope Leo XIII

Delaney, Michelle Anne. Buffalo Bill’s Wild West warriors: a photographic history by Gertrude K√§sebier. 2007.
Moses, L. G. Wild West Shows and the images of American Indians, 1883-1933. 1999.
Warren, Louis S. Buffalo Bill’s America: William Cody and the Wild West Show. 2005.

Photo of “Buffalo Bill’s Wild West” in front of the Vatican.

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podcasticon#256 – The Wild West in the Vatican



  1. John
    Posted September 12, 2011 at 8:12 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Hello Father,

    Another enjoyable and informative podcast! I listen to each one. Father, any book recommendations about the history of the Gospel message to American Indians by Catholic missionaries? Thank you.


    • sbeshonertor
      Posted September 30, 2011 at 9:39 pm | Permalink | Reply

      I haven’t read anything in particular. If I come across something, I’ll let you know!

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