Last of the Great Scouts is a biography of William F. Cody a.k.a Buffalo Bill, written by his sister Helen Cody Wetmore. Buffalo Bill was of the most famous and well-known figures of the American Old West. His legend began to spread when he was only 23. Shortly thereafter he started performing in shows that displayed cowboy themes and episodes from the frontier and Indian Wars. In authors words the reason for writing this biography were twofold. Primarily, her intention was to provide an authentic biography of her brother in response to many books of varying value that have been published. The second reason was purely personal. Helen wanted to share with readers who Bill was personally and to present his true personality. Contents: The Old Homestead in Iowa Will's First Indian The Shadow of Partisan Strife Persecution Continues The "Boy Extra" Family Defender and Household Tease Indian Encounter and School-day Incidents Death and Burial of Turk Will as Pony Express Rider Echoes From Sumter A Short but Dashing Indian Campaign The Mother's Last Illness In the Secret-service Will as a Benedict How the Sobriquet of "Buffalo Bill" Was Won Satanta, Chief of the Kiowas Will Made Chief of Scouts Army Life at Fort M'pherson Pa-has-ka, the Long-haired Chief The Hunt of the Grand Duke Alexis Theatrical Experiences The Government's Indian Policy Literary Work First Visit to the Valley of the Big Horn Tour of Great Britain Return of the "Wild West" to America A Tribute to General Miles The "Wild West" at the World's Fair Cody Day at the Omaha Exposition The Last of the Great Scouts
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