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Buffalo Bill, whose real name was William Cody, started a very popular “Wild West” show in 1883 that lasted for several decades. The show toured around the US and had many acts, including gun fight re-enactments.
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Buffalo Bill’s biggest attraction was his cowboys and their gun fight re-enactments. Only the best cowboy sharpshooters made it into the show and only after an audition to prove their skill. Once in, they no longer had any financial worries as the show paid them well.
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Every western movie has gotten it wrong. Cowboys did not play poker in the 1800s but a game called Faro. Faro was invented outside the United States and after being imported, gained in popularity.
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Geronimo was the leader of the Apaches and united a number of Native tribes against their American and Mexican enemies.
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Once Native Americans saw how popular their weaving was with the white colonists, they began to make blankets and rugs to trade for other goods. Before this, the weaving was used to make clothing for the tribe.
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