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Buffalo Bill Quotes

After crossing the Smoky Hill River, I felt comparatively safe as this was the last stream I had to cross.

As a good horse is not very apt to jump over a bank, if left to guide himself, I let mine pick his own way.

But the love of adventure was in father's blood.

But the West of the old times, with its strong characters, its stern battles and its tremendous stretches of loneliness, can never be blotted from my mind.

Every Indian outbreak that I have ever known has resulted from broken promises and broken treaties by the government.

Excitement was plentiful during my two years' service as a Pony Express rider.

Frontiersmen good and bad, gunmen as well as inspired prophets of the future, have been my camp companions. Thus, I know the country of which I am about to write as few men now living have known it.

General Custer was a close observer and student of personal character.

Having secured my Indian actors, I started for Baltimore, where I organized my combination, and which was the largest troupe I had yet had on the road.

I began to think my time had come, as the saying is.

I could never resist the call of the trail.

I felt only as a man can feel who is roaming over the prairies of the far West, well armed, and mounted on a fleet and gallant steed.

I found Spotted Tail's lodge. He invited me to enter.

I had many enemies among the Sioux; I would be running considerable risk in meeting them.

I had the best buffalo horse that ever made a track.

I thought I was benefiting the Indians as well as the government, by taking them all over the United States, and giving them a correct idea of the customs, life, etc., of the pale faces, so that when they returned to their people they could make known all they had seen.

I was persuaded now that I was destined to lead a life on the Plains.

Indians were frequently off their reservations.

It was because of my great interest in the West, and my belief that its development would be assisted by the interest I could awaken in others, that I decided to bring the West to the East through the medium of the Wild West Show.

It was my effort, in depicting the West, to depict it as it was.