Buffalo Bill & Indians 1886
Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show captivated audiences from 1883-1913 and helped to create the myth of the American West. Reenacting historical events was a large part of the show and included the Lewis and Clark Expedition, The Battle of the Little Bighorn and many other battles from the Plains Wars, along with displays of marksmanship and skill with rope and horse by the talents of Annie Oakley, Wild Bill Hickok, Bronco Bill and Will Rogers. Buffalo Bill is said to have been an excellent marksman, especially with a rifle on horseback. Native American performers included Sitting Bull, Geronimo, Chief Joseph and Rains In The Face, some of whose faces are shown in this image.
Crafted of birch and poplar, then hand sanded, distressed, sealed, shaded and lacquered to enhance heirloom appearance. The top of the lid bears a reproduction of a photo from 1886. Hinged top and vintage brass-look knob. Use it to store any number of things. A unique piece of Wild West memorabilia that looks great in any room of your house. The box measures 10-3/4" x 4" x 6-1/2". Handcrafted in the U.S.A.