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Buffalo Bill Summit Springs Battle Poster
1907 Buffalo Bills Wild West recreation of the Battle of Summit Springs which took place in 1869.One of the standard features of Buffalo Bills programs was the recreation of the Battle of Summit Springs, since he was personally involved. It took place in 1869, in retaliation for an attack by Cheyenne Indians on settlers along the Solomon River in Nebraska. Buffalo Bill led the Fifth U.S. Cavalry to the camp of Cheyenne leader Tall Bull, and allegedly dispatched the chief personally; it was the kind of exploit that lent itself to a colorful spectacle once he turned to show business.