Chip Taylor Communications

Subject: History

Rocky Mountain Legacy Series (cc)

The Rocky Mountains are a symbol of America's strength; a tremendous and broad mountain range filled with peaks and valleys - and history. Using the Rockies as its backdrop, this series of documentaries presents us with incredible stories that come out of America's westward expansion, including histories of characters, Click for more

Buffalo Bill Cody (cc)

"Highly Recommended. William Cody earned his nickname of Buffalo Bill with his remarkable marksmanship on buffalo hunts in the Old West. He once remarked, however, that the hide hunters were the real culprits who brought the great buffalo herds of over 40 million down to less than 1500 by the turn of the century. In fact, Cody owned a significant number of these 1500 bison for his Wild West show. Buffalo Bill embodied the mythical, perhaps fanciful, hero of "winning the Old West." He performed reenactments of his experiences as a Civil War scout, a scout in the Indian Wars, and as a buffalo hunter in theaters and in his own outdoor spectacle, the Wild West Show. Cody was also represented in dime novels of the day. He became a global superstar when he brought his show and his accompaniment of American Indians to Europe. Europeans had never seen anything like it. American Indians, including Sitting Bull, participated in this show to exhibit and glorify their way of life, which was now disappearing. Cody also introduced the sharpshooter Annie Oakely to the world. This is a well-done documentary, which offers narrated pieces of memoirs, letters, etc.; it adequately addresses criticisms of Cody, such as his buffalo hunts and battles with Indians; also it provides a good profile of Cody's personality." -EMRO Review
For 30 years Buffalo Bill Cody was the most popular figure on two continents. His Wild West show was the symbol of everything western and provided a unique form of entertainment that has never been equaled. He introduced the world to Chief Sitting Bull, as well as Annie Oakely, who traveled with his show for 17 years. In exploring the myth, the legend and the reality of the man, we also learn how he was loved by children of all ages worldwide, gave away thousands of tickets to his shows and performed free for prisoners. 01/08DE/CC Closed-Captioned IJSCA 60 min.

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