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"Buffalo Bill was a product of the American West. He hunted buffalo, scouted for the Army, fought Indians, birthed his internationally successful Wild West show, and was buried on a hilltop overlooking his revered West. Today, the footprints and heritage of America's quintessential Plainsman loom large. In The Great Plains Guide to Buffalo Bill, Jeff Barnes leads modern-day adventurers to every one of the way stations, battlefields, ranches, and arenas that shaped or figured in Cody's life. Plain enough, Buffalo Bill's legacy lives on, and chasing his shadows with this book will prove a wild but instantly pleasurable jaunt through a timeless Old West." (Paul Hedren, author of First Scalp for Custer 2014-01-01)
"Independent historian Jeff Barnes acts as tour guide, docent, and storyteller throughout the volume, keeping his prose lively with an eclectic mix of history and myth...Whether recounting the legends of Buffalo Bill or debunking them, this guide offers a sensible and entertaining approach to discovering Great Plains history." (Kansas History magazine 2014-09-01)
Jeff Barnes lives in Omaha, Nebraska, and is an independent historian, former newspaper editor, trustee of the Nebraska State Historical Society, and past chairman of the Nebraska Hall of Fame commission.