Annie Oakley and Buffalo Bill's Wild West

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Author: Isabelle S. Sayers

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 048614075X

Category: History

Page: 96

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Wonderful behind-the-scenes look at the life and career of Annie Oakley. More than 100 rare photographs, posters, handbills, and other memorabilia chronicle her life, especially her 17 years touring with Buffalo Bill.

Little Sure Shot

Annie Oakley and Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show

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Author: Jennifer Silate

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9780823943296

Category: History

Page: 32

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In 1885, sharpshooter Annie Oakley has to prove herself to Buffalo Bill Cody, owner of a popular Wild West show.

The Trials of Annie Oakley

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Author: Howard Kazanjian,Chris Enss

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1493017470

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 200

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Long before the screen placed the face of Mary Pickford before the eyes of millions of Americans, this girl, born August 13, 1860 as Phoebe Anne Oakley Moses, had won the right to the title of “America’s Sweetheart.” Having grown up learning to shoot game to help support her family, Annie won first prize and met her future husband at a shooting match when she was fifteen years old. He convinced her to change her name to Annie Oakley and became her husband, manager, and number-one fan for the next fifty years. Annie quickly gained worldwide fame as an incredible crack shot, and could amaze audiences at her uncanny accuracy with nearly any rifle or pistol, whether aiming at stationary objects or shooting fast-flying targets from the cockpit of a moving airplane. Despite struggles with her health and even a long, drawn-out legal battle with media magnate William Randolph Hearst, Annie Oakley poured her energy into advocating for the U.S. military, encouraging women to engage in sport shooting, and supporting orphans.

Annie Oakley and Buffalo Bill Paper Dolls in Full Color

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Author: Tom Tierney

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486267289

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Four dolls (Annie, Buffalo Bill, Frank Butler, Sitting Bull) and 27 authentic full-color costumes. 15 outfits for Annie Oakley include costume worn at command performance for Queen Victoria. Introduction. Descriptive captions. 16 plates.

Buffalo Bill's Wild West Poster Annie Oakley Journal

Take Notes, Write Down Memories in This 150 Page Lined Journal

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Author: History Lovers Journal,Pen2 Paper

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781719534802

Category:

Page: 152

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Journals are great for writing down ideas, taking notes, writing about travels and adventures, describing good and bad times. Writing down your thoughts and ideas is a great way to relieve stress. Journals are good for the soul!

The Popular Frontier

Buffalo Bill's Wild West and Transnational Mass Culture

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Author: Frank Christianson

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 0806159944

Category: History

Page: 264

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When William F. Cody introduced his Wild West exhibition to European audiences in 1887, the show soared to new heights of popularity and success. With its colorful portrayal of cowboys, Indians, and the taming of the North American frontier, Buffalo Bill’s Wild West popularized a myth of American national identity and shaped European perceptions of the United States. The Popular Frontier is the first collection of essays to explore the transnational impact and mass-cultural appeal of Cody’s Wild West. As editor Frank Christianson explains in his introduction, for the first four years after Cody conceived it, the Wild West exhibition toured the United States, honing the operation into a financially solvent enterprise. When the troupe ventured to England for its first overseas booking, its success exceeded all expectations. Between 1887 and 1906 the Wild West performed in fourteen countries, traveled more than 200,000 miles, and attracted a collective audience in the tens of millions. How did Europeans respond to Cody’s vision of the American frontier? And how did European countries appropriate what they saw on display? Addressing these questions and others, the contributors to this volume consider how the Wild West functioned within social and cultural contexts far grander in scope than even the vast American West. Among the topics addressed are the pairing of William F. Cody and Theodore Roosevelt as embodiments of frontier masculinity, and the significance of the show’s most enduring persona, Annie Oakley. An informative and thought-provoking examination of the Wild West’s foreign tours, The Popular Frontier offers new insight into late-nineteenth-century gender politics and ethnicity, the development of American nationalism, and the simultaneous rise of a global mass culture.

Annie Oakley

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Author: Shirl Kasper

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 0806156074

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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“Nothing more simple, I assure you. . . . But I’ll tell you what. You must have your mind, your nerve, and everything in harmony. Don’t look at your gun, simply follow the object with the end of it, as if the tip of the barrel was the point of your finger.”—Annie Oakley Annie Oakley is a legend: America’s greatest female sharpshooter, a woman who triumphed in the masculine world of road shows and firearms. Despite her great fame, the popular image of Annie Oakley is far from true. She was neither a swaggering western gal nor a sweet “little girl.” Annie Oakley was a competitive and resolute woman who wanted to be the best and succeeded. In this comprehensive biography Shirl Kasper sets the record straight, giving us an accurate, honest, and compelling portrait of the woman known as “Little Sure Shot.” Born Phoebe Ann Moses in Ohio in 1860, Annie took her first shot at age eight—“one of the best shots I ever made,” Annie later said. It was the start of her lifelong fascination with shooting. Early local acclaim led to a contest with Frank Butler, a professional sharpshooter. Annie won—and Frank fell in love with her. Annie and Frank (who eventually gave up his own act to be Annie’s manager) were wed not long after and remained married for forty-two years, until their deaths in 1926 just days apart. Annie’s sharpshooting career began while on the road with Frank’s show, but she rose to fame in her seventeen years with Buffalo Bill’s Wild West. Her speed, agility, uncanny precision, and charm soon made Annie world famous. Shooting was her passion; apart from her career with the Wild West, Annie hunted, shot trap, entered many shooting contests, performed for World War I troops, and, in her retirement years, taught thousands of women how to shoot. Annie Oakley provides a vivid and unforgettable portrait of this American original: a prim and proper woman, conservative in her views, hardworking and frugal, whose greatest source of pride was to be accepted as “a lady.” Significant events are documented here for the first time: Annie’s decision to join the struggling Wild West show; her meeting with Sitting Bull; the nature of her feud with Lillian Smith, another Wild West markswoman; and the real reason that Annie’s hair suddenly turned white when she was only forty-one. Thoroughly researched, fully annotated, and entirely unsentimental, this volume is the most complete and accurate record of Annie Oakley’s life and achievements.

Annie Oakley

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Author: Ginger Wadsworth

Publisher: Lerner Publications

ISBN: 9780822529408

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Highlights the life of Annie Moses, better known as Annie Oakley, the United States' greatest female sharpshooter.

Annie Oakley

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Author: Sara Gilbert

Publisher: The Creative Company

ISBN: 9781583413340

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Profiles the life and legends related to the sharpshooter known as Annie Oakley.

The Life and Legacy of Annie Oakley

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Author: Glenda Riley

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 0806187247

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

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With a widowed mother and six siblings, Annie Oakley first became a trapper, hunter, and sharpshooter simply to put food on the table. Yet her genius with the gun eventually led to her stardom in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show during the latter half of the nineteenth century. The archetypal western woman, Annie Oakley urged women to take up shooting to procure food, protect themselves, and enjoy healthy exercise, yet she was also the proper Victorian lady, demurely dressed and skeptical about the value of women’s suffrage. Glenda Riley presents the first interpretive biography of the complex woman who was Annie Oakley.

The Colonel and Little Missie

Buffalo Bill, Annie Oakley, and the Beginnings of

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Author: Larry McMurtry

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439128183

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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From the early 1800s to the end of his life in 1917, Buffalo Bill Cody was as famous as anyone could be. Annie Oakley was his most celebrated protégée, the 'slip of a girl' from Ohio who could (and did) outshoot anybody to become the most celebrated star of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show. In this sweeping dual biography, Larry McMurtry explores the lives, the legends and above all the truth about two larger-than-life American figures. With his Wild West show, Buffalo Bill helped invent the image of the West that still exists today -- cowboys and Indians, rodeo, rough rides, sheriffs and outlaws, trick shooting, Stetsons, and buckskin. The short, slight Annie Oakley -- born Phoebe Ann Moses -- spent sixteen years with Buffalo Bill's Wild West, where she entertained Queen Victoria, Emperor Franz Joseph of Austria and Kaiser Wilhelm II, among others. Beloved by all who knew her, including Hunkpapa leader, Sitting Bull, Oakley became a legend in her own right and after her death, achieved a new lease of fame in Irving Berlin's musical Annie, Get Your Gun. To each other, they were always 'Missie' and 'Colonel'. To the rest of the world, they were cultural icons, setting the path for all that followed. Larry McMurtry -- a writer who understands the West better than any other -- recreates their astonishing careers and curious friendship in a fascinating history that reads like the very best of his fiction.

Annie Oakley

Wild West Sharpshooter

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Author: Jason Porterfield

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9780823941025

Category: History

Page: 32

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Profiles Phoebe Ann Moses, the star sharpshooter of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show under the name Annie Oakley, who began shooting to help feed her family after her father's death.

The Lives and Legends of Buffalo Bill

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Author: Don Russell

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806115375

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 514

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Attempts to discern the truths behind the legends built up around his career.

Annie Oakley

Legendary Sharpshooter

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Author: Jean Flynn

Publisher: Enslow Pub Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

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Recounts the life of the markswoman and performer who achieved fame with Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West Show.

Her Best Shot

Women and Guns in America

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Author: Laura Browder

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 0807877409

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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The gun-toting woman holds enormous symbolic significance in American culture. For over two centuries, women who pick up guns have disrupted the popular association of guns and masculinity, spurring debates about women's capabilities for violence as well as their capacity for full citizenship. In Her Best Shot, Laura Browder examines the relationship between women and guns and the ways in which the figure of the armed woman has served as a lightning rod for cultural issues. Utilizing autobiographies, advertising, journalism, novels, and political tracts, among other sources, Browder traces appearances of the armed woman across a chronological spectrum from the American Revolution to the present and an ideological spectrum ranging from the Black Panthers to right-wing militias. Among the colorful characters presented here are Deborah Sampson, who disguised herself as a man to fight in the American Revolution; Pauline Cushman, who posed as a Confederate to spy for Union forces during the Civil War; Wild West sure-shot Annie Oakley; African explorer Osa Johnson; 1930s gangsters Ma Barker and Bonnie Parker; and Patty Hearst, the hostage-turned-revolutionary-turned-victim. With her entertaining and provocative analysis, Browder demonstrates that armed women both challenge and reinforce the easy equation that links guns, manhood, and American identity.

High Noon

Wild Bill Hickok and the Code of the Old West

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Author: Eric Fein

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9780823943906

Category: History

Page: 32

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In Springfield, Missouri, in 1865, Wild Bill Hickok has a shootout with an old adversary over a question of honor.

The Lost Diary of Annie Oakley’s Wild West Stagehand

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Author: Clive Dickinson

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007502575

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 112

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The twelfth Lost Diary about this famous entertainer. Set from 1885 the year in which Annie joined Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show to 1893 when Annie reached the high point of her career at the Chicago World’s Fair.

The Great Plains Guide to Buffalo Bill

Forts, Fights & Other Sites

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Author: Jeff Barnes

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 0811759113

Category: History

Page: 240

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Guide to residences, forts, battlefields, and other sites that interpret Buffalo Bill's life on the Great Plains.