Buffalo Bill in Show Business. After his first trip to New York, Buffalo Bill went home to Nebraska and decided to try his hand at show business. Ned Buntline adapted the play and together they produced the show, The Scouts of the Plains. Although some critics thought the show was ridiculous, Buffalo Bill was praised because his acting was based on genuine experience. The following year Buffalo Bill organized his own troop of players, called the Buffalo Bill Combination.
In 1883, he came up with the idea for the Wild West show. It was an outdoor spectacle designed to educate and entertain. When Buffalo Bill's Wild West show came to town, it was a big deal. There would be a parade which included cowboys, Indians, soldiers on horseback, and horse-drawn carriages. Old Sioux Indian gunstock war club marked as property of the Buffalo Bill Wild West, this was a troop prop used during the live wild west show.Old bowie knife blade re-purposed as the spike. Really shows its age with a nice patina and signs of use. Ash wood with a nice patina. Fine condition for its age. The item "Original Gunstock War Club Buffalo Bill Wild West Troop Prop 1890's" is in sale since Sunday, March 25, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American\ US\1800-1934\Weapons". The seller is "appyantiques" and is located in Kingsport, Tennessee. This item can be shipped worldwide.