Cody, William Frederick (1846-1917), a United States frontier scout and showman, known as "Buffalo Bill." His world-famous Wild West shows were a leading factor in romanticizing the American West and especially the cowboy.
WHAT'S INSIDE: NATIVE AMERICANS
- Battles & Wars
- Indian-Anglo Relations
- Language Groups
America's history begins with the Native Americans and the English settlers they encountered. Read our list of Native American leaders and heroes, including Sequoyah, Geronimo, and Crazy Horse.
It's a hotly debated topic: Who found America first? One theory proposes that it was the Clovis. So will we be replacing Columbus Day with "Clovis Day" on our calendars?