Archive for January, 2018

January Announcement for the Utah Westerners

Buffalo Bill: A Life in the Wild West”

Steve Friesen

Steve Friesen retired in October 2017 after working in the museum field for forty years, including serving as Director for the past 22 years of the Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave in Golden Colorado, a facility owned and operated by the City and County of Denver.

Friesen has written numerous articles on life in the American West and is the author of three books: A Modest Mennonite Home; Lakota Performers in Europe: Their Culture and the Artifacts They Left Behind; and Buffalo Bill: Scout, Showman, Visionary. He has an MA in American Folk Culture from the State University of New York and received his BA from Bethel College in Newton, Kansas, a town once referred to by Buffalo Bill as the wildest and wickedest town in the West.

Friesen’s presentation “Buffalo Bill: A Life in the Wild West” will be based on his book and ongoing research into William F. Cody’s life and times. In addition to providing an illustrated overview of his life including his visits to Salt Lake City, it will examine some of the controversies surrounding Cody’s life and death.


January 7, 2018 at 12:34 pm Leave a comment

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