Buf­falo Bill Cody’s Gay Nineties

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shows fea­tured the “rough rid­ers of the world” be­cause he was afraid that the new “In­dian poli­cies” of Pres­i­dent Ben­jamin Har­ri­son might pre­vent him from em­ploy­ing Na­tive Amer­i­cans. Theodore Roo­sevelt’s troop, which gained fame from their ex­ploits in Cuba dur­ing the Span­ishAmer­i­can War, took their name from Cody’s show.

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