Virtual lecture on Buffalo Bill Cody
4:00pm / Center of Southwest Studies at Fort Lewis College
The Center of Southwest Studies will host a free lecture “The Life and Legacy of Buffalo Bill” via Zoom.
Pre-registration is required.
Historian and author Steve Friesen will share a timeline of William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody’s life and legacy, illuminated by stories and historic photographs. The presentation will include information on Buffalo Bill’s Colorado connections, his relationship with the Lakota people, and his life as a “foodie” – all three of which are relatively unexplored and unknown.
Steve Friesen was the Director of the Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave outside of Denver, Colorado for 22 years. Previously he served as Director of the Molly Brown House, the City of Greeley Museums, and the 1719 Hans Herr House in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Friesen holds a master’s degree in American Folk Culture from the State University of New York. He published Buffalo Bill: Scout, Showman, Visionary in 2011, which was a finalist for a Colorado Book Award. Friesen is currently working on his next book, Galloping Gourmet: Eating and Drinking with Buffalo Bill.
This presentation is the 2020 Duane Smith Lecture in Southwest Studies. The lecture series was named for Dr. Smith in 2004, in honor of his love of history and for teaching it at Fort Lewis College for close to fifty years.