BUFFALO BILL, the American hero

Buffalo Bill’s real name was William Cody. He was born in Iowa and when he was eight years old his family moved to Kansas, where his father died a few years later.

He started working to support his family when he was 11 years old. When he was 14 he became a rider of the Pony Express – the post service that took mail from Missouri to California in 10 days. The Pony Express wanted skinny, young and adventure anxious boys, so Will was just right for the job.

William served as a scout and guide in the American civil war. At the end of the war, he started to supply buffalo meat. He killed thousands of buffalos during his lifetime, where his nickname then came from.

Then he went to war again, fighting Indians. After that he organized his Wild West Show, a circus-like show with horse-riding and mock-battles. It was world famous and it toured Europe and USA for 30 years.

William died when he was 70 years old and the most important thing that he did was giving the Wild West its name, that’s why he is an American hero.

He is not such a hero to me because he fought against the Indians and he killed a lot of bisons  but I believe that it/was important to the Americans very much.

I think that a great example of heroes today are doctors and nurses and every person that helps as much as he or she can in this situation with corona virus. They work hard and they risk their lives everyday to save others.

Lučka, 8.b

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