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William Comstock

A photograph of William Comstock, an Indian Scout who also served as a pony express rider. Because of his knowledge of Indian languages, Comstock was chief of scouts and interpreter at Fort Wallace, Kansas. He was the favorite scout of General Phil Sheridan and General Armstrong Custer.

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Jesse Chisholm

A photograph of Jesse Chisholm, an Indian trader, guide and interpreter. He is best known for being the namesake to the Chisholm Trail, which Texas ranchers used to drive their cattle into Kansas and then ship by rail to eastern markets.

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William Frederick "Buffalo Bill" Cody

William Frederick "Buffalo Bill" Cody was a soldier, buffalo hunter, and entertainer. He served as a Union scout in campaigns against the Kiowa and Comanche and was a member of the 7th Kansas Cavalry. He earned the name "Buffalo Bill" for supplying buffalo meat to construction crews of the Kansas Pacific Railroad. His skills of bravery and accurate marksmanship entertained audiences in the Wild West Show.

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William Frederick "Buffalo Bill" Cody

William Frederick "Buffalo Bill" Cody, a soldier, buffalo hunter, and entertainer. During the civil war, he served as a Union scout in campaigns against the Kiowa and Comanche and was a member of the 7th Kansas Cavalry. He earned the name "Buffalo Bill" for supplying buffalo meat to construction crews of the Kansas Pacific Railroad. His skills of bravery and accurate marksmanship entertained audiences in the Wild West show.

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Jim Bridger

Jim Bridger, a scout for the Army, trapper & mountain man.

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Kit Carson and the Ute Indian Commission

Brady's National Portrait Galleries

D.C. Oakes (upper left), Lafayette Head (upper right), Christopher "Kit" Carson (lower left), and Hiram P. Bennett (lower right).

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Spencer Kellogg Brown

Baker

This is a carte-de-visite showing Spencer Kellogg Brown, who was born August 17, 1842, in Kansas. In retaliation for the Pottawatomie Massacre, pro-slavery forces sacked Osawatomie on August 30, 1856. Spencer's family house was burned to the ground during the raid, and Spencer was captured and taken to Lafayette County, Missouri, for several weeks. During the Civil War, Brown was a soldier in the Union Army and served as a spy. He was executed by the Confederate States of America on September 25, 1863.

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Christopher Kit Carson

McMillen, Z. P.

This is a carte de visite showing Christopher Kit Carson, explorer, trapper, Indian agent, and scout. Carson explored the west to California and north through the Rocky Mountains. He lived among and married into the Arapaho and Cheyenne tribes. He was hired by John C. Fremont as a guide, and led the expedition through much of California, Oregon and the Great Basin area. He achieved national fame through Fremont's accounts of his expeditions. During the Mexican-American war from 1846 to 1848, Carson was a courier and scout, celebrated for his rescue mission after the Battle of San Pasqual and for his coast-to-coast journey from California to Washington, DC to deliver news of the war to the U.S. government. In the 1850s, he was appointed Indian Agent to the Ute and Jicarilla Apaches. In the Civil War, he led a regiment of mostly Hispanic volunteers on the side of the Union at the Battle of Valverde in 1862. Later during the Indian Wars, Carson led armies to pacify the Navajo, Mescalero Apache, and the Kiowa and Comanche Indians.

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William Daniel Street

Young Studio

This is a cabinet card showing William Daniel Street (1851-1911) who was born near Zanesville, Ohio in 1951. He moved to Kansas in 1861 and as a teenager and early adult worked on the plains of western Kansas, Colorado and Nebraska as a teamster, town developer, trapper, buffalo hunter, military scout, and cowboy. During the Indian Wars he served as a soldier in Company I, Nineteenth Kansas Volunteers and in Company D, Second Battalion, Kansas State Militia in 1869. Later in life, he was a prominent farmer and a newspaper publisher and editor in Decatur County, Kansas. Street was elected to the Kansas Legislature as a Republican in 1883 and 1889, and as a Populist in 1895 and 1897. He was speaker of the house in 1897 and a special session in 1898. He sought, but did not receive, the People's Party nomination for the U.S. House of Representatives in 1898. Street served from 1893 to 1896 on the Board of Regents of the Kansas State Agricultural College (later Kansas State University) and from 1898 to 1899 on the Kansas State Board of Charities. He died on October 15, 1911 in Oberlin, Kansas.

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William Daniel Street

Martin, H. T.

This is a cabinet card showing William Daniel Street (1851-1911) who was born near Zaneville, Ohio in 1851. He moved to Kansas in 1861 and as a teenager and early adult worked on the plains of western Kansas, Colorado and Nebraska as a teamster, town developer, trapper, buffalo hunter, military scout, and cowboy. During the Indian Wars he served as a soldier in Company I, Nineteenth Kansas Volunteers, and also in Company D, Second Battalion, Kansas State Militia in 1869. Later in life, he was a prominent farmer and newspaper publisher and editor in Decatur County. Street was elected to the Kansas Legislature as a Republican in 1883 and 1889, and as a Populist in 1895 and 1897. He was speaker of the house in 1897 and a special session in 1898. He sought, but did not receive, the People's Party nomination for the U.S. House of Representatives in 1898. Street served from 1893 to 1896 on the Board of Regents of the Kansas State Agricultural College (later Kansas State University) and from 1898 to 1899 on the Kansas State Board of Charities. He died on October 15, 1911 in Oberlin, Kansas.

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