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Part 1 - Buffalo Bill: Legends of the Old West

Part 1 of 6 in a series on Buffalo Bill Cody I wrote for Legends of the Old West.

This is episode one, Tragedy and Transformation. Delve into the tumultuous world of Kansas in the 1850s. Discover the intense debate over slavery that divides a community and leads to a brutal attack on Isaac Cody, the father of William Cody, who later becomes the legendary Buffalo Bill. This attack propels young William on a path of hardship and adventure, marking the beginning of a life that would turn him into an icon of the Wild West. Join us for a journey through a critical moment in American history, where personal tragedy intertwines with the nation's turbulent struggle over freedom and statehood.

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