2) 1857- His father died and Buffalo Bill supported his family at age 11.
3) 1860-61- Works at stock-tenderand rider with the pony express.
4) 1862-65-Scouts for the Union cavalry detachments during the Civil War.
5) 1867-68-Hunts buffalo to provide meat for railroad construction crew. How he got his name.
6) 1867-72-As chief of Scouts for the 5th Cavalry, takes part in numerous engagements with Indians and suffers a wound in the head.
7) 1872 -Playing himself, and clad in buckskin, he launches a stage staring in Buntline's "The Scout of the Prairie".
8) 1882-Buffalo Bill's Wild West show for 3 decades.
9) 1909-Forms Wild West with Pawnee Bill Lillie's show.
10) 1917-Dies in Denver and is buried atop nerby