Manuscripts/Mixed Material [Harry Buffington Cody]
“The bucks and squaws took me and taught me everything an Indians was supposed to know, including spearing fish, their ways of hunting, shooting bows and arrows, riding hosses bare backed, their ways of preparing grub, and all. In all, I was with the tribe from '61 'til '65, at which time I got away. Now, they treated me as well or better than they treated their own papooses but I'd lived a white life long enough to know that their way of living and eating wasn't the right way. Of course, they thought it was alright, because they'd been raised and taught just that way, but I had tasted better life, and something in me kept telling me I wasn't Indian and shouldn't be with Indians but with my own people. Just to prove that there wasn't a thing between us other then that, Red Cloud's grandson, [Two?] Eagles, who's in Hollywood now making pictures and is one of the best trick riders and ropers in the country, he and I are the best of friends and he has even fought for me not so long ago.
As I said, I was in the show business. [Well?], there was a faker on a little old carnival that showed in Cleveland, Ohio, here a couple of years ago, and he was claiming to be 'Buffalo Cody'. He had banners all painted and everything, and was getting away with it 'til Two Eagles and me walked on the lot. Two Eagles went right up on the [bally?]' and knocked the faker for [sloop?] of the [bally?]', and I went to cutting the banners down. The police