After working with the "pony express" and as a scout for the US Army, William Frederick Cody (1846–1917), better known as "Buffalo Bill", became a celebrated media figure. He founded a wild-west show in 1883, which regularly travelled to Europe from 1887. Temporarily part of the attractions was the chief of the Hunkpapa Lakota Sioux, Sitting Bull (c. 1831–1890), left, who was famous for his and Crazy Horse's (c. 1842–1877) victory at Little Bighorn River.
Sitting Bull (ca. 1831–1890) and Buffalo Bill (real name: William Frederick Cody, 1846–1917), black-and-white photograph, Canada, 1885, photograph taken by William Notman studios, Montreal; source: Library of Congress, http://www.loc.gov/index.html, Prints and Photographs Division Washington, http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3a22279, no known restrictions on publication..