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A screen shot from Thomas A. Edison, Inc.'s 'Bucking broncho.'

Lee Martin rides a real, live bucking bronco

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Buffalo Bill's Wild West Shows
Buffalo Bill already had Indians in his Wild West show, so he had to have some cowboys! The cowboy in this film is Lee Martin. He's riding a bucking bronco--an unbroken range horse that tended to throw or buck its rider. This is just one of the exciting acts in the show. Buffalo Bill also had lots of wild animals in the show, including buffalo, elk, deer, bear, and moose. If you had to ride a wild animal, which one would you choose?
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VIDEO CREDIT: Dickson, W.K.L. producer. "Bucking broncho." Edison Manufacturing Co., 1894. Inventing Entertainment: The Motion Pictures and Sound Recordings of the Edison Companies, Library of Congress.