Buffalo Bill's Duel With Yellow Hand

In James W. Buel, Heroes of the Plains, or, Lives and Wonderful Adventures of Wild Bill, Buffalo Bill … and other Celebrated Indian Fighters (St. Louis: N. D. Thompson, 1881), facing page 396.

Buffalo Bill interrupted his stage career in 1876 to become an army scout. He took the scalp of a Cheyenne warrior, Yellow Hair, whose name was mistranslated as Yellow Hand. Cody incorporated this story into his performances when he returned to the stage, and displayed Yellow Hand's scalp as a mark of authenticity.

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