Wild Rivalries of Savage, Barbarous and Civilized Races

Courier Litho. Co.
Buffalo Bill's Wild West and Congress of Rough Riders of the World

Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West show highlighted the horse-riding traditions of many countries, while always depicting white Americans as the most advanced. The three-way division of races between “savage” (Indians), “barbarous” (non-Christian), and “civilized” (white Europeans) was a common feature of racialist thinking at the turn of the 20th century.

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