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The Salford Sioux - Manchester's own native American community
« on: Saturday 05 April 08 17:11 BST (UK) »


Thought this was interesting ...... I'd never heard of this before !!  :)

Visitors to Salford, home of Coronation Street, might muse over street names such as Buffalo Court and Dakota Avenue. They derive from the winter of 1887-88, when the city's back-to-back terraces were augmented by 97 native Americans in teepees, plus 10 elks, 18 buffalo and assorted other livestock. The native Americans had arrived in November 1887 as part of 'Buffalo Bill's Wild West and Congress of Rough Riders of the World Show'. This spectacle was led by the army scout William Frederick 'Buffalo Bill' Cody and included bucking-bronco riding and other acts of derring-do from a 200-strong troupe. They set up tents beside the River Irwell, and in the evenings performed at a nearby venue. Such was the demand that they stayed for five months, becoming part of local life. One native American couple had a baby girl baptised at St Clement's Church. Several of the Salford Sioux had been in the Battle of Little Big Horn, including Nicholas Black Elk, who would later be immortalised in the 1932 bestseller Black Elk Speaks. Black Elk was one of a party left behind in Salford who had to make their own way back to the US.
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Re: The Salford Sioux - Manchester's own native American community
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 05 April 08 19:59 BST (UK) »


Isn't it funny how things come around Dave ?? .... two or three years ago I went to the theater to see the production of Black Elk Speaks !! came out of there on a "high" ... it was so insightful !!

Thank you so much for that site .... wonder if they ever found the Sioux warrior ? though the article was only written last year .... I would be interested in hearing about him .... if there is any other information around !!  :)

I found the original post when I was trying to find The Charge of the Light Brigade survivors with Buffalo Bill !! ( I'm about 10 mins away from his museum !! )  :)

Annie  :)

PS Note to Wendi .... look at that beautiful face !!

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« Reply #3 on: Saturday 05 April 08 20:21 BST (UK) »
And on BBC north west news archives: there were a few features about it last year :

http://www.bbc.co.uk/manchester/features/salford_sioux/

The interview with Charging Thunder's grand daughter (of Gorton  :D) is great

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« Reply #4 on: Saturday 05 April 08 20:30 BST (UK) »
Oh Annie what have you started  ::) you have your NYPL chap, I bags the one Dave found  ;)

Anyone read anything by Lucia St. Clair Robson ?

Barbara nice post Gorton & all !!! I'm off to read .........

Wendi  :)
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« Reply #5 on: Saturday 05 April 08 20:34 BST (UK) »


How very very cool Barbara !!  :) .... I LOVE serendipity don't you ??  :D :D :D

Wendi .... it's the SAME guy !!  :D :D :D
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« Reply #6 on: Saturday 05 April 08 20:38 BST (UK) »
Yer but I oh so prefer the more mature one  ;D

Wendi  :)
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« Reply #7 on: Saturday 05 April 08 20:48 BST (UK) »
Annie, Barbara & Wendi,

It is getting like Blind Date   ;)  ;)

Here are some more details.

http://www.salford.gov.uk/living/yourcom/salfordlife/aboutsalford/salfordlocalhistory/salfordsioux/knowyoursalfordsioux.htm

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« Reply #8 on: Saturday 05 April 08 20:51 BST (UK) »


As long as we don't give you a headache my Friend .... I think you could handle the three of us !!  :D :D :D

Thank you for the link !!  :D
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