Buffalo Bill Tells All at July 18 Meeting of Colorado State University’s American West Program

Some boys dream of being Western heroes, but eventually lose interest as they grow older. Not Tom Morrison, superintendent of Buffalo Bill State Historical Park near North Platte, Neb. – he’ll explain why he still wants to be Buffalo Bill at the July 18 meeting of the American West Program at Colorado State University.

Morrison’s self-titled talk, "When I was a boy, I wanted to be like Buffalo Bill: Now that I’m older, I still want to be Buffalo Bill," will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Room C146 Plant Sciences Building on campus and is free and open to the public.

Morrison, who grew up in Papillion, Neb., has been with the state park for 20 years. Prior to that, he was assistant superintendent at Two Rivers State Recreation Area in Nebraska. He holds a degree in recreation from the University of Northern Colorado.

On July 25, the final event of this year’s American West Program will be a talk on "The Importance of the Buffalo in Plains Indian Religion and Culture" by JoAllyn Archambault, member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and director of the American Indian Program at the National Museum of Natural History, the Smithsonian Institution. The talk will be at 7:30 p.m. in Room C146 Plant Sciences Building.

In conjunction with the American West Program, the Curfman Gallery in the Lory Student Center is presenting "Images of the West" by artist Bob Coonts.

For more information, call Harry Rosenberg , program coordinator, at 491-5230.