Pawnee Bill biography

Pawnee Bill

Deceased Person

1860 – 1942

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Who was Pawnee Bill?

Pawnee Bill, born Gordon William Lillie, was a Wild West showman and performer.

Best known for his short partnership with Buffalo Bill, Pawnee Bill was born February 14, 1860, in Bloomington, Illinois. His father, Newton, operated a flour mill in Bloomington until it burned to the ground in the 1870s. The family then moved to Wellington, Kansas where Gordon developed a love for the west. By the age of 19, he was working on the Pawnee Indian agency in Indian Territory. In 1883, he was given the chance to work with the Buffalo Bill Wild West Show as the Pawnee interpreter. This work with the show would give him his nickname Pawnee Bill.

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Born
1860
Bloomington
Also known as
  • Gordon William Lillie
Spouses
Died
Feb 3, 1942

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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