Buffalo Bill rode his speedy horse toward a herd of buffalo. With careful aim, Bill dropped a buffalo with one shot. Before the day ended, he bagged ten more. In less than eighteen months, he had killed thousands. His nickname quickly spread throughout the Wild West. Buffalo Bill had many jobs—Pony Express rider, scout, soldier, buffalo hunter. But he was most famous for entertaining audiences with his Wild West show. Many Americans and others around the world could not travel to see the real Wild West, so Buffalo Bill brought it to them.