Buffalo Bills Poster Featuring Annie Oakley 1880s-2015
David Lee Guss
Photograph - Photography
Oakley also was variously known as Miss Annie Oakley, Little Sure Shot, Little Miss Sure Shot, Watanya Cicilla, Phoebe Anne Oakley Mrs. Annie Oakley, Mrs. Annie Butler, and Mrs. Frank Butler. Her death certificate gives her name as Annie Oakley Butler.
Annie and Frank Butler joined Buffalo Bill's Wild West in 1885. At 5 feet tall, Oakley was given the nickname of Watanya Cicilla by fellow performer Sitting Bull, rendered Little Sure Shot in the public advertisements.
October 14th, 2015
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