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geronimo with princess wenona



"Geronimo, middle, is joined by Princess Wenona (Lillian Francis Smith, a star trick shooter, on his right) and Maj. Gen. Miles at the 101 Wild West Ranch Show held at Pawnee Bill’s ranch 90 miles northeast of Oklahoma City in 1901. Her nephew wrote on the website: I recently found a ~1901 photograph of my Great Aunt Lillian Francis Smith (Princess Wenona) standing next to Chief Geronimo, to his left stands General Miles. This 1901 photograph of Lillian Francis Smith was believed taken while performing for the 101 Wild West Ranch Show. She was a star trick shooter of similar stature as to Annie Oakley. They were unfriendly rivals in 1887 when they were both performing with Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show. Lillian Francis Smith was married to my maternal Great Uncle Jim 'Kid' Willoughby."


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Taken on February 19, 2009