24 August 2006

Wild West Georgians

From the many possible discoveries on Georgia and Georgians, one of the most extreme to me was the role of Georgians (mostly from the Black Sea Region Guria) as trick riders in Buffalo Bills Wild West Shows. Irakli Makharadze and Akaki Chkhaidze published a booklet in English about an almost forgotten part of individual Georgian history and a nice website with lots of information too.

One of my favourite photos is this one

as you see, the Sioux has no chance ;-)

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