In 1885, Annie Oakley “Little Sure Shot” joined the Wild West.
Miss Annie Oakley was an American sharpshooter and exhibition shooter. Her talent first came to light when at age 15, she won a shooting match against traveling-show marksman Frank E. Butler, whom she later married. The couple joined Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show a few years later. With the exception of one season, Annie stayed with the Wild West for seventeen years. Oakley became a renowned international star, performing before royalty and heads of state. Oakley also was variously known as “Miss Annie Oakley”, “Little Sure Shot”, “Watanya Cicilla”, “Phoebe Anne Mosley, “Mrs. Annie Oakley”, “Mrs. Annie Butler”, and “Mrs. Frank Butler”.