Bill's Wild West Prayer Trip
F. Cody's (alias Buffalo Bill) mother and father were
buried at Pilot Knob Cemetery in Leavenworth, Kansas.
I went to the hill that is Pilot Knob. Going from
some maps that showed where the old cemetery had been,
I went and did a prayer ceremony there. The markers
for the graves of the Cody parents were rotted or
stolen or otherwise lost long, long ago; and then
more recently the cemetery was moved. Therefore the
graves of Buffalo Bill parents appear to be lost.
There is no marker or tourist center in this area.
know our parents are buried on the summit of Pilot
Knob Hill. Further than that we know nothing. Whether
because of the spite of enemies, the carelessness
of those in authority, or of war's unevitable havoc,
their graves today are unknown, unhonored, and unmarked."
Helen Cody Wetmore (Buffalo Bill's Sister)