Performances that were popular at the turn of the 20th century, representing scenes and events from the early history of the western U.S., some based on true events, others fictional or sensationalized. The shows often displayed stereotypical depictions of cowboys and exploitative depictions of American Americans, and included feats of marksmanship, horseback riding, rope twirling, battle reenactments, and rodeo.

Mentioned in the UNLADYLIKE2020 profiles about Sonora Webster Carver: and about Susan La Flesche Picotte: