The Legendary Life of Bee Ho Gray
The "Legendary Life of Bee Ho Gray" is a new biography about one of the most versatile and interesting figures in the history of Western performance.
Bee Ho Gray played a key role in shaping the worldwide conception of the Wild West. He was named by Quanah Parker, last chief of the Comanche, and used his time in Indian Territory as a springboard to a fifty-year career. Bee Ho performed in many Wild West shows including the famous Miller Brothers 101 Ranch. His daily companions were legends like Buffalo Bill, Will Rogers, Tom Mix, Bill Pickett, Iron Tail and many others who defined the legacy of the American West.
The incredible life of this World-Champion Trick and Fancy Roper, trick rider, knife thrower, whip artist, banjoist, actor and comedian might have been lost forever. But in this biography, history is lovingly and precisely revealed.
This 300+ page book includes 32 pages of rare photographs and documents that chronicle the life of Bee Ho Gray. After years of genealogical sleuthing, the author discovered long-lost suitcases full of personal scrapbooks, memorabilia, and diaries. These documents, along with interviews with the few remaining old-timers who knew Bee Ho, are used to weave together the amazing story of this once-famous American legend.
What others are saying about the book:
"An African proverb says, ´When an old man dies, a library burns to the ground.´ I am delighted Clark Gray kept Bee Ho´s ´library´ from disappearing. This cowboy, trick roper, Wild West and vaudeville performer had a life like no other. The author not only captures Bee Ho´s poignant personal story, he entwines the development of our country during this important time in our history. The account, well researched, gives much insight into that era." - Gail Woerner - Author of "Ride to Win"
"Clark Gray has presented ´The Legendary Life of Bee Ho Gray´ in a way that he can no longer be forgotten. A wonderful book, with so much humor and adventure, that one has to remind oneself that it is a biography. Mr. Gray handled American Indians and American Indian life in a respectful way that is refreshing to we American Indians. Not as tragic figures of history, nor as blood thirsty savages, but as normal people just trying to get through the day." - Chris Choney - Great-great grandson of Comanche Chief Quanah Parker
More about the amazing life of this World-Champion Trick and Fancy Roper, trick rider, knife thrower, whip artist, banjoist, actor and comedian is revealed at www.beehogray.com.