Phoebe Ann Moses was an American sharpshooter better known as Annie Oakley. Her skill with a rifle brought her fame and a star billing in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show.
As a teenager, Annie shot game for food for her family and to sell to local restaurants. A shooter named Frances Butler put up a bet that he could out shoot anyone in town. He lost to a 15-year old girl, Annie. Not long after the two were married.
Annie Oakley performed around the world for audiences and royalty alike. She demonstrated her skill for Queen Victorian and Kaiser Wilhelm. Chief Sitting Bull called her ‘Little Sure Shot.‘
Annie was an outspoken advocate for women. She petitioned President McKinley for women to be able join the military. She personally taught over 15,000 women to shoot, promoting shooting sports as physical and mental exercise as well as providing the ability to defend themselves.
At 62, Annie still had it when in 1922 she participated in a shooting contest. She hit the100 clay targets in a row.
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