Charging Thunder is named after an adventurous Lakota Chief.
After a successful world tour in the late 1880s, Buffalo Bill brought his Wild West show back to Europe in 1903. Just like the first tour, they performed to sell out crowds across the UK but found they were particularly popular in Salford. They decided to stay here for an extended period of time to play for their fans and they set up camp on the banks of the River Irwell.
During the show, Sioux warriors and their cowboy counterparts would recreate classic gunslinging scenes from the Wild West or perform daring acts of horsemanship. When it was time to return to their homeland, Charging Thunder never returned to his prairie homelands, instead he chose to stay and raise a family with his wife Josephine, an all American Cowgirl.