Broncho John Sullivan
Broncho John Sullivan started off his career as a Native American scout in the West, before becoming involved in Buffalo Bill Cody’s Wild West show as stunt performer. Broncho John ended up starting his own show and travelling throughout the United States. In addition to his Wild West show, Broncho John was involved with the Spanish American War, where he took care of horses. He finally settled in Porter County, where, in 1949, Broncho John gave his collection to the museum in hopes that we would continue to educate the public about the historic West.
On display in the museum are many newspaper articles, Native American artifacts, weaponry, horse supplies, and correspondence from Broncho John’s time as a performer. Visitors can also view a model of Broncho John’s stagecoach, built by Herman Barnecko, and donated to the Museum during the 1960’s.