It was common for many Native Americans to work at Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show as they traveled the nation. The Lakota chief was just 26 years old when he signed up to the show and traveled for many months with Buffalo Bill and the others. He found more than just work with the show as Charging Thunder eventually married one of the American horse trainers.
Charging Thunder eventually traveled to the UK, where he became a British citizen and worked as an elephant trainer for Belle Vue Circus in Manchester. Eventually, Charging Thunder became known as George Edward Williams and ended his life working in a factory in the UK. He certainly had a varied life over the years.