Characters

Lucky Luke draws his revolver faster than his own shadow and always rides into the sunset. Zorro is known for his grand entrances and striking sword skills. Sven-Erik Johanson is a clever and cunning builder. Who is your favorite Wild West character?

Annie Oakley

With her rifle slung lazily over her shoulder, Annie Oakley gives the impression of having everything under control. And as the legendary sharpshooting star of Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show she’s fully entitled to think so. Annie has captivated audiences the length and breadth of the country with the breath-taking ease that she hits the side of a playing card or a coin tossed up in the air.

You’ll find Annie Oakley in the Wild West Stunt Show or when she’s helping the sheriff to lay down the law on the streets of High Chaparral.

Billy the Kid

Nobody can stop Henry McCarty, or Billy the Kid as he is more famously known. He’s always planning some new heist, and woe betide the sheriff or anybody else who gets in his way. Billy is a real outlaw and will do anything to get what he wants regardless of the consequences. When you’re hunted by the long arm of the law everywhere you go, you have to be on your guard and one step ahead the whole time. And Billy always is.

He roams the park every day with the kids getting up to all sorts of mischief.

Lucky Luke

Lucky Luke is High Chaparral’s patron. He is best known for his ability to draw his revolver faster than his own shadow. Lucky Luke is busy keeping his arch enemies, the Dalton Brothers, under control. Joe, William, Jack and Averell Dalton are neither particularly smart nor successful but they still manage to cause trouble every day. True to his heroic nature, Lucky Luke always manages to put them behind bars and ride off into the sunset.

Zorro

In a city ruled by a greedy and cruel captain, meet Zorro the Avenger. Time and again he comes to the aid of the people of Old Mexico by thwarting the Captain’s evil plans. All of Zorro’s heroic entrances, rapier thrusts and ridiculing of the city’s soldiers have finally made the Captain see red. Will the Captain finally capture Zorro once and for all?

Karaktärer Zorro

Sven-Erik the settler

Sven-Erik and Ester Johanson are clever and helpful settlers who migrated early from Sweden to the small town of High Chaparral. Listen to them tell about their journey to America and help them build their house in the new country.

Cowboys

The lone, rough and ready cowboy of Hollywood and paperback fame is a far cry from the hardworking men who drove cattle across the great plains of North America. The golden age of the cowboy only stretched 30 years or so from the end of the American Civil War (1861–1865). The invention of barbed wire, the fall in the number of herds and a new ranching system drove the cowboys into becoming ranchmen. At most there were around 50,000 cowboys, including many Indians and Mexicans. As a matter of interest, it was the Mexican herders who introduced the lasso to the cowboy culture. Visit our Wild West Show and sit back and enjoy spectacular stunts, amazingly-fast horses and some great action.

Indians

Indians or native Americans? In recent times, the collective name of the American indigenous people has been debated vigorously. At High Chaparral we have followed the debate with great interest, but for some historical reasons, we have chosen to continue using the word Indian in our shows. The bareback-riding natives clad in buckskin and feathered headdresses we see in popular culture came from tribes like the Sioux, Cheyenne, Comanche, Apache and Crow. When Europeans colonised North America, they sadly brought with them practices and diseases that took the lives of many natives. Some tribes were driven to the point of extinction and others were forced onto reservations with wretched living conditions. Today, there are an estimated 2.5 million Indians in North America, many of whom still live on reservations.

If you are looking for a good insight into the historical culture of Indians, be sure not to miss our Indian Show.