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Black Cowboys of the Old West : True, Sensational, and Little-Known Stories from History
by Tricia Martineau Wagner


Overview - The word cowboy conjures up vivid images of rugged men on saddled horses--men lassoing cattle, riding bulls, or brandishing guns in a shoot-out. White men, as Hollywood remembers them. What is woefully missing from these scenes is their counterparts: the black cowboys who made up one-fourth of the wranglers and rodeo riders.  Read more...

 
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Overview
The word cowboy conjures up vivid images of rugged men on saddled horses--men lassoing cattle, riding bulls, or brandishing guns in a shoot-out. White men, as Hollywood remembers them. What is woefully missing from these scenes is their counterparts: the black cowboys who made up one-fourth of the wranglers and rodeo riders. This book tells their story. When the Civil War ended, black men left the Old South in large numbers to seek a living in the Old West--industrious men resolved to carve out a life for themselves on the wild, roaming plains. Some had experience working cattle from their time as slaves; others simply sought a freedom they had never known before. The lucky travelled on horseback; the rest, by foot. Over dirt roads they went from Alabama and South Carolina to present-day Texas and California up north through Kansas to Montana. The Old West was a land of opportunity for these adventurous wranglers and future rodeo champions. A long overdue testament to the courage and skill of black cowboys, Black Cowboys of the Old West finally gives these courageous men their rightful place in history.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780762760718
  • ISBN-10: 0762760710
  • Publisher: Two Dot Books
  • Publish Date: December 2010
  • Page Count: 200
  • Dimensions: 8.9 x 6 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.6 pounds


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Books > History > United States - State & Local - West
Books > History > United States - 19th Century
Books > Biography & Autobiography > Historical - General

 
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