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Author by : Bruce A. Glasrud Languange Used : en Release Date : 2016-09-28 Publisher by : University of Oklahoma Press ISBN : 9780806156507 File Size : 44,9 Mb Total Download : 921
Who were the black cowboys? They were drovers, foremen, fiddlers, cowpunchers, cattle rustlers, cooks, and singers. They worked as wranglers, riders, ropers, bulldoggers, and bronc busters. They came from varied backgrounds—some grew up in slavery, while free blacks often got their start in Texas and Mexico. Most who joined the long trail drives were men, but black women also rode and worked on western ranches and farms. The first overview of the subject in more than fifty years, Black Cowboys in the American West surveys the life and work of these cattle drivers from the years before the Ci
Author by : Tricia Martineau Wagner Languange Used : en Release Date : 2010-12-21 Publisher by : Rowman & Littlefield ISBN : 9780762767427 File Size : 55,7 Mb Total Download : 745
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 t