Bill Pickett (about 1920) was a legendary cowboy from Taylor, Texas of black and Indian descent. Born in the Jenks-Branch community on the Travis County line, he died in 1932, near Ponca City, Oklahoma. Pickett performed from 1905 to 1931 for the Miller brother's 101 Ranch Wild West Show, one of the great shows in the tradition begun by William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody in 1883. The 101 Ranch Show introduced bulldogging (steer wrestling), an exciting rodeo event invented by Bill Pickett.

Bill Pickett (about was a legendary cowboy from Taylor, Texas of black and Indian descent. Born in the Jenks-Branch community on the Travis County line, he died in near Ponca City, Oklahoma.

America's forgotten black cowboys > The Lone Ranger, for example, is believed to have been inspired by Bass Reeves, a black lawman who used disguises, had a Native American sidekick and went through his whole career without being shot.

America's forgotten black cowboys

Bass Reeves, thought to be the inspiration for the Lone Ranger, was a black lawman who used disguises, had a Native American sidekick, and went through his whole career without being shot.(credit BBC News - America's forgotten black cowboys)

Isom Dart ~ A Black Cowboy It seems history has conspired against the many cowboys of color. Isom Dart is one of those black cowboys whose adventures are often left untold. Born a slave in Arkansas and later freed by the Civil War he rode West. His pursuits ranged from rodeo rider to cattle rustler. His life came to an abrupt end when he was shot down in Cold Springs, Colorado by an unknown assailant on October 3, 1900. #Black_History.

Black Outlaws, Cowboys, and Lawmen of the Old Wild West

Isom Dart ~ A Black Cowboy It seems history has conspired against the many cowboys of color. Isom Dart is one of those black cowboys whose adventures are often left untold. Born a slave in Arkansas and later freed by the Civil War he rode West.

Charles Sampson (born July 2, 1957, in Los Angeles) was the first Black cowboy to win a World Title in the PRCA. Career wins included bull riding at the Turquoise Circuit Finals in 1985-86 and 1993, the Sierra Circuit in 1984, the Calgary bonus round twice, the George Paul Memorial twice, Pendleton (Ore.), and Salinas (Calif.). Sampson retired at the 1994 Dodge National Circuit Finals Rodeo.

Charles Sampson (born July in Los Angeles) was the first Black cowboy to win a World Title in the PRCA. Career wins included bull riding at the Turquoise Circuit Finals in and the Sierra Circuit in the Calgary bonus round twic

Black Cowboys in 21st Century Chicago January 13, 2010    Stop by the Bronzeville Visitor Information Center (BVIC) to check out the photographic exhibit about modern day black cowboys by curator George E. Jones.  The exhibit closes on Monday, March 1, 2010.  BVIC is located at 411 East 35th Street.  Call 773.373.2842 for more information about the black cowboys or the visitor center.

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Benjamin Hodges, a black Mexican cowboy who made his living as a con artist in Dodge City.

Benjamin Hodges, a black Mexican cowboy who made his living as a con artist in Dodge City. Here is the confident confidence man–

african american cowboys of the old west | ... Rodeo Champion, Star of Wild West Shows, First Black Cowboy Movie Star

african american cowboys of the old west . Rodeo Champion, Star of Wild West Shows, First Black Cowboy Movie Star

Bill Pickett, cowboy & rodeo performer. He is the 1st African-American to be inducted into the Rodeo Hall of Fame, the 1st African-American cowboy star, & the inventor of the technique of bulldogging, the skill of grabbing cattle by the horns & wrestling them to the ground. He toured around the world and starred in films The-Bull-Dogger and The Crimson Skull, but due to racism, he was not allowed in many rodeos; he often was forced to claim he was of Comanche heritage in order to perform…

Dec Rodeo star Bill Pickett born in Texas. On this day, the great steer wrestling rodeo star Bill Pickett is born near Austin, Texas.

Cowboy John Ware (1845?-1905) An ex-slave from Texas, John Ware followed the expansion of the cattle ranching industry westward until in 1882, he found his way to the foothills while driving 3000 head for the North-West Cattle Company. There, his prodigious strength and remarkable horsemanship won him a reputation as a cowman who drove himself as hard as his cattle..

John Ware was an African-American and later African-Canadian cowboy, best remembered for his ability to ride and train horses and for bringing the first cattle to southern Alberta in helping to create that province’s important ranching industry.

Bill Pickett, who invented the sport of bulldogging. Somewhere between 20-25% of cowboys in the old west were African American.

Bill Pickett, who invented the sport of bulldogging. Somewhere between of cowboys in the old west were African American.

Jim Perry (1858–1918) was an African American cowboy and top hand, the highest-ranked cowboy on the three million-acre XIT Ranch Texas. Perry established himself as an expert roper, rider, bronc buster, cook, and musician.

Jim Perry an African American cowboy and top hand; was the highest-ranked cowboy on a 3 million acre XIT ranch in Texas. Perry established himself as an expert roper, rider, bronc buster, cook, and musician.

“One Horse Charley” was the nickname of a noted black cowboy who rode with the Shoshone Indians.  He was a well-known black cowboy all over Nevada. www.blackcowboys.com

“One Horse Charley” was the nickname of a noted black cowboy who rode with the Shoshone Indians. He was a well-known black cowboy all over Nevada

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