The Black Cowboy

His contributions are many & varied. The role of the Black Cowboy in American History is unequalled & mostly unfamiliar. Names like Cherokee Bill, Willie Kennard & Bill Pickett are legendary. Bill Pickett invented the sport of steer wrestling. Willie Kennard was a former Buffalo Soldier who became a mining town's first Black Marshal. The Black Cowboy worked as a ranch hand cattle drover, cook and blacksmith. The fabric of the American West is woven with the toil & sweat of the Black Cowboy.