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Legacy of Black Cowboys

Curtis 2021-11-08 17:28:27 

They introduced the name Cowboys

African Americans were actually the first to proudly use the label “cowboys,” and this line of work could be a Black man's ticket to freedom, according to Robinson.

“After the Civil War, a lot of the cowboys started out on their own, because they left their slave owners," he said. "Some of them branched out on their own and bought ranches."

Curtis 2021-11-08 17:35:11 

Of Course, this meant other adaptations too

lol lol lol

Overthrow 2021-11-09 00:41:10 

In repl y to Curtis
Some additional info. May actually support the article as Mexican labourers, even in those early times, were considered unappealing to European settlers.

SnoopDog 2021-11-10 14:33:10 

In reply to Curtis

Legacy of Black Cowboys

Even some of the Sheriffs where Black.

Overthrow 2021-11-10 15:54:32 

Bass Reeves was considered the first black Texas Ranger in the 1680’s. it is believed the Lone Ranger story is based on him.

Curtis 2021-11-10 16:50:10 

In reply to SnoopDog

Classic!! lol lol lol

Curtis 2021-11-10 16:52:35 

...and to think some of us frown on our brothers who are into Country & Western. razz razz lol lol

Curtis 2021-11-10 16:56:12 

In reply to Overthrow

No limits to appropriation. Maybe that's why he wore a black mask,though Bass wore many disguises.

Besides, what are the odds of a black man with the name Bass?
lol lol lol

Overthrow 2021-11-10 17:04:35 

In reply to Curtis

There are quite a few cattle trails first traversed by black cowboys. Some trails bare their names, however depicted as white in the movies. Unfortunately do not recall any of the names.

mikesiva 2021-11-10 17:11:14 

In reply to Curtis

It's estimated that 25% of all cowboys were black.

Overthrow 2021-11-10 20:05:22 

In reply to mikesiva

Most likely a higher percentage. At the time slavery was abolished approximately 60% of the population in the U.S. was black. Hence the reason for mass migration from Europe when realization dawned that political power could potentially change hands.

Brerzerk 2021-11-11 01:50:55 

In reply to Curtis
where do the names of every single descendant of An African slave born in The so-called 'New World' get their name from? Bass was a Bad-John who if he knew his origins probably woulda named himself Babatunde Olatunji
lol lol

Curtis 2021-11-11 04:29:24 

In reply to Brerzerk

True enough.

I was thinking Bass ,as pronounced, 'Base'. lol lol

mikesiva 2021-12-18 12:03:58 

In reply to Overthrow

I just watched "Hell on the Border", a very interesting film about Bass Reeves....