Legacy of Black Cowboys

link Curtis Joined: Dec 3, 2002
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11/8/21, 1:28:27 PM 
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."

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11/8/21, 1:35:11 PM 

link Overthrow Joined: Mar 23, 2021
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11/8/21, 8:41:10 PM 
In replhttps://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vaquero 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.

link SnoopDog Joined: Jan 23, 2004
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11/10/21, 10:33:10 AM 
In reply to Curtis

Legacy of Black Cowboys


Even some of the Sheriffs where Black.

link Overthrow Joined: Mar 23, 2021
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11/10/21, 11:54:32 AM 
Bass Reeves was considered the first black Texas Ranger in the 1680’s. it is believed the Lone Ranger story is based on him.

link Curtis Joined: Dec 3, 2002
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11/10/21, 12:50:10 PM 
In reply to SnoopDog

Classic!! lol lol lol

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11/10/21, 12:52:35 PM 
...and to think some of us frown on our brothers who are into Country & Western. razz razz lol lol

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11/10/21, 12:56:12 PM 
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

link Overthrow Joined: Mar 23, 2021
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11/10/21, 1:04:35 PM 
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.

link mikesiva Joined: Jan 11, 2007
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11/10/21, 1:11:14 PM 
In reply to Curtis

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

link Overthrow Joined: Mar 23, 2021
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11/10/21, 4:05:22 PM 
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.

link Brerzerk Joined: Mar 15, 2021
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11/10/21, 9:50:55 PM 
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

link Curtis Joined: Dec 3, 2002
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11/11/21, 12:29:24 AM 
In reply to Brerzerk

True enough.

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

link mikesiva Joined: Jan 11, 2007
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12/18/21, 8:03:58 AM 
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I just watched "Hell on the Border", a very interesting film about Bass Reeves....

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