(Photo of Bass Reeves)
- One in four of America’s cowboys were African-American.
- Many of the slaves in the 17th and 18th centuries were familiar with herding cattle from homelands of West Africa.
- Federation of Black Cowboys maintained the legacies of Black cowboys in America.
- Hollywood gave little attention to Black cowboys who made their mark in western history.
- Notable Black cowboys: Bass Reeves, Ned Huddleston (aka Isom Dart), and William “Bill” Pickett.