African American cowboys were often overlooked and excluded from the popular narratives of the Old West even though it is estimated one in four cowboys were black.
From lawmen to gunslingers and from cow herders to champion rodeo stars, the black cowboy made significant contributions to the taming and shaping of the Old West.
Here are four book recommendations brought to you by your friends at Pima County Public Library.
- ” by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson
- ” by Joe R. Landsdale
- ” by Nancy Peacock
- ” by Paulette Jiles
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