February 9, 2024

Black History Month - Black Cowboys

Black Cowboys: Bass Reeves, Ned Huddleston (aka Isom Dart) & William "Bill Pickett

Reeves: July 1838 - January 12, 1910 | Dart: 1849 - October 3, 1900 | Picket: December 5, 1870 - April 2, 1932

  • Lone Ranger/First Black Cowboys
  • 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

Learn More!
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund
African American Registry