Interview with Cecil Johnson   Fort Worth Star Telegram Fort Worth, Texas
Cattle Drives  <ul><li>Cattle drives went through Fort Worth, Texas over the Western Trail and Chisolm Trail to Dodge City...
African American and Mexican  Cowboys <ul><li>There were no African American cowboys in the movies. </li></ul><ul><li>Howe...
Famous African American Cowboys  <ul><li>Bill Pickett was one of the most famous African American cowboys.  </li></ul><ul>...
Bill Pickett  <ul><li>His rodeo career lasted 40 years. </li></ul><ul><li>He is the only African American cowboy to be ind...
Texas Cowboys <ul><li>During the time of slavery, African Americans escaped to Texas, which was a part of Mexico. </li></u...
A More Attractive Lifestyle <ul><li>Many African Americans worked for white ranchers, but some owned their own ranches. </...
Cowboy Cooks  <ul><li>Older cowboys often became cooks. </li></ul><ul><li>This was an extremely important job.  </li></ul>
Teamwork <ul><li>There was some prejudice on the ranch. </li></ul><ul><li>However, there was also equality because all of ...
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  1. 1. Interview with Cecil Johnson Fort Worth Star Telegram Fort Worth, Texas
  2. 2. Cattle Drives <ul><li>Cattle drives went through Fort Worth, Texas over the Western Trail and Chisolm Trail to Dodge City, Kansas. </li></ul><ul><li>Millions of herds of cattle were shipped east on the railroad. </li></ul>
  3. 3. African American and Mexican Cowboys <ul><li>There were no African American cowboys in the movies. </li></ul><ul><li>However, there were thousands working on the ranches. </li></ul><ul><li>20% - 25% of all cowboys were African American or Mexican. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Famous African American Cowboys <ul><li>Bill Pickett was one of the most famous African American cowboys. </li></ul><ul><li>He invented the sport of bulldogging. </li></ul><ul><li>Bulldogging is better known today as steer wrestling. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Bill Pickett <ul><li>His rodeo career lasted 40 years. </li></ul><ul><li>He is the only African American cowboy to be inducted into the National Rodeo Cowboy Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City. </li></ul><ul><li>The United States Postal Service honored him with a stamp. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Texas Cowboys <ul><li>During the time of slavery, African Americans escaped to Texas, which was a part of Mexico. </li></ul><ul><li>Slavery was outlawed there. </li></ul><ul><li>Many African Americans learned their skills from Mexican cowboys. </li></ul>
  7. 7. A More Attractive Lifestyle <ul><li>Many African Americans worked for white ranchers, but some owned their own ranches. </li></ul><ul><li>Working on a ranch was more interesting than working on a cotton plantation. </li></ul><ul><li>Cowboys had more freedom working with cattle than picking cotton. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Cowboy Cooks <ul><li>Older cowboys often became cooks. </li></ul><ul><li>This was an extremely important job. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Teamwork <ul><li>There was some prejudice on the ranch. </li></ul><ul><li>However, there was also equality because all of the cowboys had to work together as a team. </li></ul><ul><li>Bill Pickett was a well respected cowboy. </li></ul>

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