Imagine risking it all on an unknown trail.

The fabric and majesty of the American West was created by people from diverse races, skills and social backgrounds, with the same dream -- a better life for themselves and their families. They have much to teach us today. Scroll down to learn more.

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Stories of Ordinary People Who Lived Extraordinary Lives Due to Their Choices and Actions.

Real live stories you have rarely heard about Western Legends who lived in the 1800's and Legends currently keeping this Western Legacy alive.

STAGECOACH MARY FIELDS

Stagecoach Mary Fields was a tall, cigar-smoking and feisty woman known to use her words, fists and six-shooter in altercations with men.  She was the first African American female to deliver frontier mail in Montana.

SINGER & ACTOR VINTAGE HERB JEFFRIES

Herb Jeffries was the first Singing Black Cowboy "The Bronze Buckaroo" acting in 7 movies in the late 1930's. He was also the lead singer for the Duke Ellington Band before opening his own Jazz Club in France.

MR. BLACK RODEO CLEO HEARN

Cleo Hearn is the first African American to win a National Calf Roping Championship and the founder of Cowboys of Color Rodeos the largest multicultural rodeo in the world honoring the contributions of ALL cultures to the settling of the American Wild West.

CAPTAIN/CHAPLAIN TEXAS BUFFALO SOLDIERS KEN POLLARD

The chaplain played a vital role in the lives of men who manned the Forts of the Western Frontier.  He was the one who taught the enlisted men to read, write and do math by using the Bible and Playing Cards.

Elizabeth Ann Lawless

 

Lawless is an author, speaker, radio host and serial entrepreneur with 7 books to her credit.  As the publicist and historian for Cowboys of Color Rodeos since 1992, she is well versed in Wild West Diversity.  

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