What is happening in these pictures?. 35,000 cowboys herded cattle along western trails. . 9,000 of these cowboys were black. After the slaves were freed, many worked on Texas ranches. Others had already lived in Texas and herded cattle for their masters before they were freed.
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What is happening in these pictures?
35,000 cowboys herded cattle along
9,000 of these cowboys were black.
Who is this famous
What is racial
Black and white cowboys had to work,
eat, and sleep together.
Racial discrimination still occurred.
But, black cowboys were treated much
better on the range than anywhere
Black cowboys were
skilled. Their ranch
their skills on the
ranch. They were
also talented bull
riders and bucking
By the late 1890’s, there were railroads
all over the country.
How did this affect
cattle drives and herding?
The era of the “Old West”
and cowboys and cattle
trails lasted about
20 years. It is remembered
as a very unique time in