Isom Dart ~ A Black Cowboy It seems history has conspired against the many cowboys of color. Isom Dart is one of those black cowboys whose adventures are often left untold. Born a slave in Arkansas and later freed by the Civil War he rode West. His pursuits ranged from rodeo rider to cattle rustler. His life came to an abrupt end when he was shot down in Cold Springs, Colorado by an unknown assailant on October 3, 1900. #Black_History.
James Butler Hickok, ca 1874 He was known as "Wild Bill Hickok", a legend of the American Old West. His skills as a gunfighter and scout, along with his reputation as a lawman and professional gambler, resulted in his fame, though some of his exploits are fictionalized.