Did you know?
- On 02/06/2021
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Hello everyone !
About half of the cowboys were people of color.
It is a little-known reality of the conquest of the West: at the end of the 19th century, 45% of cowboys were black, Mexican, mestizo or Indians.
In the 1930s, one of them, Bill Pickett, even became a star.
He invented bulldogging, a technique that involves jumping off your horse to control a cow - or even a bull - by grabbing it by the horns!
The rodeos of the time made it an official event. And Bill Pickett, who attended, was dubbed the "black demon."
Good day and good game ;)