Black Cowboys of the Old West
- 10 specific chapter questions:

  1. Rodeo aficionados still talk about Jesse Stahl’s ride on Glass Eye one hundred years later. Would have knowing this fact have helped Jesse when he did not win competitions that he deserved to win? Why or why not?  
    CH. 1 “Ride ‘Em, Cowboy” p.1
  2. Do you think Isom Dart felt justified in expecting to be treated like an honest man? Why or why not?  
    CH. 2 “This Side of the Law” p.16
  3. What do you think Bose Ikard would have thought about his portrayal in the movie, Lonesome Dove?  
    CH. 3 “Never Shirked a Duty” p. 32
  4. What is your opinion of Nat Love? Do you think he was as accomplished a cowboy as he depicted himself to be or was he infatuated by the time period he considered himself fortunate enough to live in?  
    CH. 4 “An Unusually Adventurous Life” p.48
  5. Why do you think Robert Lemmons succeeded far beyond other cowboys who attempted to catch mustangs? 
    CH. 5 “Horse Whisperer” p.63
  6. Bill Pickett was a phenomenal showman. Could you see yourself lip-locking with a steer? What does it take to make individuals go to extreme measures to make a name for themselves?  
    CH. 6 “Bulldogger Extraordinaire” p.78
  7. Jim Perry was disallowed from reaching one of the highest ranks a cowboy could achieve, that of a foreman, because of the color of his skin. How do you think cowboys who experienced such discrimination handled this? 
    CH. 7 “Top Hand at the XIT” p.94
  8. Charley Willis was born in 1847 and his descendants today continue to celebrate his accomplishments. How does such recognition connect families? 
    CH. 8 “Good-Bye, Old Paint”
  9. Daniel Webster Wallace went from being born to slave parents to becoming a millionaire. What does it take to overcome incredible obstacles in life and achieve phenomenal success? 
    CH. 9 “I Will Do My Best” p.110
  10. George McJunkin discovered the Folsom Site, the most widely recognized archaeological fossil bed in North America, yet he was never credited for his discovery until fifty years after his death. Explain his frustration in getting scientists to take him seriously and what accounted for this. 
    CH. 10 “Riding Into History” p.140