Legends of Our Times: Native Cowboy Life


Throughout the world, the cowboy is an instantly recognized symbol of the American West. Legends of Our Times breaks the stereotype of "cowboys and Indians" to show an almost unknown side of the West. It tells the story of some of the first cowboys -- Native American peoples of the Plains and Plateau.

Through stories, poetry, art, and reminiscences in this lavishly illustrated book, Native American men and women take the reader on a fascinating journey into the world of ranching and rodeo.

The book also examines the special relationship between Native people and animals such as the horse, buffalo, deer, and dog, which have always played an important role in Native spiritual and economic life.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Garry Gottfriedson
  • Gregory Scofield
  • Mari Sandoz
  • Herb Manuel
  • Lady Old Horse
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Vancouver
Publication year:
  • 1998


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