The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #61966   Message #999115
Posted By: Rapparee
08-Aug-03 - 05:05 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Whose Old Cow (N. Howard Thorp)
Subject: RE: 19th century black cowboy rap
Addison Jones.

Since about a third of the cowboys were Black, and another third were Hispanic or American Indian, we have Hollywoood to thank for the lily-white image. Check out Wallace McRae's poem "Old Proc."