The story of a Native American cowboy, Jackson Sundown, and an African American, George Fletcher, who overcome racism and other barriers in the early 1900s to become the best cowboys in the country. More »
Program Length: 47 minutes + extras
Production Staff: Producers: Cedric (Umatilla) & Tania Wildbill
Production Company: Wildbill Productions
Public Broadcast Release: November 2001
American Cowboys tells the stories of George Fletcher and Jackson Sundown, the first African American and the first Native American to compete in the World Title at the Pendleton Round-Up. This documentary reveals the glory of being the best, the frustration of being ignored, and the rewards for not giving up on a dream.
This DVD version includes: 47 Minute Version of American Cowboys, 26 Minute Version of American Cowboys, 47 minutes of raw black and white silent film footage. Narration by William Hurt.
Tags: Civil rights, historical, horse, culture, Northwest, Oregon
Product ID: JSGF-01-H