Isom Dart ~ A Black Cowboy
Books & western movies are filled with dashing heroes and outlaws who roamed the American West. Most however had one thing in common ~ they were white. It seems history has conspired against the many cowboys of color.
Isom Dart is one of those black cowboys whose adventures are often left untold. Born a slave in Arkansas and later freed by the Civil War he rode West. His pursuits ranged from rodeo rider to cattle rustler. His life came to an abrupt end when he was shot down in Cold Springs, Colorado by an unknown assailant on October 3, 1900. Of course he was murked by an unknown.
Source: Song Scrapbook