to our website on the story of Nat Love, please make yourselves
comfortable, because the tale he is about to tell you is one of the most
amazing adventures ever to be experienced by a human being.
Nat Love's story is a tale of
courage, dedication and great exploits, proving that anyone who is given
the chance to explore their full potential can achieve greatness.
Nat Love's story also serves as
a historical record on the life of African-American cowboys, the dangers
and excitement they experienced as they worked to give life to the
It also serves as an example of
progress influencing our own evolution, as Nat Love, a.k.a. "Deadwood
Dick", and "Red River Dick" went from being "Champion Roper of the
Western Cattle Country." to being a Pullman porter for a Colorado railroad
This site was built to help you
understand the essence of a man, who in his own words has told us better
than any historian could, what it was like to be a black cowboy. In
addition to Love's story, we also profile African-American cowboys, and
the Buffalo Soldiers of the U.S. Cavalry.
In order to give you a better
feel for Nat Love's special brand of storytelling, we have included three
key chapters from The Life and Adventures of Nat
Love Better Known in the Cattle Country as "Deadwood Dick". The
inclusion of these pages from the book has been made possible by the
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. You may visit their
site for the
complete electronic edition of the book.
We hope you will enjoy his story
as much has we have. Read on...