Tag: Chicagoland Black Cowboys

Thyrl Latting, The Man Who Bridged the History of the Black Cowboy and the Youth of the Chicago Area.

In my last column “The Mystique of the Black Cowboy” I mentioned the story of Cathay Williams. I said that she disguised herself as a man and joined the Union army in the Civil War.  In reality, she did disguise herself as a man but it was the Buffalo Soldiers she joined, not the Union... Read more »


When I was growing up, we played cowboys and Indians. I always wanted to be on the Indian side because my Daddy would let me put the pheasant feathers, he had from hunting, in my hair.  Now I know that was stereotypical but back then in the 50’s we watched the Lone Ranger, Rifleman, Gunsmoke,... Read more »