[OR_Archaeology] Film "American Cowboys" to be shown by OHS on August 15
susan.white at state.or.us
Mon Aug 9 11:10:08 PDT 2010
COWBOYS FILM SLATED FOR PORTLAND SHOWING
The Oregon Historical Society will show the film "American Cowboys" at 2 p.m. Aug. 15. This film was written, produced and directed by Tania and Cedric Wildbill, in association with Oregon Public Broadcasting and Native American Public Telecommunications.
"American Cowboys" is a story about Jackson Sundown, a Nez Perce Indian, who was the first Native American to win the World Saddle Bronc Championship at the 1916 Pendleton Round-Up. George Fletcher was the first African American to compete in the 1911 controversial Saddle Bronc finals for the World Title at the Pendleton Round-Up. Sundown and Fletcher were two legendary cowboys who broke the color barriers in the rodeo arena at the turn of the 20th century.
Reservations are required and may be done by phoning 503.306.5214.
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