Nat Love was born in 1854 as a slave. After the Civil War ended, he worked hard to help support his family. After he won a contest for breaking horses, he decided to head out west and try to make his way on his own. Nat became a cowboy, and was so skilled at roping steer and shooting a gun that he won the Great Cowboy Games in Deadwood, South Dakota. After that, he was known as Deadwood Dick. Nat spent twenty years risking his life out in the west, facing torrential storms, stampeding buffalo, and vicious gunfights with bandits and various Indian tribes. This graphic novel is based on Nat Love's autobiography and the dramatic and colorful artwork skillfully reveals the exciting and dangerous events in his life. Nat Love was one of the few African American cowboys to gain notoriety, and this book does a great job of telling his story.
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Date read: 9/28/2012