In an era where jackson sundown faced incredible hardship and discrimination as a member of the nez perce tribe jacksons remarkable abilities as a bronco rider earned him a national spotlight as one of the greatest horsemen to ever kick up dust in the rodeo arenas. Ride into the life of a native american cowboy when the us army calvary attacked the nez perce tribe jackson sundowns trick riding allowed him to escape for years afterwards he lived a quiet life until at the age of 49 he entered his first rodeo his performance was captivating and the crowds . The story of jackson sundowns life is fascinating and in this book fisher tells the tale perfectly through interesting details well written prose and impeccable research the illustrations are beautiful providing readers with a clear image of what life was like for this inspiring native american figure. At the age of 53 jackson won the 1916 pendleton round up world championship for bronco riding well after his death in 1923 jackson was admitted to the pendleton roundup hall of fame and in 1976 he was inducted into the national cowboy hall of fame the only native american to be included
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