Read the accounts of Nat Love a freed slave who became a cowboy while still a teenager, and went on to become known as, Deadwood Dick, champion roper in the western cattle country. Mary Fields, who after 50 years as a slave earned her reputation as "stagecoach" Mary Fields. Cherokee Bill turned outlaw after watching his people rounded up on Indian Reservations . When Paths Cross, how the The Old Cowboy saved his trusty canine companion from the jaws of a fierce mountain lion. Once Upon a Time in the Black West a must read for children and adults too!