Rodeo has given the Native and non-Native communities hundreds of heroes. Skill and grace are only a small part of what makes a rodeo hero. For many people, what sets certain performers apart and makes people regard them as heroes is their courage and their generosity. Many communities on the Plains and Plateau have one or more such role models. Two Native rodeo greats who made their mark early in the twentieth century were Tom Three Persons and Jackson Sundown.
|Jackson Sundown wearing angora chaps and beaded gloves
Photograph courtesy of Thain White
|Tom Three Persons after winning the Calgary Stampede World Saddle Bronc Riding Championship in 1912
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