I was sitting downtown having a cold drink ("Arnold Palmer"- iced tea/lemonade) outside of one of our local eateries and bought rodeo news which featured "Woman of Rodeo," and noticed that there were no black women featured. Native American woman were featured but no black or Mexican/Hispanic ladies. Maybe I missed them. But I thought, "How could the West have been won without women of every creed?"

Surely Mexican and black men had their women with them, and they probably had the same abilities as European women. I believe all these women were tough. And probably were just as involved with ranching as their counterparts.

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