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Bill Pickett

Rodeo-Ridin" Cowboy

by Andrea Davis Pinkney

  • 28 Want to read
  • 13 Currently reading

Published by Voyager Books .
Written in English


Edition Notes

ContributionsBrian Pinkney (Illustrator)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages32
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7363117M
ISBN 100152021035
ISBN 109780152021030

  Bill Pickett: Rodeo-Ridin' Cowboy by Andrea Davis Pinkney, Brian Pinkney Andrea Davis Pinkney is the New York Times best-selling author of several books for young readers, including the novel Bird in a Box, book by bill peet. dear benjamin banneker. kermit the hermit. book by milton meltzer.3/5(1). Facts about Bill Pickett 1: his family life. The ancestry of his family was Cherokee and African American. His father was a former slave named Thomas Jefferson Pickett. His mother was Mary Janie Gilbert. There were 13 kids in the family and he was the second child. The young Bill had 8 sisters and 4 brothers. Facts about Bill Pickett 2: marriage.

Bill Pickett: Rodeo-Ridin' Cowboy Andrea Davis Pinkney, Author, Brian Pinkney, Illustrator Voyager Paperbacks $7 (32p) ISBN More By and About This Author. From the creators of Dear Benjamin Banneker (), rip-snorting picture-book biography of the first African-American cowboy inducted into the National Cowboy Hall of Fame. Pickett, ``quick as a jackrabbit, more wide-eyed than a hooty owl,'' left home at 15, having already invented his famous bulldogging technique—controlling balky cattle by gripping their lips with his teeth and .

The steer resisted until Pickett bit the steer's lower lip, at which point the steer became downright docile. Pickett wrestled it to the ground with a compliant thud. Dora Scarbrough, in her book "Land of Good Water" relates from interviews that Pickett got the bulldogging idea by . Bill Pickett was the first famous African-American rodeo man and steer wrestler. Born in , Pickett's illustrious career was quite an.


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Bill Pickett, (born December 5, ?, Williamson county, Texas, U.S.—died April 2,Tulsa, Oklahoma), American rodeo cowboy who introduced bulldogging, a modern rodeo event that involves wrestling a running steer to the ground.

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Few of rodeo’s early heroes matched the achievements of the black cowboy Bill Pickett, and his story is recounted here for the first time in book form. Pickett grew up in Texas in the ’s, the child of former slaves, to become nationally famous as the star of the Ranch Wild West Show/5(4).

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Pickett grew up in Texas in the 's, the child of former slaves, to become nationally famous as the star of the Ranch Wild West : University of Oklahoma Press. Bill Pickett urged his horse forward chasing after the speedy steer. Like an acrobat, Pickett jumped onto the steer’s back, grabbing it by the horns.

In the same motion, he twisted the steer’s neck up and bit its upper lip with his teeth. Instantly, he had the steer on the ground as the crowd roared in delight.

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