By Bruce Todd

Born in northeast Texas in 1867, Matthew �Bones� Hooks used to be a real pioneer who not just outfitted a city, colleges, and church buildings, but in addition broke down racial limitations as one of many first black cowboys to paintings along whites as a ranch hand. After his retirement as a cowboy, Hooks heard of a horse not anyone may possibly journey. He challenged the horse�s proprietor to allow him attempt to his luck grew to become recognized around the nation because the experience. all through his lifestyles, Hooks negotiated among each side of the tracks, utilizing his unusual allure to achieve the help of the rich to supply assets for the terrible. He helped many of us purchase houses, train their young ones, and begin companies in his followed place of birth of Amarillo, Texas. His is the seldom-heard tale of the way blacks pioneered the yank West.

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