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Cherokee Cowboy

  • Will was born in Indian Territory in November 4, 1879.

  • He was about a quarter Cherokee.

  • He came from a prosperous family and prominent Cherokee family.

  • While naturally curious and intelligent, he wasn't a good student; he attended six different schools from age 7 to 18.

  • He learned his love of cowboying from the ranch hands on his father's ranch, including roping from Cherokee freedman Dan Walker.

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