Rough Riding: Navajo Cowboys
Independent media company Vice recently aired a beautiful, wild series about the lives of the Navajo (Diné) cowboys on their VBS.TV site. These were all "Triple B Association" riders, meaning they competed in a bronc, bull, and barrel-racing league. More than 56 percent of Navajos live below the poverty line, with unemployment climbing to above 50 percent. Yet the Navajo retain vibrant cultural traditions, leading family-oriented and spiritual lives, and the rodeo offers them a measure of national exposure.
Vice's documentary is worth watching, not only for the hair raising Triple B competition but for the colorful, and proud, Navajo Cowboys that are its focus.
You need to be logged in in order to post comments
Please use the log in option at the bottom of this page