George McJunkin was a black cowboy who began riding the ranges at the end of the Civil War—when he was 14-years old. He was self-taught in reading and writing, music, history and Spanish. He was a top rider who was foreman at several Colorado and New Mexico ranches. He became one of the most respected Western cowboys before his death in 1922.
He was also an amateur archaeologist, who discovered the bones of prehistoric bison—and a spear point that indicated they’d been killed by humans approximately 9000 BC.