- This event has passed.
Authors David Wolman and Julian Smith’s Aloha Rodeo unspools a fascinating and captivating true story of the Hawaiian cowboys who changed rodeo and the West forever. In August 1908, three unknown riders arrived in Cheyenne, Wyoming, their hats adorned with wildflowers, to compete in the world’s greatest rodeo. They had travelled 3,000 miles from Hawaii, where their ancestors had herded cattle for generations, to test themselves against the toughest riders in the West. Dismissed by whites who considered themselves the only true cowboys, the Hawaiians left the heartland as champions—and American legends.
Read the West Book Club meets in July, August and September; attend just one event or all three. Select books available for purchase in The Museum Store (15% discount for Museum members). Refreshments provided. $9, $6 for Museum members. Registration due by July 15. Click here to register.