The focus this year for National Day of the Cowboy is celebrating the Native American cowboy, and the life and art of Apache artist Allan Houser, who would have been 100 years old this year.
There will be entertainment, games, and even a photo booth this year.
Jordan Beartrack, 10, is an award-winning Powwow dancer, from Apache, and performs in many competitions. He will perform at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Throughout the day, there will be Native American music. A cowboy day wouldn't be complete without a cowboy and this year, tie-down roper champ Shane Slack of Idabel, Okla., will be here from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to have his picture taken and sign some autographs. Slack, 38, is a Choctaw and PRCA Tie Down Roping Champion. Slack was at the top of his game nearly 18 years ago, when he was 21, but then some life issues detoured him. Now he's back in the arena and earned his right to rope at the NFR in December 2013. There will be plenty of family fun activities throughout the entire day.
Learn about the life and times of cowboys on the Chisholm Trail. Roving cowboy singers and poets, games, and activities. FREE admission to the Chisholm Trail Heritage Center.