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Tom Three Persons
First Nations cowboy, Tom Three Persons from the Blood tribe in southern Alberta emerged as the 1912 World Champion bronc rider at the Calgary Stampede. Not only was he a great athlete, Three Persons was also a savvy businessman, and he continued to successfully compete while building a sizable and successful ranch where he raised Thoroughbreds and Herefords. He was inducted into the Canadian Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame in 1983.
Photos courtesy NA 778-7 Glenbow Archives