Jackson Sundown Centennial Edition 1916 – 2016

Jackson Sundown was an iconic western figure. He was a
nephew of the famous, Chief Joseph, and his life spanned from the Indian
wars to frontier settlement. Jackson Sundown was a warrior on the Nez Perce
retreat and was wounded at the Battle of Bear Paw. Rather than surrender, he
escaped into Canada, and for a time lived in Sitting Bull’s camp. He
returned to the United States as an exile, began riding horses at rodeos in
Montana, Idaho and Oregon. Eventually – at the age of 53 – he beat the
cowboy at his own game. He became the first non-Caucasian to win the World
Saddlebronc Championship and was crowned the All-Around Cowboy at the
Pendleton Round-Up in 1916.
Jackson Sundown can be found in Pendleton at Round-Up Hall of
Fame, Hamley’s, Pendleton Woolen Mills, Tamastslikt, Underground Tours,
Heritage Station, Antiques & Art, Pendleton Book Company, Western Soul,
Sundown Grill and ReRide.