The Legend of Nat Love

In 1876, Black cowboy Nat Love stops in Deadwood, South Dakota, while driving 3,000 head of cattle north from Texas. While in town, he hears word that a local business owner is sponsoring a Fourth of July centennial celebration featuring a cowboy competition. Confident in his shooting skills and horsemanship, Nat enters the contest in hopes of winning the $200 prize and earning the title of “Deadwood Dick.” Despite the skepticism of the other contestants, he is eager to test his mettle against the best cowboys around, and his performance cements his place as a legend of the Old West. Some years later, gunslinger-turned-reporter Bat Masterson tracks down one of Nat’s opponents, “Stormy Jim” Waterson, to get the real story behind the competition that brought fame to Nat Love.