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Albert Skedaddle

Albert Skedaddle (1902-1981)

Albert Skedaddle was a full-blooded Piaute Indian who spent his entire life Buckarooing in Nevada and Southern Oregon. He was born to John Skedaddle and Annie Crutcher Skedaddle in Paradise Valley, Nevada on November 17, 1902.

While not a flamboyant or flashy rodeo performer, he was known among his peers, both White and Indian, as a top cowman. He was especially known and respected for his ability to work and mother-up cattle efficiently and without fanfare. He also had a reputation for riding the best-trained horses and being especially concerned for their care and welfare. He was never known to ride a sore-backed or thin horse.

Albert was also widely known and respected for his honesty and dependability. Those who employed him were always confident that he would get the job done properly.

Albert worked for many years for the Ninety-Six Ranch in Paradise Valley, Nevada and for a number of years was in charge of an all Indian Buckaroo crew that gathered the Ninety-Six Ranch cattle from the summer range and returned them to the home ranch in the Valley.

He served several years as a Tribal Police Officer on the Fort McDermitt Indian Reservation. He was married to Ethel Howard.

Albert passed away March 27, 1981 in the Washoe Medical Center in Reno, Nevada.

Albert Skedaddle was inducted into the Buckaroo Hall of Fame in September 1993.

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