As John Ware, a highly loved Black cowboy, participated in the building of some of the great Alberta ranches, he faced racism and delayed dreams of a ranch and family of his own.Being one of only a handful of Black men on the grasslands, his dream seemed to be passing him by. Everything changed when news of a family moving to Calgary with a daughter of marriageable age hit John's ears. John's life took on a new focus. The John Ware story suffers only from the lack of a personally recorded history. He left no written records, but he left a strong history on the land and in the minds of those he lived and worked with.