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People who ride horses and tend cattle or horses for pay. This entry examines cowboying as an occupation, cowboy clothing, and the cowboy and work.

It addresses conflicting images of cowboys and cowboys in popular culture and rodeo and concludes with a discussion of modern cowboys. From framos the s, however, thousands of cowboys herded cattle on long trail drives north from Texas. Also eramps cowhand, hand, waddie, or buckaroo, the cowboy works on horseback and dislikes any labor on foot.

He has become an internationally recognized symbol of the American West.

Pos competitors appropriated the term cowboy, but many such performers have no background in ranch work. Historically, cowboys have been men, but during the twentieth century a few cowgirls joined the ranks. Poet Georgie Sicking of Fallon, Nevada, worked much of her life as a salaried cowhand. Modern usage of the term cowboy, first in hyphenated form, dates from the s in Texas.

The term eraoms a tinge of wildness, of life at the fringes of law and civilization. After the American Civil War, westerners applied the term to ranch hands rather than cattle thieves. Unlike the bold, dashing, romantic, heroic figure ersmos by pulp writers, the cowboy in reality was a poorly paid laborer engaged in difficult, dirty, dangerous work. Contrary to B-western movie and pulp quimbayaas depictions, not all cowboys are White. Racial distribution of the rural labor force varies from place to place.

On the northern ranges of Montana and Alberta, most hands are White. Hispanic cowboys vaqueros predominated on the ranges of Spanish California and eastern Oregon in the nineteenth century. Texas, Arizona, and New Mexico ranchers still hire many skilled vaqueros. African American cowboys figure prominently, especially on southern ranges. Clothing Cowboy dress varies with climate and terrain. Early Texas cowboys borrowed large sombreros and other items of Mexican vaquero clothing.

Beginning in the s, John B. On southern ranges, some hands may eramow a cooler straw hat made by Bailey or another manufacturer.

Early cowboys wore durable wool or canvas pants. Blue denim jeans became part of the standard outfit after Levi Strauss began sewing his sturdy pants in the eramso.

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They wanted high boot tops to keep out dirt and protect the lower leg. High heels keep the foot securely in the eamos. Spurs dangle from the boot heels, adding a merry jingle and a measure of extra control over a horse. A leather vest and leather chaps provide warmth and protection against thorns and cacti.


His early spurs were big Chihuahuas from Mexico. Like vaqueros and charros gentlemen riders in Mexicocowboys liked conchos, round shell-like silver decorations, on their chaps and other equipment. Work Trail drives and roundups occupied most hands during the nineteenth century. From tocowboys drove at least 3. Herds generally ranged in size from 1, and 3, animals. The greatest number of herds traveled the Chisholm Trail to Abilene, Kansas. Working up to 20 hours a day, cowboys drove the animals from one watering place to the next.

They had to guard against predators, straying cattle, and stampedes.

The westward extension of railroads and quarantines against longhorns with quimbayaz ticks eliminated the long cattle drives. Epic drives loz open-range herding gave way to transportation by large trucks and rail cars. During the last century, youths, college graduates, immigrants, and others in auimbayas of adventure eagerly tried their hand at cowboying. Ranchers could impose restrictions on their hands, such as forbidding gambling and drinking.

Ranchers could replace disgruntled cowboys quickly and easily. Cowboys made a few attempts to strike for better wages and conditions. These strikes failed owing to the political clout of wealthy ranchers and the surplus of hands on the range.

By the late nineteenth century, much of the western range had been fenced or turned to crop production. Fencing reduced ranch labor needs. It also gave working hands another chore—stringing and tending fence. Cowboys also had to stoop to agricultural labor and put up hay for winter feed. Conflicting Images Ranch and rodeo cowboys often have generated unfavorable appraisals.

Of course he is unlearned and illiterate, with but few wants and meager ambition. Qquimbayas diet is principally navy plug and whiskey and the occupation dearest to his heart is gambling.

Like the carousing, cowboy gunplay has been exaggerated to titillate movie and pulp novel fans.

A Colt revolver is too heavy and uncomfortable to pack all day. On trail drives or roundups, most cowboys leave their guns in the chuckwagon. Most hands are not particularly good shots; neither are sidearms very accurate.

Some old-time cowboys did carry powerful and accurate carbines or rifles on their saddles. Self-conscious of their image, however, most nineteenth-century hands strapped on a six-shooter and perhaps flourished a carbine to add a macho touch to their photographs.

Popular Culture and Rodeo During the s, pulp novels, circuses, and wild west shows brought a stalwart, romantic cowboy hero to a nostalgic public. Although far removed from the drab truth of real cowboy life, the image of excitement, freedom, and drama continues to dominate popular accounts of the cattle frontier. The cowboy was and is the most mythologized of all rural folk. As open-range ranching declined in the late nineteenth century, dude ranches opened employment opportunities for some cowhands.

In the early twentieth century, rodeo competitors started calling themselves cowboys and cowgirls. Today rodeo performers far outnumber working cowhands.

Both groups preserve elements of traditional cowboy culture. Despite complaints from animal rights protesters, more spectators annually attend rodeos than professional football games. A few competitors, such as rough-stock rider Ty Murray, make it big.


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Like the ranch hand, however, many rodeo riders end the season with more bumps and bruises than money. Cowboys have become internationally recognized icons in western art, folklore, literature, and films. Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell inspired hundreds of later artists to depict cowboy life in paint and bronze. Since the mids, a cowboy authenticity movement has brought back real ranch and cowboy culture.

Poets such as Wally McRae capture the problems and wonders of ranch life. Hat, tack, and saddle makers have revived the beauty and craft of cowboy material culture. Popular glossy magazines, such as Cowboys and Indians and American Cowboy, let readers vicariously ride the range. Modern Life At spring and smaller fall roundups, ranchers still employ extra hands. Cowboys scour the range and herd cattle to a central location. They separate animals by outfit, brand calves, castrate young bulls, dehorn some, and select those to be taken to market.

Branding irons today may be heated by propane gas instead of buffalo chip or wood fires. With the heat, dust, and smoke, however, roundup looks much like it did a century or more ago. Women, still relatively scarce in cattle country, usually marry ranchers or merchants, not poor, itinerant cowhands. Few hands can save enough of their meager wages to become ranchers themselves. Given the low wages, men and women obviously do not cowboy to get rich. They like the natural beauty in which they work.

Many want to avoid the shackles and stress of modernity that fetter urbanites. Still independent, cowboys do nicely without office gossip, fax machines, and leaf blowers. Cowboys retain their own code of conduct. A top hand should be loyal, uncomplaining, helpful, and, if a male, chivalrous toward women. Top hands require little, but they demand respect. If they do not get it, they do not protest; they quit. As in the nineteenth century, they go the extra mile to find a lost calf.

Even though cowboys are fewer these days, the cowboy spirit remains alive and well. USA,excerpts p. Adapted and illustrated to be posted by Leopoldo Costa. Another philosopher of Miletus was Anaximander. He was apparently a younger man than Thales, for he is described by Theophrastus as an “associate” of Thales.

Like him, Anaximander busied himself with practical scientific pursuits, and is credited with having constructed a map – probably for the Milesian sailors on the Black Sea. Participating in political life, as so many other Greek philosophers, he led a colony to Apollonia.

Anaximander composed a prose-work on his philosophical theories. This was extant in the time of Theophrastus, and we are indebted to the latter for valuable information as to the thought of Anaximander.