Movie heroes and their prototypes: the Hollywood myth about cowboys turned out to be far from reality
Elements of a cowboy image: hat, scarf, plaid shirt The dashing heroes from American Westerns, scorching from two-handed colts, are nothing more than fiction, another Hollywood myth that significantly distorts…

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Wild West: Montana Horses - The Last Montana Cowboys
Tall boots, a wide-brimmed hat and a scarf around the neck, as well as an invariable six-shot colt - of course, we are talking about cowboys. During the existence of…

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Typical cowboy in caps
As a sheriff, a man with a rhino skin, bulletproof head, able to see everything around him, run faster than a horse, not afraid of anything and neither in Hades…

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cowboys under the leadership

Gang jesse james

Jesse James was born on September 5, 1847 in County Clay, Missouri. He did not remember his father, Robert James. When the boy was two years old, gold was found in California, and Robert went on a long journey, hoping to get rich and bring his family there. But he, like many other gold prospectors, was killed by pneumonia. So his wife Zerelda Mimms was left alone with two young sons – Alexander Franklin [9] and Jesse. She was pregnant when her husband left, and a few months later gave birth to a daughter, whom she named Susanne.

It was hard for one to pull so many mouths, and soon she got married again, but the marriage did not work out. The third marriage, concluded by her in 1855, was successful. Doctor Ruben Samuels was a wealthy man and owned a huge estate. From this union, two more daughters and a son, Archie, born mentally retarded, were born. Ruben turned out to be a worthy husband and a good father. His estate flourished, black slaves helped the family with the household … Continue reading

Movie heroes and their prototypes: the Hollywood myth about cowboys turned out to be far from reality

Elements of a cowboy image: hat, scarf, plaid shirt

The dashing heroes from American Westerns, scorching from two-handed colts, are nothing more than fiction, another Hollywood myth that significantly distorts reality. In fact, in the daily life of cowboys there was much less heroism, romance and firing from revolvers. What really were the dashing guys of the Wild West, who became symbols of American culture?

The screen image of a cowboy is a handsome macho man of European appearance, hung with weapons. In fact, a third of the cowboys were black, freed and sought work, and a quarter were Indians! Not all of them could afford weapons: a cowboy (that is, a “shepherd”) earned an average of $ 25 a month, and weapons at that time were more expensive. Continue reading

Cowboys and Wild West Indians

On the very hot day of June 12, the equally hot annual Wild Western Festival was held for the fifth time in the Mozhaisk District of the Moscow Region on the territory of the Outpost equestrian base. This year, the venue for the event was launched for the tribes of the Indians with their master classes and for cowboys with their endless leaps, seducing girls, catching mustangs and fun cowboy dances on the Saloon stage.

In the morning, a “children’s town” began to work for young guests, where they were able to see pony club performances, participate in various competitions, and ride horses and ponies. For many children and their parents this sunny day has become unforgettable. Children ran after a tribe of Indians, climbed on the hayloft and played cowboys, and also admired cute animals: llamas, geese, horses and ponies. Continue reading

Not a single chance!
Another myth was fighters who shot at the same time from two revolvers, never missing their victims. To begin with, even wearing two revolvers, each four pounds in weight, was…

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Brutal beauties in hats
Brutal beauties in hats, with careless cigarettes in the corner of their mouth, hung with rings, a lasso and riding on tamed mustangs - this is how we imagine cowboys,…

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The guy from the Marlboro commercial.
The present re-invention of the tradition of the West as a mass phenomenon that captured American politics is the product of the Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon and Reagan eras. And of…

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Experienced cowboy
So why did it take a dramatic increase in the number of shepherds? The fact is that grass grew on the endless plains of the West, which easily tolerated not…

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