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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Europeans were still more attracted by Indians
Cowboy did become a frequent hero of tabloid novels and large-circulation newspapers in the 1870–80s, but, as Lonn Taylor convincingly showed, his image, although heroic, was not uniform. In the…

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Last cowboys
Cowboy culture was born in the 1800s and, thanks to its isolation, has become a completely unique, distinctive culture. Hawaiian cowboys have their own music, rituals and language. Recent years…

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from the annual corrals

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

Real cowboys

There were also the protection of the wagons of immigrants from the attacking Indians, the attack of criminals on the stage coach or the robbery of the train. More than a thousand real cowboys, Indians and Mexicans represented the action, accompanied by shooting, horse racing, rodeo and hunting scenes, which also involved many animals, horses and bison. Over the years, Buffalo Bill and his show have successfully toured not only in the USA, but throughout Europe, cultivating in every way the image of a strong, determined, fearless and invincible rider. Continue reading

Finest hour

At first, the horse was the prerogative of only new settlers and no one, not even the friendliest Indians and their leaders, was allowed to approach it. Until 1528, a royal decree was generally in effect, forbidding them to mount a horse. But time passed. The horses began to steal or beat in battle. Sometimes, when entire colonial settlements were slaughtered, the horses panicked into the forest. Soon the Indians mastered horse riding and firearms. Continue reading

Wild riders
Real cowboys have never played the slightest political role in US history - because the cities that featured in the Wild West myths are not real cities or even state…

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Cowboy
It is clear that in order to be elected sheriff in the politically incorrect America of the 19th century, the black candidate had to have remarkable abilities, which made him…

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The new cowboy tradition
The new cowboy tradition made its way into the big world in two directions: Western films and heavily undervalued Western novels, which for many foreigners were the same as detectives…

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What did the cowboys do for fashion?
Recognizable image He put on a poncho and jeans or boots with a narrowed cape and a wide leather belt, a hat and a shirt with braid, a bandana or…

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