Сowboy tradition
It so happened that the unprecedented popularity of Winnethe (the first volume of the trilogy was written in 1893) coincided with the discovery (or creation) of the idealized cowboy of…

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American cowboy
Corpus has published a book by the British historian Eric Hobsbaum. Analyzing the most diverse trends in art and social thought, from classical music to the artistic avant-garde of the…

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Сowboy tradition
It so happened that the unprecedented popularity of Winnethe (the first volume of the trilogy was written in 1893) coincided with the discovery (or creation) of the idealized cowboy of…

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Hackers of the Wild West

Dashing guys who fired from the Colts to the right and left, drunk to pieces and arranging a riot in the saloons – such a screen image of a cowboy instilled in us from childhood. But the real picture looks different. The farm laborers of the Wild West Cowboys (“cow” – cow and “boy” – boy) are modest prairie workers – farm laborers from large American cattle producers. Their history dates back to the mid-1860s, when fighting between the North and the South ceased. Continue reading

The continuation of the legend

And it doesn’t matter that he was somewhat inconsistent with reality. After all, not all cowboys were white, and among them were many adventurers, scammers and people with a bad conscience. The myth is the constant tensions of the cowboys with the Indians (after all, many of them were themselves Indians), who most often managed to agree among themselves on many issues. True, Oliver Loving, one of the pioneers, died from wounds inflicted by Comanches, but this was extremely rare. Many discrepancies and in part of their relationship to arms. It was used by cowboys to drive herds, customize lagging animals, or guide the herd leader. But it is extremely rare to clarify the relationship. Not to mention the fact that two of the pistols, as we often see in the movies, none of them ever wore. 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

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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Cowboys, who are they?
The first cowboys appeared in 1865, after the American Civil War. They worked on ranches (farms), which were located in states such as Texas, Colorado, Wyoming and Montana. In summer,…

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The story of Joaquin Murieta
The story of Joaquin Murieta and his fellow criminals began, later glorified as heroes of resistance to American expansion. Arrows of the Wild West. Sheriffs, bandits, cowboys, gunfighters California gangster.…

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Invented image
Soon the Western becomes so popular and popular that it acquires already established forms and traditions: good always fights against evil and naturally wins, and happy ending becomes an indispensable…

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