two-thirds were white
In the 1820s, Americans appeared on hacienda in Texas, where they adopted the techniques of working with cattle from vaquero (Spanish vaquero shepherd). From Texas and other parts of the Midwest, cowboys drove cattle to the eastern states.
The number of cowboys increased after the Civil War, when a cattle breeding boom began in the western territories. This business in the second half of the 19th century brought high profits. Continue reading