Rare minutes of rest at the ranch
He was taken to Lincoln, accompanied by heavy security. Lawyers feared that someone would try to save Billy, but there was no one to save him - all his close…

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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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Songs of a Cheerful Cowboy
Not ignored by the sculptors and horses, the main assistants of the cowboys. Particularly impressive is the spectacle of the “Blue Mustang”, a giant figure of 32 feet high and…

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decent families would never

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

Cowboy: The History of the American Symbol

The word cowboy, consisting of two words – cow (cow) and boy (boy), literally translated as “cow boy.” In our understanding, something like a shepherd. It is known that it was hard, exhausting work, with very low pay. Nearly half of them had African, Indian or Mexican roots. So, talking about “real American guys” is hardly possible. Not to mention the fact that many had to hide their dark past and unclean conscience. Naturally, they were not completely free or independent. Even the horses for their work, they had to rent from the owner of the ranch. Continue reading

Cowboy - “hero of magic dreams” or everyday drama?
Among other things, foreigners simply do not recognize the associations that are present in the Western myth for the American right, and for any American. Everyone wears jeans, but no…

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The birth of a legend
But the most expensive part of the toilet was the boots. As a rule, they were made of cowhide, and were made to order. They had a high sloping heel,…

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The Jesse Myth
At the end of the war, Edwards chose not to give up the Yankees and fled to Mexico, from where he returned only after the passions had subsided. Having become…

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Cowboy - President
Cinema has become the fault of another stable stereotype - “all cowboys are white.” After the abolition of slavery in the US in 1865, a large number of blacks turned…

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