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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, dashing guys from the Wild West, the dream of young ladies from the saloon and not only. But what really? In fact, it turns out that the real Texas cowboys oh, how far from the image, brilliantly created by Hollywood Westerns.
ORIGIN OF HEROES
In everyday life, real cowboys had much less romance, heroism and gloss. Continue reading
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 word “cowboy” is fixed in English since 1725. It meant the rider hired to watch over the herd. During the time of the American Revolution (1775–1783), the word sounded offensive – this is how people who took the side of England were called.
1 Texas is the birthplace of American cowboys. Here they are called cowpuncher. Real cowboys still earn their lives by raising livestock and / or participating in rodeo. This sport originated in the first half of the XIX century in the United States. Continue reading