he was killed by television
Despite the proverb that existed in the Wild West: “God created people, and Mr. Colt called them equal”, the most popular among the bandits and among the representatives of the law was not a revolver or a Winchester, as many believe, but an ordinary shotgun! Arizona sheriff John Slauter once fell upon a meticulous journalist tormenting him with a question why he was taking a shotgun with him in pursuit of bandits, growling in response:
“To kill people, damn dumbass!”
Arrows of the Wild West. Sheriffs, bandits, cowboys, gunfighters
Open Holster. XIX century Continue reading
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 have become very difficult for cowboys – taxes are rising, electricity prices are rising, the climate is changing. Land for sale, large ranches fighting for existence. Horses are forced out by mechanics, and riders disappear with them. There are few cowboys left, but they faithfully keep their traditions.
Last cowboys Continue reading
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 course, Reagan — the first president after Teddy Roosevelt, whose image of a cowboy in the saddle was consciously borrowed from a western — knew what he was doing. To what extent the Reagan cowboys reflected the shift of American wealth to the southwest, I will not undertake to judge. Continue reading