The Cowboy: His Characteristics, His Equipment, and His Part In The Development of the West (Illustrated):

The Cowboy: His Characteristics, His Equipment, and His Part In The Development of the West (Illustrated):

by Philip Ashton Rollins

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The Cowboy: His Characteristics, His Equipment, and His Part In The Development of the West (Illustrated): by Philip Ashton Rollins

This book discusses what actually made a "cowboy," as well as describing cowboy weaponry, clothing, saddles and equipment; the "cowboy character"; and a cowboy's work. Rollins also describes the history of ranching in the United States, the raising of horses and cattle, livestock rustling, and more.
The cowboy has long been romanticized. We seem to feel that the "good" cowboy must be a heroic figure who always has a likeable but bumbling sidekick, and who, against all odds, saves the fair maiden, the bank, the stagecoach payroll, and the entire town, simultaneously, with snap shots of almost unbelievable accuracy from his must-be-hundred-shot revolver, all the while riding his horse wearing his white, ten-gallon hat, strumming his guitar and singing, "Oh, Bury Me Not on the Lone Prairie," in a memorable baritone.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781538088548
Publisher: Barnes & Noble Press
Publication date: 07/30/2018
Pages: 348
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.78(d)

About the Author

Philip Ashton Rollins participated in two cattle drives as a teenager and spent six months on the Cheyenne Indians' Dakota reservation. Educated as a lawyer in the East, he regularly returned to visit and study the West firsthand. He in the author of several books on cowboys and the West, including Jinglebob, and Gone Haywire, in addition to the book offered here: a non-fiction work, abbreviated, "The Cowboy."

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