Read e-book online American Cowboys. True Tales of the Wild West PDF

By Jeff Savage

ISBN-10: 146450475X

ISBN-13: 9781464504754

James McCauley stood watch over his herd of livestock within the middle of the night darkness. typhoon clouds plastered the sky. unexpectedly, a clap of thunder stirred the livestock. worried by means of the loud sound, the farm animals have been off and working. Stampede! McCauley's horse obtained jittery, and took him in each course. McCauley was once misplaced! The lifetime of a cowboy within the Wild West was once difficult. From branding farm animals to livestock drives, a cowboy labored difficult. writer Jeff Savage takes a firsthand examine the lives of yank cowboys, from rounding up farm animals to the top of a protracted force.

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Image Credit: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Cowboys had a tough job. Stampedes were just one of the many dangers they faced during a long drive. James McCauley learned the hard way. This cowboy sits on his horse in a photograph taken around 1888. James rode carefully down the bank on his horse and entered the river. The water came up to his horse’s knees, its stomach, its neck. Soon, the horse’s nostrils were all that was left above the water. Halfway across, the river got even deeper.

True tales of the wild West) Includes bibliographical references and index. Summary: “Discusses American cowboys, including the origins of cowboys, their day-to-day lives, cattle drives, cow towns, famous cowboys, and their importance to the Wild West era in American history”—Provided by publisher. ISBN 978-0-7660-4019-9 1. )—History—Juvenile literature. 2. )—Juvenile literature. 3. )—History—Juvenile literature. I. Title. 0. Cover Illustration: © Enslow Publishers, Inc. / Paul Daly. com for more information!

It took great skill and courage to push herds of cattle across treacherous territory. Cowboys could also be vain. Their appearance was important to them, and they would spend as much as fifty dollars—more than a month’s wages—on a pair of custom-made boots and twice that on a hat. Cowboys weren’t always well thought of. Some ranchers even avoided using the word cowboy and, instead, called them hands. Most people in the East thought cowboys were a crazy bunch of gun-toting, drunken hoodlums who caused more trouble than they were worth.

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