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The Cowboy: His Characteristic, Equipment, and Part in the Development of the West by: Philip Ashton Rollins
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The Cowboy: His Characteristic, His Equpment, and His Part in the Development of the West by: Philip Ashton Rollins
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Author: Philip Ashton Rollins
Binding: Soft Cover
Copyright: 2007
Pages: 266
Size: 6 x 9 in.

Product Code: SO-PER-2007-9781602390812-WH1

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The American cowboy has long been a popular figure in fiction, motion pictures, and studies of the West, but over the years inaccuracies have crept in, distorting the image of the real cowboy. Philip Ashton Rollins, in The Cowboy, sets out to provide a complete, accurate handbook on the everyday life of the cowboy - trailing, herding, branding, round-up, and horse breaking. He also discusses tools of the trade, including types of saddles, bits, riatas, boots, and spurs. Most vivid is his presentation of the cowboy's personality, code, mores, and amusements. This new paperback edition, a reprint of the enlarged (1936) edition, contains revisions to the text of the first edition, a new chapter on riding "buckers, " thirty-one illustrations, and an index. In a new foreword, Richard W. Slatta discusses Rollin's life and compares modern histories of the cowboy with Rollins's classic volume.

  • The Beginnings of Ranching
  • Ranchmen and Farmers
  • Definitions and Cowboy Ways
  • Cowboy Character
  • What the Cowboy Wore
  • Saddles
  • Bridle, Lariat, Quirt
  • Equipment & Furnishings
  • Diversions and Recreations
  • The Day's Work
  • Live Stock
  • Branding and the Round Up
  • The Cattle Drive
  • Breaking Horses
  • Rustling
  • Trailing
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