Cattle ranching in the American West
|Format:||Print Book 2005|
|Availability:||Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy|
Hundreds of books, movies, and television shows have glamorized the cowboy. In reality, cowboys were regarded as poorly paid menial laborers, not heroes. Besides revealing the myth behind the cowboy, this volume also explains how cattle ranching evolved from its historical Spanish roots to the cattle-boom era of the 1880s, when cattle drives, cow towns, cattle trails, and the open range played a pivotal role in forming the culture of the West. Book jacket.
|Series||Steele, Christy, 1970- America's westward expansion.|
-- West (U.S.)
Ranching -- West (U.S.) -- History.
Ranchers -- West (U.S.) -- History.
|Publisher|| Milwaukee, WI :World Almanac Library,2005
48 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 25 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (page 47).
|ISBN||0836857879 (lib. bdg.)