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  • Analysis Of Cowboys

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    What is a cowboy? Who are they? Elmer Kelton’s novel The Day the Cowboys Quit and The Old Chisholm Trail depict cowboys as workers who round-up cattle and relocate them from one place to another as needed. Like everyday workers, cowboys have their own unique personalities. Ranging from hot temper to calm and understanding. For the most part, cowboys have their own issues just as any workplace would. When this occurs there needs to be a leader to take charge in order to fix or control a situation

  • The Cowboy Figure

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    The Cowboy Figure The figure of the cowboy is prominent, not only in America’s history, but also in contemporary society. The cowboy has always been regarded as the epitome of freedom, machismo and individuality, and his character maintains a certain romantic quality about it. Riding the range with his trusty horse, forging the frontier, and exposing himself to the mercy of the wilderness, the cowboy lives for himself alone and yet he lives the life about which the rest of society can only

  • Ameican Cowboys

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    Ameican Cowboys Have you ever wondered who the cowboys were; how they lived; or what they did? The American Cowboy's way of life was interesting and unique, and they contributed more to society than one might think. Besides looking after stock and driving cattle, they had to round up huge numbers of cattle for ranchers. This paper will examine the American cowboy's character, what they wore, the everyday things they did like driving cattle and branding calves and the lawlessness of the old west

  • Misconceptions of Cowboys

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    wrong information. Stereotypes are caused by a small group giving a large group the wrong image. One example of a large group of people who have been giving the wrong image and are often misunderstood are cowboys. Over the years, many misconceptions and stereotypes have been created about what a cowboy is and how they should act. A stereotype is to believe that all individuals of a certain group are the same simply because a smaller group of individuals gave them that reputation. Stereotypes, oftentimes

  • The Cowboy Image

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    Terms such as “Political Cowboys” and “Cowboy diplomacy” are often used in news reports, and to a lesser extent academia to describe the antics of particular politicians or approaches to policy in the United States and sometimes even at an international level. The Cowboy image is inherently linked to American society. It permeates every aspect of it including politics and is propagated through multiple media platforms, including: Hollywood productions, the music industry, and various forms of literature

  • The Black Cowboy

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    period in regards to African Americans. In 2005, the Idaho Black History Museum (IBHM) in Boise assembled a display that incorporated the black cowboy into it. The West has always held the promise of opportunity for countless Americans. While many African Americans struggled to find the equality promised to them after the Civil War, in the West black cowboys appeared to have created some small measure of it on the range. Despite this, their absence from early historical volumes has shown that tolerance

  • Cowboys With Guns

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    Cowboys with Guns during the Wild Wild West In the Old West, guns played an important role in the lives of cowboys. There were various kinds of guns that cowboys used. They fell into two categories: hand gun and rifle. The most common handguns were the Derringer and the Colt .45; as for rifles there was the Winchester. Most of the time guns were used for shooting animals for food or calming the cattle. Occasionally, a cowboy might have to use one against Indians or rustlers. On the trail most cowboys

  • Mad Cowboy

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    Mad Cowboy “Even if animal testing produced the cure for Aids, we’d be against it” This rhetoric notion was stated by PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) and summarizes the fanatical doctrine animal rights activists preach to their followings. These activists preach a doctrine of hate calling for the end of all meat eating, wearing of fur, use of animals in experiments regardless if they are beneficial or not, and even push for the end of all pets as we know of it. Howard Lyman

  • The Art Cowboy

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    art. He created something new, and at the time no one had been able to do that. Jackson Pollock shocked the world of art by introducing a new way of painting that changed the definition of art forever. Pollock, born in Cody, Wyoming in 1912, was a cowboy. By his mid teens, Pollock fell in love with art and decided to pursue it. He left the West and headed to New York City, the heart and soul of American art. Young Jackson Pollock, upon arriving at the Arts Students League, began taking lessons with

  • History of the Dallas Cowboys

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    name was short-lived as well, as it conflicted with a baseball team that was in the city. Then they finally decided to name the team the Dallas Cowboys to keep the confusion down (Fleming 1). On September 24, 1960 was the first game played for the newly expansioned Cowboys. The game was played at the Cotton Bowl which was the home stadium for the Cowboys, which is also the University of Texas home stadium. That was the highlight of the year as they went through the season winless until the second