Vaqueros, Cowboys, and Buckaroos
- List Price: $40.00
- Binding: Hardcover
- Publisher: Univ of Texas Pr
- Publish date: 11/01/2001
- ISBN: 9780292712386
- ISBN10: 0292712383
In this book, three long-time students of the American West describe the history, working practices, and folk culture of vaqueros, cowboys, and buckaroos. They draw on historical records, contemporary interviews, and numerous photographs to show what makes each group of mounted herders distinctive in terms of working methods, gear, dress, customs, and speech. They also highlight the many common traits of all three groups.
This comparative look at vaqueros, cowboys, and buckaroos brings the mythical image of the American cowboy into focus and detail and honors the regional and national variations. It will be an essential resource for anyone who would know or portray the cowboy -- readers, writers, songwriters, and actors among them.