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by Russell Freedman

ePub In the Days of the Vaqueros: America's First True Cowboys download
Author:
Russell Freedman
ISBN13:
978-0395967881
ISBN:
0395967880
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Publisher:
Clarion Books; 1st edition (October 15, 2001)
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Subcategory:
Geography & Cultures
ePub file:
1909 kb
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1950 kb
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Rating:
4.5
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319

Martin Sandler's Vaqueros: America's First Cowboys (Holt, 2001) covers similar ground. Russell Freedman's handsome introduction to the history and work of the vaqueros pays long-overdue tribute to the skillfulness and ingenuity of these early Native-American cowmen.

Martin Sandler's Vaqueros: America's First Cowboys (Holt, 2001) covers similar ground.

Thank you, Russell Freedman, for validating the vaqueros, America's first cowboys, and introducing them to readers . Russell A. Freedman was an American biographer and the author of nearly 50 books for young people.

Russell A. He may be known best for winning the 1988 Newbery Medal with his work Lincoln: A Photobiography.

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 61-62) and index. First of their kind - Rodeo - Haciendas and ranchos - Tools of the trade - Contests and Games - Vaqueros, buckaroos, and cowboys - Last of the vaqueros

Includes bibliographical references (pages 61-62) and index. First of their kind - Rodeo - Haciendas and ranchos - Tools of the trade - Contests and Games - Vaqueros, buckaroos, and cowboys - Last of the vaqueros. Introduces the Mexican ranch hands who developed the necessary skills for herding cattle and who instructed the inexperienced cowboys of the American West in their ways.

In the service of wealthy Spanish conquistadors in the sixteenth century, Mexican ranch hands began herd- ing cattle, often riding barefoot. They soon developed and perfected the skills for this dangerous work.

After reading ''In the Days of the Vaquero,'' only the prejudiced or staid would see vaqueros as unskilled or unimpressive. They met every challenge of the prairie, from cactuses to grizzly bears, and created others for entertainment. Pulling a live, buried rooster out of a sandpile at full gallop is a game absent from modern rodeos.

This, author Russell Freedman notes, is perhaps the biggest reason why vaqueros have remained almost invisible in mainstream history. In sparkling prose, Freedman documents the history of the vaqueros and their legacy, providing unique information in a volume illustrated with period paintings, drawings, and photographs. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2002. 6 Total Resources 3 Awards View Text Complexity Submit Text Complexity. Name Pronunciation with Russell Freedman.

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In the days of the vaqueros America's first true cowboys. With this book, he intends to rectify that wrong and does so quite successfully. Long before cattle or cowboys first appeared in the American West, men were herding livestock in Spanish Mexico. Conscripted by wealthy Spanish conquistadors in the sixteenth century, these Native American vaqueros became spectacular riders and ropers as they mastered the art of cow herding. Sandler notes the role that Spanish explorers such as Cortes and Coronado played in the introduction of ranching to the continent, as well as the importance of the Spanish mission system.

In this rousing account of the first true cowboys, Newbery Medalist Russell Freedman brings to life the days when the vaqueros rounded up cattle, brought down steers, and tamed wild broncos. In the service of wealthy Spanish conquistadors in the sixteenth century, Mexican ranch hands began herd- ing cattle, often riding barefoot. They soon developed and perfected the skills for this dangerous work and became expert horsemen. Hundred of years later the vaqueros shared their expertise with the inexperienced cowboys of the American West, who adopted their techniques and their distinctive clothing, tools, and even lingo. Yet today it is the cowboy whom we remember, while the vaquero has all but disappeared from history.The vaqueros are at last given their due in this dramatic narrative, lushly illustrated with beautiful period paintings and drawings.
  • very good book excellent drawing and information

  • Russell Freedman's, "In the Days of the Vaqueros" was written for young adults and in this endeavor it suceeds. It is a 70 page hard back book with numerous high quality paintings, sketches and photographs. He tells the story of the Vaqueros from the arrival of the Spanish in Mexico up to modern days. When I purchased the book, I was hoping to find a book written for adults. Yet, I was not dissapointed. The book's production values are very high and I really enjoyed the art work.

  • All a man needs!

  • Great

  • If you like western history this book might really open your eyes with respect to where our cowboy culture started. A fast read, but has many really nice illustrations. It should be in the library of ever cowboy, and wannabe.

  • I loved this book so much, that after I read it at the Library, I bought it over Amazon. It is intended for young people, but since I was doing research for a book I am writing, I didn't want to be overloaded with dry facts. This book gave me just enough, not too much, and the artwork is wonderful too.

  • Excellent! Comprehensive, colorful.

  • Good - I just do not like the brutality! But good photos and art work that enhance the text!