What do you know about Cowboys?
"Check Your Answers" at the end of
What we now consider the cowboy
tradition began with the hacienda system during medieval.
Where was the
cowboy tradition developed?
2) During the 16th century, the
Conquistadors and other Spanish settlers brought their cattle-raising
traditions as well as their horses and cattle to the Americas.
state did the cattle tradition begin in the 16th century?
3) Many historian believe one event that
is the most significant to ranch life in the new world.
What was this
4) Geography, climate and cultural
traditions caused differences to develop in cattle-handling methods and
equipment from one part of the United States to another.
is one of the least known?
5) The Texas cowboy tradition from
Mexico flowed into the Western United States by the expansion of the
experience of these Texas cowboys.
What the event that lead to the
Cattle drives to Kansas and Nebraska.
Railroads moving across the Western
The end of the Civil War.
6) English speaking settlers into
California referred to the vaquero as another name.
What was this name?
7) The Florida cowboys were known for
not using lassos to herd the cattle.
What equipment did they use?
8) After the Civil War,
African-Americans moved to the west and many became cowboys. On the cattle
drives from Texas to the rail heads, what is believed to be the percentage
9) In the 1930s and 1940s, Western
movies popularized the cowboy lifestyle but also formed persistent
What is NOT really associated with being a cowboy?
10) Today, a popular style of natural
horsemanship was originally developed by practitioners who were
predominantly from California and the Northwestern states, clearly
combining the attitudes and philosophy of the California vaquero with the
equipment and outward look of the Texas cowboy.
What is this popular