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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frontier_myth

The frontier myth or myth of the West is a term given to the popular romanticization of the Wild ... Similarly the life of the hardy cowboy driving dusty herds of longhorns ... The western myth is far removed from the historical reality of the West.

www.ushistory.org/us/41b.asp

The Ways of the Cowboy. ... a young man worked long hours--occasionally risking life and limb--to tend the cattle of another. ... Reality. Americans did not invent cattle raising. This tradition was learned from the vaquero, a Mexican cowboy.

www.history.com/topics/cowboys

The cowboy of myth and reality had his beginnings in Texas. ... The image of the courageous, spirited horseman living a dangerous life carried with it an appeal ...

www.nytimes.com/1981/01/21/us/a-cowboy-hero-myth-and-reality.html

Jan 21, 1981 ... ... some of its most common notions about the American cowboy are myths. But if myths survive long enough, some acquire a life of their own.

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May 21, 2012 ... The Realities of the Life of the American Cowboy.asf. Christopher Adams. Loading... Unsubscribe from Christopher Adams? Cancel

www.pkwy.k12.mo.us/intra/professional/student_work/west_web4/A%20Cowboys%20Life.htm

A Cowboy's Life. The cowboys were a big part of the American West mainly becuase of the image ... He defined the real cowboy and seperated myth from reality.

www.sharkonline.org/index.php/people-and-associations/860-cowboy-culture-usa-myths-and-realities

The American Cowboy represents those aspects of American life we hold dear: independence, freedom and responsibility. In Wyoming, the Cowboy is not only a  ...

www.theguardian.com/books/2013/mar/20/myth-of-the-cowboy

Mar 20, 2013 ... The lone cowboy hero is far removed from the reality of the west. ... mining frontier "to this country … means the very essence of national life …

www.cracked.com/article_20372_5-ridiculous-myths-everyone-believes-about-wild-west.html

Apr 24, 2013 ... The Reality: Well, not really. .... They also wore chaps, held rodeos, and lived the life of a cowboy in relative anonymity for some 200 years.

www.americancowboychronicles.com/2017/01/life-for-cowboys-in-1800s-america.html

Jan 9, 2017 ... Of course back in the 1800s, cowboys came from many walks of life. .... movies have not shown the reality of life for a cowboy in 1800s America.