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“This uniquely American figure (the cowboy), did not begin in America. He had his origins in the Old World. His principal antecedent was certainly the vaquero, who had seen centuries of development in Spanish North America before Anglos and their black slaves moved into the eastern United States.”

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COWBOYS – VAQUEROS
Origins of The First American Cowboys
by Donald Chavez y Gilbert    revised edition 2011

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Acknowledgements
DedicationChapter 1

Chapter 2
Cowboy History

Chapter 3
The Cowboy
 “Persona”

Chapter 4
Romancing The Old West

Chapter 51st Horses, Sheep & Cattle

Chapter 6
The Role of theSaddle

Chapter 7
Cowboy Music

Chapter 8
Vaquero Clothes

Chapter 9
Vaquero Cuisine


Traditional Recipes

Chapter 10The Relationship of the Spanish Knight of the Middle Ages, the Cowboy and the modern Social Worker

Chapter 11
Vaquero/ Cowboy Lingo

Chapter 12Current Historical Events and Personal PerspectivesBIBLIOGRAPHY


Copyright by Donald A. Gilbert y Chavez, publisher. All rights reserved Except for New Mexico Public Schools, no part of this publication or its images may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means electronic or mechanical, including photocopy, recording, or any information storage and retrieval system, without permission in writing from the publisher.

Requests for permission to make copies of any part of the work should be mailed to Donald A. Gilbert y Chavez, P.O. Box 1351, Belen, NM 87002


Contact Author – Donald Gilbert Y Chavez via e-mail at nmdahl@yahoo.com

 

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Caballos De Colores

Frank Hopkins

National Geographic
Vaquero article


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