Cowboys and Cowgirls

Cowboys are American workers who care for cattle, typically from on horseback. The heyday of the American Cowboy was in the late 19th century, the days of long cattle drives. Cowboys were typically young men (or less commonly women) in the American Southwest, who were responsible for driving the cattle to and from market and for keeping the ranch in shape between drives.

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A nickname for a cowboy?

Tex I am pretty sure!!!! I ove wolves

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Who was the most famous white buffalo hunter?

Buffalo Bill (William Cody) was the most famous buffalo hunter. Several others probably killed more buffalo, but Bill's work in his Wild West Show made him the most famous.

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Why is buffalo bill's rifle called lecretia borgia?

Answer lucretia borgiabuffalo bill named his rifle lucretia borgia after a character in a victor Hugo play signed buffalo bill in North Dakota
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Why did they put coins over the eyes of dead cowboys?

not only cowboys, dead greeks too. it was to pay for their admission to the underworld. sign of respect for hades and hermes.

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Buffalo and Bison
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What did buffalo bill do to buffalos?

he killed and skinned them for pelts

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Is the first cowboy from long island?

the original cowboys were in Mexico

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Job Descriptions
Cowboys and Cowgirls

What are the jobs of a cowboy?

They tend cattle, mend fences, brand cattle, shoe horses, watch for predators, fight rustlers, and anything else that needs to be done on a ranch.

Mending fences, finding strays, branding cows, herding cows to market.

To herd the cows on a ranch. Also they mended fences.

Cowboys did what their job title suggests. They looked after range cattle- drove them from place to place, roped and branded them and generally did what needed to be done on a cattle ranch.

There main job was to care for the ranch and the cattle

Typically, a cowboy works on a ranch in North America doing things such as herding animals and tending to cattle. Traditionally, this is done on horseback. Cowboys can also be historically traced back to Spain and early European settlers.

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Who were Buffalo Bill Cody's siblings?

billy bob joe and mary ann

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Who is Mattie Goff Newcombe?

Mattie Goff Newcombe was born in Tepee Creek in South Dakota. She has three siblings Charley, Arthur and Nelly. Charley put her on a horse when she was three years old. Her cousin Casey Tipps got her in to rodeo and she became famous rodeo trick rider. Her favorite stunts were under the bell, spin the horn and the suicide drag.

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What are the lifestyles of cowboys?

the life styles are complecated because they had to travel sooo much and they had a lots of fights and death wile they were traveling and they had a lots of wars with the Indians all over.

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What is the value of the Buffalo Bills football team?

According to a Forbes 2005 study, the Buffalo Bills were valued at $708 million. Maybe someone out there has info from a more recent study?

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What does a gaucho do?

Gauchos are the cowboys of the Pampas, mostly in Argentina. At first they rounded up the herds of horses and cattle that roamed freely on the vast grasslands east of the Andes. In the early 19th century they fought in the armies that defeated the Spanish colonial regime and then for the caudillos who jockeyed for power after independence. Argentine writers have celebrated the gauchos, and gaucho literature is an important part of the Latin American cultural tradition.

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What was true about American cowboys on the open range?

All of the above

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Are cowhands and cowboys the same thing?

yes

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Calamity Jane

Who was Calamity Jane?

Martha Jane Cannary, known as Calamity Jane (1852-1903), was a notorious American frontier woman in the days of the Wild West. She usually dressed in men's clothing and passed as a man to get jobs such as a muleskinner, railroad worker, and army scout. She could drink, gamble, and shoot with the best (or worst) of her male companions. For a while she travelled with Wild Bill Hickok and was in Deadwood when he was killed. She later claimed they had been married and she was buried beside him.

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What did cowboys eat?

Most Texas cowboys ate four identical meals every day. Anyone who rode the trail carried with him a nesting kit (a tin all-in-one eating utensil that folded over on itself for easy carrying), and would make his way to the cook wagon, there to have his entire meal piled on one plate. The first requirement for such meals was frijoles refritos, a Mexican dish in which pink or black kidney beans were first soaked in water and then boiled, mashed together with oil and onion to form a lumpy puree and finally seasoned generously with salt and fried in bacon fat. Piled on top of the beans would be anywhere from three to six fried eggs. The meat most commonly served with such meals was mutton and, if the cowboy was lucky enough to have a large plate the meat would be placed alongside the beans and eggs. For convenience, however, most cowboys had rather small nesting kits,and the meat was simply piled on top of the eggs. Every meal was served with huge quantities of strong, sweet coffee. Cowboys who lived on ranches ate precisely the same meals, the only difference being that they had plates large enough so that their beans, eggs and meat did not have to be piled one on top of the other.

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Why did cowboys have bandanas?

To keep the sun off their faces and away from their eyes.

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What did Buffalo Bill do to make himself famous?

Buffalo Bill, aka William F. Cody, was made famous the world over by his traveling show, "Buffalo Bill' Wild West." His show featured not only himself, but also such heroes as sharpshooter Annie Oakley, Buck Taylor -- the first King of the Cowboys, and Chief Sitting Bull.

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Famous African American cowgirls?

stagecoach mary feilds

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Football - American
Buffalo Bills
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Where did the Buffalo Bills football team get their name?

From Canada Girl Bills Fan

Following the 1946 season, in an effort to generate more fan interest and distinguish the football team from the city's minor league baseball and hockey teams, which also bore the name "Bisons," the team ran a contest to select a new name. Over 4,500 entries were submitted, and "the Bills" won over "Bullets," "Nickels" and "Blue Devils." Several contestants suggested the winning name, but James F. Dyson was named the winner of the $500 prize based on his essay comparing the team to a band of "Buffalo Bills." He wrote that, while the legendary Indian Scout William "Buffalo Bill" Cody helped trailblaze the American Frontier, the football team (owned by the president of Frontier Oil) was opening a new frontier in Buffalo sports.

There were two winner's of the contest to name the team "the Bill's" and the other winner was my father, Don Sweet. Rather than write an essay explaining his choice,because he was an artist, he drew a picture of Buffalo Bill wearing a football helmet, riding a buffalo across a football field. That drawing became the program cover for the first season. My father's signature is on the lower right hand corner "Don Sweet". Dad boasted about the $500. check he received, along with "the other guy" who won the contest.

Several years ago, following my Dad's death in 1999, at the age of 77, my brother-in-law, Bill Rupp, was able to buy original programs from The Bill's first season which he framed along with one of the articles written in The Buffalo News during our super bowl years 1991-1994 about my Dad and gave one to each of my four sister's and myself. We treasure this gift.

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Was John Chisum a real person?

Yes John Simpson Chisum was a real person and he was not John Wayne.

None of the film's that contain information about him, his life, or the Lincoln County Land War have much truth to them.

There are many experts of John Chisum and those who claim to be "experts on John Chisum." many facts are wrong. But his life is easy to check out if one desires to do so.

I attend a family reunion on May 16, 2010 at his old home place at the Clear Creek ranch, Boliver, Denton County, Texas. I Met his descendants including grand daughters and grandsons. He was my GG Uncle, (he has many great nephews and nieces, mainly from his sister's line, many may not know it).

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What are cowboy spurs?

Cowboy spurs are a western-style version of riding spurs. A spur is a metal tool designed to be worn in pairs on the heels of riding boots for the purpose of directing a horse to move forward or laterally while riding, usually with a slight kick.

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What is cowboy up?

"Cowboy Up..." is a phrase used in place of the more modern "man up". Basically the phrase refers to being strong, determined, resiliant and honest...all traits popularly subscribed to the cowboy lifestyle.

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Who was Buffalo Bill?

Buffalo Bill was William F. Cody (1846-1917), who worked as a scout for the US army and killed buffalo (bison) to provision the Union Pacific Railroad. In later life, he operated a wild west show, demonstrating riding and sharpshooting and giving audiences a sanitized version of life in the American West.

It is interesting to note that Buffalo Bill Cody did not kill any actual buffalo: this was the common name applied to the American bison, which was an important food supply for Native Americans but became nearly extinct due to over-hunting.

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What is the average distance in a gun fight?

Between 10 and 20 FEET (3 to 6.5 meters).

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