Category: Cowboys

Categories: Animal Husbandry Occupations | Occupations by Name

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A cowboy is an animal herder who tends cattle on ranches in North America, traditionally on horseback, and often performs a multitude of other ranch-related tasks. The historic American cowboy of the late 19th century arose from the vaquero traditions of northern Mexico and became a figure of special significance and legend. A subtype, called a wrangler, specifically tends the horses used to work cattle. In addition to ranch work, some cowboys work for or participate in rodeos. Cowgirls, first defined as such in the late 19th century, had a less-well documented historical role, but in the modern world have established the ability to work at virtually identical tasks and obtained considerable respect for their achievements. There are also cattle handlers in many other parts of the world, particularly South America and Australia, who perform work similar to the cowboy in their respective nations.

The cowboy has deep historic roots tracing back to Spain and the earliest European settlers of the Americas. Over the centuries, differences in terrain, climate and the influence of cattle-handling traditions from multiple cultures created several distinct styles of equipment, clothing and animal handling. As the ever-practical cowboy adapted to the modern world, the cowboy's equipment and techniques also adapted to some degree, though many classic traditions are still preserved today. Source: Wikipedia: Cowboy


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Person Profiles (86)

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28 Jan 1876 Bosque, Texas, United States - 11 Jan 1941 photo

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abt 1852 Muscogee (Creek) Nation, Okmulgee, Oklahoma, United States
1866 Iowa, United States - abt 01 Jun 1882
abt 1855 Louisiana, United States
abt 1855 Texas, United States
abt 1866 Texas, United States
12 Feb 1898 Waxahachie, Ellis, Texas, United States - 27 Dec 1989
19 Feb 1850 Saint Albans Franklin County Vermont, USA - 04 Apr 1878 photo
1845 Cochise County, Arizona Territory - 24 Mar 1882 photo
abt 1857 Georgia, United States
13 Mar 1850 Arkadelphia, Clark, Arkansas, United States - 09 Nov 1921

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29 Nov 1895 Colfax, Whitman, Washington, United States - 24 May 1986 photo
abt 1858 Texas, United States
21 Oct 1860 Yazoo, Mississippi, United States of America - 14 Nov 1882 photo
1847 Callaway County, Missouri, USA - 01 Jun 1887 photo
1862 Hamilton County, Texas, United States - 26 Oct 1881 photo
30 Aug 1955 Idaho, United States - 22 Oct 2002 photo
01 Mar 1854 Missouri, United States - 20 Nov 1922
abt 1857 Texas, United States

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abt 1855 Texas, United States - abt 03 Oct 1900 photo
abt 1854 Texas, United States
26 Jan 1863 Orchard, Mitchell, Iowa, United States - 03 Jun 1938 photo

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abt 1852 Texas, United States
01 Mar 1876 Caergwrle, Sir y Fflint, Cymru
abt 1853 Alabama, United States
abt 1854 Texas, United States
abt 1853 Texas, United States

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abt 1860 Texas, United States
abt 1858 Texas, United States
abt 1856 Texas, United States

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26 Feb 1851 Pickens, Alabama, United States - 01 Jun 1928 photo
02 May 1845 Natchitoches, Louisiana, United States - 23 Apr 1926 photo
15 Oct 1878 Frio, Texas, United States - 09 Oct 1921 photo
14 Apr 1881 Warrick, Indiana, United States - 25 Sep 1966

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20 Jan 1898 Urich, Henry, Missouri, United States - 13 Apr 1995
26 May 1853 Bonham, Fannin, Texas, United States - 19 Aug 1895 photo
abt 1862 Texas, United States
abt 1858 Texas, United States
01 Aug 1849 Hallettsville, Lavaca County, Texas, USA - 10 Jul 1879
28 Mar 1851 Macon, Georgia, USA - 18 Dec 1913
04 Jul 1893 Mills, Texas, United States - 29 Oct 1958 photo
02 Apr 1923 Brown County, Nebraska, United States - 17 Jul 2010
15 Sep 1849 Harrison Township, Henry, Indiana, United States - 27 Sep 1927
abt 1854 Texas, United States

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abt 1862 Texas, United States
08 Jul 1907 Otero, New Mexico Territory, United States - 22 Dec 1985 photo
24 Oct 1959 Tucson, Pima, Arizona, United States - 18 Feb 2022 photo
13 Jun 1918 Foraker, Osage, Oklahoma, United States - 08 Apr 1996 photo
abt 1855 Texas, United States

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31 Oct 1863 China Creek, San Saba, Texas, United States - 26 Apr 1901 photo

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abt 1858 Texas, United States
20 Apr 1878 Grayville, Edwards, Illinois, United States - 16 Nov 1932 photo
05 Dec 1912 Henrietta, Clay County, Texas, United States - 23 Oct 1994 photo
31 Mar 1874 Grayville, White, Illinois, United States - 11 Dec 1955 photo
abt 14 Jun 1854 Carter, Carter, Tennessee, United States - abt 11 Feb 1921 photo

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11 Jul 1865 Atlanta, Georgia, United States
abt 1863 Texas, United States
abt 1858 Texas, United States
30 Nov 1927 Graham, Carter, Oklahoma, United States - 23 Oct 2014 photo

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09 Jan 1856 Midway, Polk, Texas, United States - 21 Jan 1922 photo
abt 1850 Missouri, United States
abt 1847 Buffalo, Erie, New York, United States - 11 Jan 1904 photo

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bef 11 Apr 1858 Littleover, Derbyshire, England - abt 25 Feb 1916
abt 1859 Texas, United States
1834 Tennessee, United States
05 Dec 1870 Williamson, Texas, United States - 02 Apr 1932 photo
1860 Texas, United States

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abt 1859 Texas, United States
abt 1868 Texas, United States
abt 1856 Texas, United States
14 Jul 1923 Harrah, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, United States - 27 Feb 2013 photo
04 Nov 1879 Oologah, Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory - 15 Aug 1935 photo

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abt 1856 Arkansas, United States
1940s - 2010s Privacy Level: Private with Public Biography and Family Tree (Yellow)
20 Oct 1917 Conquest, Saskatchewan, Canada - 01 May 1999
abt 1858 Texas, United States

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1930s Privacy Level: Private with Public Biography and Family Tree (Yellow) photo
abt 1852 Texas, United States

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03 Feb 1906 Wales, Waukesha County, Wisconsin, USA - 17 Jan 1975 photo

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30 May 1927 Hartford, Madison, Illinois, United States - 21 May 2018 photo
15 Sep 1860 Inez, Victoria, Texas, United States - 28 Mar 1939 photo
14 Dec 1889 Bangor, Walworth, South Dakota, United States - 29 Jan 1957
abt 12 Dec 1850 United States - 11 Sep 1905 photo
abt 1861 Texas, United States
1847 Milam, Texas, United States - 1930 photo
abt 1857 Texas, United States




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