Cowboys drove cattle during the western expansion of America. It was a very hard job, but it payed well while it lasted. They often fought with homesteaders over property lines and destroyed crops. Leading to the invention of barbed wire. Cutting of cowboys from making long cattle drives from Texas into Kansas
Barbed wire was a huge part in stopping the flow of cattle on drives ran by cowboys.
Texas longhorns were the breed of cattle driven by cowboys during the western expansion.