Cowboys During Westward Expansion "People in charge of driving the cattle from Texas to Kansas were called cowboys."

“Here was all these cheap long-horned steers over-running Texas; here was the rest of the country crying out for beef -- and no railroads in Texas to get them out. So they trailed them out, across hundreds of miles of wild country." -Teddy Blue Abbott

"After the Civil War, African Americans began going west where they would face less discrimination. Though there was still prejudice in the West, and many African Americans were able to find jobs as cowboys."

"Morally, as a class, cowboys are foulmouthed, blasphemous, drunken, lecherous, utterly corrupt." CHEYENNE DAILY LEADER

SOURCES

http://www.pbs.org/weta/thewest/program/episodes/five/cowboys.htm

https://sites.google.com/a/wcsga.net/turn-of-the-century-wild-wild-west/cowboys

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