Where did we get the image of the "cowboy" from?
Spain and Mexican cultures.
Who brought the cattle over to America?
In the movie "Red River" what symbol was the brand used on the cattle?
Initials of name
After the Civil War, men like Dunson got his cattle to the markets or rail-roads how?
How did farmers react to the drive trails coming through their fields?
They fenced them off, blocking the trails.
Why were cattle branded?
To show who owned them
What did the "wrangler" do on a cattle drive?
Took care of the horses
Name the three most important drive trails in Texas.
Goodnight-Loving, Chisholm, and Sedalia
Why did the cattle drives die out?
overproduction of cattle, expansion of rail-roads, quarantine laws, fencing of the open range.
Native New Yorker who purchased an old land grant from Spain. It would become the largest working ranch in the world.
Invention by J.F. Glidden that helped end the open range.