The Book of Cowboys

The Book of Cowboys

By: Holling Clancy Holling
Published by: Houghton Mifflin Company
Publication Date: 1936

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Almost all boys and girls know what cowboys wear, and what they do.

But why does he work at chasing cows. To throw a rope about their necks and jerk them to the ground? Why does he wear those clumsy chaps—or a bandana—or high heeled boots? Where did saddles come from? What is a kyack?

All these things have reasons behind them. Behind the reasons are interesting stories. Many of them go back to a past time, when the West was a wild expanse of plain and mountain known only to animals and the stalking Indian.

By following the adventures of Peter and Barbara Ann, who are "green as grass," you may learn, as they did, something of the adventurous life of Cowboys.

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