Cowboys & Outlaws [DVD]
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They were the quintessential American heroes: the embodiment of rugged individualism and independence. For a century and half, cowboys ruled the frontier, settling the American West and carving their way into American mythology forever.
A powder keg of history, the American Frontier was a period of conquest, war and money. In this short era, men and women endured the Buffalo Hunters Wars, range wars, Indian Wars, and the Spanish-American War. For most, it was a time of incredible stress and hardship. But for a few extraordinary men, it was a time of unbelievable opportunity. Cowboys brought six million steers from the southernmost tip of Texas along cattle trails to railroad heads, and settled the West, solidifying their stature as heroes whose strength and individuality made them the ultimate icons of their time.
Discover the legendary qualities of these amazing men in this visually stunning series from HISTORYTM. Using recovered letters, journals and books, as well as archaeological and forensic evidence, COWBOYS & OUTLAWS focuses on the true tales and heroes of the American West.
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Each story is brilliantly colored and informative. It's worth the purchase!
My great-grandmother being a Goodnight, I feel there is so much more to this story that could be told. Perhaps a little more about the Palo Duro Canyon and how Oliver Loving and Col. Charles Goodnight came to be partners and friends. On the whole it is a wonderful addition to anyone's Western Library.