History Faculty Publications and Presentations

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Fall 2017


The article explores the history of Vaqueros and shares information on their skills, work ethic and origin. Topics discussed include the evident origination of Vaqueros in the Rio Grande Valley; their livelihood in ranchos of Texas and Mexico and recognition of area south of San Antonio "The Neueces Diamond" as the centre of cowboy culture; and the future aspects of the cowboy traditions.


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