How the Spanish vaquero gave way to the American cowboy
The American cowboy hat, lasso and pointy boots all trace back to the Spanish vaquero. Spanish and Mexican vaqueros taught American cattle workers how to manage livestock. The traditions are still alive and well in the American West.
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