Vaquero: Genesis of the Texas Cowboy

Museum Exhibit or ProgramThis is an exhibition sponsored by Humanities Texas. In the early 1970s, Bill Wittliff visited a ranch in northern Mexico where the vaqueros still worked cattle in traditional ways. Wittliff photographed the vaqueros as they went about daily chores that had changed little since the first Mexican cowherders learned to work cattle from a horse's back. Wittliff captured a way of life that now exists only in memory and in the photographs included in this exhibition. This Humanities Texas traveling exhibition features photographs with bilingual narrative text that reveal the muscle, sweat, and drama that went into roping a calf in thick brush or breaking a wild horse in the saddle. For more information, contact the Spellman Museum of Forney History. September 27–November 23, 2016 Spellman Museum of Forney History 200 S. Bois d'Arc, Forney. Forney, TX 75126
Start Date/Time:2016-09-27 00:00:00
End Date/Time:2016-11-23 00:00:00
Source:Humanities Texas
URL:http://www.humanitiestexas.org/news/events/vaquero-genesis-texas-cowboy-39
Grade Level:Both
TEKS:4.19(A), 4.19(B), 4.19(C), 7.19(A), 7.19(B), 7.19(C), 7.19(D)
Topics:Prehistory, Spanish Texas, Mexican Texas, Texas Revolution, Republic of Texas, Antebellum Texas, Civil War, Reconstruction, Late Nineteenth-Century, Progressive Era, Texas in the 1920s, Great Depression, World War II, Texas Since World War II

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