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What were many cowboys before they became cowboys?
Black ex-slaves
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What did the life of a cowboy entail in the winter?
Hung around the ranch or lived in line camps taking daily rides to stop the cattle drifting into the open range
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What did the life of a cowboy entail in the spring?
Went bog riding to haul out mired cows, and then went on the round up
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What did the life of a cowboy entail in the summer?
Trail drives to the market
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How are these 3 things that Cowboys did similar to the Native Americans? (movement, food and clothing, round up)
Movement: Cowboys lifestyle was mainly nomadic except the Native Americans would follow the buffalo. Their food and clothing was derived from cattle, NA's from buffalo. Round up a collective effort similar to a buffalo hunt
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8 dangers that Cowboys faced
freezing winters in line camps. Trampling in stampedes. Drowning when crossing rivers. Hail and burning sun on drives. Staying awake all night on guard duty. Dust from riding as drag. Attacks from Native Americans. Attacks from rustlers
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What was the job of the trail boss?
In charge of the drive
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What was the the job of the chuck wagon?
Acts as the cook
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What was the job of the point?
Keeps lookout and turns the herd
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What was the job of the swing?
Watches the flank of the herd
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What was the job of the drag?
Chases up stranglers
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What was the job of the wrangler?
Looks after the horses
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What did the life of a cowboy entail in the winter?

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Hung around the ranch or lived in line camps taking daily rides to stop the cattle drifting into the open range

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What did the life of a cowboy entail in the spring?

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What did the life of a cowboy entail in the summer?

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How are these 3 things that Cowboys did similar to the Native Americans? (movement, food and clothing, round up)

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