By Jeff Savage
James McCauley stood watch over his herd of farm animals within the hour of darkness darkness. typhoon clouds plastered the sky. abruptly, a clap of thunder stirred the livestock. nervous by means of the loud sound, the farm animals have been off and operating. Stampede! McCauley's horse obtained jittery, and took him in each course. McCauley used to be misplaced! The lifetime of a cowboy within the Wild West used to be difficult. From branding livestock to livestock drives, a cowboy labored challenging. writer Jeff Savage takes a firsthand examine the lives of yankee cowboys, from rounding up farm animals to the tip of a protracted force.
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The whole horse went under. James was sent floating down the river in a strong current. At the last possible second, he grabbed hold of a steer. ” James reached safety, but he had lost his horse and everything he owned—his saddle, bridle, blankets, and spurs. He rode bareback on a spare horse for a week until the cowboys reached Pueblo, Colorado. There, his friend Scandlous John surprised him with a new saddle. Eventually, the cowboys arrived at their destination—Miles City, Montana. James was so relieved.
Thunder and lightning often caused cattle to stampede, but any loud noise could startle them. James had grown up on a farm in the East, dreaming of someday becoming a cowboy. He had no idea it would be like this. Barely eighteen years old and on his very first cattle drive, he was sitting on a horse with three hundred sleeping cattle at his feet, lost in the dark wilderness. How would the other cowboys ever find him? James got an idea. If he could make a loud enough noise, maybe they would hear him back at camp.
Price, Sean. Crooks, Cowboys, and Characters. Chicago: Raintree, 2008. Sheinkin, Steve. : Everything Your Schoolbooks Didn’t Tell You About America’s Westward Expansion. New York: Roaring Brook Press, 2009. , 22–23 O Old Blue, 28–29 outlaws, 30 P point riders, 27 pork, 14 R railroads, 14, 22, 41 ranch hands, 14, 15, 37–39 recreation, 34–37 Roosevelt, Theodore, 19, 39 rope, 17 roundups, 24–25, 37, 39 S Shawnee Trail, 22, 29–30 stampedes, 6, 8, 21, 32–33 swing riders, 27 T trail blazing, 20–23 trail bosses, 27–28 V vaqueros, 12–13 voting rights, 16 W water, 21, 32 women, 15–16 Note To Our Readers About This Electronic Book: This electronic book was initially published as a printed book.
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