Archived from the original on August 18, The traditions of the working cowboy were further etched into the minds of the general public with the development of Wild West Shows in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, which showcased and romanticized the life of both cowboys and Native Americans. In the 18th century, the residents of Spanish Texas began to herd cattle on horseback to sell in Louisiana, both legally and illegally. There are not many Old West roles that some of them didn't play. Over time, the cowboys of the American West developed a personal culture of their own, a blend of frontier and Victorian values that even retained vestiges of chivalry.
The historic American cowboy of the late 19th century arose from the vaquero traditions of northern Mexico and became a figure of special significance and legend. Special Projects. One writer has suggested that Doc Holliday may have enjoyed Big Nose Kate because she was so ugly she looked like a man. Wyoming grants women the vote" Archived at the Wayback Machine.
The word "cowboy" is also used in a negative sense.