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Cattle Trails in 19th Century America

The Spaniards were the first set of people who drove cattle from one area to another, in the Americas. During the 19th century the scale on which this was done rapidly increased, as Americans began eating more beef than pork. The peak years of cattle driving were between 1866 and 1886, when over 20 million… Continue reading Cattle Trails in 19th Century America

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THE TRAIL OF TEARS

The trail of tears alludes to the removal of the American residents from the communities based in the South Eastern regions of America, owing to the endorsement of the Indian Removal Act put forward in the year of 1830. Moreover, in 1838, complying with the Indian Removal act, the Cherokee community was bound to give… Continue reading THE TRAIL OF TEARS

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Cattle Rustling

The term cattle rustling is derived from the cowboy culture of the Old West, and is used in America in regards to the raiding of ranches. Rustlers were very rarely arrested but it was still considered a serious offence, and vigilantes took matters into their own hands normally lynching the accused. The introduction of fenced… Continue reading Cattle Rustling

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Bass Reeves

Introduction Bass Reeves, a famous African American Deputy U.S marshal, was in charge of the west of the Mississippi River. His territory included Arkansan and Oklahoma region. He was famous for arresting more than 3,000 criminals and killing 14 dangerous felons in self-defense. Biography Bass Reeves was born in July 1838 as a slave in… Continue reading Bass Reeves

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Casey Tibbs

Back in the mid-1900s, the rodeo was the ultimate sport of choice amongst the people of the wild west. Being a cowboy was the baddest and coolest thing one could possibly be in the 1900s. It was the ultimate American dream. Just like every sport has 1 or 2 players that define the sport, Casey… Continue reading Casey Tibbs