Western Life

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

Books, Western Fiction

Hopalong Cassidy – Hero of the Wild West

Some characters are both created and forgotten within a relatively short period of time, and others become immortal over time in the minds of readers. One of these that we became aware of in the early 20th century was Hopalong Cassidy. Called ‘Hoppy’ for short, he is a fictional cowboy introduced to the world by… Continue reading Hopalong Cassidy – Hero of the Wild West

Western Life


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

Western Life

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

Western Life

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