The History Files #76: Cowboys Pt. 1

36 mins - Published Wed, Nov 9, 2016 by Gordon Frye and Nancy Frye

Saddle up and stow your bedroll, it’s time to hit the dusty trail as we take a look at the history of the American cowboy. This week, in part one, we start in the early 19th century in the American southwest with Mexican Vaqueros, and end up mid-century in Abilene, Kansas and the era of the cattle drive.

Show notes and links:

Sponsored by:

  • Audible.com, the best place on the Internet for audiobooks. Listeners of The History Files can get a free audiobook download and 30 day free trial! Over 180,000 titles to choose from for your iPhone, Android, Kindle or mp3 player.


The History Files

The History Files is a weekly show dedicated to history of all eras. Join historian Gordon Frye and various guests as they discuss history in the news, in the media, in literature, in politics, and just about anywhere else of interest.

If you want to get in touch with the people behind the episode or talk to others who like it, feel free to join the CSICONauts chat room. Alternatively, you can find some of this episode's hosts and/or guests on Twitter: Nancy Frye. The show also has its own Twitter account at @history_files.

Subscribe: Goodreads, RSS, Twitter and iTunes.