The program begins with the days following the Civil War, when men first drove cattle westward to the range lands of the southwest, where only the buffalo had grazed before. The importance of meat to the country is shown, and the development of great herds, which roamed the open unfenced country until it was later settled and fenced. The life of the cowboy, the reason for his wearing his particular costume, chaps, kerchief, sombrero, is explained. Bash tells tales of the cowboy’s job herding, branding, and also driving the cattle on the long trek up the trails to market and shipping centers. Songs include “Cowboy’s Dreams,” “The Chisholm Trail,” and a lively dance is done to “Cindy” when the cowboys reach town.
KQED, San Francisco; Bash Kennett; Kathleen Rawlings; Richard Moore; Robert Nissen
National Educational Television; Indiana University Audio-Visual Center
Children's; Educational; Historical; Music
Cowboys; United States--History
National Educational Television
IUL Moving Image Archive
- Rights Statement
- No Copyright - United States
- Physical Description
1 film reel (15 min.) sound,black and white/monochrome; 16 mm
- Other Identifiers
Catalog Key: 7835157; Other: GR00468217; MDPI Barcode: 40000003181437
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