Cowboys<br />
The Cattle Industry on the Great Plains<br />Answer Questions 1 – 7<br />Find Out About Early Developments:<br /><ul><li>W...
Who became cowboys?</li></li></ul><li>Video 1 cowboys<br />
Slow Development<br />Slow and small scale from end of Mexican-American War until Civil War (1861-1865) ends<br />War cuts...
Ex-Confederate soldiers and Ex-slaves sought jobs<br />Demand for meat increased in East as economy took off<br />Cattle r...
Plains Indians<br />U.S. Cavalry set up Forts (Fort Laramie, Fort Buford etc.) in West to protect settlers<br />Threat of ...
Joseph McCoy<br />Solved problem of moving the cattle from Texas to cities of the East.<br />Post-Civil War boom in railro...
Cattle needed to be driven in large numbers from Texas to railheads in Kansas<br />Trails utilized to drive cattle herds t...
Answer Questions 8-11<br />Find out about:<br />How did a trail drive operate?<br />
What do I do?<br />Trail Boss: Best Paid, Worked for same ranch, scouted for water and trouble, negotiated price<br />Poin...
Answer Questions 12-15<br />Find out about:<br />What happened in Abilene?<br />Why the “golden age” of cowboys ended?<br />
Video 4 cowboys<br />
Joseph Glidden<br />1874 Invents barbed wire<br />Made fences possible for most homesteaders<br />Was his invention a good...
Mistaken Identity?<br />Reality<br />Myths<br />Lonesome Figure<br />Romantic/Heroic Savior <br />Gun Play Common<br /><ul...
Busy Performing Rigorous Job
Rarely Used Guns</li></ul>Where do these false ideas of cowboys come from?<br />
1.  ______________________<br />2.  ______________________<br />3.  ______________________<br />4.  ______________________...
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in …5
×

Cowboys

926 views

Published on

Published in: Sports, News & Politics
0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total views
926
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
4
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
16
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

Cowboys

  1. 1. Cowboys<br />
  2. 2. The Cattle Industry on the Great Plains<br />Answer Questions 1 – 7<br />Find Out About Early Developments:<br /><ul><li>Where did American cowboys come from?
  3. 3. Who became cowboys?</li></li></ul><li>Video 1 cowboys<br />
  4. 4.
  5. 5.
  6. 6. Slow Development<br />Slow and small scale from end of Mexican-American War until Civil War (1861-1865) ends<br />War cuts off market in East<br />Texas Longhorns roamed freely and numbers grew; shot as game animals<br />
  7. 7. Ex-Confederate soldiers and Ex-slaves sought jobs<br />Demand for meat increased in East as economy took off<br />Cattle ranchers began increasing operations<br />Post Civil War<br />
  8. 8. Plains Indians<br />U.S. Cavalry set up Forts (Fort Laramie, Fort Buford etc.) in West to protect settlers<br />Threat of Indian attacks was reduced as reservations were established <br />Cattle industry secured huge contracts to supply army with food<br />By 1870 the US Army was buying between 60 and 70,000 head of cattle a year to feed the Indians and its own soldiers<br />
  9. 9. Joseph McCoy<br />Solved problem of moving the cattle from Texas to cities of the East.<br />Post-Civil War boom in railroad construction connects east and west<br />Starting in 1867 cattle are loaded onto train cars in Abilene, Kansas and shipped back east…soon other towns begin to compete<br />Cattle worth less than $5 in Texas might fetch $30 in Kansas<br />
  10. 10.
  11. 11. Cattle needed to be driven in large numbers from Texas to railheads in Kansas<br />Trails utilized to drive cattle herds to market<br />Large scale operation required several cowboys working ‘round the clock<br />Cowboys, what good are they?<br />
  12. 12. Answer Questions 8-11<br />Find out about:<br />How did a trail drive operate?<br />
  13. 13.
  14. 14. What do I do?<br />Trail Boss: Best Paid, Worked for same ranch, scouted for water and trouble, negotiated price<br />Point: Veterans who rode at front and “drove” herd<br />Swing/Flank: Kept herd together, “cut out” sick animals<br />Drag: Kept stragglers moving<br />Wrangler: Controlled Remuda (extra horses)<br />Chuck Wagon: Driven by cook, carried food and supplies<br />
  15. 15. Answer Questions 12-15<br />Find out about:<br />What happened in Abilene?<br />Why the “golden age” of cowboys ended?<br />
  16. 16. Video 4 cowboys<br />
  17. 17. Joseph Glidden<br />1874 Invents barbed wire<br />Made fences possible for most homesteaders<br />Was his invention a good thing?<br />
  18. 18. Mistaken Identity?<br />Reality<br />Myths<br />Lonesome Figure<br />Romantic/Heroic Savior <br />Gun Play Common<br /><ul><li>Worked in Groups
  19. 19. Busy Performing Rigorous Job
  20. 20. Rarely Used Guns</li></ul>Where do these false ideas of cowboys come from?<br />
  21. 21. 1. ______________________<br />2. ______________________<br />3. ______________________<br />4. ______________________<br />5. ______________________<br />6. ______________________<br />7. ______________________<br />8. ______________________<br />9. ______________________<br />10. ______________________<br />11. ______________________<br />12. ______________________<br />13. ______________________<br />14. ______________________<br />15. ______________________<br />16. ______________________<br />17. ______________________<br />18. ______________________<br />Name __________________________________________ Hour ____<br />16*<br />10*<br />7<br />3<br />13*<br />6<br />18<br />11*<br />14*<br />2<br />17<br />15*<br />5<br />9*<br />1<br />12*<br />8<br />4<br />Directions: Use the legend below to help identify the locations numbered 1-18. Write your answer on the space provided to the right<br />Number by itself is a state<br />Number with * is a state capital<br />Number in a triangle is a mountain range<br />
  22. 22. 36. ______________________<br />37. ______________________<br />38. ______________________<br />39. ______________________<br />40. ______________________<br />41. ______________________<br />42. ______________________<br />43. ______________________<br />44. ______________________<br />45. ______________________<br />46. ______________________<br />47. ______________________<br />48. ______________________<br />49. ______________________<br />50. ______________________<br />XC1. _____________________<br />XC2. _____________________<br />XC3. _____________________<br />Name __________________________________________ Hour ____<br />36<br />44*<br />37*<br />XC3<br />45<br />49*<br />40<br />XC2<br />42<br />39*<br />XC1<br />50<br />38*<br />43<br />46<br />48<br />41*<br />Directions: Use the legend below to help identify the locations numbered 36-XC3. Write your answer on the space provided to the right<br />Number by itself is a state<br />Number with * is a state capital<br />47<br />
  23. 23. Name __________________________________________ Hour ____<br /> 13*<br />8<br />7<br />5<br />10<br />1. ______________________<br />2. ______________________<br />3. ______________________<br />4. ______________________<br />5. ______________________<br />6. ______________________<br />7. ______________________<br />8. ______________________<br />9. ______________________<br />10. ______________________<br />11. ______________________<br />12. ______________________<br />13. ______________________<br />14. ______________________<br />15. ______________________<br />16. ______________________<br />17. ______________________<br />18. ______________________<br />19. ______________________<br />20. ______________________<br />12*<br /> 1<br />9<br />16*<br />17*<br />19*<br />18*<br />14*<br />20*<br />2<br />6<br />4<br />15*<br />3<br />11*<br />

×