Man, Beast, Dust: The Story of Rodeo

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U of Nebraska Press, Jun 1, 2005 - Sports & Recreation - 476 pages
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Ever since the early cowboys cut a swath through the open range and the bawdy cow towns, rodeo has been part of the American scene. Today it has a huge following. Alive with color, movement, and sharp observation, Man, Beast, Dust tells the story of rodeo from its beginnings. Clifford P. Westermeier takes us along the dusty trails traveled by cowhands of only yesterday?to Cheyenne, Pecos City, Prescott, Lander, and Miles City. We attend ?two-bit,? one-day shows and the fabulous arena contests of the cities. We rodeo with the champions across America as well as with those in Canada, England, South America, and Australia.
  

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Contents

Foreword
13
Chapter
23
Early Rodeos Stampedes and RoundUps
30
Eighty Years on the Trail
38
High Wide and Handsome
50
Centaurs Ropes and Amazons
69
Organizin
94
Wrangling Their Way
131
Bulls and Buttocks
247
Home on the Range
260
Tumbleweeds in the East
268
Celebratin
279
Big Time and Big Shots
292
Men Who Didnt Scare
303
Far from the Home Range
315
Progress and Problems
339

Big Hats High Heels and Sharp Hooks
137
Rodeo Folks
145
The Invaders 15 5
155
The Horned Ones
175
Associatin
183
Brushing the Stars
189
Get Along Little Dogie
213
The Modern Ursus
233
Outside Looking in
349
Prescott to Pendleton
362
Cheyenne Denver and the Fall Roundup
374
Empty Chutes
411
Bibliography
419
Index of proper names and places 441
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\Clifford P. Westermeier (1910?87) was a noted historian and painter of the West. Bill Crawford is a former editor of Prorodeo Sports News, the official publication of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. Kristine Fredriksson is a rodeo authority who traces the developments on the rodeo scene and books on the subject from 1945 to 1986.

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