Louisiana Cowboys

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Contents

The Early Years
17
Ranching the Louisiana Prairies
22
After the Civil War
25
The Gray Ranch
29
A Ranch to Last a Century
30
Handling the Old Herd
35
The Vachers of No Mans Land
41
Coy Broussard
43
Dipping Cattle
113
Summer Cow Works
116
The Summer the Bad Steers Got Out in Vinton
118
Summer Fun in the Marsh
120
Saltwater Storms and Snakes
122
Hurricanes
124
Fall
130
A Good Fall Day Going to the Marsh
135

Clint Granger
48
Boo Ledoux
50
Archie Berwick
52
Dennis Burch
53
The AfricanAmerican Vachers
57
Joe Victor
65
Leland Peanut Ryan
68
Passionate Lives They Didnt Do It for the Money
71
The Seasons The Cowboys Clock
73
Bringing the Herd Home via the Dump
77
Drives to Separate Summer Ranges
93
Working the Cattle
95
Trouble on the Springtime Trail
98
Summer
108
A Summertime Errand on the Gray
110
Fall Trail Drives After the Dump
137
A Dangerous Life in Any Season
140
Winter
143
The French Come to Johnsons Bayou
147
Running a Winter Trap Line
148
Winter Trips to the Store and Other Methods of Getting Meat
153
Barrow Grade Cattle
157
The Vachers Silent Partners Their Horses
161
Tools of the Trade
177
The Big Sellout of 1972 The Demise of the Old Herd and the Big Swims and Trail Drives
181
Still Following the Grass
191
Notes
196
Index
205
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