Cowboys Gentlemen & Cattle Thieves: Ranching on the Western Frontier

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Prostitution, gunfights, barroom brawls and cattle rustling - while prevailing images from the American old West - have typically been absent from histories of the Canadian frontier. In Cowboys, Gentlemen, and Cattle Thieves Warren Elofson demonstrates that the Canadian frontier was less restrained, law-abiding, and insulated from death and violence than has been believed. He challenges traditional views that Canadian ranching society was a microcosm of the "Old World," arguing that the greatest influence on ranchers and ...

Cowboys Gentlemen & Cattle Thieves: Ranching on the Western Frontier 2000, McGill-Queen's University Press

ISBN-13: 9780773521001

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