North Dakota Rodeo

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Rodeos have been around in what is now North Dakota since the early cattle drives brought cattle and ranching to the Northern Plains and Badlands. The horse culture was there much earlier, as Native American tribes used horses for transportation and hunting. Simpler than modern events, early-day rodeos offered a Sunday recreational activity after six days of hard work. Today's rodeo is much different than in the late 1800s and brings out a diverse audience—not just cowboys, cowgirls, and ranchers but also city slickers, families, white- and blue-color workers, and first-time visitors to the state and country.
ISBN: 9780738582535
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: North Dakota
Series: Images of America
Images: 204
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author Cathy A. Langemo has compiled photographs of some of North Dakota's best-known and most historic rodeos and rodeo stars. The photographic range of events gives readers the feel and excitement of rodeos. Many of the photographs are from the North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame, which has an administrative office in Bismarck and an interpretive center in Medora. Owner of WritePlus Inc., a writing, editing, and research firm based in Bismarck, Cathy is especially passionate about genealogy, history, and historic preservation.
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