Fun History Fact: The overwhelming majority of cowboys in the U.S. were Indigenous, Black, and/or Mexican persons. The omnipresent white cowboy is a Hollywood studio concoction meant to uphold the mythology of white masculinity.

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Hence why they’re called cowBOY. “Boy” was a common title/nickname for men of color (usually black men) used as a way to demean and infantilize them.

Also, most of the visual cues we associate with cowboys aren’t actually from the US, but from gauchos in South America. 

According to Print the Legend, lot of the myth of the cowboy also came from photo studios during that time period, which would dress up white dudes in ridiculous and exaggerated “cowboy” attire so they could send the pictures to their families out east and make themselves look all rugged and adventurous. 


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Kylemore Abbey, Connemara, Ireland
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What with a view at the an abandoned sugar mill in California. Source.