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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In addition, even cowboy slang is derived heavily from Spanish. For example, the term ‘buckaroo’ (slang for cowboy) comes from the Spanish word ‘vaquero’ (cowboy).