The animal that put the "cow" in "cowboy"

From 1866 to 1886, cowboys herded something like 20 million cattle from Texas to railheads in Kansas where they were shipped to Chicago and other points East. Because of your basic "glut," cattle wasn't worth much in Texas after the Civil War since stockmen couldn't get the cows to market due to the conflict. After the Civil War, folks in the north wand the east would pay high prices to get Texas beef. Several hundred miles-long trails like the Chisholm Trail, Great Western Trail, Goodnight-Loving Trail, and others, took a couple of months to get cattle typically from Texas to Kansas. It was tricky business: Not only were there trip hazards--rivers, wild animals, bad weather, cattle rustlers, and occasionally Indians--but there was also an art to getting the cattle to the stockyard without having them lose too much weight on the trail. If they did, the trip was for naught. Cattle drives have become a favorite of western artists through the decades. Look at the images below to decide what the artist wants us to know about a cattle drive.
Curated by Marguerite House

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This gallery has 15 objects

Painting- Corriente Gathering- Seabeck, Robert- oil on canvas- horse- cattle- longhorn- Cowboy- lower right of center: R. Seabeck
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Painting- Cutting Out- Cutting Out (Colorado)- Wyeth, N.C.- oil on canvas- Group- Animal- Cowboy- LRC: N.C. Wyeth/Colo.-1904-- quote was taken from article b...
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Painting- Rounding Up- Little Rattlesnake Creek- Wyeth, N.C.- oil on canvas- Group- Landscape- Animal- Cowboy- LRC: N. C. Wyeth/Little Rattle-snake Creek/-19...
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Painting- The Wild, Spectacular Race for Dinner- Wyeth, N.C.- oil on canvas- Group- Animal- Cowboy- LRC: N.C. Wyeth/Cottonwood Camp/1904
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Print- Fifty Years of Trail Blazing- Goodnight, Veryl- hand-colored etching on paper- cattle- Top: Fifty Years of Trail Blazing Veryl Goodnight 2009 Bottom:...
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Drawing- Riding Herd in the Rain- Remington, Frederic- pen and ink and wash on paper- Group- Landscape- Animal- Cowboy- LR: Frederic Remington; LL: Copyright...
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Painting- Ruby Mountain Baldies- Waddell, Theodore- oil on paper- cattle- LR: T Waddell reverse: Ruby Mountain Baldies / Theodore Waddell / 2009 (copyright ...
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Painting- Stampede- Russell, Charles M.- watercolor on paper- cattle- lightning- on backing: #1219- Not to be sold, traded or otherwise disposed of for two y...
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Painting- They Stood There Watching Him Move Off Across the Range, Leading His Pack Horse- Koerner, W.H.D.- oil on canvas- Group- Landscape- Animal- Cowboy- ...
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Painting- The Cattle Drive- Clymer, John- oil on canvas- Indian- Group- Landscape- Animal- Cowboy- LLC: John Clymer/CA(the A is one space below the C)
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Painting- The Feed Trough- Post, Howard- oil on canvas- cattle- Landscape- feed trough
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Painting- The Stampede- Jackson, Harry- oil on canvas- Group- Landscape- Animal- Cowboy- LR: c.Harry Jackson 1965/Dedicated in memory of/the painter Jackson ...
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Painting- Throwing a Steer- Rungius, Carl- oil on canvas- Animal- Cowboy- LR: C Rungius
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Painting- Waiting for a Chinook- Russell, Charles M.- watercolor on paper- Group- Landscape- Animal- wolf- LLC: C M Russell(skull);LL: Waiting For A Chinook/...
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Painting- Whitney Gallery Congratulations 50th Anniversary- Seabeck, Robert- oil on board- cattle- Cowboy- Whitney Gallery Congratulations 50 Anniversary- R....
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Marg2309's deep thoughts

Well, it's not exactly an entry in the "disaster dash," but a neat collection nevertheless. These galleries are amazing!