“Rhinestone Vaquero” has a better ring to it anyway. 
5 Ridiculous Myths Everyone Believes About the Wild West



#3. Cowboys Are an American Creation
The original cowboys were Mexican cattlemen known as vaqueros, and they are literally everything you imagine a cowboy to be.
They came up with all of the cowboy lingo, including “bronco,” “lariat,” and even “stampede.” Vaqueros rode the long-haul cattle drives, and their sombreros were probably the precursor to cowboy hats. They also wore chaps, held rodeos, and lived the life of a cowboy in relative anonymity for some 200 years.
When Americans moved westward, it was these vaqueros who knew the land and wildlife enough to help teach the future American cowboys everything they knew. The settlers in turn did the right thing and outright stole the entire culture, including the title of “vaqueros,” which was turned into “buckaroos.”



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“Rhinestone Vaquero” has a better ring to it anyway.

5 Ridiculous Myths Everyone Believes About the Wild West

#3. Cowboys Are an American Creation

The original cowboys were Mexican cattlemen known as vaqueros, and they are literally everything you imagine a cowboy to be.

They came up with all of the cowboy lingo, including “bronco,” “lariat,” and even “stampede.” Vaqueros rode the long-haul cattle drives, and their sombreros were probably the precursor to cowboy hats. They also wore chaps, held rodeos, and lived the life of a cowboy in relative anonymity for some 200 years.

When Americans moved westward, it was these vaqueros who knew the land and wildlife enough to help teach the future American cowboys everything they knew. The settlers in turn did the right thing and outright stole the entire culture, including the title of “vaqueros,” which was turned into “buckaroos.”

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