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Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Studio portrait of Theodore Roosevelt seated on faux boulders and dressed as a cowboy wearing chaps, a cowboy hat, and a handgun in a hip holster.

Resource Type: Photograph

Subject: Cowboys; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1883

The two dromios

Description:

Print shows an American cowboy talking to a British nobleman who is standing on papers labeled "Brutality, Vulgarity, Insolence, Arrogance, Selfishness, [and] Boorishness", with an "Invitation N. Pacific R.R. Opening - Villard" extending from a pocket. In the background is a railroad car labeled "Parlor Car Villard Excursion."  Caption: American Cowboy to British Nobleman (Villard Variety) "Methinks, thou art my mirror!"

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Cowboys; Nobility; Manners and customs; Railroad passenger cars; Northern Pacific Railroad Company; Villard, Henry, 1835-1900

Date: 1883-10-10

The Bad Lands Cow Boy

Description:

February 7, 1884, edition of The Bad Lands Cow Boy.

Resource Type: Newspaper article

Subject: American newspapers; Cattle herding; Ranching; Cowboys--Social life and customs; North Dakota--Medora

Date: 1884-02-07

Letter from Mary Alice Sherman Sewall to Annie Corliss

Description:

Mary Alice Sherman Sewall describes life and ranch activities at the Elkhorn Ranch.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Frontier and pioneer life; Ranching; Cowboys; Dow, Wilmot; Sewall, William Wingate, 1845-1930; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1886-06-13

The round-up

Description:

Overview of cattle herding and the operations of a cattle ranch.

Resource Type: Magazine article

Subject: Cattle herding; Ranching; Cowboys--Social life and customs; Horsemanship; Cattle--Marking; North Dakota--Badlands

Date: 1887?

Frontier types

Description:

Compilation of stories related to Theodore Roosevelt's experiences in the American West, particularly second hand stories from his western acquaintances.

Resource Type: Magazine article

Subject: Cowboys--Social life and customs; Hunters--Social life and customs; Trappers--Social life and customs; North Dakota--Medora

Date: 1888

The home ranch

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt describes life on his ranch in the Badlands of North Dakota.

Resource Type: Magazine article

Subject: Ranching; Cowboys--Social life and customs; Horsemanship; Horses--Training; North Dakota--Badlands; United States--Little Missouri River

Date: 1888-03

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Kermit Roosevelt

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt writes his son Kermit from the camp of the 1st United States Volunteer Cavalry outside San Antonio, Texas. He describes camp life and how he won't be able to write much because he is so busy. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Military training camps; Horses; Cowboys; Letters; Texas--San Antonio; United States. Army. Volunteer Cavalry, 1st; Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow, 1861-1948

Date: 1898-05-16

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Kermit Roosevelt

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt writes to Kermit Roosevelt to say he loves Kermit's letters but hardly has time to answer them. He describes seeing a Choctaw Indian and a cowboy riding horses bareback and says he is going to get on his horse, Texas, and drill two squadrons.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Horses; Cowboys; Choctaw Indians; United States. Army. Volunteer Cavalry, 1st

Date: 1898-05-20

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to George Bird Grinnell

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt is glad that George Bird Grinnell liked his Rough Rider articles.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Spanish-American War (1898); Writing; Authors, American; Periodicals--Publishing; Cowboys--Historiography; United States. Army. Volunteer Cavalry, 1st; Hough, Emerson, 1857-1923

Date: 1899-02-18

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