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American Literature

Literature of the West

From the gauchos of the Argentine pampas to the workers of Australian sheep stations, many nations have had their own versions of the cowboys of the American West. Use the Web sites below to research one such nation. Prepare a bulletin-board display that shows the similarities and differences between Western cowboys and their counterparts in that country.

Mexico's Charros Are a Breed Apart http://www.cnn.com/ WORLD/ 9705/ 04/ mexico.charros/
News feature from 1997 about cowboy culture in Mexico.

Gauchos, Huasos and Llanero http://gosouthamerica.about.com/ library/ weekly/ aa051302a.htm
An overview of the role of cowboys in Latin American history and culture with links to information on specific Latin American countries.