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The Golden Age of the Canadian Cowboy

An Illustrated History

by (author) Hugh Dempsey

Fifth House Books
Initial publish date
Feb 1999
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Feb 1999
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A lavishly illustrated tribute to the heritage of the Canadian cowboy and his adventures on the Western frontier, The Golden Age of the Canadian Cowboy celebrates the irresistible spirit of the Old West and its inhabitants.

Hugh Dempsey relates the history of prairie ranch life and provides colourful accounts of roundups, stampedes, blizzards, clashes with wolves and grizzly bears, and the losing battle against barbed wire, which ultimately put an end to the free range. Outstanding cowboys, women ranchers, gunfighters and outlaws, horse thieves, and cattle rustlers are all part of the huge cast of characters whose stories make up this collection.

Filled with history, stories, archival photographs, and personal accounts, The Golden Age of the Canadian Cowboy is a classic in Canadian cowboy literature.

About the author

Hugh Dempsey is an author, historian, and researcher. He is the former associate director of the Glenbow Museum in Calgary, and is currently its chief curator emeritus. He is also the editor of the quarterly Alberta History. Dempsey was made an honorary chief of the Kainai Blackfoot in 1967 and in 1975 was invested as a member of the Order of Canada. He is the author of more than twenty books, including The Great Blackfoot Treaties, Maskepetoon, Firewater, and Crowfoot.

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