LATINO VOICES
12/12/2013 08:52 am ET Updated Dec 12, 2013

How We Know The American Cowboy Is A Latino Invention

Few images scream "America" more loudly than that of the southwestern cowboy. The United States can thank its Mexican heritage for creating this mythic figure. In a country where many continue to view Hispanics as foreign, a look back at the language of the Wild West serves as a reminder that Latinos taught Anglo immigrants in the Southwest how to be cowboys.

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