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By Andy Adams

Straightforwardly instructed, wealthy intimately, and laced with attractive campfire humor, Andy Adams's lifelike The Log of a Cowboy is a vintage portrayal of the western livestock kingdom. Drawing on his personal studies as a cowboy operating in livestock and horse drives, Adams provides a shiny portrait of the demanding situations of path existence on a farm animals force from Texas to Montana—the day-by-day drudgery of livestock trailing, in addition to the dramatic stampedes and different treacherous disruptions. Populated through a wide selection of well-drawn, full of life characters, The Log of a Cowboy is still the landmark novel of the yankee West a century after its first visual appeal. this can be the 1st version of this paintings released as a Penguin Classic. 

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But she loved mi'jita anyway. What I lacked in whiteness, I had in smartness. But it was too bad I was dark like an Indian. "Don't go out in the sun," my mother would tell me when I wanted to play outside. "If you get any darker, they'll mistake you for an Indian. And don't get dirt on your clothes. " It never dawned on her that, though sixth-generation American, we were still Mexican and that all Mexicans are part Indian. " La gorra-rim held firm by slats of cardboard, neck flounce flowing over my shouldersmade me feel like a horse with blinders, a member of the French Foreign Legion, or a nun bowed down by her wimple.

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How many times have we let someone else carry our crosses? How still do we stand to be crucified? It is difficult for me to break free of the Chicano cultural bias into which I was born and raised, and the cultural bias of the Anglo culture that I was brainwashed into adopting. It is easier to repeat the racial patterns and attitudes, especially those of fear and prejudice, that we have inherited than to resist them. Like a favorite old shoe that no longer fits, we do not let go of our comfortable old selves so that the new self can be worn.

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