North Dakota Rodeo Book Added to Collection

The book North Dakota Rodeo, by Cathy A. Langemo, has been added to the Institute for Regional Studies Archives book collection.  The following description it from the back cover:

“Rodeos have been around in what is now North Dakota since the early cattle drives brought cattle and ranching to the Northern Plains and Badlands. The horse culture was there much earlier, as Native American tribes used horses for transportation and hunting. Simpler than modern events, early-day rodeos offered a Sunday recreational activity after six days of hard work. Today's rodeo is much different than in the late 1800s and brings out a diverse audience—not just cowboys, cowgirls, and ranchers but also city slickers, families, white- and blue-color workers, and first-time visitors to the state and country.”

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