[PDF] Aloha Rodeo ✓ David Wolman

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Obsession with the Wild West and helped transform Cheyenne’s annual Frontier Days celebration into an unparalleled rodeo spectacle the “Daddy of ‘em All”The hopes of all Hawaii rode on the three riders’ shoulders during those dusty days in August 1908 The US had forcibly annexed the islands just a decade earlier The young Hawaiians brought the pride of a people struggling to preserve their cultural identity and anxious about their future under the rule of overlords an ocean away In Cheyenne they didn’t just astound the locals; they also overturned simplistic thinking about cattle country the binary narrative of “cowboys versus Indians” and the very concept of the Wild West Blending sport and history while exploring uestions of identity imperialism and race Aloha Rodeo spotlights an overlooked and riveting chapter in the saga of the American West Wolman and Smith explore an inflection point in the story of the American west from a fascinatingly distinct perspective I had a hard time categorizing this book Aloha Rodeo is a biography It s a sports story It s unexplored and unknown popular history It s about culture the imperial era the environment and a story of the stories we tell ourselves all captured from a poignant intimate perspective If you think you know the best stories of the American West and cattle culture think again and give Aloha Rodeo a read Nearly every page seems to contain a hidden nugget that will challenge your assumptions about the time period I listened to the audio version and Kaleo Griffith is fantastic expertly finding the depth and authenticity of the story in his performance Highly recommend to anyone with even a fleeting interest or curiosity in Hawaiian history cattle culture and the mythos of the Wild West The Abduction The Sa Tskir Brothers Chronicles know the best stories of the American West and cattle culture think again and give Aloha Rodeo a read Nearly every page seems to contain a hidden nugget that will challenge your assumptions about the time period I listened to the audio version and Kaleo Griffith is fantastic expertly finding the depth and authenticity of the story in his performance Highly recommend to anyone with even a fleeting interest or curiosity in Hawaiian history cattle culture and the mythos of the Wild West

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Aloha Rodeo

The triumphant true story of the native Hawaiian cowboys who shocked America at the 1908 world rodeo championshipsA Pacific Northwest Book Award finalist An NPR Best Book of the Year An Oregon Book Award FinalistGroundbreaking A must read An essential addition True WestIn August 1908 three unknown riders arrived in Cheyenne Wyoming their hats adorned with wildflowers to compete in the world’s greatest rodeo Steer roping virtuoso Ikua Purdy and his cousins Jack Low and Archie Ka’au’a had travelled 4200 miles from Hawaii of all places to test themselves against the toughest riders in the West Dismissed by whites who considered themselves the only true cowboys the native Hawaiians would astonish the country returning home champions and American legendsAn unforgettable human drama set against the rough knuckled frontier David Wolman and Julian Smith’s Al I loved this Mahalo nui loa to the authors for a fascinating book This one goes on the keeper shelfThe authors do a superb job in blending a brief history of the frontier days of the West with a history of Hawaii s relationship the British explorers and US empire builders The emphasis may have been on the cattle business but all of the little extra observations are what make the book worth reading

REVIEW Aloha Rodeo

Oha Rodeo unspools the fascinating and little known true story of the Hawaiian cowboys or paniolo whose 1908 adventure upended the conventional history of the American WestWhat few understood when the three paniolo rode into Cheyenne is that the Hawaiians were no underdogs They were the product of a deeply engrained cattle culture that was twice as old as that of the Great Plains for Hawaiians had been chasing cattle over the islands’ rugged volcanic slopes and through thick tropical forests since the late 1700sTracing the life story of Purdy and his cousins Wolman and Smith delve into the dual histories of ranching and cowboys in the islands and the meteoric rise and sudden fall of Cheyenne “Holy City of the Cow” At the turn of the twentieth century larger than life personalities like “Buffalo Bill” Cody and Theodore Roosevelt capitalized on a national A fascinating look at a subject I thought I had little to no interest in Reads like a novel Really well done


10 thoughts on “Aloha Rodeo

  1. says:

    I loved this Mahalo nui loa to the authors for a fascinating book This one goes on the keeper shelfThe authors do a superb job in blending a brief history of the frontier days of the West with a history of Hawaii's relationship the British explorers and US empire builders The emphasis may have been on the cattle business but all of the little extra observations are what make the book worth reading

  2. says:

    A fascinating history with some good pics in the HB edition It really gave me a feel for the times filled in a lot of trivia about the Wild West the Show rodeos general west Teddy Roosevelt especially Hawaii's history Very readable in depth enough without bogging down Highly recommended

  3. says:

    Wow as a Texan let me say this is not my first rodeo but by far it is my favorite I already knew about this history of the rodeo cowboys longhorn cows and horses in the contiguous United States but it never crossed my mind about longhorns arriving and thriving in Hawaii They are magnificent beautiful animals with horns that can reach over ten feet from tip to tip for the largest recorded record They are hardy and scary as heck w

  4. says:

    An attractive book it is extremely informative and educational I would definitely recommend it to anyone interested in the

  5. says:

    A fascinating look at a subject I thought I had little to no interest in Reads like a novel Really well done

  6. says:

    An interesting look at the history of cattle ranches in Hawaii and 3 Hawaiian cowboys who dared to take on the cowboys at the Cheyenne Frontier Days

  7. says:

    Wolman and Smith explore an inflection point in the story of the American west from a fascinatingly distinct perspective I had a hard time categorizing this book Aloha Rodeo is a biography It's a sports story It's unexplored and unknown popular history It's about culture the imperial era the environment and a story of the stories we tell ourselves all captured from a poignant intimate perspective If you think you know the best stories of t

  8. says:

    Spoiler at end of thisMahaloI read a review and decided This sounds like my dad When he was in the Navy in the 70s we lived on Oahu near Bellows Beach Dad being probably the most friendly person I have ever known became close friends with all the locals pig hunts and all Anyhow Hawaii has always had a soft spot So I read it and suggested it to him He LOVED it I liked it for the sheer fact that this was little known history I certainly had

  9. says:

    I saw another 2 star review that hit the nail on the head; it said the content was fascinating yet the author’s writing style left a lot to be desired I struggled with this one First as a horse lover I thought I’d rea

  10. says:

    I enjoy books that highlight the unknown pockets of history I had no idea about the cattle and ranch history on Ha

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