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Converso cowboys who tamed the U.S. frontier


URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/books/article/converso_cowboys_who_tamed_the_us_frontier_20080611

Among the conquistadors were Jews fleeing the Spanish Inquisition, some of whom became America's first cowboys. Stillman writes about them -- and the horses of the conquest -- in the first chapter of her new book, "Mustang: The Saga of the Wild Horse in the American West."

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