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Aloha RodeoThe triumphant true story of the native Hawaiian cowboys who shocked America at the 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 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 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 Aloha. 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

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Summary ¼ Aloha Rodeo ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ↠ ❰Ebook❯ ➨ Aloha Rodeo Author David Wolman – 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 Session 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 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 We. 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 read about cowboys who love their horses but there’s some scenes of stomach churning animal cruelty I’m not faint hearted and I get this is non fiction so I’m not knocking the author here I just didn’t go in knowing what to expect Second it skips around A LOT Like you’ll be in Hawaii then suddenly in Wyoming and in one year and then another I found the content of this one fascinating just the execution was difficult especially in audiobook form where I couldn’t flip back and see where exactly we were Overall a uick listen and narrator did awesome job with Hawaiian names and locations

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Rodeo unspools the fascinating and little known true story of the Hawaiian cowboys or paniolo whoseadventure 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 sTracing 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 ob. A fascinating look at a subject I thought I had little to no interest in Reads like a novel Really well done