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Aloha Rodeo summary Aloha Rodeo , series Aloha Rodeo , book Aloha Rodeo , pdf Aloha Rodeo , Aloha Rodeo c36a61e210 In The Spirit Of The Boys In The Boat Comes The Captivating True Story Of The Native Hawaiian Cowboys Who Traveled To Wyoming In To Compete At The World Championships Of Rodeo, Overcoming Prejudice To Beat The Greatest White Cowboys At Their Own Game And Return Home American LegendsOn August Three Young Hawaiians Arrived At The Cheyenne Rodeo Grounds For The Granddaddy Of All Rodeo Competitions The Cheyenne Roundup Few People Took Them Seriously As Competitors This Was Wyoming, After All, Home To Cattle Men As Rugged As The Landscape They Worked But Over The Next Four Days, These Hawaiian Cowboys Or Paniolos Would Shock The World, Establishing A New Record In Steer Roping And Riding Out Of Town In A Blaze Of GloryIn Aloha Rodeo, David Wolman And Julian Smooth Unspool A Fascinating Never Before Told Tale That Blends Americana And A Rousing Underdog Narrative Tracing The Story Of Ikua Purdy, The Master Steer Roper, And His Compatriots And Delving As Well Into The Histories Of Both Colonial Hawaii And Cattle Ranching They Paint An Indelible Portrait Of Hawaii And The American West In The Early Days Of The Twentieth Century Hawaii Had In Been Annexed By The United States, Much To Its Citizens Chagrin Here Was A Chance To Not Only Demonstrate Their Skill In A Contest That White Americans Thought They Owned But Also To Revise Whatever Prejudiced And Simplistic Narrative About Hawaiians May Have Been Taking Root In The Minds Of Mainland Americans Their Victory Would Earn Them Legitimacy And Gain The Admiration Of President Theodore Roosevelt Who Was Astonished But Very Much Pleased And The Rest Of The CountryCasting A New Light On Cowboys, The Frontier, Colonialism, And The Nature Of American Identity, Aloha Rodeo Recaptures A Fascinating And Long Forgotten Chapter Of American HistoryIncludes Pages Of Black And White Photos


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 shelf.The 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:

    An attractive book, it is extremely informative and educational I would definitely recommend it to anyone interested in the history of rodeo or Hawaii My copy was obtained from a Goodreads giveaway and I appreciate the opportunity to read review it.


  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 when encounter My favorite parts of the book where the history of Hawaii I highly recommend this book.


  4. says:

    Spoiler at end of this.Mahalo I 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 never heard of these guys nor the history of how cattle got to Hawaii And I thought I knew a fair amount about Buffalo Bill s tour, but somehow this escaped me too Dad enjoyed the history and reading about the Hawaiians Hang loose approach to rodeo Anyhow, Dad passed it to a young neighbor who grew up out there and he too loved it The way it ends is all very Hawaiian The guys go home and things kinda go back to how they were, which is refreshing and endearing in this age of fame seekers Quick read too.Aloha.


  5. 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 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.


  6. says:

    Fascinating book especially as a follow up to Sarah Vowell s


  7. says:

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


  8. says:

    I admit that before I had the great, good luck to meet and speak with Julian Smith, co author of ALOHA RODEO, at the Tattered Cover Aspen Grove, I never knew that Hawaii has had a flourishing cattle ranching history longer than the mainland I also never knew that three Hawaiian cowboys paniolo traveled to Cheyenne Frontier Days in 1908, to quietly, but surely take top prizes at the Daddy of Them All Now, I know, and I am amazed at the great story of the Brits presenting King Kamehameha with a few useful gifts of longhorn cattle which were promptly set free to become wild the eventual development of profitable ranching on the big island, and the development of expert cowhands trained by Mexican vaqueros, who not only wrangled huge herds in the mountains of the island, but drove them to the beach into the ocean, where they then swam them to the waiting ships Longhorn steers Swimming one by one to the ships taking them to market Imagine the skill, the stamina, the focus It is astounding and great fun to read how these experts from the islands showed big, strong, blowhard Wyoming cowboys how to get the job done in record time.You get the idea that the authors had fun researching this amazing tale They visited the mountainsides of Hawaii, ate with present day paniolo, discussed the work, the challenges, the history behind their success They also visited Cheyenne and surrounding ranches, studied cowboys on the mainland, then wrote an engaging, conversational, thorough history of a great event All in all, whether Julian Smith is reading from the book, quietly discussing it, or you are reading it alone on your living room floor, you will feel you are there, round a campfire, recalling the events of an exciting day, a great rodeo.You will like all the people you meet on these pages You may wonder how you would fare, should you try to follow in their stirrups You will absolutely be glad you read this book, then passed it on to someone else to enjoy as well.


  9. says:

    A must read for anyone interested in the history of Hawaii and of roping and riding in the USA, which actually began in Hawaii, many years before cattle ranching in the mainland west began Hawaiian paniolos a word derived from espanol learned their trade from Spanish vaqueros brought to the islands by Kamehameha, and worked under conditions so severe and with longhorns so vicious they were used to fight grizzlies that death and serious injury were not uncommon Though I was born and raised in Hawaii, I had no idea what the paniolo had to do to bring a furious, vengeful cow in from the top of a mountain, riding through dense forests with treacherous lava pits and sharp lava that could cut and maim a horse Paniolos used different equipment, for good reason regular rope lariats would not hold up to the tropical climate and its challenges, for example and when they showed up in Cheyenne for their first and only appearance in the Frontier Days Rodeo, they were an object of great curiosity and some scorn That dismissive attitude didn t last long Using borrowed horses that they only practiced on for 2 days, the Hawaiian cowboys won the crowd over.and one of them one the entire contest.I couldn t put this book down.


  10. says:

    This book was a refreshing entry into the history of a people that hasn t been adequately addressed My view on an era of America that we ve all seen the wild west, was changed forever The real American roughriders cowboys were those Hawaiian guys riding and roping free range cattle on the treacherous slopes of Mauna Kea They were doing it years before anyone in the continential US was doing so Three young men from Hawaii Ikua Purdy probably the best cowboy in history , Archie Ka au a and Jack Low went to the greatest rodeo show on earth and simply dominated the real cowboys In fact at the greatest rodeo show of them all at Frontier Park in Cheyenne Wyoming they placed 1st, 3rd and 6th in steer roping Of course historians would never report this or lionize these champions until now Wolman in the process of adeptly chronicalling their history, also interweaves the history of Hawaii, black cowboys such as Bill Pickett who used his teeth to bulldog steers and Bertha Kaepernick who was a trailblazing bronco rider You don t often hear about these heros in printed word or film This book is great reading and full of information It is a fun and quick read.


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