Details:

Page: 182
Dimensions: 145 x 215 mm

Word:~ 15 000
ISBN: 978-9941-15-482-9


Riders of the Wild West

Georgian trick riders in the American Wild West Shows Riders


Author: AIrakli Makharadze


Description: 

In 1893, Georgian horsemen immigrated to the United States where for more than 30 years they performed in circuses and Wild West shows under the billing of “Russian Cossacks.” The connection between Buffalo Bill Cody and the Georgian trick riders represents one of the earliest relationships between Georgia and Western World. Alongside exotic, wild and action stories the book presents the original letters the Georgian horsemen, coming from poor village families and farms wrote and sent to their parents in Georgia. This is the story of the men who came in search of financial support for their families in Georgia and, without knowing it, influenced an essential fixture of American culture.