Synopses & Reviews
Over five years were spent in researching and writing Pendleton Round-Up At 100
, to give full justice to its rich and uniquely American history; its importance to cowboys and Indians; and its enduring appeal in Oregon, the West, and the world of rodeo. Illustrated with over 900 photos and illustrations that are drawn from historic collections and family archives, most previously unpublished.
The book's 24 chapters tell the stories of the Round-Up's founding and early years, its discovery by Hollywood, Indian participation from the Round-Up's establishment, the cowgirls' era, legendary performers, the families and volunteer spirit that sustain the annual event and much more. Appendices include complete listings of Round-up winners, Round-Up and Happy Canyon courts, Round-Up presidents, Round-Up Indian chiefs and Round-Up Hall of Fame honorees.
"The Round-Up is an epitome of the end of the Great Migration on this continent, and stands not only as typical of Pendleton, but of Oregon, of the West, of America." Charles Wellington Furlong, Let 'er Buck, 1921
A full-color celebration of the first 100 years of the classic rodeo, this commemorative book includes a wealth of new photos in a lushly illustrated format.