Confederate Reunion Grounds: “Vaquero: Genesis of the Texas Cowboy” Gallery Talk & Refreshments

Nov 17 2013 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

Confederate Reunion Grounds State Historic Site
1738 FM 2705
Mexia  Texas  76667

Humanities Texas logoVideo presentation of La Charreada: Rodeo a la Mexicana, an equestrian sport of games and roping and riding competitions that emerged from the techniques employed in cattle ranching activities such as herraderos (branding events) and rodeos (roundups). Today, the charreada is practiced and preserved by Mexicanos living on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border. 

Interviews with practitioners are presented in the original language (some are recorded in Spanish, others in English), and open captioning provides the appropriate translation to produce a fully bilingual documentary. 

Presented in conjunction with Vaquero, a bilingual exhibition made possible by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate for the National Endowment for the Humanities. Video produced by Olga Nájera-Ramíre. 

Refreshments provided by Friends of the Confederate Reunion Grounds.