Rough Riders: Hawaii's Paniolo
Rough Riders by Ilima Loomis
In the 2006 book, Rough Riders, Hawaii's cowboys share tales of old Hawaii in their own words, while Hawaian local writer Ilima Loomis explains how ranching developed in the distant islands of the Pacific.
Paniolo have ridden the misty mountain jungles, high plains and rugged volcanic slopes of remote Hawai`i for more than 175 years, adapting the craft of western cowboys to the unique conditions of the islands - from swimming cattle to boats for shipment, to dodging lava tubes. Coming from a rainbow of ethnic groups that made Hawai`i their home, these brave men of the islands challenged wild bulls, wild horses, and wild lands in pursuit of success and adventure.
In "Rough Riders," Hawai`i's cowboys share tales of old Hawai`i in their own words, while local writer Ilima Loomis explains how ranching developed in the distant islands of the Pacific.
Ilima Loomis is an award-winning author and writer who's contributed to publications like Science, Discover, Science News for Students, Eos, Astronomy, and Nature. She is based on Maui, Hawaii.
- softcover book
- 147 pages.