The Last of the Hawaiian Cowboys

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Elijah Tabiolo,4, practices his roping at the Ponoholo Branding in North Kohala, Hawaii.  While mainland children learn to hit a baseball or throw a football at an early age, in the paniolo community, learning to rope and ride is given the highest priority.  Kids practice by roping each other, a calf dummy and even the family dog.