The Last of the Hawaiian Cowboys (69 images)

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Most people don’t know this but there are actually cowboys in Hawaii. Yes, there are also palm trees, Mai Tais, surfers and hula dancers but the cowboys or “paniolos” as they are called locally, have been around longer than cowboys in the west.

The Hawaiian cowboy culture emerged back in the 1800s and to this day remains insular and completely unique to Hawaii with its own music, rituals, language etc.

The first cattle came to the Hawaiian Islands...
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