Synopsis by Alice Day
The legend of the cowboy is an important part of America's Western past, and lives on in the modern world. Romantic images of the cowboy on his horse as he rounds up steers, or sits around the campfire at the end of the day are part of the legacy. However, many impressions of the mystique surrounding the figure of the cowboy may not take into consideration the hardworking nature of his job. Spirit of America: Cowboys offers interviews with modern-day cowboys, who discuss why they chose their lifestyles, and the job satisfaction they receive as they go about their daily tasks.