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The gaucho, glory and honor traditions of Rio Grande do Sul - Brazil. | by Lélia Valduga
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The gaucho, glory and honor traditions of Rio Grande do Sul - Brazil.

*Copyright © 2012 Lélia Valduga, all rights reserved.

 

The gaucho is the name given to those born in Rio Grande do Sul, the type characteristic of the campaign, the man who lives in the country, in the region of the pampas. Until the mid-nineteenth century, the term gaucho was used in a derogatory manner, being directed to the adventurers, cattle rustlers and robbers who lived in the camps.

Result of miscegenation between the Indian, Spanish and Portuguese, the Gaucho, by living in the countryside tending the cattle, acquired skills rider, handler and the bola tie, aspects that make up the gaucho tradition. No boss and lawless, the gaucho was initially nomadic. With the passage of time, from the establishment of cattle ranches and the modification of the structure of work, their customs have changed, both in dress and in power. Later, the integrated rural society as skilled worker, has become the pawn of offices.

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Taken on September 8, 2012