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Photography - Paniolos (Cowboys)

In 1838, at the request of King Kamehameha III, Spanish-Mexican vaqueros came from California to teach Hawaiians how to manage the wild herds. The vaqueros became "paniolo," a word derived from "Espaņola" or "Spanish." The name was also given to the new Hawaiian cowboys. Paniolo music, dress, and arts are uniquely Hawaiian.

This slideshow features images captured in the pastures and upcountry landscapes where the Hawaiian Cowboys are found.

Scroll down to view thumbnails of all the Paniolo images to facilitate locating a particular image. Click on the thumbnail to view the entire image.