I Cowboys Italiani
The butteri come to the U.S.A.
I’m heading out to Elko, Nevada to attend the 29th “National Cowboy Poetry Gathering” sponsored by the Western Folklife Center. This year, the Center has invited cowboys from Italy. The butteri, who hail from the Maremma area of southern Tuscany and northern Lazio, have a centuries-long history of herding the lyre-horned Maremmana cattle.