Texas History Tuesdays: Mavericks, Dogies, and Drovers - Cattle Drives

Online Program

May 4, 2021
10:00am - 11:00am & 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Connect with the Bullock Museum over videoconference during this live presentation.

A Museum Educator, primary sources, and interesting content is a winning instructional combination. These programs are typically taught to elementary and middle school audiences, but we invite anyone who is looking for an enriching and fun experience to connect with us. 

10:00am - 11:00am

1:00pm - 2:00pm

Program Details

People associate the word “cowboy” with “Texas” beginning with one specific time period in Texas history - the heyday of cattle drives. Although this era only lasted from 1866-1890, the cattle drive era shaped the image of Texas. Who started the cattle drives, and where did the trails go? What jobs could people do on a cattle drive, and what was life on the trail like? What were the risks and benefits of driving cattle to market? Hear from a special guest speaker, an 1870s cattle driver who has traveled through time to reminisce about his cattle drive experience.

You'll be able to ask questions during the Q and A at the end of the program. No supplies needed, but if you want to add on some extension activities, see below.

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TEKS Social Studies curriculum correlations
  • 3rd grade: 3.4a, 3.6a-c, 3.14b-c, 3.15a, 3.15d
  • 4th grade: 4.4a-c, 4.6a, 4.10a, 4.10c, 4.11c-d, 4.19a-c, 4.20a-b, 4.21a-c, 4.22
  • 5th grade: 5.4f, 5.11a-b, 5.22b, 5.23a-d, 5.24a-b, 5.26
  • 6th grade: 6.6b-c, 6.15b, 6.19a-d, 6.20a, 6.21a-c, 6.22a
  • 7th grade: 7.1a, 7.5c, 7.6b-d, 7.8a, 7.8c, , 7.12b, 7.20a-e, 7.21a-b, 7.22a, 7.23a
  • 8th grade: 8.1a, 8.9c, 8.10a, 8.10c, 8.27c, 8.29a-e, 8.30a, 8.31a
Zoom Information

You will be prompted to download the Zoom application for mobile or desktop if it is not already installed. You do not need a Zoom account to join this livestream. You will be asked to register upon connecting to the webinar. Advanced registration is not required. 

For security and privacy purposes, attendees will not have video or audio capabilities. Questions will be moderated by Museum staff. Participants will not be allowed to send private messages or media in the livestream. Teachers, if you have questions or want to discuss other security and privacy measures so that your students can participate, please email distance.learning@thestoryoftexas.com.

Visit here for information about the Bullock Museum's Distance Learning Program options.

Questions? Interested in scheduling this program for your group at a different date/time? Email distance.learning@thestoryoftexas.com.


Sponsored by The Albert and Ethel Herzstein Charitable Foundation.

School Field Trips presented by The John M. O'Quinn Foundation.

School Programs are generously funded by Featured Sponsor The Marie M. and James H. Galloway Foundation, Supporting Sponsors EOG Resources, Inc. and The William Stamps Farish Fund, and Contributing Sponsors the Betty Stieren Kelso Foundation.

The Bullock Texas State History Museum is a division the State Preservation Board. Additional support of exhibitions and programs is provided by the Texas State History Museum Foundation.

Texas History Tuesdays: Livestream Programs 2020 - 2021