Western terms such as "lasso" and "rodeo" are based on the Spanish language. This reminds us that American cowboys were directly influenced by
A. Spanish conquistadors
B. Mexican vaqueros
C. Spanish missions
D. The Spanish-American War
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what do you think the answer is?
"The culture of the western United States, which many consider the epitome of American-ness, is in origin a synthesis of Anglo and Hispanic cultures which was created in Texas in the days of the Texas Republic and spread with the trail herds to what is now the western United States (and Canada). Major elements of the clothing, food, language and most importantly the cultural values and attitudes derive from Mexican as well as Southern American sources."
"The vaquero traditions developed in Mexico from methodology brought to Mesoamerica from Spain also became the foundation for the North American cowboy."
^ from the information above, you can conclude that the answer is B, Mexican vaqueros.
Gave you a medal for citing your sources^
It's rare to see people do that when they copy things